Clubs are presently gearing up for the January transfer window and a number of clubs already have wish lists while some are still compiling where some clubs are already making contacts with their targets.
A number of clubs are already realizing that it might be difficult for them to keep hold of their players beyond the January transfer window while some are confident that their players will stay at their clubs.
Everyone is eagerly waiting for the transfer window to re-open and fans of top clubs like Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Barcelona, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germaine and Chelsea are very confident that they will be welcoming new players in January especially with their clubs lacking the depth in some areas on the field.
Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund is one club that have realized that they might lose players in January and the club chief Hans-Joachim Watzke has admitted that they’re still fighting a fierce battle to keep hold of their star players.
Watzke revealed that defender Mats Hummels would have joined Manchester United in the last summer transfer window and some other players would have left but he is confident they will all remain at the club as he told Kicker that, “In the spring, Hummels was joining Manchester United, (Henrikh) Mkhitaryan shortly afterwards was in Turin (Juventus) and (Ilkay) Gündogan at Bayern Munich.”
“In the end they are all still here – and we have remained calm,”
“I’m pretty sure that it will be something like that again (in January).”
“We will fight for every one of our stars with teeth and claws and can also compete financially.”
From the statement above, it is obvious a deal was agreed last summer and the player only changed his mind at the last minute. This should be good news for United fans as the player has been reportedly frustrated at the club and could yet make a move to Manchester United this winter. It remains to be seen if truly, they can keep this battle on.