Ligue 1 is one of the most consistent suppliers of world-class footballers. With so many international clubs interested each year, transfer rumors are endless.
Here are the most talked about stories and how likely they are to happen.
Julian Draxler: PSG to Arsenal
Draxler is a player with an impressive resume. Still, at Paris Saint-Germain this season, he has often been treated as surplus. It resulted in little playing time and a good deal of frustration.
Arsenal are on the heels of Draxler, it has been reported. Mikel Arteta’s side are desperate to transfer a technical central midfielder. PSG are negotiating the offer, and have also pitched the transfer to RB Leipzig.
- Cost: €24 – €30 million
- Likelihood: High
Lucas Tousart: Lyon to Hertha
Lucas Tousart is indeed signed to Hertha Berlin. But, the Germans allowed for the midfielder to be loaned back to Olympique Lyonnais for the rest of the season.
It looks like Tousart’s transfer will become permanent and we will see him in the Bundesliga in 2021.
- Cost: €16.00m
- Likelihood: Very High
Morgan Sanson: Olympique Marseille to Tottenham
Morgan Sanson is viewed as an ideal replacement for Tanguy Ndombele should he leave the club. Jose Mourinho is said to have shown interest in Sanson and name-checked him as a transfer priority this summer.
Other clubs voicing their interest in Sanson are Newcastle and Arsenal. Both team would benefit from a player with this skillset.
- Cost: €40 million
- Likelihood: High
Victor Osimhen: LOSC Lille to Napoli
Victor Osimhen is one of Ligue 1’s most talented forwards. His departure from Lille looks like a question of time. Many teams have announced their interest.
Napoli is, at the moment, the club that has come closest to securing his signature.
- Cost: €70 million
- Likelihood: Average
Thomas Meunier: PSG to Borussia Dortmund
Thomas Meunier is one of the world’s premier right-backs. There was no reason why PSG would want to part with the Belgium footballer.
Meunier had however different thoughts. The defender refused to sign a new contract with PSG. Instead, he has opted to move to the Bundesliga, to Dortmund. Tottenham was also among the teams vying for his signature.
- Cost: Free
- Likelihood: Confirmed
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