Transfer Talk: June 10

Done Deals:

Radamel Falcao

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Falcao has officially signed with recently promoted Ligue 1 side, Monaco. Falcao is one of the big money moves the club has already made this summer and the official transfer window hasn’t even started yet. Falcao will provide this new team a nice scoring touch and will make the club a contender for a possible Champions League qualification and Ligue 1 title. It will be interesting to see if Monaco will have the necessary chemistry to become a legitimate team. It may take time for the team to truly live up to its potential. That being said, with their wealthy Russian owner they will have all the necessary pieces to become a top club. We have seen this recently with PSG; money can buy success.  Falcao is considered by some to be a top 5 player in the world and he has a great opportunity to great an identity for himself with this new club.

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Top Ten Premier League Players 2012-13

10. Steven Gerrard

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Steven Gerrard is the heart and soul of Liverpool. While he may not be their leading goal scorer, Gerrard is commanding in the midfield and is arguably Liverpool’s most important player. The England international can do a little bit of everything and is a threat to score from distance because of his powerful shot. In league competition, he scored 9 goals and assisted 9 more. At the age of 33, it seems like he may be close to the end of his prime, but he can now also help to develop Liverpool’s future stars. Liverpool finished 7th in the Premier League this season, quite low for the famous club, and are looking to rebuild their club to finish in the top four to qualify for the Champions League. Recently acquired young players, like Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge, can learn from Gerrard as they begin promising careers at Liverpool. 

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Player Profiles: David Luiz

Player Profile: David Luiz

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David Luiz has come a long way to where he stands today. He is originally from Diadema, Brazil and is 26 years old. He started his professional career with Brazilian club, Vitoria in 2006 and then signed with Portuguese power, Benfica in 2007 after a brief loan. It took some time for David to develop, but soon enough David was the best player in the league and won Portuguese Liga Player of the Year in the 09-10 season. Clearly he was pretty fired up about it.

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Transfer Talk

As the summer transfer window nears, lots of speculation is starting for the world’s top players. Neymar’s next destination seems to be the most discussed subject as his move to Europe seems likely to happen this summer even if he said he would stay with Santos until 2014. Below is a breakdown of the destinations of some of the world’s best players:

Neymar (Santos): 

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Will Neymar join Messi next year?

There has been talk for many months now that Neymar and Barcelona have an agreement in place to send Neymar to Camp Nou. This appears to be the next destination for Neymar and now the price is the only question. While Real Madrid and Bayern Munich may offer him more money, many reports indicate that Barcelona is the only team Neymar actually wants to play for. Barcelona is a perfect fit for Neymar and by joining a team with other stars, he will not have to carry all the pressure and focus that he had at Santos.

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