Players Returning To Their Former Clubs This Window


With news that Pogba could be heading back to Manchester United being the hot topic for this window, we take a look at five players that could be heading back to their previous clubs.

Paul Pogba – Manchester UnitedPaul Pogba

With the window awash with nothing but news of the possible deal, here are the basics. United laid off the man-with-a-million-hair-styles in 2012 to Juventus after only making three appearances.

Having done phenomenally well at Juve, United look to get back the dynamic midfielder. After having two bids rejected, United have tabled a bid for roughly £100m.

Both clubs have apparently agreed on a figure, but disputes arise over agent fees.

Currently, Juve still refuse to pay a percentage of the agent fee, or in fact any of it. Hype has died down however still no deal done has been done, and neither side looks any closer to concluding.

Romelu Lukaku – ChelseaRomelu Lukaku

After making just ten apps in his previous Chelsea stint, Lukaku had been on loan to West Bromwich and Albion, as well as current club Everton, before making a more permanent move to the Toffees.

Two seasons later and Chelsea is hunting for his signature once again. Currently on their second bid, after having their first £57m bid rejected, Chelsea are looking to now spend £67m on the Belgian International.

This is however still roughly £7m short of what Everton was originally asking. With no news from either side regarding the bid, could this one be done before Pogba’s has concluded?

Didier Drogba – ChelseaDidier Drogba

Should they lose out on Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea could call on their Ivorian legend to come and help out on loan.

Having left Chelsea in 2014 for China and subsequently Turkey, Didier is now a prominent figure in the MLS with Montreal Impact.

This, however, would not be his first time back home, having come back for one season in 2014/2015. This was also the last time Chelsea won the league, but with struggling form last season and the ejection of The Chosen One (Jose Mourinho) from his managerial position, Chelsea could be looking to draw for their talismanic star one more time.

Bastian Schweinsteiger – Bayern MunichBastian Schweinsteiger

With an ever-growing midfield and after being told he is free to leave Manchester United, by current manager Jose Mourinho, Schweinsteiger could be back on his way home to Bayern Munich.

Since being pulled from the youth team at Bayern, it looked like the World Cup winning German would never leave.

However, last season’s window saw just that. With this said, he has hardly had the best of starts with the club, only making a total of 18 appearances and scoring only one goal.

The now out of favour player could see himself asking for his place back where he came from and subsequently adding to his 8 Bundesliga trophies and one Champions League trophy won at the club.

Theo Walcott – SouthamptonTheo Walcott

One of two Arsenal players that could see themselves heading back to The Saints, the other being Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Having been at The Gunners for over a decade now, Theo has solidified himself as one of the most memorable players in the modern era of the club.

Some think for good reasons, showing his unwavering patriotism to the club through contract scares and rivals calling, but others maybe for his falling short of being where he should be after ten years at the club.

Hailed as one of the up-and-coming talents of years passed, he could be out on loan should Arsenal secure a more formidable force in front of goal, e.g. current interest Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon). The same could be said for the Ox.


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