In 25 days and 13 hours time, the 2013 summer transfer window will “slam shut” across Europe’s top leagues. A few associations close their windows earlier in the day and a couple hang on for an extra hour or two; but on September 2nd 2013 there will be a huge sigh of relief that the whole thing is over.
7 August 2013 – 9:30 am
Juan Bernat, 20, full-back, Valencia and Spain
5 August 2013 – 9:30 am
When Pep Guardiola was appointed as the new coach of Bayern Munich in January he was taking over at a club who were seen as perennial underachievers. A mere matter of months later and suddenly the Spaniard was walking into a club who had just won an unprecedented treble and could surely not repeat the feat.
1 August 2013 – 9:30 am
Whilst transfer speculation slowly approaches boiling point this summer the rumours of Cesc Fabregas moving from Barcelona to Manchester United appears to be one of the more unlikely stories. Despite playing 48 games last season the English press have come to the conclusion that he is a bit part player and that his future would be better suited back in England. There is no doubting that Cesc is a truly top class player but United should be looking within and particularly at Shinji Kagawa to provide their creative spark and cutting edge.
31 July 2013 – 10:25 am
Suso, 19, attacking midfielder, Almeria (on loan from Liverpool) and Spain
29 July 2013 – 9:00 am
Next season will see Sevilla line-up without the influence of Jesus Navas who had been with the club for ten years, it will be without the goals of Alvaro Negredo who’s been their highest goal-scorer since joining the club 4 years ago and they will be under the guidance of a newish manager in Unai Emery, for me, they will do just fine, in fact, I’d say it now, they’ll do better than last season.
24 July 2013 – 9:30 am
Sam Byram, 19, Defender, Leeds United and England
23 July 2013 – 9:00 am
After suffering a relapse in his fight against throat cancer Tito Vilanova has stepped down from his role as head coach of Barcelona. Having returned to the club earlier this year after missing two months of last season (after another relapse) there was hope that the worst was behind him.