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Smash the Follow for These 3 Transfer Window Gurus

World soccer is about to have a big summer. Here’s how to get the best and freshest information.

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Transfer windows in the soccer world are among the most exciting times to be a fan. They provide an opportunity for some teams to strengthen their rosters and sell underperforming players, while also giving fans absurd rumors. (The number of teams Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been linked with is almost comical.) 

But at the end of the day, the fans still read the gossip because, for the most part, their teams are basically their religion. Although many people claim to have the inside scoop and know all about the market, this oversaturated industry actually has a handful of must-follow scoop artists. Here are our top three most trusted soccer follows and why you should read their predictions for this summer’s transfer window.

Gianluca Di Marzio

Di Marzio has to be up there as one of the most trusted names in transfer rumors. He has more than 1.5 million combined Facebook and Twitter followers and is a reporter for Sky Sports. His most notable hit was when he announced that Pep Guardiola was becoming the new Bayern Munich manager. He is known to engage a lot with his audience on Twitter and is the hottest news source on social media during every transfer window. His positive relationship with players and agents is a result of his tremendous work.

Fabrizio Romano

A reporter for Sky Sports, The Guardian, CalcioMercato.com and Di Marzio, Fabrizio Romano is another Italian transfer guru who mainly holds a strong presence on Twitter.  He has gained a lot of respect from the soccer community, as he is always dead-on with most of the transfer rumors he projects. Like Di Marzio, he engages a lot with his fans and is credited by a lot of top social media profiles such as B/R Football, Sky Sports and CalcioMercato. 

Guillem Balagué

Of these three reporters, Guillem Balagué is the only one with a strong presence on YouTube, where he runs his own channel in a vlog style. He is a pundit on the Spanish show Revista de la Liga on Sky Sports and has written for top newspapers in Britain and Spain. He is a prominent voice in Spanish soccer, having written about it for the past 20 years. He has more than a million followers on Twitter; has contributed work to BBC Sport, AS and El Partidazo; and regularly writes columns for Goal.com.

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