The summer transfer window is poised to create big changes and an overwhelming amount of speculation just like it does every year. Below is the next installment of a series of articles that examines the speculation and the fantasy relevance of each possible move.
Fernando Torres – Liverpool : Fernando Torres is one of the very elite strikers in the world and is a constant scoring threat for Liverpool in the Premier League. Torres has set up big scoring numbers and has orchestrated chances and goals where most could not. Liverpool is determined to hang on with their young Spanish striker but his success has caused wealthy clubs to lineup enormous bids for Torres. Liverpool should retain Torres for there are hardly any players of his caliber in the world and losing him would have been a near irreplaceable blow with their attack.
Where He Will End Up: He likely will stay in Liverpool inspite of the efforts to pry him away. Manchester City is reportedly lining up a huge bid of 50 million Euros to snatch Torres away however it still seems unlikely he’ll leave the Reds. Torres is happy at window part identify Liverpool and has made an immediate impact upon switching leagues that is something that few players have already been able to do. Manchester City will attempt their finest, but I think they will ultimately fail in bringing Torres over.
Didier Drogba – Chelsea: As stated in a previous installment of this series, Drogba appears to be headed out from the Chelsea ranks. It have been believed Drogba might have left mid-season between the speculation he was unhappy at Stamford Bridge. However, he remained yet the rumors of his departure remain and have intensified as the entire year wore on. Drogba is being sought by a handful of teams that are all desperate to locate a lethal physical striker such as for instance Drogba.
Where He Will End Up: Too soon to say where he’ll land, but it’s clear he will be leaving Chelsea only at that point. Manchester City is keen to create him over to strengthen their attack and have lots of financial resources to sweeten the deal. Other teams including the Italian sides AC Milan and Inter Milan also have Drogba on the wish list hoping to greatly help their chances inside their respective league and in the Champions League tournament. Likely this can drop to who is prepared to pay/offer more and Manchester City holds the bonus there. Expect Manchester City to land a big number of players in the off season and be skeptical of how this can impact all of those switching sides and their fantasy value.