Though the summer transfer window is still a couple of months away, that hasn’t stopped the rumours of players potentially being on the move.
Across the world of football, there remains plenty of activity and stories that have football fans talking.
Here, we look at the latest transfer deals that could happen when the market reopens in June.
The 26-year-old is apparently eager to force through a switch back to Spain but PSG will only agree to sell up should financial issues dictate.
Barcelona could be about to ditch a move for Gremio’s star midfielder Arthur, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Blaugrana are looking at cheaper alternatives with their option to buy at €35million forcing a rethink from Catalan club’s hierarchy. Real Betis’s Fabian is reportedly being considered.
Asked on Friday if he’d been contacted about their U-turn, the Brazil youth international said his advisors are handling the talks.
While Barcelona‘s entire squad, club president, coaching staff, manager Ernesto Valverde, officials and a packed press contingent were present during club legend Andres Iniesta‘s departure announcement on Friday, two notable figures were missing – Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
The 33-year old revealed that this would be his last season at the club where he has spent more than 20 years, admitting he will be leaving Europe to pursue a new challenge.
However, many found it surprising that Messi and Suarez were not in attendance.
However, the club’s justification for the duo not being able to attend the press conference was “due to personal reasons”.
The event was confirmed at just three hours notice.
The Argentinian and the Uruguayan will though be present for Iniesta’s official farewell next month.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) April 27, 2018
Andres Iniesta’s decision to leave Barcelona brings to a close one of the great careers in European club football history.
The veteran midfielder may not yet be hanging up his boots for good, as reports circulate about a potential move to the Far East, but the European game will be poorer without him.
Alongside Lionel Messi, Iniesta, now 33, has been the heart and soul of Barcelona’s outstanding side of the last generation.
A technically gifted midfielder who is equally strong on either foot, Iniesta has ravaged defences with instinctive, pinpoint passes and nimble footwork throughout his career.
He has done this at the highest level, helping Barcelona claim a wealth of trophies since breaking into the first team in 2002. He is set to leave the Nou Camp with 32 major club honours to his name.
Thirty-one of these are already secure, including eight LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues. The 32nd, a ninth La Liga crown, seems set to be delivered imminently.
Here we take a look at how Iniesta was congratulated on what has been an immensely successful journey with his boyhood club.
Ha sido un placer poder disfrutar de tu fútbol en España y compartir vestuario contigo. Juntos, ganamos lo más bonito. Por separado, máxima rivalidad con el mayor respeto! Suerte @andresiniesta8 en tu nueva etapa. #GraciasIniestapic.twitter.com/ATI0JNeyPO
— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) April 27, 2018
— Pedro Rodríguez (@_Pedro17_) April 27, 2018
Qué privilegio haber podido jugar con vos, pero aún más haberte conocido, amigo.
Marcaste una época en Barcelona y en España. Ahora a seguir disfrutando de tu fútbol donde quiera que vayas.#GraciasIniestapic.twitter.com/lr2uG20Hjv
— Javier Mascherano (@Mascherano) April 27, 2018
¡Eres muy grande!
— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) April 27, 2018
— Fernando Torres (@Torres) April 27, 2018
¡Gracias por tanto @andresiniesta8🔝🔝🔝! Se marcha mi capitán, mi compañero, mi amigo. Disfrutemos de este tiempo que nos queda juntos ⚽️ ¡Un abrazo grande!
Thanks @andresiniesta8! My captain, my teammate, my friend. Good luck to you and your family in your new challenge! pic.twitter.com/zfWNGs4nVf
— Ivan Rakitic (@ivanrakitic) April 27, 2018
Gracias compañero por haberme hecho disfrutar tanto en el campo. Y gracias por todo lo que vivimos juntos. Gracias por todas las tardes de magia que nos has regalado con el @fcbarcelona! Te mereces lo mejor! @andresiniesta8#Infinit8Iniestahttps://t.co/bkDvSlhEw1
— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa) April 27, 2018
— Julen Lopetegui (@julenlopetegui) April 27, 2018
— PepTeam (@PepTeam) April 27, 2018