Bruno Fernandes stayed in Alvalade. However, several clubs secured some last-minute transfers that might prove to be important for the season that is now starting. Stay up to date about every move…
Arsenal made some adjustments to the machine
After having made one of the biggest transfers of the summer by hiring Nicolás Pepe from Lille by 80 million Euros, Arsenal have now made the final adjustments recently, bringing in David Luiz from Chelsea with the intention of adding quality and experience to their defensive sector.
On the other hand, they allowed one of the most promising players of their roster leave, Alex Iwobi, for Everton, who paid around 30 million Euros for the talented Nigerian attacking midfielder that stood out on the Cup of African Nations.
With the arrivals of Nicolas Pepe, Dani Ceballos and David Luiz, Arsenal reinforced themselves in practically all sectors of the pitch, with the objective of becoming more solid than they were last season, highlighting that the attacking duo formed by Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should continue to be the biggest weapon of Unai Emery’s Gunners.
Arsenal continues to be far from the title fight in England, and it would be a great surprise in case they were able to fight for it in 2019/20.
Right now, the club has odds of 40.00 to win the Premier League title this season on Bet365. The club from London is even the one with the highest odds amongst the top 6 in this market.
Manchester United already found an agreement with Romelu Lukaku
The expected departure of the Belgian attacker Romelu Lukaku was confirmed right at the end of the transfer window, with Inter Milan being interested in his services, paying 66 million Euros by the powerful goal scorer.
This sale from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team seems to confirm a clear change of scenario going into this new season, where the Red Devils should rely on a more versatile and less positional attack.
With the youngsters Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial with a lot of importance on that move and Alexis Sanchez probably reclaiming his spot on the starting line-up. United should become a much quicker side.
On the other hand, the team from Old Trafford didn’t play around when it comes to reinforcing their defence. Harry Maguire is one of the most promising defenders in English football at 26 years of age and he cost 87 million Euros to the club from Manchester.
Besides that acquisition, the right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka also came from Crystal Palace for 55 million Euros to replace the veteran Antonio Valencia that returned to his country to probably end his career playing for LDU Quito.
Tottenham signed two midfielders at last minute
With a transfer window where they were constantly being threatened by the potential departure of Christian Eriksen, and with the market of the other European leagues only closing at the end of the month, Tottenham didn’t want to risk having their midfield destroyed and
made two last-minute moves.
Giovani Lo Celso arrived from Real Betis on loan with a buying option at the end of the season in case he convinces Mauricio Pochettino and Ryan Sessegnon arrived by 27 million Euros from the recently promoted Fulham.
Lo Celso clearly arrives for Eriksen’s place, while Sessegnon is a signing for the future, because the young English midfielder is only 19 years old, but he has already been giving signs of a great composure on the pitch, as we could see throughout last season.
It seems like Lo Celso came as an alternative to Bruno Fernandes since Sporting rejected a proposal of 60 million Euros + 10 for objectives.
Marco Silva’s Everton with a high-quality roster
While other clubs have been reinforcing their rosters, Everton managed to maintain their core of last season and still signed some players that might be useful in the near future.
Moise Kean from Juventus has been one of the most sounding acquisitions of the club, but also Gbamin that comes from Mainz and appears to be an excellent defensive midfielder.
The club also made some other wise moves, guaranteeing the services of the talented Alex Iwobi from Arsenal and, in my opinion, this Everton will have one of the strongest rosters outside the top 6 this season, and the youth of a lot of their players opens up excellent perspectives for the future.
After they also ensured the permanence of André Gomes definitively and having signed Fabian Delph from Manchester City, I wouldn’t be surprised if Everton was one of the sensation clubs of the season.
They have odds of 3.30 to finish amongst the top 7 spots of the Premier League on 1xbet and, honestly, I see that being perfectly doable, with Marco Silva only needing to maintain control over a set of very talented young players.