The top ten hottest transfer footballers

If you are a football fan, you would interested in the latest football transfer gossip, which becomes a popular topic in the world of football. We help you to have a easier life by providing you with a ranking of the 10 hottest transfer footballers, hoping bring some happiness for you.

Whether it is the Bundesliga, Eredivisie, La Liga, Ligue 1, Premier League, Serie A, alternative European leagues or non-European leagues, this slideshow will be inclusive.

These 10 players will be subjectively ranked via a combination of various standards(Datas come from

Current playing ability.


Projected transfer value.

Projected transfer resell value.

Social media buzz.
10. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund)

Armenian Borussia Dortmund attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, 26, could move to Juventus due to the influence of his agent Mino Raiola, per David Amoyal at

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Often shifted out wide, Mkhitaryan’s ability has not been properly utilised by Borussia Dortmund. Mkhitaryan is to Borussia Dortmund what Shinji Kagawa was to Manchester United.

Mkhitaryan has yet to score or create a goal in 23 combined Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League games this season.

9. Axel Witsel (FC Zenit)

FC Zenit are prepared to sell Belgian defensive midfielder Axel Witsel, 26, for €30/£22 million plus, per Duncan Castles at ONE World Sports.

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Witsel carries a big reputation, but his tackling is hit-and-miss; he tends to concede cheap free-kicks rather than be a prolific ball-winner.

He conceded more fouls per game (2.4) than made tackles (1.2) in the UEFA Champions League group stage.

However, when he is on the ball, he is a fluid passer and looks to control the tempo of play.

8. Jackson Martinez (Porto)

Arsenal centre-forward Olivier Giroud, 28, has revealed that he plays with a chip on his shoulder.

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The Gunners’ rumoured transfer interest in Porto centre-forward Jackson Martinez, 28, motivates Giroud.

“[Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger] has said good things about [Martinez who] has said he would like to come here,” Giroud said, per L’Equipe (h/t ESPN). “I learned that before the Middlesbrough game. It gave me added motivation. I was very happy to score those two goals.”

Maybe Wenger needs to talk up Martinez every week because Giroud’s shooting is so inconsistent. He was awful in a 3-1 defeat to Monaco, during which all six of his shots failed to hit the target.

Martinez, who has scored 17 goals in 22 Primeira Liga games and five goals in six UEFA Champions League games this season, would be an excellent signing—if he was five years younger.

7. Jese Rodriguez (Real Madrid)

Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez, 21, is likely to be loaned out next season, per El Confidencial (h/t Jose Luis Guerrero at AS).

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Jese has stagnated at Real Madrid, not just because of knee surgery, but Real Madrid have not utilised him correctly.

He needs to be given 15-25 minute cameos every game, in which he can use his incisive speed to make something happen.

How can he make an impact if he is given a symbolic one-minute cameo in a 2-0 win over Elche?

6. Duvan Zapata (Napoli)

Napoli centre-forward Duvan Zapata, 23, is willing to bide his time despite being pigeon-holed as an impact sub, according to his agent. Fernando Schena.

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“Duvan is very happy with what he’s doing at Napoli…he still has three years on his contract, so it’s down to the club to make a decision,” Schena said, per TuttoMercatoWeb (h/t Football Italia). “Targets? That’s simple, to score more and give Benitez a headache in selecting the starting striker.”

Sure, Zapata is mercurial and at times runs blind, but he provides more of a threat than Gonzalo Higuain.

Zapata has scored five goals in Serie A this season, but he has only started 30.8 percent of the games he has been involved in.

If given an extended starting run, Zapata has the potential to match Higuain’s productivity.

5. Danny Ings (Burnley)

Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes English forward Danny Ings, 22, should shun a proposed move to Real Sociedad.

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“The middle of La Liga is no use for a young player [like Ings],” Dyche said, per Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday. “I think he’s better than that. I think he’s top end of the Premier League [quality].”

Ings has scored nine goals and created four goals with limited assistance in 23 Premier League games for Burnley this season. He is key to Burnley avoiding relegation.

Provided that David Moyes continues managing Real Sociedad, it would be a smoother transition for Ings than playing for a coach who doesn’t speak English.

4. Loris Karius (Mainz)

Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, 21, is viewed by Napoli as a potential long-term No. 1, per David Amoyal at

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If Napoli were serious about signing Karius, they would have completed this deal in the recent January transfer window before he extended his contract at Mainz until 2018.

Karius is one of the best young goalkeepers in the world. He is currently fifth in the Bundesliga for saves (75).

3. Paulo Dybala (Palermo)

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini is unwavering in his belief that he will sell Argentinian deep-lying forward Paulo Dybala, 21, for a significant amount of money in the summer transfer window.

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“Big clubs have already called me [about Dybala], both from England and also Paris Saint-Germain in France. … We’re going to make a great profit on him,” Zamparini said, per Tuttosport (h/t Ben Gladwell at ESPN FC). “[Post-Dybala], next year’s going to be good for Palermo to be self-sufficient without the need for selling players.”

Dybala can dribble past players, he drops into midfield to create chances and he is a match-winner. He has scored 12 goals and registered seven assists in 23 Serie A games this season.

Granted, Franco Vazquez is a better all-around player—and deserves more credit for helping Dybala rise from prospect to star—but Dybala is five years younger.

Major European clubs will be banking on Dybala’s upside, but they also need to keep in mind that prior to this season, he was on course to be a bust.

2. David de Gea (Manchester United)

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is not on speaking terms with goalkeeper David de Gea, 24, which could play a part in him leaving the club, per Manu Sainz at AS.

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You presume the relationship must be at least cordial, considering De Gea has started 26 Premier League games this season.

If there is tension between the two, why hasn’t De Gea been replaced by Victor Valdes?

The media cannot represent Van Gaal as this my-way-or-the-highway type of manager, speculate about him playing a part in De Gea’s supposed discontent, yet glance over the goalkeeper being a guaranteed starter week in, week out.

The only problem the two will have is if De Gea starts showing signs he is unwilling to commit his future to Manchester United.

1. Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg)

Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, 23, is content with the club right now, but he has very high standards.

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“I feel very much at home with Wolfsburg in this very moment…[but] Wolfsburg is not yet like Bayern Munich,” De Bruyne said, per David Wright at the Daily Express. “My biggest ambition is to come out for a big European club. One I can win trophies with. As [many] trophies as possible.”

Translation: If Wolfsburg want to keep me, they need to continue building a world-class squad around me that can topple Bayern Munich.