Written by Billy Cox
Scott Parker has added experience to his defence, bringing in full-back Ryan Fredericks from West Ham United on a free in a 2-year deal. Parker also added Midfielder Joe Rothwell on a free for 4 years, the former Manchester United Academy product. Rothwell earned his trade at Oxford United before moving to Blackburn in 2018.
Arsenal will be rubbing their hands as they managed to acquire the services of Brazilian star Gabriel Jesus. The attacker has penned a deal to be in London for 5 years. With an exciting attacking team from the previous season, Arteta will be salivating at the thought of terrorising opposition defences with his new 45 Million Pound addition. Arteta wasn’t happy enough with just one new face arriving at the Emirates. He also welcomed Porto attacking Midfielder Fabio Vieira to add depth to the attacking third of the pitch. The Portuguese star collected player of the tournament at the European Under 21 Championships 2021. He also played a key part in Porto completing a domestic double in 2021. Arteta has continued his belief in youngsters as he has brought in Sau Paulo forward Marquinhos, the 19-year old won the Compeonato Paulista in 2021.
Steven Gerrard has wasted no time in bringing in new characters to Villa Park as he saw enough from on-loan Phillipe Coutinho last season to acquire the talented Brazilian on a 5-year deal. To add steel to their midfield, Villa got their hands on young 22-year-old French star Boubacar Kamara. The defensive midfielder arrives after securing a runners-up spot in Ligue 1 and reaching the semi-finals of the Europa Conference League. Gerrard didn’t stop there however as they also brought in Sevilla centre-back Diego Carlos. The Brazilian defender is an Olympic gold medalist and Europa League winner. Experienced Robin Olsen who spent the second half of last season on loan at Villa Park has made a permanent move for an undisclosed fee. Gerrard has also brought in Ludwig Augustinsson, the Swedish international has signed on a season-long loan.
The Bees have acquired 20-year-old Scotland defender Aaron Hickey from Italian side, Bologna. The youngster has signed a 4 year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Graham Potter has snapped up 18 year old Paraguayan Julio Enciso from Libertad Asuncion. Potter is showing huge faith in the youngster who at the current time has 11 goals and 3 assists in 14 league appearances. The youngster has a bag of potential which was shown as he made his Paraguay debut in 2021 at the tender age of 17. The Brighton boss is showing his attacking philosophy as he has also brought in 20-year-old striker Simon Adingra from FC Nordsjaelland. The Ivorian has penned a 4-year deal, keeping him at Brighton until 2026.
With big names departing Stamford Bridge this summer, Thomas Tuchel has secured the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City and will be eager to bring in replacements to move towards catching Liverpool and Manchester City.
Palace boss Patrick Vieira is looking to youth to add to an already youthful exciting squad. He has shown his tactics by signing 18-year-old winger Malcolm Ebiowei. Ebiowei made his Derby County debut at 18 years of age. The Eagles chairman Steve Parish is excited by the potential of the young winger and is delighted by getting him on board. Ex-Arsenal captain Vieira knows the importance of having a trustworthy man in between the sticks. This is why he has acquired the safe hands of Sam Johnstone of West Bromwich Albion. The 29-year-old has signed a 4 year deal with the eagles. Patrick Vieira has put his trust in Lens midfielder Cheick Doucoure. The midfielder joins on a 5-year deal. He helped Lens achieve a 7th place finish in Ligue 1 in 2021.
The toffees have brought in experienced Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski on a free for 4 years. The defender will bring toughness, leadership and a no-nonsense old-school art of defending.
Fulham fans will be licking their lips at the knowledge that they have captured Portuguese star Palhinha from Sporting Lisbon. The 26-year-old has penned a deal until 2027 with an additional 12 months as an option. The London club have brought in Andreas Pereira from Manchester United for an undisclosed fee. He has penned a 4 year deal with an option to extend for an additional year.
Jesse Marsch has utilised his RB connections as he has acquired two Salzburg additions and one Leipzig. Brenden Aaronson links up with his former manager Marsch after previously helping his boss collect the Austrian league title and cup double. The whites have also welcomed Salzburg centre-back Rasmus Kristensen who was also involved in the league and cup triumphs for Salzburg, under Marsch’s reign. USA international Tyler Adams has also joined the Yorkshire club on a 5-year contract, the 23-year-old joins for an undisclosed fee. Jesse Marsch has welcomed Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord. The winger has signed a contract until 2027 for an undisclosed fee. The winger helped Feyenoord finish 3rd in the Eredivisie and reach the Conference Europa League Final. The 23-year-old was named as young player of the season for the Conference Europa League and also made the team of the tournament.
German Jurgen has brought in sought-after attacker Darwin Nunez from Benfica. The Uruguayan arrives in Merseyside after 48 goals in 85 appearances for Benfica after 2 years in all competitions. Young right-back Calvin Ramsey has arrived from Aberdeen after impressing in the SPL. The young defender was named Scottish Football Writers Association’s Young Player of the year for 2021/2022. Klopp also added more youth to his side as he captured Fulham Maestro Fabio Carvahlo. The 19-year-old was named in the PFA Team of the year for the championship after helping the London-based club achieve promotion and crowned champions.
