Premier League set to lure world’s best
Speculation about which world-class players are joining our Premier League clubs is reaching fever point.
Gareth Bale’s Spanish adventure could be drawing to a close. He left Spurs for the glamour of Real Madrid in the 2013/2014 season for a record of £85.3m. Real have achieved some major trophies while Bale has been there: the Copa Del Ray, the European Super Cup, the Fifa Club World Cup and the European Cup. Even though he has helped the team’s success, the Welsh international is feeling unhappy at the club.
The fickle Real fans showed their disapproval by booing him after the Champions League defeat to Juventus; he missed many shots and failed to control an important ball. Gareth’s agent reckons that he isn’t performing to his best ability because his team mates don’t pass to him enough!
Man United have failed with their £110m bid for the ex-Tottenham star but the Red Devils are determined to bring the Welshman to Old Trafford.
Juventus’ midfielder, Paul Pogba has also been linked with United but Chelsea and Man. City have declared their interest too. This leaves many football fans mystified at why the French player would want to leave a team that is in the final of the Champions League.
There are no clear reasons as to why the young midfielder wishes to leave Italy but some believe he seeks a new chapter in his career as he aims to be the world’s best player. He is certainly rated highly among all footballers.
Italian goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon said, “I’ve never seen a player who is so good at his age. He is so strong, so technically gifted. Pogba can do things only Pogba can, similar to Messi and Ronaldo!”
Paul has been valued at £70m by his club but this will not deter our top teams who are keen to win the gifted youngster.
Antoine Griezmann is another Frenchman who possibly could be on his way to the Premier League, with Chelsea the favourites to sign the 24-year-old winger. The only thing the Athletico fans like more than his goals (he’s scored 25 goals this season) is his blonde hair, which has been subject to frequent style changes!
The French Player of the Year has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge although coach Jose Mourinho has declared that they are ‘not interested’. This could pave the way for Arsenal to make a move for him.
The 24-year-old has a £43.5m release clause within his contract and Manchester United have also been linked with him in the past.
English football fans will be looking to see these among other high-quality stars who are drawn to the best league in the world.
Eleanor, Year 7
Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford