Five of the biggest Premier League non-movers in the summer transfer windowPublished September 4, 2016
With the summer transfer window now done and dusted, we at Free Bets, take a look at five Premier League players, who despite constant speculation surrounding their futures, didn’t get a move away from their clubs during the summer.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Man United)
The German legend, was tipped to leave Old Trafford this summer, with Jose Mourinho publically revealing that the midfielder’s chances in Manchester would be limited.
Despite the constant speculation and United’s desperation to find the 32-year-old a new club before the the window slammed shut, it appears as though Schweinsteiger rejected the chance to leave United, opting to stay at Old Trafford for another season.
Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool)
Similar to Schweinsteiger, it was the decision of the player to remain at the club, despite Liverpool’s desperation to send the defender on loan for a season.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp seemed desperate to offload the Frenchman before the end of the transfer window, with concrete offers from Premier League clubs.
But it was the will of the player to remain at Anfield, a decision which has allegedly left the Liverpool boss fuming.
Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)
The former Barca star had been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge all summer, but despite deadline day links to Serie A and La Liga, Cesc Fabregas was still a Chelsea player on September 1.
It’s understood that Blues boss Antonio Conte doesn’t rate the Spanish midfielder too highly and was looking to offload him this summer.
Yaya Toure (Man City)
The midfielder’s future at the Etihad has been under scrutiny ever since he failed to recieve a birthday cake from the club a couple of seasons ago.
It’s understood that newly appointed City boss Pep Guardiola doesn’t’t believe Toure can adapt to his plans at Eastlands this season, and was keen to offload the Ivorian during the summer
But it seems that Toure, dug his heels in and was prepared to stay in Manchester for another season, even if it means limited opportunities this season.
Sadio Berahino (West Brom)
The England striker must be feeling like he can’t catch a break, having had two summers of being let down, with regards to a move away from the Hawthorns.
It was last season, where a move to Spurs was stopped on transfer deadline day, and it seems like the Albion board did the same to the striker this summer, with Stoke the interested party throughout the summer.
Maybe next year Sadio.