So last night we found out the final 2 clubs who will make up the quarter finals in the Champions League and Man City will not be one of them. Despite a 71st minute goal from the ever impressive Leroy Sane (£1.80), City crashed out on away goals after their 3-1 loss to Monaco.
The man that everyone is talking about, young Kylian Mbappe, scored an early strike and in doing so, his price shot up on the Index reaching around £1.71. Although Mbappe’s price had dipped down again by the end of the match, he will surely remain a worthwhile member of any portfolio, as there is likely to be an almighty queue for his signature this summer! Monaco have a team full of quality attacking minded players and It was Fabinho (Squad 80) and then Tiemoue Bakayoko who scored the decisive goals. Both players are not yet in the first team, but Fabinho’s goal will have done his chances no harm as he has now crept up to 80th position. Bakayoko in particular has already been linked as a possible midfielder enforcer who could be lining up in the Prem in the not too distant future and as soon as he enters the squad, he will likely make his way up upwards in no time!
Although Gabriel Jesus didn’t have a role to play in this fixture due to his injury, he still remains a player to keep a close eye on. Having recently slipped down in price, Jesus has now found himself available for £3.93. Considering the amount of buzz attention that will follow the Brazilian when he returns from injury, it may be worth getting hold of a few futures on the cheap while they are available.
Atletico also confirmed their place the final 8 for a fourth year in a row. With only Leicester City remaining to represent England, let’s hope the Foxes can continue to defy the odds! Talking of odds, it seems the odds of Romelu Lukaku (£4.25) making the switch away from Goodison Park this summer have been slashed even further. Further reports were released yesterday in which the Belgian explained that he is ready to play for a club in the Champions League; does that mean Leicester stand a chance of getting him? Probably not. There are a lot of rumblings of a possible return to Chelsea and his price broke the coveted £4.00 barrier yesterday following a 24.34% increase. As well as this, he won the first of what could be many more buzz wins over the coming weeks. While there is certainly still a lot of football to be played, it seems that Lukaku is shaping up to be one of the first summer transfer sagas and a player who will hopefully bring plenty more profits for investors!
Written by Andrew @andygrainger23