After a great holiday break from both players and fan, comes an important time… The transfer window! For those who don’t know the transfer window is period of time where teams are allow to go out and buy players. The window is only twice a year and many teams do take advantage.
The biggest story right now is Philip Coutinho is the talk all around the football (soccer) world right now with his record-breaking transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool. Both sides had agreed to a… wait for it… a whopping 172.55 million dollar for the Brazilian. What makes this more interesting that Coutinho paid 14 million himself, so the transfer can be completed when Liverpool spike up the prices before making a deal with Barcelona. Coutinho has penned a five-year contract in Catalonia, with an eye-watering 407.20 million ($486.20m) buy-out clause inserted. This transfer marks the biggest one in the Premier League(England), but falls behinds Neymar’s $273.49 million transfer in the world. Fun fact both players are Brazilian
The Chilean striker, Alexis Sanchez, goes Manchester United after a bidding war started with rival team Manchester City. The Chilean is set to finalize the transfer this coming week. Alexis Sanchez would leave Arsenal with seven goals and three assists for the season so far. So far no information have surfaced on how much the transfer will cost, but rumors are saying it’ll be around $25 to $35 million,
Robin Van-Persie, the dutch legend will re-join his youth club, Feyenoord, on a free transfer. This came through after mutually agreeing to leave Fenerbahçe. The flying Dutch leaves the turkish side with an impressive 26 goals in 36 appearances. It might be time for retired for 34 year-old veteran , so why not finish it where it all started.
Enough of European transfer, now lets talk about MLS, more specifically the Houston Dynamo. Wilmer Cabrera, head coach, has made a lot of signings this off seasons. The biggest one was officially signing Alberth Elis. Also known as the “Black Panther”, Elis, was on Loan from the La Liga MX Monterrey for a season but he will be back in Houston to stay! The Honduran international has an impressive debut season with The Dynamo. Elis scored a total of 11 goals and 4 assists. Signing Elis was a smart move by Cabrera not only does he keep one of the best prosopect of the U-21 CONCACAF, but also keeps one of the best chemistry between players in the with the “Catracho Connection”. The term was given to the duo of Alberth Elis and Romell Quioto, who both Honduran, thus the term Catracho comes from.
The Dynamo resign Juan David-Cabezas, who is great Defensive-Midfielder and had an excellent season defensively. The Dynamo also acquired two Salvadoran internationals for a trade. Darwin Cerén from San Jose Earthquakes and Arturo Álvarez from Chicago Fire. The stronger the midfield the better!
With all these signings. Cabrera has his eyes set on the MLS cup and hopes to bring the championship and glory back to Houston, which the Dyanmo hasn’t seen since 2006 That’s twelve-years too long.
Transfers don’t end till the 31st of January, so there is still time for many teams to sign players and the best signings always come at the end so stay tuned!!!!!