The summer transfer window is poised to create big changes and an overwhelming quantity of speculation just want it does every year. Below is the fourth installment of some articles that examines the speculation and the fantasy relevance of every possible move.
David Villa – Valencia : Villa is among the top targets this off season as it appears he is destined to leave Valencia by the end of the year. Valencia’s finances have led many to trust that they will sell off most of the quality players in order to cut payroll and Villa likely will fetch them the most profit return. Villa is just a quality finisher, and paired alongside Fernando Torres, he helped lead Spain to the window hardware id EURO 2008 title. Villa has caught the eyes of the greatest and most wealthy clubs, and it will certainly be a fight between them to determine where David Villa will end up.
Where He Will End Up: The list has narrowed considerably but still has 3 or 4 worthy contenders. Manchester City is involved as they fight and buy any superstar they could with their newly attained limit-less budget. Chelsea has additionally shown a pursuit yet they seem to be keen to discover a forward just like the one they are likely replacing (Drogba) and that role may possibly be fitted more for Zlatan than Villa. The 2 biggest teams in Spain, Real Madrid and Barcelona, are generally in contention as well. Valencia has got the mindset when they sell him, they don’t want to manage him, which may make more sense to send him to England. However, it is yet to unfold what will happen but my money is on that Villa will wind up somewhere in Spain, his home country.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Inter Milan: Zlatan has been as dominant a striker as can be in Series A in Italy, and has accumulated a plethora of goals for Inter Milan. However, the rumors have swirled he is looking to play somewhere else in the ’09/’10 season and is not content to keep at Inter. This case is among the hardest to decipher for there’s not a lot of information out there at this time. Inter want to help keep him for he is lethal before goal, however they have been discouraged by his performances on the big stage such as his lackluster efforts in Champions League games. A striker of his immense quality and capability to complete seemingly impossible efforts at goal will make him a massive target in the off season.
Where He Will End Up: If he does indeed leave Inter, don’t be surprised to find him at Chelsea or Barcelona. With the talk that Drogba will leave Chelsea at this season’s end, Zlatan is an able replacement and plays in exactly the same manner that Didier Drogba does. Barca is seeking a real, tall power forward and Zlatan definitely fits that bill. Personally i think the only way Inter will retain his services is if there are no major changes in the front office or to their head coach. Seeing that there’s guaranteed to become a shakeup in both areas in the off season, Zlatan is probably headed out and there will certainly be a large bidding war for his efforts.