With the most preseason tournaments getting under way later this month, let’s take a look at the 5 impact transfers of the summer in the Barclay’s Premier League. Now the transfer market does not close until August 31, so teams still have enough time to make other moves.
5. Ederson, Goalkeeper, Manchester City £35m
Coming over from Benfica, the 23 year old Brazilian is the goalkeeper of the future for Manchester City and second year manager, Pep Guardiola. Appearing in 37 games last season in Portugal, look for him to break into Pep’s first team very early in his career. Ederson has good reflexes, and can make long throws to get the counter-attack started.
4. Mohamed Salah, Right Wing, Liverpool £42m
Salah saw his transfer value sky rocket this past season, by scoring 19 goals and adding 11 assists for the Italian Side, Roma. Liverpool adds another speedy winger to play alongside Sadio Mane, who also had a breakout season last year. Jurgen Klopp can use these players at the same time, or interchangeably.
3. Bernardo Silva, Right Midfielder, Manchester City £50m
In one of the first major signings of the summer, Man City brought in the 22 year old attacking-minded right midfielder from Monaco, to whom they lost in the Champion League. Pep got a good look at who this guy was during that tournament. Silva scored 11 goals and added 10 assists in all competitions last season. Signing another player that can play either wing, will allow last seasons assist leader, Kevin De Bruyne, to play more central.
2. Romelu Lukaku, Striker, Manchester United £75m
This signing, just coming today, gives the Red Devils a strong, tall striker that will produce goals no matter what. Scoring 25 times last season for Everton, the 24 year old from Belgium, will look to take Manchester United back to the forefront of English Football. He will replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who left the club for the LA Galaxy, after suffering a knee injury last season.
- Alexandre Lacazette, Striker, Arsenal £52m
This signing was made official yesterday, and Arsenal have finally got their goalscorer they have been looking for to take them to the next level. The French 26 year old will look to follow in the footsteps of legend, Thierry Henry, who was also French and played at Arsenal. Lacazette scored 37 goals in all competitions last season. Accumulating over 3000 minutes of play last year, he has proved that he is also very durable. Get ready for the Lacazette takeover this season.
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