August 20, 2022

Perhaps the biggest pitfall of signing players is that a club doesn’t really know what they look like. Yes, it can analyze data, perform various medical tests, watch video after video, but who are they really? Will they adapt to a new life in a new city? Will they get along with their teammates and the technical staff? Will their skills fit into the system? No matter how much research a club does, there is always some unknown. All of this makes it even stranger that two of the biggest moves of this summer transfer window will involve players leaving the clubs they returned to for a second go-around, as Romelu Lukaku prepares to leave. chelsea loaned to return to Inter Milan and Paul Pogba leaves Manchester United at Juventus, also for the second time.