With #TransferDeadlineDay fast approaching, Twitter has collected a vast amount of transfer related information from this summer and compiled it showing what players are generating the most activity and where that activity is taking place. Very interesting. This visualization above shows geographically where conversations around the big deals has played out since July 1st.
Since the window opened on July 1st the player who has driven the most Tweets related to rumored transfer activity is Arturo Vidal. There have been more than one million mentions relating to his potential move to Manchester United. The top 5 are:
1) Arturo Vidal, 2) Sami Khedira, 3) Marco Reus, 4) Radamel Falcao, 5) Mats Hummels
In terms of the major deals involving Premier League clubs that have already gone through, the five that have seen the most Twitter discussion are:
1) Angel Di Maria, 2) Luis Suarez, 3) Alexis Sanchez, 4) Mario Balotelli, 5) Diego Costa
In terms of all transfer conversation (Done deals & rumored), the three players that have caused the greatest volumes of Tweets around transfer talk this summer are:
1) Angel Di Maria, 2) Luis Suarez, 3) James Rodriguez
The season starts with more than 60% of Premier League players now on Twitter. Tottenham begins the season with 76% of their 1st team on Twitter – highest of any Premier League team at present.
All 20 Premier League Clubs are on Twitter, as well as two managers – @RonaldKoeman and @GarryMonk16