Football La liga transfer news 2020: Messi exit, Gabi to Atletico and more

La liga transfer news 2020: Messi exit, Gabi to Atletico and more

Read the latest Spanish La Liga transfer news as it breaks from trusted sources – December 5, 2020.


Paris Saint Germain plans to lure Messi out of Barcelona

French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain are trying to convince Barcelona star and legend, Lionel Messi, in a bid to sign the Argentine next summer.

Messi who was involved in heated exit rumours last summer could be on his way according to rumours across major newspapers lately.

Also Read: FC Barcelona news: Neymar signing unrealistic at the moment

According to fichajes, the French team had been working on this for several months now. On Wednesday, the club’s attacker who’s been linked with a reunion with Barcelona revealed his desire to play with Messi next season.
This has however continued to fuel the possible exit rumours.

Looking at the reverse order, Barcelona may not possess the huge sum to fund Neymar’s move, but PSG is more than capable of signing Lionel Messi if the opportunity presents itself.

Barcelona, as the club is currently going through a rehabilitation stage, which has seen several changes both in the managerial aspect and at the top of the club’s management, may not be at high financial stability.

According to ESPN, Neymar and PSG sporting director
Leonardo has been working towards the idea of adding Messi to PSG’s long term plan despite Kylian Mbappe’s exit rumours at the other end.

When this transfer could happen

January 1, when the transfer window will commence remains the key date to watch out for any possible move relating to Messi.

Real Madrid will continue to watch Sevilla star Jules Koundé 


The Sevilla most sought out star Jules Koundé is currently on the radar of Real Madrid despite interest from several clubs across Europe.


This afternoon’s La Liga match with Sevilla will decide how the Los Merengues will continue their chase on the French star.

Read more: Updated: Real Madrid calendar for December 2020


Why Real Madrid wants to sign Jules Koundé

The 22-year old centre-back according to fichajes, is a player liked by coach Zinedine Zidane at the club. The French coach believes he would be an ideal replacement for Sergio Ramos who currently has am uncertain future with the club.


Sergino Dest explains why he chose Barcelona


United States youngest Sergino Dest has explained reasons for switching to Barcelona despite Real Madrid’s interest during his days at Ajax Amsterdam.


According to the 19-year old American, Barcelona is the club of his dreams. 


“Why Barça and not Bayern? It was not easy, easy, but it is the club of my dreams. That is why I chose Barça. I saw the possibilities. They had new players for the team. Koeman … wanted me at Barça, so I thought they had a good plan with me. And right now I’m playing, so I’m happy. I owed him this opportunity because you never know when this type of opportunity will arise, ” he told AP as cited by Fichajes.


Dest has since found the back of the net once  10 appearances for the Blaugrana this season. Since the arrival of Ronald Koeman at the club, he’s been able to grind out quality playtime.


Former Atletico Madrid star Gabi’s eyes a return to the club


Gabi after retiring from club football in Qatar does not rule out a return to Atletico Madrid in the future.

The former club star wants to return to the club probably as a coach in the future if Diego Simeone leaves the club.


Speaking to Marca, here’s what Gabi said, “Juanfran calls me every day. I talk to him a lot. He has a project in mind … that he will tell about it himself. It may be valid for AtlĂ©tico or in general. Juanfran wants us to go hand in hand and contribute to our experience. It can be exciting. I hope we meet at the club one day and, if I am the leader, I hope they are all close to me, because they are healthy people and of a high level in football, “.


Gabi used to be a midfield stronghold at the Wanda metropolitan. He was among Atletico Madrid’s golden team which had the likes of Fernando Torres, Griezmann and Juanfran.


Ivan Rakitic reveals his ambitions with Sevilla


Former Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic has revealed his plans for Sevilla FC, after a blistering return to his boyhood club.

The 32-year old Croatian established himself as a midfielder master class at Sevilla before deciding on a move out of the club.

“I want to help Sevilla to take the next step. Directly what we want to achieve, but to improve from year to year. The club has taken steps in recent seasons. Also to place ourselves firmly in the Champions League and to grow, as it always tries to do” he told Marca.


Real Madrid eye Riccardo Calafiori as a possible replacement for Marcelo

Instead of looking an already established play player in the market, the whites want to sign AS Roma youngster Riccardo Calafiori as a potential replacement for out of favour Brazilian defender Marcelo.


According to La Gazzetta as cited Bernabeau Digital, the 18-year old who is a first-team member at Roma would be the best option to replace Marcelo right now.

The 18-year old can also act as a central defender.

How much Riccardo Calafiori will cost Real Madrid?

The AS Roma defender will cost the club 700,000 euros, since his current contract with the club ends in 2020, although the club could also move to secure his services for free if he fails to extend his contract with his club.


This season he has played 180 minutes in the Europa League and has managed to score a goal in the process.


Eduardo Camavinga’s change of agent gives Real Madrid major transfer boost

Real Madrid top transfer target Eduardo Camavinga recently changed his agent to Jonathan Barnett, who’s said to have a good relationship with club president Florentino Perez.


The club eyes Camavinga as a possible replacement in the middle of the park for Luka Modric who currently plays his last days with the club.


Even though the position is well covered by Toni Kroos and Valverde, his introduction will improve competition in the team.


Real Madrid rules out Raul, taking over Zidane’s job if the Frenchman departs

The Los Blancos will not be in a hurry to push Raul up to the first team if Zidane leaves his position as head coach of the club as a result of poor form.

Instead, the club will consider top managers outside the club and former Tottenham Hotspur coach Mauricio Pochettino remains the top target.

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Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille
Ibiye Ambille is a senior editor at Interesting Football, specializing in news reporting and analysis. Love's football, follows the game with passion.
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