The transfer window is always an exciting time for football fans around the globe. With Premier League clubs ready to spend the big bucks, it will be really exciting to see the newest additions to the best league in the world. Here let’s take a look at the top five transfers that have taken place so far.
1. Fred – Manchester United:
The latest addition to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United could be the most significant piece to the midfield puzzle. He is expected to bring both dynamism and the much-needed control to the United midfield. His addition would mean that Paul Pogba will have much more freedom to express himself and we all know what Pogba is capable of when he is at his free best. United fans will expect the Brazilian to light up the Premier League.
KEY STAT: Fred has made the most tackles and has completed the most passes for Shakhtar Donetsk in last season’s champions league.
We want to see plenty of @Fred08Oficial's smile this season! 😁Here's something you guys will enjoy, too 👇
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 13, 2018
2. Felipe Anderson – West Ham United:
West Ham have broken their bank and signed the Brazilian sensation from Lazio for a club record fee. He is coming at the back of a rather quiet season for Lazio but there is no doubt he has all the talent to be a success in the Premier League. His creative style will be vital to Pellegrini’s team especially in the final third of the pitch.
KEY STAT: In the 2016/17 season, Anderson completed 117 dribbles, more than any other player for Lazio in the Serie A.
The way Westham is recruiting would even make the big clubs think twice when preparing to play them, is this the season they do a Leicester or Blackburn? Not sure though but this is football and in football anything and everything is very very possible. Filipe Anderson of Wakanda pic.twitter.com/ttOFYEodks
— EDAFE MATTHEW ESEOGHENE (@ELEGBETE1) July 15, 2018
3. Luca Torreira – Arsenal
An exciting ball winning midfielder and a tactical genius, Torreira is exactly what Arsenal have yearned for over the past years. He is only 22 and the Gunners have bought him for a bargain price. Arsenal fans will be really excited to watch this young man go all guns blazing at the Emirates.
KEY STAT: He made 101 tackles last season, making him one of the top three players at the Serie A last season.
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We saw your photoshop before it was #TimeForTorreira…
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 18, 2018
4. Jorginho – Chelsea
Sarri will look to bring his unique playing style to Chelsea and him acquiring the services of his Napoli playmaker he will find it a lot easier come the new Premier League season. Jorginho has been the pass master of Serie A last season and his tidy use of the ball should quickly win over the Blues faithful at Stamford Bridge.
KEY STAT: Jorginho made 3197 passes for Napoli last season, the most by any player in the top five leagues.
5. Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City
It was no secret that Mahrez wanted to move to Premier League giants Manchester City last January, and he finally got his dream move this time around. A record signing for City, but that doesn’t guarantee him a starting spot and will have to prove to Pep that he is worth all the money.
KEY STAT: Mahrez ranks among the top players in the Premier League for dribbles and chances created over the last three seasons and there is no doubt over his ability what so ever. The good news is that Mahrez is odds-on to add a second Premier League winners medal.
Mahrez: "The Champions League is for big clubs and Manchester City are a big club." 💪
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) July 12, 2018