Robert Lewandowski to Frenkie De Jong: 5 biggest football transfers that can happen this summer

Updated: May 21, 2022, 09:22 PM(IST)

While Kylian Mbappe is reportedly set to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and turn down a move to Real Madrid, there are still a number of big players who are expected to be on the move this summer. From Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong, here is a look at the top five players who can change clubs in the 2022 summer transfer window.

1) Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski reportedly has his heart set on a move to Barcelona this summer. The 33-year-old has been a prolific goalscorer for Bayern since joining the Bundesliga giants in 2014. He also played an instrumental role in helping the club win the Champions League in the 2019-20 season.

Lewandowski had recently said he has possibly played his final game for Bayern Munich. The Polish striker is likely to sign for Barcelona this summer, who have already agreed personal terms with him. “It’s very possible that this was my last game for Bayern. I cannot say that at 100%, but it may have been [my last game]. We want to find the best solution for me and for the club," Lewandowski had said earlier.

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2) Frenkie de Jong

The highly-rated Barcelona midfelder has been linked with a move to Manchester United. Frenkie de Jong is regarded one of the best midfielders in the world at present but hasn't quite managed to make an impact for Barcelona since joining the club in 2019.

Though Barcelona manager Xavi has insisted he would like to keep De Jong at the club, the La Liga giants might have to sell him and cash in on him amid their financial struggles. Manchester United's newly-appointed manager Erik Ten Haag is a huge admirer of the former Ajax star and views him as a key member for his revival project at United.

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3) Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is another top player who will be on the move this summer. The German center back has reportedly agreed a 4-year contract with Real Madrid and will join the La Liga giants at the end of the ongoing season. Rudiger played a huge role in Chelsea's famous Champions League triumph in the year 2020-21.

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Aurelien Tchouameni

Talented French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is on the radar of several top European clubs this summer. Liverpool were locked in a transfer battle with Real Madrid for his services. However, as per reports, Real have now pulled out leaving it upon Liverpool to pay the French star's release clause and get him to Anfield this summer. Tchouameni currently plays for AS Monaco in the French league.
 

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5) Gabriel Jesus

Manchester City are likely to move out Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus this summer after the arrival of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez at the club. Arsenal are the favourites to land Jesus and are reportedly set to launch a bid for him soon. Jesus had joined Man City in 2017 and has since won 3 Premier League titles with the club already.

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