There are only hours left before the transfer window closes, and time is running out for players who want to find a new club.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous player looking for a new club, but who also risks stumbling upon a team they aren’t happy with?
Ronaldo’s situation at Manchester United this summer was comical as he missed the team’s full pre-season tour, officially due to family reasons.
He also came home in the first half during the pre-season friendly match against Rayo Vallecano, which led to a backlash.
Ronaldo asked to leave the club in July, and his agent Jorge Mendes was speaking to several European clubs – such as Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Roma – trying to find a suitor.
But so far no team has been prepared to make a concrete move. Ronaldo’s last hope was Napoli, but even that’s a long shot.
Antoine Griezmann returned to Atletico Madrid last year after two miserable seasons at Barcelona, but his return to the Spanish capital was just as bad.
After starring at Atlético between 2014 and 2019, Griezmann now appears to be a shadow of this former great player.
He is 31 years old and Atletico want to get rid of him. They even initially decided not to give him a team number this season as they will have to pay Barcelona a huge fee if he completes a certain number of minutes this season.
The problem is that he is on loan for another season from Barcelona, which complicates their chances of releasing him, while there does not seem to be any interest in him anyway. Barcelona, for sure, will not bring him back.
Raheem Sterling’s signature and Ravenha’s failed pursuit of Hakim Ziyech made it clear that he was no longer seen as an integral part of Chelsea.
The winger has never lived up to his potential at Stamford Bridge and has not been helped by the Blues, who are looking to sign another winger.
Tottenham and Milan are among those interested in Ziyech and it would be the best for his career if he moved.
Arsenal is full of right-back options, and Hector Bellerin clearly has no future at the Emirates after spending last season away on loan.
The Spaniard was at Real Betis, having a successful period with the club, even winning the King’s Cup with them when they beat Valencia in the final.
The Gunners are keen to sell and Bellerin has received offers from a number of Italian clubs. However, it looks as if he is waiting for Barcelona. A risky strategy with only hours left in the window.
Marco Asensio desperately needs a transfer to start his career that seemed destined for greatness.
The Spanish winger had a bright start to life at Real Madrid in 2016 and was seen as one of the country’s biggest talents when he was coming.
However, Asensio has not had good luck due to injury and this has hampered his progress at Real Madrid, leading to the belief that the club would be open for sale.
Asensio’s contract at the club expires next year and Real Madrid can get a fee for the player, but the departure of Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard’s fitness record suggests Asensio is not going anywhere.