There is life after football. And we’re talking about that period when the big European leagues reach the final stage of the season and enter the summer break. And it seems that as time passes by, the transfer window period gains more and more weight in media and social media debates.

The transfer market allows football clubs to buy players to reinforce their squads and sell those that don’t take part in their plans. It becomes a period of even greater importance when an incoming manager is looking to mold a team to their idea of play.

In Europe, there are two transfer market windows, the one in winter, in January, and the big one, in summer usually starts in June and lasts around two and a half months.

But it’s not the same in the rest of the world. In Vietnam for example, weather conditions are the reason why the V League starts in February and ends in November. The main transfer window in Vietnam starts in November and ends in February. It’s a similar case for many Asian countries meaning that if there are exchanges of players between these two regions, they must happen during the European winter window.

This hasn’t been an obstacle to the European transfer window becoming an obsession in Asia and Vietnam. Proof of this is that fans can bet on transfers on any online sports betting (cá cược thể thao trực tuyến) that offers odds not only on any European competition but also on other markets such as the probabilities of a player transfer occurring. This is a way for betting platforms to still offer their services to clients even in periods when there isn’t much football action on the pitch.

That’s why we will be reviewing those players with the most dramatic transfer stories. These are the football players looking to make the cover of sports journals in the next weeks, and who will see their odds of signing for a club go up and down with every day passing by.

Robert Lewandowski:

The Polish striker has beaten every goal-scoring record during his stint in German giant Bayern Munich. But now at the age of 33, he’s looking to explore new adventures in another big European team. All media rumors confirm that his idea is to move to FC Barcelona, and although Lewandowski hasn’t confirmed this, he has already said in a press conference with his national team that he does not want to return to Bavaria.

The only issue is that the Catalan club is in financial ruins and they can’t even afford Lewandowski on a free transfer because of wage restrictions in Spanish LaLiga. With other clubs interested like Liverpool or Manchester United, it remains to be seen if Barcelona will solve their financial issues by the end of the transfer window.

Gabriel Jesus:

It’s almost certain that Gabriel Jesus will part ways with Manchester City. The young Brazilian wants more playing time and a guaranteed starting position in another club.

Arsenal FC seemed the club best positioned to lure the attacker, but negotiations are at a stale point with City as the Londoners think that the asking price of 50 million euros is too high. Other suitors are entering the equation like Real Madrid who’s already made contacts with City. Other rumors say that Jesus would prefer to stay in the Premier League and that Chelsea is his preferred destination.

Paulo Dybala:

The Argentinean wunderkind has his destiny in his hands as his contract with Juventus expired this summer. Even if he reiterated his intention to continue in Turin, his agent didn’t manage to find an agreement to extend his contract.

Now it seems that he’s in contact with Italian rivals Inter for a free transfer that would surely enrage Juventus’ fans. But Dybala is looking for a competitive club worthy of fighting for the Italian league title. The last days have seen another potential suitor break into the scene: Jose Mourinho’s Roma. Should this transfer succeed, it would mean a big blow to a club looking to become a powerhouse in Italy.

Frenkie De Jong:

How could a club sell one of the most gifted midfielders in the world of football? Well if we’re talking about FC Barcelona then you could understand their urge to offload financial burden. If they don’t sell, they can’t buy, and the Dutch midfielder is one of the players in the squad with the highest value.

Manchester United are very interested in acquiring Frenkie, as incoming manager Erik Ten Hag has been vital in the player development when they were together at Ajax. De Jong doesn’t want to leave Barcelona, but when the club shows you the exit door so explicitly, you have to start to think about it seriously.