Find out how the 2023 winter transfer window could affect the rest of the Champions League! Trends, rumors and possible effects on the rest of the tournament… We tried to analyze the main transfers and favorite teams for the final victory!
The Champions League is undoubtedly the most popular and emotional football competition in Europe. For this 2022-2023 season, football fans are once again well served in terms of surprises. Especially Barça, Juventus or Atletico Madrid are excluded from the group stage. If these results upset the already expected bottom line, with these leaders out of the way early, other events could have a less significant impact: transfers during the winter transfer window.
The 2022 World Cup is a tournament that brings out many talents
If you want to make predictions for the Champions League in 2023, consider considering the many departures that could happen in the 2022/2023 winter transfer window. Although usually only championships allow teams to evaluate which players they can sign or release, December 2022 was marked by the exceptional organization of the 2022 World Cup.
Logically, in what is football’s biggest competition, many players have showcased their talents in front of the world. Some have confirmed the good things we think about them, especially Messi, M’bappe or even Luka Modric. Others donned the costume of true revelations at this spectacular football rally in Qatar from November 20 to December 18, 2022.
Among others, we can mention the Argentines Emiliano “Dibu” Martinez, Enzo Fernandez and Marcos Acuña or the Dutch Cody Gakpo and Wout Weghorst. The names of French Randal Kolo Mouani and Marcus Thuram, Croatian Josko Guardiol or Moroccan Yassine Bounou and Sofyan Amrabat are also mentioned on the shelves of several European teams participating in C1 2022/23.
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Trends: Will contenders for the final title weaken or strengthen their teams?
In the middle of the season, when the winter transfer window opens, many annual competitions are still far from being decided. The main clubs involved in the Champions League, which still exist at several tables, are very reluctant to let go of their players. Reluctance for the 2022-2023 season will only intensify as the matches follow each other at breakneck speed. So don’t let yourself fall for a competitor! It is not easy to see big names such as Real Madrid, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Chelsea or Liverpool leaving important elements of their systems. On the contrary, they have a chance to strengthen each other.
What do the rumors say?
The first rumors after the World Cup indicate that PSG is interested in Amrabat (Fiorentina). Liverpool, for their part, should acquire Dutchman Gakpo (PSV Eindhoven), while Chelsea are eyeing Guardiol (RB Leipzig). Still in the C1 race, RB Leipzig should not allow the Croatian giants to slip up. The Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez (Benfica Lisbon), who was selected as the best hope of 2022, is closely watched by PSG and Liverpool. Real Madrid or Man City should not make a big transfer, while Bayern Munich are exploring the possibility of transfers for Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa).
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Whatever moves happen during this winter’s transfer window could have an impact, even if it doesn’t lead to a radical change in teams. C1 has already served us many times with the scenario of a new player entering the field 15 minutes after the end of the match and scoring a qualifying goal…