With Erling Haaland's move to Manchester City becoming official, his transfer is set to be the first big domino to fall in what is expected to be a busy summer. Many of the top talents in the world could potentially move and they'll have no shortage of suitors. One summer after we saw Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi make moves this next crop could be just as exciting. Here are the names to watch, who is expected to be interested, the best fit and a prediction for what happens to the rest of the European soccer's biggest stars.
The next big thing, the player who is set to become the new "Messi or Ronaldo," he's the hottest name in the summer transfer market. That's because of a combination of things though. First, he's just an elite talent and will only get better with multiple Ballon d'Ors possibly in his future but also his contract expires this summer, making him a free agent. PSG are at risk of losing him and potentially getting nothing in return if he does not re-sign. The Real Madrid rumors have long been there, and while there has been buzz he could stay in Paris, he has the chance to join fellow countryman Karim Benzema for a team that might just win the Champions League.
Teams expected to show interest: Real Madrid, Liverpool
Best fit: Real Madrid
Prediction: Signs five-year contract with Real Madrid