The Biggest Transfer Sagas Of The Summer

The Biggest Transfer Sagas Of The Summer

With the summer transfer window now blown open, some of the biggest names in the game are set to move on pastures new.

Here are three of the biggest names who look like they will be donning new shirts during the close season….

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1. Gareth Bale

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Despite all the Wales international has done at the Santiago Bernabeu, since his arrival from Tottenham in 2013, it looks like Bale’s time with Real Madrid is coming to an end.

Since leaving Spurs, Bale has won the La Liga title, four Champions League crowns, three UEFA Super Cups and three FIFA Club World Cups.

Injuries have hampered the 29-year-old’s spell at Los Blancos at times, but the forward has provided some magical moments for Madrid, with his overhead kick in the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool being a real highlight.

The return of head coach Zinedine Zidane has cast Bale’s future into serious doubt, with reports suggesting the pair simply don’t get along.

A potential loan move could be on the cards for Bale, with his high wages proving a potential sticking point for a permanent switch. The likes of former club Tottenham and Bayern Munich have been linked, but it remains to be seen where Bale will end up.

2. Eden Hazard

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This transfer rumour has been rumbling on for some time and the expected departure of Bale from Real could free up space of Chelsea star Hazard to fill the void.

The Belgian shone once again in the Premier League this season and Zidane is thought to be keen to land the former Lille forward.

Hazard himself has suggested he does not know if he has played his last game at Stamford Bridge, as he now focuses on a Europa League final with Arsenal.

It could well be a busy summer at the Bernabeu and few would be surprised if Los Blancos, as they so often do, get their man.

3. Antoine Griezmann

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Talks are still ongoing but one of the biggest signings of the summer could be the arrival of Griezmann at Barcelona.

The France international has already confirmed he will be leaving Atletico Madrid and reports have suggested Barca have activated the striker’s release clause, which is valued at around £108m.

Negotiations are thought to be progressing between the player’s representatives and the hierarchy at the Camp Nou, but nothing has been agreed yet.

Manchester City have also been linked with Griezmann and Pep Guardiola might be able to lure the forward to the Etihad Stadium, although the Blaugrana are certainly in the driving seat on this one.

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