We have reached an exciting time at Qatar 2022, as major nations are certain to be eliminated from the World Cup in the coming days.
Every serious team aspires to reach the quarterfinals, which provides a larger stage to showcase talent.
There have already been a number of magnificent individual displays at this tournament, but for some players, these matches will have a significant impact on their future – the next transfer is imminent.
Here are 28 players from the next four matches who could be destined for a transfer in 2023…
Josko Gvardiol is the star of this team, with Chelsea leading the chase for the 20-year-old RB Leipzig central defender, but Tottenham, Juventus, and PSG have also shown interest. Soon, he will discuss all available options with his agency.
Aside from that, we must keep an eye on his defensive teammate Josip Juranovic, who is leaving Celtic and has attracted the attention of Manchester United. It is believed that other Premier League clubs, including Chelsea, are also monitoring him. The Blues are recruiting potential opponents for Reece James.
The majority of their players are either established or have recently switched clubs. Leeds United have been linked with Flamengo forward Pedro, and while scouting reports have been conducted on the player, sources indicate that a transfer in the near future is unlikely.
The long-term future of Fabinho at Liverpool is uncertain, but Anfield insiders do not anticipate a decision until the end of the season.
Benfica are confident that they can fend off interest in Enzo Fernandez, who has just joined the club and is expected to continue his ascent with them, based on his recent performances.
Emi Martinez, the Aston Villa goalkeeper, is attracting interest from a number of clubs. He may be tempted to move in the summer, whereas Wolves’ pursuit of Marcos Acuna is regarded as active.
Cody Gakpo has been linked to Manchester United so frequently that it would be sur.p.r.i.s.i.n.g if he did not end up at Old Trafford in the near future. Even though he did not arrive in the summer, United never ruled out the possibility of a transfer. His performances have demonstrated why they were interested, and the fact that he desires to play in the attack’s central position is very appealing.
Denzel Dumfries is receptive to a transfer, and it will likely occur if Inter Milan does not use his World Cup performance to price him out of a move.
If Memphis Depay leaves Barcelona, he will become one of the best bargains on the market. The possibility of a January transfer cannot be ruled out, with a number of Premier League clubs being kept informed of any potential developments—Arsenal could emerge as a potential destination as they look to solve their injury-related issues.
Stefan De Vrij (Tottenham is interested), Noa Lang (Leeds and West Ham are interested), and Jeremie Frimpong are the other players in this squad who will be available in the coming months (Man United interest).
We are all aware that Cristiano Ronaldo is looking for a new club and that Al Nassr are willing to pay him in gold if he moves to Saudi Arabia. He would prefer one more competitive challenge in Europe, but no opportunities have presented themselves.
The signings of Joao Felix and Rafael Leao would be game-changing for any club that could afford them. As some clubs had hoped, Felix is unlikely to be available on loan, but offers in the region of £100 million are anticipated. Felix is admired by numerous clubs, including Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, and Arsenal, who are all believed to retain varying degrees of interest. Leao is in contract negotiations with Milan, so let’s see how they go. If he does not re-sign, Chelsea will be the frontrunner to sign him.
Chelsea and Tottenham are also interested in goalkeeper Diogo Costa, while man-of-the-moment Goncalo Ramos appears to be a golden ticket who could move anywhere from Benfica – but he has a large release clause and is more valuable than ever. Leeds, Southampton, and Wolves may be interested, as well as Newcastle, Arsenal, and Manchester United.
As a result of Sofyan Amrabat’s agent claiming publicly that he is the best holding midfielder from this World Cup, we can anticipate significant interest in the Fiorentina player. In Italy, Inter Milan is interested, while both Tottenham and Liverpool are interested in the Premier League. It is unknown if Spurs will sign a midfielder in January, while Liverpool are more likely to do so.
Hakim Ziyech is almost certain to leave Chelsea in 2023, given the direction of the club, and AC Milan has shown continued interest in him since the summer.
Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice will be the two most notable players on this team.
Given their respective contract situations at Borussia Dortmund and West Ham, it is most likely that both players will be on the move in the summer, when Bellingham’s price will be roughly double that of Rice (£70 million, according to The Telegraph). Rice, described by journalist Tom Clark as “phenomenal,” is almost certain to remain in England, with Chelsea and Manchester United as the frontrunners. Real Madrid is interested in signing Bellingham, but Liverpool has informed his camp of their serious interest. If Rice does not work out, Manchester City will attempt to be included in any negotiations before he makes a decision, and Chelsea is also interested in him.
Away from these two, James Maddison will be on the move in 2023, and Newcastle United’s confidence in him joining them is growing. He is now being profiled as the primary target.
Keep an eye on Jordan Pickford, who is in the running for the Golden Glove at this World Cup and could be tempted to leave Everton for a higher-performing club. Tottenham is inquisitive.
The majority of the reigning world champions’ star players are well-established at their respective clubs. There is always a chance that Kylian Mbappe will seek a transfer at the conclusion of the current campaign, but there has been no concrete indication of this to date.
Adrien Rabiot, a midfielder for Juventus, has had a fantastic tournament thus far, which may be enough for other major European clubs to consider signing him. Last summer, Manchester United was interested in him, and according to sources, Arsenal, Newcastle, and West Ham also have him on their radar.
Marcus Thuram is being linked with a move away from Borussia Monchengladbach, with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa among the clubs that could be interested. However, there is a belief that he is more likely to join an Italian club, with Napoli and Inter Milan among the possible destinations.
Another player to keep an eye on is Axel Disasi. According to sources, Arsenal, Tottenham, and West Ham are among the clubs that have scouted the Monaco defender.