Podolski is a decent move, could make a difference if he embraces the club. But the team still needs to make a lot of moves to be competitive in the Champions League, we're bound to be out in the group stage as things stand.
Caught the Argentina-Paraguay Copa America Semi Final match yesterday. The Argentinian offensive line just isn't fair. They've got Gonzalo Higuain, Carlos Tevez and Ezequiel Lavezzi backing up Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi and Sergio Agüero.
Premier League is becoming ridiculously strong this year, mostly because of the increase in TV rights money. Teams from the lower half of the table can easily get a player from a team battling for CL/EL in other leagues. Payet -> West Ham, Shaqiri -> Stoke, Cabaye -> Crystal Palace or West Ham, Deulofeu -> Everton etc.
Milan officially signed Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano today
I think there's gonna be a mass exodus from Russia (new limit for foreigners in the team) and Ukraine (war) this summer. I hope we manage to sign Witsel, there are already contacts but he's gonna cost a lot.
Lukas Podolski officially a Galatasaray player. Good signing but we need more. A right back, a centre back, a central midfielder (if Felipe Melo leaves) and a forward, namely. Rivals Fenerbahçe is going on a rampage of transfers. Already signed the top goalscorer of last season, Simon Kjaer, added two players from Porto, Nani is almost a done deal, and they're on the verge of signing RvP as well. Beşiktaş is rather quiet, but they sold a couple of players (including Demba Ba) and got €30 million in return, I expect them to make a splash as well. The league could get a lot stronger this year and this has much to do with the lifting of the foreign player quota.
Pirlo played for Inter before Milan. There's no betrayal for Milan's side. They offered him a 1 year deal, that means a mindset of "He's going to retire soon". That's an insult for a player of Pirlo's quality.