Transfer Rumors

Neymar Called Messi To Convince Him To Go To PSG

PSG star Neymar has reportedly contacted Barcelona star Lionel Messi ahead of the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16 between PSG and Barcelona to convince him to leave the club and agree to play for the Parisian side next season.

According to French newspaper L'Equipe, the Brazilian star called ‘La Pulga' before Joan Laporta had been appointed as the new president of Barcelona and insisted that he should accept PSG's proposal to play together again.

Chucky Lozano Could Be Sold Due To Napoli's Financial Crisis

The season that Hirving Lozano was having before his injury made him one of Napoli's best players, but he could now be forced to leave the Italian side. The economic situation at Napoli is not the best, and top management is already considering some scenarios without Chucky in the team.

Alaba Confirms His Departure From Bayern But Does Not Reveal His Destination

Veteran Austrian defender David Alaba confirmed his departure from Bayern Munich on Tuesday but did not reveal his destination, as he has "not yet decided.”

"I have decided that I will do something new after this season and leave Bayern," Alaba said in a news conference. "It was not an easy decision; it was difficult. I have been here for more than 13 years and I have the club in my heart." 

Jürgen Klopp Addresses Future After Reports He Could Quit Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp on Monday shot down speculation that he could leave the Premier League champions amid a dismal run of form and said he was determined to turn around their flagging fortunes.

Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Leicester City left Liverpool in fourth, 13 points behind leaders Manchester City having played a game more, and led to rumors that Klopp could walk away from the club.

Fans showed their support for the 53-year-old German by unfurling a 'Jürgen Klopp YNWA (You'll Never Walk Alone)' banner outside Anfield.

The Soccer Stars That Didn’t Get A Team In The Winter Market

The first day of February was the closing day of the transfer window in Europe. Due to the worldwide pandemic of the coronavirus that strongly affects the economy of the clubs, the market was more austere than other years. Among many stories produced, one revolves around the outstanding soccer players who finished their contracts with their clubs and did not sign again, remaining free agents. 

The18 has compiled a list of who they are and what their respective situations are with a view to a 2021 that is already underway.

The18's 5-Minute Winter Transfer Window Round-Up

According to Transfermarkt, 11,148 transfers were officially made between January 1 and February 1, with the transfer fees totalling a little over $600 million.

While significantly less than the 18,488 transfers worth $1.6 billion that occurred last January, it's still a lot to take in.

But we've made it easy for you.

Here's The18's five-minute guide to the most important transfers of this year's winter window:

Winter Transfers 2021

Five Most Expensive

1. Sébastien Haller (West Ham → Ajax)

Neymar Commits His Future To PSG After Newcastle’s Steve Bruce Admits Interest

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar said he wants to remain at the Ligue 1 champions and hopes Kylian Mbappé will also pledge his future to the club.

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017 for a world record fee of $269.26 million but Spanish media have frequently linked the 28-year-old with a switch back to the Catalan side.

Mbappé has 18 months remaining on his contract in Paris and new manager Mauricio Pochettino has played down reports the French forward could be on the move to Real Madrid.

Messi’s Astronomical Barcelona Contract Is Mysteriously Leaked

Just when you thought Barcelona had turned the corner with four straight league wins and a place in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey, here comes that nasty debt of $1.42 billion and the ugly realization that the greatest footballer of all-time is headed out the back door again! (Along with another Luis Suárez brace for Atlético.) 

Altidore Missing USMNT Friendly Confirms The Toronto Transfer Rumors

United States and Toronto FC star Jozy Altidore will be held out of the national team's friendly against Trinidad & Tobago on Sunday with a minor muscle strain and amid transfer rumors.

U.S. manager Gregg Berhalter on Saturday said Altidore sustained a "very, very minor strain" two weeks ago and added that "a number of clubs" are interested in Altidore.

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