A new page in some players’ career is about to begin this month after the discomfort they experienced in their former clubs. They all are set for their new adventure.
The first one is the Argentine skipper in Atalanta, Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez, who decided to sign for Sevilla in this transfer window. He reportedly had reached agreement to move to the Andalusian side with the transfer fee $5.5 million plus $3 million in bonuses. Despite being the key man in La Dea, he felt being left out of the team after his argument with his previous boss, Gian Gasperini. Papu is expected to showcase his excellent form while leading Atalanta to a huge progress from the relegation battle in 2016 to a direct path to UEFA Champions League last season and the current one. In Julen Lopetegui’s men, he will be joining forces with his countrymen, Lucas Ocampos, Marcus Acuna to improve their continental campaign this season when they are still going through.
Next one is the former Germany internatinal, Mesut Ozil, opts to sign for Fenerbahce. It is believed that the Turkish-decendant midfielder is the perfect choice for his revival after his negative period in his career by being regarded as ‘the scapegoat’ after Die Mannschft’ humilitaing failure in World Cup 2018. Ozil barely played any games last season and was excluded from Arsenal’s main team due to his negative comments on China’s government regarding their treatment to Uighur’s tribes in 2019. The former Madrid man is certainly a great addition to Fenerbahce, in spite of his age.
Another unusual move is the long lost former Russian international, Alexander Kokorin, suddently joined Fiorentina after his unsuccessful stint with Spartak Moscow. La Viola was reported to pay €5 million to capture him in the current transfer window. It is considered quite a risky plan as Kokorin’s form has been degrading since he was involved in a public assault in 2017.
Last but not least is the Manchester United outcast, Jesse Lindgard, who finally chose to be loaned out to West Ham to thrive under David Moyes’ team. The England international who was apart of The Three Lions’ squad in World Cup 2018 is actually a versatile midfielder but his focus has often been distracted by his activity on social media. In the Hammers, Lindgard could provide a competitive rivalry at the front with Michael Antonio after the departure of Sebastian Haller to Ajax.