As the summer transfer window continues to heats up, many clubs are not showing any signs of slowing down in their mission to add quality players to their ranks.
Premier League giants Chelsea are — understandably — one of the busiest clubs so far having captured no less than six new players players including Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Xavier Mbuyamba, Ben Chilwell, Malang Sarr and Kai Havertz.
Liverpool, though not as active as the Blues, are also reaching agreements with clubs for new players. Having captured Kostas Tsimikason from Olympiakos, Jurgen Klopp’s side have finally sealed their long-awaited move for Bayern Munich Star Thiago Alcantara for £20m.
They have equally snatched Diogo Jota off Nuno’s watch in a deal that costs £45m.
Heading to the Etihad Stadium home of Manchester City, the Citizens haven’t spent so much like what we often see.
Nonetheless, Pep Guardiola, after failing to finalize Lionel Messi’s deal, has managed to lure the trio of Yan Couto, Pablo Moreno, and Nathan Ake to the blue part of Manchester as they hope to battle Liverpool for glory this season.
It is still very much early to rule out the City’s chances of luring high-profile players to the team before close of the transfer window.
Manchester United‘s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to pressure his employers over Jadon Shancho’s signature.
Many widespread rumors suggested last month that the Red Devils had reached an agreement with the Borussia Dortmund for the youngster but they all turned out to be mere or weightless speculations.
It is yet to be seen if the former Manchester City starlet would be allowed to join the Red Devils.
Meanwhile, as Jadon Sancho remains subject of discussion in the media, the Norwegian tactician has snapped up Donny van de Beek from Ajax in a deal worth £40m.
It should be recalled that Odion Ighalo’s loan deal was equally extended by the Old Trafford outfit. Solskjaer will hope that the two signings and subsequent additions will fortify his squad through the first half period of the campaign.
Leicester City couldn’t qualify for this season’s Champions League following a very dismal end to the 2019-20 season.
Obviously, the Foxes have put the past behind them and they are focusing on the future as they are adding new faces to the team.
Brendan Rodgers has successfully signed just Timothy Castaneda from Atalanta as he hopes to lay claims for the EPL Title. He has also prevented clubs from snatching one of his best midfielders wildfire, Wilfred Ndidi, despite rumors linking him out of the King Power Stadium.
Arsenal, they almost escape my mind, also have all it takes to compete for the prize. You would agree with me that the Gunners have seen tremendous changes since Mikel Arteta’s official presentation as manager.
Having said that, the Spanish manager is equally getting new players. Chelsea’s Willian, Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes; Saint-Etienne’s William Saliba; Flamengo’s Pablo Mari; and Southampton’s Cedric Soares have all joined the North London outfits who are definitely targeting their first League trophy in over 16 years.