Mercato 2020: Chelsea strength and the lethargy of Real Madrid

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After a day, we will bid farewell to the year 2020 with its pain, sorrows, and little joys, after it witnessed many events and ups and downs in the world of football, coinciding with the outbreak of Covid 19, which caused most of the international leagues to stop for a period of up to 3 months.

The Coronavirus caused a great impact in the world of the round witch, especially during the summer transfer period, as it negatively affected most clubs’ economies due to poor financial resources.

With the absence of supporters in the stands, which has caused a serious shortage of financial resources for clubs, we will focus on this report on the big clubs’ moves to change their arsenal during winter transfers, at the height of the spread of the Corona pandemic.

Mercato 2020:Chelsea prepare for the fight

Chelsea was the most prominent club that spent huge sums of money despite the difficult economic situation for most of the world’s clubs during that period after it included 5 big deals.

Chelsea contracted Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen for about 72 million pounds, Timo Werner from Leipzig (47 million), Ben Chilliol from Leicester City (45 million), Hakim Ziyech from Ajax (36 million) and Edward Mendy from Rennes of France (21 million).

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In total, Chelsea spent about 221 million pounds, according to Transfer Market.

While the rest of England’s clubs’ activity was simple, as Liverpool signed 3 players (Diego Guetta from Wolverhampton, Thiago Alcantar from Bayern Munich, and Costas Tsimikas from Olympiacos).

While Manchester United conducted different deals by joining Donny Van de Beek from Ajax and Alex Tails from Porto, and Edinson Cavani in a free deal.

Manchester City was not significantly affected by the Corona pandemic. He made big deals with Ruben Diaz’s contract from Benfica for 61 million pounds, Nathan Akie (50 million) from Bournemouth, Ferran Torres from Valencia (20 million).

Ruben Diaz

Mercato 2020:Real Madrid and Barcelona

Real Madrid was the most prominent clubs that did not make any contracts during the summer transfer period after the club management headed by Florentino Perez and coach Zidane decided to fast on summer deals and enter the new season with the same squad.

Despite Real Madrid’s economic strength, the Corona pandemic negatively affected the club’s economy until it decided not to conclude any deals.

On the other hand, Barcelona had a noticeable activity in the summer Mercato, whether at the level of arrivals or departures, so it contracted with Miralem Pjanic from Juventus, Trinkau from Sporting Braga, and Serginho Dest from Ajax.

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As for the departed, Barcelona decided to leave Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, and Ivan Rakitic in almost free deals and the departure of Arthur Melo, Nelson Simedo, Carles Perez, and Jean Claire Todibo.

Mercato 2020:Italian weakness

Italy’s clubs were not active in the summer Mercato. They seemed affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and the suspension of activity, the absence of fans, and the suspension of material revenues.

But Juventus was the most active of those clubs after signing Arthur Milo from Barcelona, ​​Alvaro Morata from Atletico Madrid, Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina, and Weston McKinney from Schalke 04.

While Milan and Inter were the least mobiles, after the Nerazzurri signed with Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid and Kolarov from Rome, Milan included Sandro Tonali and Peter Hauge.