Pastore who could spin to Qatar, Mourinho under pressure in Tottenham or Barça who targets a reinforcement in attack: find all the information of the transfer window football this Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Pastore (Roma) knocks on the door of Qatar
Operated on his hip last summer, Javier Pastore has not played since June 28, 2020 with AS Roma, when he was returning from a broken ankle. The Argentinian attacking midfielder (31) has remained on the bench in the last 4 league matches, and according to France Football, he is looking for a way out for next season. The agent of the former PSG player would have surveyed several Qatari clubs in order to offer them the services of his client. Pastore is linked with Roma until June 2023.
Pastore’s exceptional goal against Chelsea in 2014 (3-1)
Tottenham: Nagelsmann to succeed Mourinho?
It is the crisis in Tottenham, beaten at West Ham (2-1) last Sunday. Spurs are provisionally 9 points behind the top 4 in the Premier League, with five defeats in their last six games, especially against big names like Liverpool (1-3), Chelsea (0-1) and Manchester City (3- 0). According to Telegraph, the next three matches will be “crucial” to determine the future of José Mourinho, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019. The round of 16 return of the Europa League against Wolfsberg on Thursday, after winning in the first leg (1-4 ), should be a formality. But it should not be missed against Burnley and then Fulham in the league. If the Portuguese coach is to be fired, Julian Nagelsmann would be the priority of the London leaders. The young (33-year-old) German coach is said to be open to the idea of training in England, after having done small miracles in Hoffenheim and Leipzig, with whom he is only 2 points behind Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Juve will go on the attack for Morata (Atlético)
On loan to Juventus this season, Alvaro Morata could spend 2021-22 still far from Atlético de Madrid. At the beginning of the month, the Corriere Torino explained that the option to buy the Spanish striker, set at € 45m, was too high for Juve. The Bianconeri therefore thought they were using the same strategy as Atlético when Morata was loaned by Chelsea: to pay an additional sum – € 10m – in order to extend the loan by a year. The call option would then be postponed to summer 2022 and would drop to € 35 million. According to Goal, Juventus will soon put this plan into action by opening discussions with Atlético. Morata (28) has 13 goals and 9 assists in 29 matches this season.
The nice goal of Morata against Benevento last November (1-1)
Kombouaré to leave Nantes in case of relegation
Arrived as a N ° 2 firefighter after the laborious passage of Raymond Domenech, Antoine Kombouaré ended a series of 15 games without a win in Ligue 1 for FC Nantes. His goal is clear: to keep the club, provisionally 17th, within the elite. And if he fails, Kombouaré will pack his bags. “There was the possibility of taking a year even if we went down,” said the former PSG coach in the columns of West France. But that was out of the question because when you have a mission to complete, if it doesn’t work, it’s a failure. We must not stay. ”
Barça accelerates on Isak (Real Sociedad)
With 12 goals in 20 La Liga games, including 9 in the last 6, Alexander Isak is soaring in the Real Sociedad jersey. ESPN reports that the Swedish center-forward (21) will be the first avenue explored this summer to strengthen the attack at FC Barcelona, regardless of who will be the new president after the elections in early March. Isak was sold to the Basque club by Borussia Dortmund in 2019 for € 6.5m. Daily AS informs that the German club has a buyout clause of 30 M €. Problem: it cannot be lifted without the player’s consent. And if it is lifted, Dortmund will not have the right to resell it in the wake, which would have been tempting in order to register a capital gain by negotiating with Barça. In other words, Barça is the favorite in this file on the condition that they have the necessary funds to convince Sociedad, where Isak is under contract until 2024.