As the season debut is getting closer, many moves will still happen until Inter Miami CF is ready to have a competitive team. The designated player (DP) issue has been feeding columns. Cavani, Suarez and other David Vila were named, but the reality is much more complex. But good deals could still be made. Inter305 takes you today inside those deals in the Spanish Liga.
For European clubs, the winter transfer window is above all a window of opportunities, both for the big teams and for the more modest. Especially in a year of international competition, where many players have to find playing time if they want to represent their country in June at the FIFA European Championships. And in Spain, several players fit into this scenario, like Thomas Lemar, who still does not manage to really perform at Atlético Madrid, or Kevin Gameiro, not an undisputed striker anymore in Valencia. In addition to having to pay a nice fortune for the transfer, it would also offer a significant salary to the player in question.
But let our talented sports directors Paul McDounough do his moves, there are good deals to be made without necessarily having to overpay. This is mainly players who are potentially compatible with MLS, having to relaunch themselves or who are not titular in their team. It is first on the sidelines of the big clubs that we must turn. At FC Barcelona for example, Moussa Wagué could be a good solution for clubs looking for a right back. Despite a still limited experience in La Liga, he started with Senegal at the 2018 World Cup, and had performed well in Belgium. Still with the Catalans, Jean-Clair Todibo can be an interesting option in the short or medium term, especially since the latest information published in Spain now speaks of a loan and not of a (costly) sale for the player. In Real Madrid, if he can be seduced by the Miami challenge, Mariano Diaz could be a big deal, he who has already proven on French lawns, while it will probably be possible to get a player like Brahim Diaz on loan, another possible short term solution.
Great deals in smaller clubs too
At FC Sevilla, several quality players could strengthen Inter Miami. Munas Dabbur, who has proven himself at RB Salzburg, has to settle for crumbs in Andalusia, and there is no doubt that he would do good to many the South Florida franchise. The case of Rony Lopes is a little more complicated, but the player is for sale. As for Real Sociedad, French defender Robin Le Normand (23), who has already been seen several times in La Liga, could also be a good deal and has been called “the next Aymeric Laporte”. Still with the Basques, Adnan Januzaj has regained his talent. But the places are expensive in attack, and between Portu and Oyarzabal, who play on the wings, the Belgian must be satisfy himself with crumbs. A serious project could therefore possibly seduce him. With a contract expiring in June, midfielder Ruben Pardo could also fit perfectly.
Okay Yokuslu, a Turkish international midfielder with a fairly defensive profile, could be a good pick from Celta. Among the Galicians, striker Claudio Beauvue, dismissed in the first half of the season, could be sympathetic to a MLS move. In small clubs, there are also good deals. In Mallorca, one has to think of Croatian striker Ante Budimir (28), six goals this season, or his Ivorian teammate Lago Junior (29), a formidable winger. Moroccan international Youssef En-Nesyri (22) can also be a good option for an attack, but Leganés will be greedy. It is also very common for Liga clubs to be tricked because of too low release clauses present in the players’ contracts, the fault of a deal signed when the player was still far from his current level. … Miami’s Directions and recruiting staff can draw from this list!