The season is still not finished, but that doesn’t mean Barclays Premier League transfer rumors aren’t making the rounds. Now that the summer transfer window is approaching, clubs will be looking to buy players that will help bolster their clubs for next year, and each summer there are some surprise transfers, whether players join rival clubs or a new transfer fee record is set.
This year will likely be no different, but of all the transfer rumors out there, there are 3 in particular that need to happen; check them out below.
Bale Looking For Return To Prem?
Reports claim that Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has decided to forgo extending his stay in the Spanish capital and is set on a return to the UK and the Premiership.
Bale transfer rumors always include both Manchester clubs, and this time is no different. With Pep Guardiola set to take over the helm at City and Jose Mourinho ready to knock Louis van Gaal off the throne himself at Old Trafford, Bale can’t go wrong by coming back to the league that put him on the world map.
If he was to go to a Manchester club, it would likely be United, but he may be interested in playing under Pep.
Saints To Take Gamble on Oxlade-Chamberlain
He’s only 22, but it feels like he’s been around for a long time. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a rough stay at Arsenal, facing injuries and not much playing time in the first team, and now it looks like he may be on his way out this summer.
Southampton are keen on bringing back the speedster who ascended the Southampton youth totem pole, and it’s been reported that the Saints are willing to pay him higher wages than anyone else on the team. That will likely get his attention, and he might find himself fitting in nicely with manager Ronald Koeman and players like Charlie Austin, who he can set up for goals.
A return to familiar territory may be what Alex needs to revitalize his form.
Wanted Man Wilson
Bournemouth have survived their inaugural year in the Premier League without their main striker Callum Wilson, a player who’s seen a rapid rise in his own worth over the last year or two. Now it seems they may have to do without him entirely, as two London clubs, West Ham and Spurs, are looking to add him to their front lines. Spurs may be willing to offer a larger fee, as they’ll need Wilson desperately if Harry Kane accepts any impending offers.
This is a surprise, given he just became healthy and hasn’t played since the beginning of the year, although he scored 23 times in his clubs’ campaign last year that got them into top flight, and managed to score 5 this year before getting hurt in September.
He’s a great striker, and Bournemouth would be wise to retain his services in any way possible, but it would be hard to resist offers from two prestigious clubs.