Monthly Archives: August 2017

The cracks that in the end stayed in their teams


Numerous protagonists of soap operas of the market, like Alexis, Coutinho, Mahrez or Auba, have not moved. Many cracks were protagonists not only in the summer market but many months before. And yet all of them stayed at the end in their teams. This list includes, among others Philippe Coutinho , Riyad Mahrez , Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang , Marco Verratti , Paulo Dybala , Ross Barkley , Diego Costa , Fabinho , Thomas Lemar , Virgil Van Dijk and even Antoine Griezmann and Cristiano Ronaldo .

In the same way that Barcelona failed to sign Philippe Coutinho (who will have to remain in Liverpool ) or Marco Verratti (another year at Paris Saint-Germain despite his desire to be Barca), Manchester City of Pep Guardiola and other suitors failed to convince Arsenal to sell Alexis SĖœnchez , who had an agreement with the citizens.

Mahrez frustrated pass to Roma

Mahrez asked Leicester in June to pass him, but the club rejected several offers from Rome , including a 50 million euros, until the club’s sports director Monchi threw in the towel. The Algerian sounded in the last hours of the market for Barcelona, but will continue to play for the ‘Foxes’.

A few months ago hardly anyone would have said that Aubameyang would continue to this day in Borussia Dortmund . His move to PSG was considered and he was close to Milan , but Ousmane Demb?l? went to Barcelona and Gabonese stayed. Peter Bosz , coach of Dortmund, could not lose both.

Paulo Dybala was also the target of Barcelona , but Juventus did not want to run out of their jewel. The Monaco transferred to Mbapp? (PSG) , Bernardo Silva and Mendy (City) and Bakayoko (Chelsea) , but did not let them go Fabinho (who apparently had an agreement with PSG ) and Thomas Lemar (unable to sign him, the Arsenal did not sell to Alexis ).