Following up the chaotic and unpredictable 2013/14 season the recently concluded 2014/15 season was bit of a drag with Chelsea coming out on top as the runaway champions and Manchester City, Arsenal & Manchester United completing the top 4.
Over a month has passed since the end of last season and the 2015/16 season is already upon us. All 20 of the Premier League teams have been busy strengthening themselves in a bid to improve on what they achieved last season.
This will be the first of the weekly transfer checks we’ll be doing at Football Betting so you’ll never miss a transfer deal if we have something to do about it.
Premier League Transfers So Far:
Liverpool Transfer Talk – Can Rodgers get it right the 2nd time?
Liverpool have been the most active Premier League team in the transfer window so far, as of today they’ve added six new signings to their already packed squad.
Similar to the last summer transfer window when they had to replace Luis Suarez, Liverpool this time has to replace one of the greatest players to have played for them in Steven Gerrard.
Liverpool’s first official signing this summer was James Milner whom they got from Manchester City on a Free transfer.
In a bid to further fill the void left by Gerrard they’ve also added Brazilian Roberto Firmino to bolster their midfield.
The Liverpool additions so far: –
- James Milner (From Manchester City – Free)
- Roberto Firmino ( From Hoffenheim for 41€ million) – Yet to undergo medical
- Nathaniel Clyne ( From Southampton for 17.6€ million)
- Danny Ings ( From Burnley – Free)
- Joe Gomez ( From Charlton for 4.9 million)
- Adam Bogdan ( From Bolton – Free)
New and Hungry – Tyrone Mings AFC Bournemouth Top Star
AFC Bournemouth who are getting ready for their first ever season in the top flight of English football have already added six new additions to their squad though most of ’em are on free transfer.
The most notable of those six new additions is the 22yr old defender Tyrone Mings who was bought from Ipswich for 11.3€ million.
Mings who was really impressive for Ipswich in the Championship last season and will have a big part to play in Bournemouth’s bid to stay in the Premier League next season.
Other Bournemouth additions so far: –
- Arthur Boruc ( From Southampton – Free)
- Adam Federici ( From Reading – Free)
- Christian Atsu ( From Chelsea – Loan)
- Joshua King ( From Blackburn – Free)
- Sylvain Distin ( From Everton – Free)
The Champions Chelsea New Players
Heading into the 2015/16 Premier League season Chelsea do look as the front-runners to win the title for a second time in a row.
The Blues already have a squad filled with players of immense quality who have been together for a number of years but Mourinho ain’t gonna settle for it and has already let his intentions known by further adding to their formidable strike force by signing Colombian international Radamel Falcao on loan.
Falcao as we all know didn’t have a great time during his first stint in the Premier League with Manchester United last season but if anyone can bring the best out of Falcao then it is Jose Mourinho.
It is reported that Falcao has taken a significant pay cut to join the blues and his salary is somewhere around 140,000£ per week.
This is what Radamel Falcao is capable of:
Chelsea do have the option of permanently signing Falcao for 35£ million at the end of the season. Falcao coming to Chelsea sees him reunited with his former Atletico Madrid striker partner Diego Costa, the pair famously played together during Atletico’s 2013 Copa del Rey triumph over Real Madrid.
19 year old Brazilian Nathan Allan de Souza was Chelsea’s first signing this transfer window and he was bought from Atlético Paranaense for 6.2€ million.
The Hopefuls Transfers
Citizens Transfer Talk
Last season’s runners-up Manchester City are one among the few Premier League teams yet to make new addition to their squad this season but if the rumors are to be believed then the young Liverpool wonder-kid Raheem Sterling who has been pushing for a move away from the Merseyside club is set to be City’s first addition this transfer window. City will have to pay somewhere in the north of 45£ million if the deal is to go through.
Another name that has been linked with City a lot over the last month has been Juventus star Paul Pogba. City are reportedly willing to pay Juventus around 70£ million to secure the French international’s signing but may well have to battle Barcelona for it. If the Pogba transfer doesn’t work out then are rumored to move for Napoli midfielder Marek Hamsik.
Red Devils Transfers
Manchester United being Manchester United have been linked with almost anyone that can kick a ball around but Memphis Depay remains their only summer signing thus far whom they bought from PSV for a fee of 34€ million.
Memphis Depay no doubt looks to be a fantastic signing for United. The Dutch winger was fantastic for PSV last season scoring 28 goals for them in all competitions.
Players coming in from the Eredivisie usually have a hard time settling into the Premier League but Depay who has already been hailed by Ryan Giggs as “superstar material” looks to be someone that can help United in challenging Chelsea and more importantly stay in the top 4 next season.
Sergio Ramos has been someone that has been heavily linked with Manchester United for the past month but it is reported that if this deal is too happen then David De Gea who was United’s best player by a mile last season would have to go the other way.
*More recently it is said Manchester United will sign Thomas Muller, the german captain from Bayern Munich.
Though Arsenal have made only a single signing till now it has been by far the most conversational signing up till now. Petr Cech who has been a loyal Chelsea servant for the past 11 years finally decided to call time on his Chelsea career after being frustrated at playing the second fiddle to Thibaut Courtouis last season. Cech has joined fellow title contenders Arsenal in a deal which has been said to be worth 14€ million.
- Juanmi ( From Malaga to Southampton for 7€ million)
- Maarten Stekelenburg ( From Fulham to Southampton – Loan)
- Cedric Soares ( From Sporting Lisbon to Southampton for 5€ million)
- Andre Ayew ( From Marseille to Swansea City- Free)
- Franck Tabanou ( From Saint Etienne to Swansea City for 5.5€ million)
- Kristoffer Nordfeldt ( From Heerenveen to Swansea City for undisclosed fee)
- Christian Fuchs ( From Schalke to Leicester City- Free)
- Robert Huth ( From Stoke City to Leicester City – Undisclosed fee)
- Shinji Okazaki ( From Mainz to Leicester City for 10€ million)
- Kevin Wimmer ( From FC Koln to Tottenham for 5.8€ million)
- Kieran Trippier ( From Burnley to Tottenham for 4.9€ million)
- Sebastian Prodl (From Werder Bremen to Watford – Free)]
- Giedrius Arlauskis ( From Steaua to Watford – Free)
- James McClean ( From Wigan to West Brom for 2.1€ million)
- Dimitri Payet ( From Marseille to West Ham for 15€ million)
- Pedro Obiang (From Sampdoria to West Ham for 6€ million)
- Joselu ( From Hannover to Stoke City for 8€ million)
- Youssouf Mulumbu ( From West Brom to Norwich City – Free)
- Gerard Deulofeu ( From Barcelona to Everton for 6€ million)
- Scott Sinclair ( From Manchester City to Aston Villa for 3.4€ million)
- Eder ( From Sporting Braga to Swansea City for 7.5€ million)
- Jose Holebas ( From Roma to Watford for 2.5€ million)
- Matej Vydra ( From Udinese to Watford – Fee undisclosed)
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