Transfers have rocked and tilted the balance of the English Premier League
The English premier league is kicking off this weekend, and the defending champions Manchester City were not active in the transfer window as any other team. The team manager Pep Guardiola only signed one significant player in the name of Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City in a $104.5 million swoop. The speedy winger bolsters the team’s already impressive attacking talent though they missed out on Jorginhoan Italian Midfielder who opted for Chelsea another title contender. The EPL champions combine of world-class talent and youthful swagger still makes them favourites to retain the title at the end of the 2018-2019 seasons.
Among the top four teams in the English Premier League includes the likes of, Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal who have found the fighting for the European Champions league spot an uphill task in the previous 2 seasons. My focus for today is mainly on how these teams acted on the transfer window which is almost coming to an end on August 9 rather than August 31 as before through a voting by the teams participating in the 2018-2019 season.
Manchester city’s main rivals Manchester United acquired the services of Fred and Diago Dalot but Lee Grant was to follow over the next 2 months as the team’s manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated by the club’s lack of dealings. Chelsea’s new Boss Maurizio Sarri feels his squad is complete after signing of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga and midfielder Mateo Kovacic though they lost the services of first-choice goalkeeper Courtois to Real Madrid.
Arsenal Parted ways with their longest-serving manager Arsene Wenger and replaced him with Unai Emery, the new boss have signed Mateo Guendouzi, Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichsteiner, Sokratis,Lucas Torreira but had to let go Chuba akpom, Takuma, Santi Cazora, Matt macey, lucas Perez and Jack Wilshere.
Liverpool the Champions league Final losers agreed terms with Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Alisson and parted ways with Emre, Yan Dhanda, Andrew firth, Jon Flangan, Toni Gomes, Paulo Alves, Mich’El Parker, Jordan Williams and Ovie Ejaria.
Tottenham So far has made no signings with the manager Mauricio Pochettino highlighting Brexit and the team’s new stadium as the main reasons they have made no signings.
With the transfer window deadline almost coming to an end I expect the teams to make signings and there are some teams to watch this season. There is Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal. With the world cup surprises, it is a guarantee that football fans are going to have a big and exciting premier league season.