With an already huge squad depth, Manchester City have shown their intentions to evolve in the upcoming season. Norwegian Goliath Erling Haaland has chosen to showcase his talent at the Etihad. The colossal striker has dedicated 5 years to Pep Guardiola's gifted squad. The Scandinavian racked up an impressive 86 goals in 89 appearances in two and a half seasons with Borussia Dortmund. Many a defence will be biting their nails at the thought of facing the talented attacker. Yorkshire native Kalvin Phillips has left his home comforts, departing from the whites to take an enormous step up in the footballing world as he joins the ranks of the English champions. Pep Guardiola is known to be a big fan of the midfielder and his versatility. The England international has signed a 6-year deal keeping him at the club until at least 2028.
Dutch youngster Tyrell Malacia has been snatched up on a 4 year deal with the option of a 1-year extension. He is described as a dynamic, exciting prospect with a tonne of experience for a 22-year-old.
Eddie Howe has brought in Burnley number one Nick Pope for an undisclosed fee. The stopper has signed a 4-year contract with the Geordies. 26-year-old full-back Matt Targett has also joined the Magpies on a 4-year deal. Dutch defender Sven Botman has also jumped on board the black and white ship after a number of interested clubs were after the defenders signature. Botman was a member of the Lille side that won the Ligue 1 title in 2021. He has captained his national side at under 21 level aswell as being called up for the full senior side in 2020. The Ajax academy product brings experience and has played Champions League and Europa League football.
After reaching the elite level of English football after so much passed time, Forest will want to stay there. Manchester United number two, Dean Henderson has joined on loan for the upcoming season. The stopper has not been shy in letting his frustrations be known that he wants to play first-team football. Could he be a key factor in Nottinghams' return to the top flight being remembered as an unmistakable one. Nigerian powerhouse forward Taiwo Awoniyi has arrived at the City Ground for a club-record fee. The 24-year-old has penned a 5-year deal arriving from German outfit Union Berlin. The attacker racked up 20 goals in 43 games across all competitions. He also helped Berlin achieve a 5th place finish in the league and qualification for the Europa League for the first time since 2001-02. Forest will be looking to sure up their defence and have brought in two defenders, Moussa Niakhate ( Mainz ) and Giulian Biancone ( Troyes ). 26-year-old Niakhate captained Mainz to an 8th place finish in 2021. He joins on a 3-year deal with a 1-year extension option. 22-year-old Frenchman Biancone has also penned a 3-year deal. Left-back Omar Richards of Bayern Munich has moved to Nottingham on a 4-year contract. The former Fulham and Reading player returns to England after a season in Germany. Steve Cooper has also managed to persuade Wales international Neco Williams to jump on board as he has signed a 4-year contract. The 21-year-old has played in the Champions League and Premier League already and also the Championship to help Fulham claim the Title and promotion back to the top flight.
The Saints have brought in sought-after Joe Aribo from Glasgow Rangers. The 25-year-old midfielder has been a constant in the Glasgow outfits starting 11. The midfielder recorded 26 goals in 149 appearances over three seasons in Scotland. Aribo will be with the Saints until 2026. St Mary’s have also welcomed 20-year-old defender Armel Bella Kotchap from VFL Bochum. The defender has penned a 4-year deal and offers experience despite his youthful age, racking up 74 appearances for Bochum. Southampton also have acquired the services of goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu of Manchester City. 20-year-old Bazunu who has 10 caps for the Republic Of Ireland, moves to Southampton on a 5-year deal. Midfielder Romeo Lavia (18) of Manchester City has penned a deal keeping at St Mary’s until 2027. The youngster formerly of Anderlecht, is a tenacious ball-winning midfielder.
Antonio Conte has let his intentions be known with 7 deals and arguably the best deals out of any team in the league. Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster have both joined on a free, the Croatian Perisic brings invaluable experience after arriving from Inter Milan. A Champions League winner, Bundesliga winner and Serie A winner. Also, part of the Bayern Munich treble-winning side, Ivan defines versatility as he can play in a number of positions. The Croatian also scored in a World Cup final despite being on the losing side. Goliath Forster has dedicated his time until 2024 with the London club. He has a volume of experience, 134 Premier League appearances with 42 clean sheets. He was a member of Celtics treble-winning side in 2019. A number of clubs have had their eyes on promising dynamic midfielder Ives Bissouma. After impressing under Graham Potter at Brighton and Hove Albion, Conte wasted no time in getting his man. The Mali international has penned a 4-year deal. Bissouma played a key part in Brightons 9th place finish in the Premier League, the highest top-flight finish in the clubs history. The talented midfielder also scored a decisive semi-final goal for Mali in the Africa Cup Of Nations to reach the final, they would finish runners up. Marmite Brazilian Richarlison has jumped ship from Everton to Tottenham in a 5-year deal. Conte is willing to take the risk on the 25-year-old who has 48 goals in 173 games. The temperamental attacker lead his country to summer Olympic gold as he finished as the tournament top scorer with 5 goals. Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet has also joined on a season-long loan, he won the La Liga title in his first season at the Nou Camp as well as the 2021 Copa del Rey.
WEST HAM UNITED
Morrocan defender Nayef Aguerd joins the Hammers from French outfit Rennes on a 5-year deal. David Moyes has also permanently got his hands on Alphonse Areola after a season-long loan last year at the London Stadium. He will remain at the club until 2027 with a 1-year extension option. The French stopper played a key part in West Hams Europa League campaign in 2021, having kept 5 clean sheets and conceding only 8. Moyes has also utilised the Championship, bringing in Swansea midfielder Flynn Downes. Joining for an undisclosed fee on a 5-year deal with a 1-year extension option. Described as a gifted passer strong in the tackle and all-round combative.