Original title: Players transferred for the European Cup: Manchester United’s three players will not be able to leave. How will the Italian killer return to the top?
The winter transfer window opens in less than two months and there are a number of reasons why players would want to move away from their clubs. One of the reasons is to get playing time before Euro 2024. There are a number of top footballers who are at risk of missing out on Germany’s Euro call-ups unless they start playing more games. We take a look at five players in this predicament.
Sancho is certain to leave Manchester United in January, at least on loan, after a public feud with manager Erik ten Hag. Ten Hag left Sancho out of the 18-man squad for the Premier League match against Arsenal in September, saying he was not selected because of his poor performance in training. This sparked an immediate angry reaction on social media from Sancho, who denied Ten Hag’s accusations and called him a liar. Sancho has been left out of the first-team squad. The wide player also knows that unless he leaves Manchester United, there is no way he will be selected by Southgate to participate in the 2024 European Cup. Former club Borussia Dortmund and a number of Italian sides have been linked with a January move.
Romano says it’s “very likely” that Van de Beek, who was abandoned by Manchester United, will leave the club in January. Van de Beek was placed on the transfer list during the summer transfer window, but despite interest from Real Sociedad, his transfer failed to materialise. But the attacking midfielder is almost certain to leave in the January transfer window as he no longer meets the team’s requirements. Van de Beek has played just two minutes of football in the Premier League this season. He will find himself a new club in January and hopes to play at Euro 2024 next summer. Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has made it clear that Van de Beek needs to play regularly.
Eric Dier (Tottenham)
Eric Dier is likely to leave Tottenham in the January transfer market as he has become an outcast at the club. Dier had not played a minute of football this season under new manager Angie Postkoglu until coming on as a substitute in Monday’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea. The Australian has made it clear that Dier doesn’t fit into his plans. If the 29-year-old has any chance of playing at Euro 2024, he needs to move on. Southgate has shown he would opt for players like Harry Maguire who play as a substitute for the club, but Dier has played so little that he has been dropped from the England squad. His former manager Jose Mourinho is interested, with his Roma side in the market for a centre-back.
The 33-year-old Immobile is beginning to be hampered by his age, and his form has been declining over the past year or so. Immobile is no longer the player who until recently was one of Europe’s most consistent goalscorers. He has been disappointing this season, losing his spot in the starting lineup to Castellanos over the past few weeks. His place in the Italy team is also threatened by the likes of Scamacca, Raspadori, Moise Kean and Retegui, who all look to be better options. A January move could give him the new opportunities he needs in order to re-energize himself.
Martial (Manchester United)
Anthony Martial hasn’t featured for France since 2021, and considering his poor form for Manchester United over the past few seasons, it’s easy to see why. It has been clear for some time that Martial needed a move from Old Trafford, not only to save his club career but also his international career. France have top attackers like Kylian Mbappe, Kolo Mouani, Marcus Thuram and Giroud, and there is no hope for Martial unless he joins a new team and starts scoring goals again Participate in the European Cup.Return to Sohu to see more