The Premier League’s best summer transfer window XI revealed
The Premier League’s summer transfer window never fails to spark all sorts of surprises, excitement and heated debate. And the past few months have been no different.
Here is the best XI of the Premier League summer transfer window.
In today’s market, £10m for a 30-year-old England goalkeeper with an international pedigree seems like a no-brainer. As Eddie Howe continues his rebuild on Tyneside with the signing of Swedish striker Alexander Isak, having someone established to keep the ball out of the net could prove just as crucial as he is an exciting talent. to stick it in the back of one.
Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch’s second summer signing, Denmark full-back Rasmus Kristensen has all the attributes to become a fan favorite at Elland Road this season. Bringing an impressive mix of hard tackles and forwards, Kristensen has already shown his commitment to the cause with a fighting performance against Wolves on opening day.
Signing a four-year deal at Southampton, Germany U21 international Bella-Kotchap is certainly one to watch. The French-born player is only 20 years old but, at 6ft 2in, this quick and powerful defender is an imposing physical presence.
After a shaky start to life at Old Trafford, Argentina centre-back Lisandro Martinez’s form has improved dramatically of late, with outstanding performances against Southampton and bitter rivals Liverpool. A recipient of Manchester United’s Player of the Month award, the diminutive defender is already proving a key part of Erik ten Hag’s reign.
Arguably the most astute activity carried out during this summer’s transfer window has been that of Arsenal. At £32m signing Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City could prove something of a robbery. The Ukraine international can occupy several different positions and brings with him a very significant track record of success.
Fans of gimmicks and movies are likely to be wowed by West Ham’s latest acquisition. Brazilian playmaker Lucas Paqueta joins Lyon for a club-record £51million and his new manager is already raving about his talents after a sparkling appearance against Tottenham Hotspur. Many YouTube compilation videos are coming.
Manchester United are calling for a player like Casemiro. Combative, confident and, above all, a proven winner, the defensive-minded Brazilian will give ten Hag’s midfield the balance it desperately needs. Moreover, at 30, the former Real Madrid stalwart is still at his peak.
A Portuguese midfielder with 14 caps to his credit, João Palhinha will likely be an important cog in Marco Silva’s midfield machine. The Fulham boss splashed out £20million on the services of Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon and the 27-year-old made an immediate impact, scoring a goal in the recent 3-2 win over Brentford.
Fittingly, the former Manchester City striker is quickly being touted as something of a messiah for the red side of north London. Three goals and three assists since his arrival have helped Arsenal start their Premier League campaign with a perfect record of five out of five wins.
And, if his first five games go through, the striker-turned-pundit’s prediction for the £51million signing from Borussia Dortmund could prove true. A brace in the season opener against West Ham, a goal at Shearer’s former side Newcastle and back-to-back hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest indicate Haaland really is the real deal.
With three goals already to his name in Chelsea blue, Thomas Tuchel could well have landed a major blow by acquiring the services of his main target, Raheem Sterling. Following the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner in the summer, Sterling, along with deadline day addition Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, should provide much-needed firepower for Tuchel’s side.