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Should Chelsea Sign This Future Star In The Making?

If there is any club which has taken full advantage of FFP and the loan system in England, it has to be Chelsea. Maybe it was Jose Mourinho’s sweet talking ability but to get £50 million for the ‘defender’ David Luiz still remains one of the greatest deals ever in history of football. Jokes apart, the club have had a history of getting good young talent, loaning them out and then later on selling them for massive profits.

Some of the more recent examples are Romelu Lukaku and Thorgan Hazard, who were bought for rather low amounts of money but were sold for massive profits after being on loan at various clubs. In fact the Chelsea transfer system is something which every club should aim to replicate simply because they seem to get much more money from selling players, the case in point being Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne.

Another youngster seems set to be in the sights for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea with Valencia U16 defender Carlos Badal, it seems the 15 year old defender might be on track to sign for the Chelsea youth team and we look at what really it is that has caught the eye of the Premier League leaders.

A future star in the making

The Daily Express claims the player is set to switch the Mestalla for Stamford Bridge, it seems the club is ready to make an offer for the defender who has played this season for the youth team of Los Che.

The youngster is a Spanish U16 international and has impressed recently for the youth team of Valencia and whether he would like to move to England or not will be seen. Chelsea have had a habit of getting young players and this season was no different as they brought in Kurt Zouma, who has impressed massively for the blues this season.

The same can be said about Thibaut Courtois who has been able to replace Petr Cech from the first team, Courtois was out at loan to Atletico Madrid for a couple of seasons before he was brought back into Chelsea where he has been spectacular.

There is a word of caution for the young star in the making as he is still a youngster and moving to another country may not work out for him, also Chelsea are notorious for overfilling their contingent of young players, loaning them out and then completely forgetting about them. The 15 year old might be able to make head turns now, it is a tough decision to make and hopefully he will make the right one.


Manchester United Target Set For A Medical Next Week – Transfer To Be Completed Soon

Enzo Perez

Manchester United are set to lose out on their transfer target Enzo Perez as he is scheduled to have a medical with La Liga side Valencia next week. Reports indicate that the Argentinian is almost a Valencia player now pending a medical and a few other formalities that could be completed once the transfer window opens.

With Daley Blind’s injury and Micheal Carrick’s age, the need to sign a central midfield player was imperative for Manchester United. The red devils have been linked with a host of players in that position with Arturo Vidal, Kevin Strootman and Enzo Perez being a few of those names. At first, it was believed that Perez was someone whom United could have signed without too much of a fuss, but Valencia Sporting Director Francisco Rufete was apparently impressed with the 28-year old’s performances for Benfica and had made him a top priority signing.

Perez is predominantly a central midfielder but can be deployed as an attacking midfielder and a wide player. His versatility had caught the eye of Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal who dispatched scouts to watch Perez in Benfica’s fixture against Monaco in the UEFA Champions League last month.

Perez has had a solid few years at Benfica since making the move from Estudiantes in 2011. Back then, he cost the Portuguese side a meagre  €2.4m. Now, Benfica are set to make a huge profit on him as Valencia will fork out €25m for the midfielder. All is not lost for United though as Daley Bind is close to a return from his injury, which could stop Van Gaal from buying a midfielder come next month. United invested heavily in the summer, so it’s unlikely that they’ll pay big money for the likes of Vidal or Strootman after losing out on Perez.



Big Transfer Boost For Manchester United As Argentine Target Wants Premier League Switch

Manchester United received a transfer boost as their transfer target Enzo Perez wants to move to the Premier League. According to Spanish website Superdeporte, the Benfica man prefers a move to the Premier League despite strong interest from la Liga outfit Valencia.

Perez signed a contract extension with Benfica earlier this year that will keep him there until June 2018 which means that United and Valencia will have to fork out a high fee to make Benfica part ways with him. The fee being touted at the moment is close to £20m. You would think that such an amount is pretty high for Valencia who will be gambling on a player in his late 20’s, but the interest for Valencia Sporting Director Francisco Rufete is solid as he wants to sign the midfielder.

The Argentina international was linked with a move to Valencia before the World Cup this year but revealed that he was completely focused on the big tournament, “I know about their interest, I have heard about these possibilities and my agent told me about them too. There is the possibility of playing for Valencia, who are a great club, but right now I want to be fully focused on the Argentina national team and on the World Cup.”

The 28-year old is a central midfielder but can be deployed as an attacking midfielder as well as a wide player. His versatility has caught the eye of Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal who dispatched scouts to watch Perez in Benfica’s game against Monaco this past Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League.

The former Estudiantes man has had an impressive few years which has caught the eye of other clubs. His consistent performances won him a place in the the World Cup that took place in June. Since then, he has grown even better and a move abroad is only a matter of time.

Manchester United must pay £40m to sign Argentine star

The Mirror have come out of nowhere and have published a unique story claiming Manchester United will have to pay £40m to sign Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia in the January transfer window. The Red Devils are seriously short on defenders and might have to swoop fro a centre back in the upcoming transfer window. However, Otamendi won’t come cheap if they are to pursue him and will cost a whopping £40m to prise him out of Spain.

The 26-year-old moved to Valencia after having signed a five-year deal after securing a £9.3m move from Portuguese giants Porto. Otamendi has been in good form and is the leader of the Valencia defense who have just conceded twice in five games and now sit atop the La Liga standings.

New manager Louis van Gaal has so far bolstered the attacking department and its now time to reinforce his defense. The Red Devils back line has come under serious scrutiny since the start of the season conceding cheap goals. With Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra leaving Old Trafford in the summer, there seems to be a huge void in the defensive back four which needs to be immediately addressed.

United are also interested in Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels but the German club aren’t willing to part with their prized asset. Thus a move for Otamendi looks most probable but his price tag will ward off United.

REPORT: Arsenal To Meet £15 million Release Clause, Chelsea On Alert Too

According to the latest reports, Arsenal are very much interested in signing highly-rated Valencia forward Paco Alcacer in the winter transfer window.

Paco Alcacer linked with Arsenal and Chelsea
Paco Alcacer linked with Arsenal and Chelsea

21-year-old young Spanish striker came into spotlight after some wonderful displays  for his club this season, scoring two goals and assisting two times in the process. Alcacer made his competitive debut for the Spanish national side last week.

Alcacer has all the required attributes like clinical finishing,  technique, and vision to be successful in any top leagues in the World.  Along with tremendous work rate, he also has good goal poaching skills, which makes him lethal inside the 18 yard box.

Important news here is the rising star from Valencia has a £15 million release-clause, which Arsenal are planning to activate in January. Arsenal are having big problems in their striker department. With Olivier Giroud’s long injury lay off, they have only Danny Welbeck, who is not a great finisher by any margin. The English star’s missed chances against Dortmund yesterday showed exactly why Arsenal need a good finisher up front to compete for major honours. Alcacer will be a good addition for the Gunners as he is young and also efficient before the goal. Typical Wenger type player.

But Arsenal need to act fast as their London rivals Chelsea are also keeping their tabs on Alcacer. Though Chelsea already have 3 good strikers (Costa, Drogba, and Remy), Alcacer will be a good future signing, may be a replacement for the ageing legend Didier Drogba.