Last Word On Football’s Football Transfer News looks at the latest news and rumours from around world football. Today’s edition looks at Manchester City’s David Silva. Could he be a target for David Beckham’s new club Inter Miami? Plus, can Leicester City resist any future offers for James Maddison?
Today’s instalment also looks at the latest from Barcelona as they look set to have a mini clear out. Croatian star Ivan Rakitic could be one of those to depart. Also, with Tottenham Hotspur mulling over bring Jack Clarke back from his loan at Leeds United, Premier League clubs are monitoring the situation.
Transfer Rumours: David Silva, James Maddison, Ivan Rakatic and Jack Clarke
Beckham Eyes Silva for Miami
Tony Evans of the Independent reports that Manchester City legend David Silva is set to become Inter Miami’s marquee signing next summer. Former England captain David Beckham is part owner at Miami. He wants Spaniard as part of the team and to maximise interest for their inaugural season.
Silva signed a one-year extension to his contract this summer. However, it could be his last. It is unlikely that he would sign for another Premier League club. America could therefore appeal. Beckham wants stars in his team and Silva is definitely a star.
The report also suggests that Beckham and others involved with Inter Miami have been in Barcelona recently. The visit has sparked speculation that they could make an approach for Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Foxes May Not be Able to Turn Down an Offer for James Maddison
Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he and the club would find it difficult to turn down a huge offer from Manchester United for James Maddison. Jamie Gordon of the Sun reports that although Maddison failed to shine recently at Old Trafford, it may not stop United from making a bid.
Harry Maguire moved from Leicester to United in the summer for £85 million. Maddison could be next. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the best of British at Old Trafford and Maddison could be on his wish list. The 22-year-old has been in impressive form and was recently got a call up to the England senior squad.
Barcelona to Have Clear Out
Spanish giants Barcelona are set to have a January sale. Marca.com claim that several players are set to leave the Camp Nou. Barca have an abundance of players, especially in midfield. The club also need to balance the books.
Of the players set to leave, Ivan Rakitic could be the highest-profile player to exit. Others who could be finding new clubs are Samuel Umtiti and Arturo Vidal. Carles Alena and Moussa Wague could also be on the move. The talent, which could be made available is sure to have some of Europe’s best chasing their signatures.
Tottenham Transfer Rumours: EPL Clubs Want Clarke
Tottenham’s £10 million summer signing, Jack Clarke could be recalled from his loan at Leeds United. The 18-year-old moved from Leeds but Spurs sent the youngster to return on a season-long loan. However, he has made just two Carabao Cup appearances. Spurs are not happy with his lack of game time and are monitoring the situation.
Tony Banks of the Express reports that should Clarke return to Spurs, he will be loaned out again in January. Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Everton are believed to be keen on the winger and are closely watching the situation.