The Hunger Games

Day 1 of 365. Today begins a new opportunity to improve after a year hard to forget. It is the same with football clubs. After an improvised sports planning, the winter transfer market offers the possibility to fill certain gaps that allow to continue adding in search of the desired objectives.

It is true that the accounting of most squads is not for rocket fire. That is why it is vital to look at the players whose contract ends this year. With six months to go before the end of their contracts , these players are “free” to negotiate and link their future with any team. Realistic options ordered according to their market value.

In the goal we find real life insurance. Young Gianluigi Donnarumma, represented by the fearsome Mino Raiola, seems to be looking for new challenges outside Italy. Other experts such as Rui Silva, Marko Dmitrovic or Tomas Vaclik will find it difficult to stay in Spain. Finally, Spain’s Vicente Guaita and Uruguay’s Fernando Muslera will most likely be packing their bags in search of a new destination.

In defence, the versatile Austrian David Alaba, who is the object of desire of many clubs, will finally change his shield this year. At the heart of the defence are Alaba’s team-mate, Jérome Boateng, and also Switzerland’s Fabian Schär, players you always want to have in your team. Two talents are also free in the lanes, a position that is in great demand, such as Juan Bernat and Elseid Hysaj.

In the engine room, technique and tactics are allied to offer true genius. From the all-rounder Georginio Wijnaldum to the elegant playmakers Hakan Calhanoglu or Julian Draxler. Not forgetting visionaries like the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan or the Ukrainian Viktor Kovalenko.

The front end is brimming with talent. Along with the charismatic Memphis Depay, two Argentines with a lot of football in their boots stand out: Sergio Agüero and Angel Di Maria. Similarly, Florian Thauvin and Moussa Marega seem determined to leave Marseille and Porto respectively. In England, jewels like Demarai Gray or Jesse Lingard have earned the right to decide who they continue their career with.

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