With just days left until the transfer window closes in Europe, five brilliant Brazilians are being linked with some big moves
5 – Anderson Talisca – Besiktas to China
It is being strongly reported that an anonymous Chinese club is ready to present a mega-offer to Benfica in their quest to obtain the services of the young Brazil international. Talisca has been in deadly form on loan for Besiktas this season and has been a crucial element in helping them qualify from a tough group in the UEFA Champions League. Having scored four goals in his last two games, is it the right time for Talisca to give up on European football? Probably not.
4 – Alex Sandro – Juventus to PSG
Sources in France have confirmed that Paris Saint Germain directors have already met with the representatives of Alex Sandro and have even discussed the wages that he might possibly earn, in case the Juventus-man was to complete his move to the French capital. However, the Italian giants do not seem in favor of losing a key player at such a decisive stage of the season, which could possibly postpone the transfer until the summer.
3 – Malcom – Bordeaux to the Premier League
Malcom has been linked with a move to England for the whole month. Manchester United were first seen as the main contenders for the Bordeaux forward, but then a move to Arsenal was deemed the likeliest, before Tottenham eventually entered the race. It seems like his transfer depends at this stage, on whether Arsenal and Tottenham manage to sign the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Lucas Moura or not. Bordeaux made it clear that they would like to keep the player until the end of the season, but you can never rule out a move when the bidders are ready to match the asking price.
2 – Fred – Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester City
Shakhtar Donetsk midfield star Fred seems to be the favorite option of Pep Guardiola to replace midfield-anchor Fernandinho in the long run. The 24-year old has been essential for the Ukrainians in the Champions League this season, and even inspired them to a group stage victory against Manchester City. Will Shakhtar accept releasing their most important player right before the Roma clash, in the round of 16? City seem serious and ready to pay.
1 – Lucas Moura – PSG to Tottenham
This seems to be the likeliest transfer as things stand. Lucas Moura reportedly already traveled to London where he met with Tottenham club officials and visited their training facilities. The French press are already talking about an agreement between club and player, with the Londoners apparently still yet to reach a deal with Paris Saint Germain concerning the price-tag. It seems probable that the deal will be completed in the next few days.