Ten England hopefuls who need a transfer

As we enter the last month of the transfer window some players know they need a transfer to get games and keep their World Cup dreams alive. There will be this still hopeful of playing only to find by the third week of August they din;t fit with their manager and need a deadline day deal, here are 10 England hopefuls who need a move now.

  1. Daniel Sturridge – Sturridge has overcome his injury problems but his explosive pace has diminished and Jurgen Klopp doesn’t seem to rate him. Worse still Klopp insists he doesn’t want to sell Sturridge due to the high cost of replacing him- in the current overheated transfer window that problem won’t go away anytime soon. On 1st September he will be at…LiverpoolEngland v Portugal - International Friendly
  2. Ross Barkley- Unlike Sturbridge Barkley has been given the green light to leave Everton. The problem is with only a year left on his contract few want to gamble on paying a fee for a player they can have for free next summer. By that time of course Barkley’s World Cup hopes will be over so he needs to move now, Tottenham have been linked on and off elsewhere rumours have been surprisingly few. On 1st September he will be at…Tottenham (but expect this to run until deadline day)
  3. Fabian Delph- It just hasn’t worked for Delph in Manchester, when you get injured 10 minutes into your debut and miss the rest of pre-season you probably should take it as a sign. Rumours of a move to Newcastle came to nothing whilst the idea of going back to first club Leeds went up in smoke when they missed out on promotion. Stoke are supposedly negotiating a deal for Delph, with City needing to recoup some cash after their summer spree it looks a decent fit. On 1st September he will be at…Stoke City Fabian_Delph
  4. Chris Smalling- He’s gone backwards since Louis Van Gaal was sacked 14 months ago. Smalling just doesn’t seem to fit with Jose Mourinho and having spent over £60 million in 2 summer windows on Eric Bailly & Victor Lindelof it doesn’t look promising for him. Smalling’s only chance of being a first choice player is in a three man backline but even there is probably behind Daley Blind & (when fit) Marcus Rojo and there’s always Phil Jones. Surprisingly few clubs have shown an interest in Smalling, West Ham were mentioned but only briefly whilst Arsenal seem keen to give Rob Holding more time in the first team, it’s not looking good. On 1st September he will be at…Manchester United (at least until January)228815
  5. Jack Wilshere- It looks like Arsene Wenger has finally given up on Wilshere and it’s  great shame his career has been so badly blighted by injury, a loan at Bournemouth saw him get games but not find his best form. Wilshere needs to move on and start a fresh and with only a year on his contract Wenger will probably cut his losses and recoup what he can. Rumours of moves Turkey and Italy have done the rounds but it looks like everyone is waiting for Arsenal to cave and lower the asking price (so that’d be the last few days in August then)  On 1st September he will be at…Sampdoria (or another middling Serie A club)
  6. Calum Chambers- Had a great summer with the Under 21s and a good season on loan at Middlesborough but Chambers looks set to leave Arsenal this summer. He’s at the point in his career where he must play and although the chance could be there at Arsenal it seems Wenger prefers Rob Holding (although Aidy Boothroyd clearly didn’t) and 2 inexperienced centre backs in the back 3 won’t work. Crystal Palace are pursuing a move for Chambers but the stumbling block appears to be the fee. On 1st September he will be at…Crystal Palace
  7. Ben Gibson- An unusual one, Gibson is guaranteed first team football and probably the club captaincy at Middlesborough, but the Championship is not the place to pursue a World Cup dream. Gibson’s dilemma is does he try for a move and risk sitting on the bench or play the longer game and stay with ‘Boro postponing his England ambitions for another year. It’s a decision made simpler by your uncle being the club chairman. On 1st September he will be at…Middlesborough (with Uncle Steve)skysports-ben-gibson-england-training-wembley-stadium-england-v-lithuania_3918292
  8. Jaden Sancho– In truth Sancho has little to no chance of getting picked for England this season. However his refusal to sign a long term deal with Manchester City due to his concerns over the pathway to the first team (or lack of one) will provide an interesting test case for the next generation of English based talent. Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham are all ready to pounce; for considerably less than the £30k a week City are offering. This will be one to watch. On 1st September he will be at…Dortmund
  9. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain- Always on the verge of a regular start for Arsenal, The Ox reignited his England career with his late season surge at the Emirates last season. Despite uncertainty over his importance to the Arsenal first team 2 Champions League sides (Chelsea & Liverpool) continue to be linked with him, expect the Liverpool rumours to get louder now they’ve given up on Keita & Coutinho could be heading out the door. With a year left on his deal his future is inevitably connected to that of Alexis Sanchez- Arsenal cannot let both got for free next season and Chamberlian seems more likely to put a shift in whilst running his contract down. On 1st September he will be at…Arsenal (but negotiating a move to Liverpool in January)
  10. Danny Ings- You have to feel for Ings, he makes his England debut, then gets injured at the exact time the new manager arrives at Liverpool, guaranteeing a move to the back of an increasingly large queue for the Liverpool forward line. Inge needs games to rediscover his touch and confidence and you don’t get that from playing in the League Cup. A loan deal seems best for all parties here, there won’t be a shortage of takers in the Championship; Leeds, ‘Boro & Sheffield Wednesday look good fits, but if the World Cup is a realistic aim for Ings he’ll need to be playing higher up the football pyramid. Inge could do worse than sound out the man who brought him to Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers complained after Celtic’s 0-0 draw in the CL qualifiers  about a lack of firepower, could a reunion with Ings be on the cards?  On 1st September he will be…In the Championship on a 1 year loan danny-ings-england-debut-lithuania_3363247

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