One of the most intriguing transfer windows of all time is finally coming to an end today however there still seems to be a lot of unfinished business amongst the big clubs. All the clubs have decided to splash the cash this summer as last season not a lot of money was spent due to COVID-19. Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea have all surpassed the £100m mark this summer. Even after spending so much money, transfer deadline day Is well renowned as where clubs decide to go all out to sign players. Below I will be doing an overview of the transfer business of the big 6 and the likely ins and outs on deadline day.
Manchester City’s last gasp for a striker
Manchester City’s marquee signing this year has been Aston Villa’s ex-captain, Jack Grealish, the club signed the English attacking midfielder for £100m. Jack Grealish piled up 16G/A with Aston Villa in the last season and it looks only upwards for the 25- year old as now he’s working under Pep Guardiola who has a reputation for improving players. Aside from this, Manchester City has been very active in the market looking for a striker as they have been openly linked to both Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Unfortunately for them, Tottenham denied selling their main man and Cristiano Ronaldo decided to return home to the red side of Manchester. Even though Pep Guardiola stated Man City will not show any more interest in Strikers this window, it wouldn’t surprise anybody if they end up bidding for Robert Lewandowski who wants a different challenge from Bayern and as he’s previously worked with Pep Guardiola this could be a very realistic link-up.
Manchester City could also be in the market for a left-back as Benjamin Mendy’s off-field antics means he’s been indefinitely suspended by the club. As far as outgoings go it is highly likely that Bernardo Silva is going to leave the club, the Portuguese midfielder is unhappy with his role in Manchester City and is not getting regular playtime. Reports are that AC Milan could be in to sign Bernardo Silva on a loan move with an option to buy. FC Barcelona is also interested but it’s highly unlikely due to the financial crises they’re undergoing.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Back where he belongs
Manchester United has strengthened a lot of areas that needed reinforcement last year and brought back their best-ever player in Cristiano Ronaldo. This has considerably boosted their marketing shares and is a great signing as nobody knows how to get a goal better than Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s signing will allow the likes of Greenwood and Rashford to learn what it takes to be at the top level. Signing Jadon Sancho for £75m and Raphael Varane for £30m they have filled up the slight holes they had in their squad with world-class talent.
On the final day, the club is not linked to bringing in any players but there still seem to be some players that will be offloaded. Young talent Axel Tuanzebe has gone back on loan to Aston Villa and Brandon Williams to Norwich city. Daniel James who was close to signing with Leeds United two years ago is likely to join them for £25million as his stint at Manchester United hasn’t been impressive.
Formiddable Chelsea squad tipped to be Premier League favourites
European Champions Chelsea has spent £95M on one player, star striker Romelu Lukaku who from his first two appearances seems to fit Chelsea’s system perfectly. Chelsea has also allowed a lot of their youth players to leave, selling Fikayo Tomori for £25 to AC Milan, Tammy Abraham to Roma.
This window has been great for Chelsea and they strengthened the squad. With having offloaded enough players Chelsea is edging closer to sign Jules Kunde from Spanish club Sevilla for £70m. The France international did not travel with Sevilla for their away game showing he wants to leave and it’s highly likely for this move to go through by the end of today.
Are Liverpool back ?
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has insisted there’s no need for more signings this season, only signing one Centre-back Ibrahim Konate from RB Leipzig for £35M. The manager is happy getting his fully fit squad back after last season was disrupted with 10 plus first-team players being injured at various stages of the season. Despite having links with Brighton Midfielder Yves Bissouma, Klopp is not expecting any signings to happen this transfer window, and academy prospects like Harvey Elliot, Neco Williams, and Curtis Jones are set to play a more regular role this season.
North London clubs fighting to secure European spots
This season has seen Arsenal spending £150m in the transfer window in trying to sort out their woes of finishing 8th last season. They have still had a terrible start to the premier league and lie at the bottom of the table. Ben White for £50m from Brighton and making Martin Odegaard’s loan from Real Madrid permanent for £30m are the key signings that directly improve their starting XI.
The Gunners head into deadline day mostly focusing on the Outgoings of Hector Bellerin to Italy and Ainsley-Maitland Niles who stated on social media that he wants to leave. Arsenal has received a bid for him from Everton. It is unlikely that the club will sign any more players but if they can offload the players mentioned above they might be interested in making a late push for experienced right-back Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid.
Tottenham Hotspurs biggest win in the transfer market has been keeping hold of their star striker Harry Kane who was continuously linked with a move away but publicly confirmed this week that he’s staying. Fabio Paratici, their new sporting director has done some good business by letting go of some older players in Danny Rose, Moussa Sissoko, Joe Hart, and Erik Lamela and brought in the likes of Bryan Gil a very young and well renowned Spanish talent and also Cristian Romero from Atalanta for £47M who was Serie-A defender of the year last season.
On deadline day Nuno Espirito Santos is linked with a player he has previously worked with, Adama Traore for £40m from Wolves. Spurs are also desperately in the market for a right-back and have placed a bid for Emerson Royal for £25.7m from Barcelona and this move is likely to go through before the end of the window