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Weekly Transfer Update: Rising Stars on the Radar

European Football Transfer Update: Rising Stars on the Radar
European Football Transfer Update: Rising Stars on the Radar

European Football Transfer Buzz: Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Man Utd Target Rising Stars

In the ever-evolving world of European football transfers, top clubs are setting their sights on promising talents to bolster their squads. In this update, we take a closer look at the unfolding stories in the world of European football transfers as Real Madrid close in on Bayern's Alphonso Davies, Barcelona and Real Madrid vie for Feyenoord's Santi Gimenez, and Manchester United eye Galatasaray's Sacha Boey.

These young stars are capturing the attention of football giants, promising exciting moves in the upcoming transfer windows.

Real Madrid's Pursuit of Alphonso Davies

Real Madrid is increasingly confident about the acquisition of Bayern Munich's Alphonso Davies next summer. The Spanish club, currently leading La Liga, is eager to continue their successful transfer market streak after Jude Bellingham's impactful arrival for £113 million. Negotiations with Davies and his agent have progressed well, and the deal is anticipated to be in the £34-44 million range.

Bayern Munich, aware of Davies' desire for a new challenge, is working to secure a suitable fee rather than risk losing him on a free transfer when his contract expires in 2025. Real Madrid have a history of signing Bayern Munich stars on favourable terms, like Toni Kroos in 2014 and David Alaba on a free transfer two years ago.

Race for Feyenoord's Santi Gimenez Heats Up

Barcelona and Real Madrid are vying to sign Feyenoord's promising 22-year-old Mexican striker, Santiago Gimenez. He's netted 13 goals in ten Eredivisie matches and impressed with a brace against Lazio in the Champions League. The Catalan club have been scouting Gimenez since his transfer from Cruz Azul last year, but Barcelona's financial constraints, coupled with other deals in progress, may delay the move.

Feyenoord currently ranks fourth in the Eredivisie, while Ajax struggles, with only one win in eight matches. Ajax and Feyenoord had a recent match abandoned due to fan disturbances.

Man Utd's Interest in Sacha Boey

Manchester United is showing interest in Galatasaray's right-back, Sacha Boey, a target also being monitored by other Premier League clubs like Arsenal, Brighton, and Burnley. Boey, aged 23, has established himself as Galatasaray's top right-back and gained Champions League experience. United's interest in him is reported by, a Turkish sports news outlet.

Boey's contract runs until 2025, and various Turkish sources, including Takvim and Fotospor, have noted the growing attention from English clubs. Boey, who made his debut for Rennes in 2019, moved to Istanbul in 2021 before a loan spell at Dijon in Ligue 1. While he has represented France at youth levels, he has also been considered for the Cameroon senior squad by Didier Deschamps. Sporx reports that clubs may pursue Boey either in January or the summer. Manchester United have been dealing with issues at full-back this year due to injuries to Tyrell Malacia, Luke Shaw, Sergio Reguilon, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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