Even before the summer transfer period began, there are already exciting rumors about big upcoming transfers and the possible new clubs of some of the stars from yesterday. We summarize the most interesting rumors that several media reports are said to be about to close.

Barcelona will bring “Lost Son” home

The 20-year-old central defender Eric García has now played 33 games for Manchester City and four for the Spanish national team. In July 2017, the defensive talent switched from the youth system of FC Barcelona, where he had played since early childhood, for around 1.7 million euros to the Under-19s of the Citizens. Two years later, under Pep Guardiola, he made the leap into the squad of the first team. With the end of his contract, which expires next June, García should now return to Catalonia. Guardiola has already stressed that he is sure that Barcelona will make the race for the talent, the clubs have already agreed on a free transfer, according to media reports. Even though Barcelona improved over the last weeks and months, live trend data from Overlyzer shows that their opponents find their chances, even if Barcelona wins the game clearly.

Diego Costa returns to Brazil

Diego Costa played in Europe for almost exactly 15 years. The native Brazilian with the bad boy image, who later took on Spanish citizenship and won three championship titles in Europe and once the Europa League, played particularly successfully for Chelsea FC and Atlético Madrid. Most recently he was only an expensive ‚Joker‘ at Atlético, which is why his contract was terminated at the beginning of the year. In addition to FC Sao Paulo, Benfica also expressed interest in the center forward, but Diego Costa will most likely return home to Brazil and become ‘green and white’. Only the signature is missing for an engagement with Palmeiras, also from the city of Sao Paulo, which could follow in the next few days.

Bayern in pole position for Lucas Vázquez

Although the now 29-year-old Lucas Vázquez played 237 games for Real Madrid and won the Champions League three times, he is still considered a player who was never able to reach his full potential. Shortly before his upcoming end of contract in June, Bayern Munich is now on the scene to bring the right winger to Munich. Bayern are not alone with their interest in Vázquez and AC Milan should still have a chance of signing the Spaniard. Other clubs from Italy, Spain and England should already be out of the race. Most international sports media report, however, that Bayern will be Lucas Vázquez’s next club as good as fixed after the Munich team already expressed interest in 2019.

Wijnaldum to bring routine to the Barcelona midfield

Barcelona are still working hard on a more powerful squad for the new season. An important part of it should be Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum. The 30-year-old Dutchman played five seasons for the Reds, was English champion and Champions League winner and has always been an important stabilizer in Jürgen Klopp’s team. After a total of six years in England, Wijnaldum is now about to move to Spain. As the Sunday Times reports, the ink under the preliminary contract with FC Barcelona is already dry. Wijnaldum would join the Catalans for free.

Klopp wants Norwegian to replace Wijnaldum

Jürgen Klopp apparently wants to provide more physique in the central midfield at his Liverpool FC and so the Reds are preparing an offer for Sander Berge from Sheffield United. The Norwegian stands 6‘ 4‘‘, is 23 years old and moved from Racing Genk to Sheffield in January 2020 for the record sum of 24 million euros. It is almost certain that Berge will leave the Blades in the coming summer, since the club can practically no longer be saved from relegation to the Championship. Compared to other interested parties from the Premier League, Liverpool have the best chance of signing the 24-time national team player from Norway.

Alaba agreed with Real Madrid – cross shots from England

And then there is the almost eternal transfer story of David Alaba. For a long time it was unclear whether the 28-year-old would extend his contract with Bayern or not. In the media there was always talk of completely unreal sums, especially regarding Alaba’s salary. For some time now it has been clear that Alaba will leave Bayern in summer after an estimated 430 games and also that he agreed terms with Real Madrid. Although the transfer to Madrid seems almost fixed, there are now some disturbing noises from England. Manchester City and Chelsea FC are said to offer Alaba even more money than the Spanish top club. Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool are reportedly also interested in the Austrian. The bottom line, however, is that Alaba will opt for Real in the next few weeks. Basically only the signature is missing by now.