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Is this the most expensive transfer season in history?

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Soccer stars and others of lesser renown players, but not less expensive, promise to warm up the 'grid' of signings for this next season

Is this the most expensive transfer season in history?

Without finishing the Champions League, Real Madrid is thirsty for revenge and, with the return of Zinedine Zidane to the technical bench, wants to rearm the eleventh to straighten the way to the triumph, so the 'Merengue' team will show a juicy checkbook.

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The reform in this team would be strong in the midfield with the entrance of Eden Hazard, for which Chelsea asks for 115 million euros, while the Madrid club has 85 'melons' on the table; anyway, the Belgian's salary would reach 14 million per year.

The stratospheric transactions to form an unstoppable Real Madrid would surpass 400 million euros in case of getting the signature of the French N'Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappé, for whom their clubs ask for 90, 120 and 180 million euros, respectively.

But the transactions of Real Madrid have not stalled while they manage to 'catch' the stars in the firmament of football, and stamped their signature for the following season the central defender Eder Militao, from Portugal's Porto after disbursing 50 million euros, while for his compatriot Rodrygo, from Santos of Brazil, they paid 45 million.

And if transformations are involved, Manchester United, of the Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, also has his plan for the 2019/2020 season, with an eye on seven youngsters: Jadon Sancho, one of the promises of British football and for whom they would be willing to pay 90 million euros to Dortmund; Hudson-Odoi, end of Chelsea valued at 47 'melons', and Declan Rice, a member of West Ham and with a market value of 35 million.

The list is complemented by Koulibaly (75 million euros - Naples), Maguire (45 million - Leicester), which they have already tried to sign in 2018; Wan-Bissaka (25 million - Crystal Palace) and the promise Ben Godfrey (3.5 million euros - Norwich).

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Closed transactions

While Real Madrid bid for the stars of world football, other clubs have already closed the signings for the following season, is the case of Bayern Munich in Germany, cast that enabled 80 million euros by central defender Lucas Hernandez, from Atlético de Madrid.

And as the checkbook had a balance in favor, the 'Bávaro' cast reached him to strengthen the defensive wall with the French Benjamin Pavard, for whom they acquired their services for a value of 35 million euros.

Barcelona is another of the Spanish clubs that think about the future, which is why it has already confirmed the arrival of the Frenchman Clément Lenglet, for whom he paid 35 million euros of his rescission clause to Sevilla, a club that did not agree with his departure. Meanwhile, the team won the pulse to Real Madrid by the addition of the young Frenkie de Jong, 21, successful with Ajax and who transferred 75 million euros.

Other millionaire movements have been registered in England and Italy, where Wolverhampton dared to transfer 38 million for the Mexican Raúl Jiménez, while Milan, which wants to return to the elite of European football, bet on the Ivorian Franck Kissié, which he acquired for the sum of 24 million euros.

 

LatinAmerican Post | Jorge Hernández

Translated from "¿Será esta la temporada de fichajes más cara de la historia?"

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