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Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham … the “big” English clubs have not all started their transfer window


See you soon one month from the end of the summer transfer window, where are the main Premier League clubs in their recruitment?

Across the Channel, we have already known mercatos more agitated than this one. But in these special times, the kingdom’s clubs have reason to keep calm. If the Covid has greatly impacted clubs like everywhere in Europe, internationals have not yet returned from vacation. Added to this is the change in status of clubs like Tottenham or Arsenal, which has changed a lot of things. Few of the big names have bought a lot or have bought a lot. Overview of the start of the English transfer window where the “big guys” are quite timid.

Liverpool and Leicester are already well advanced

Although Manchester United are preparing to break the bank to attract Jadon Sancho, the English teams are showing themselves to be quite wise this year. And for good reason, the “big ones” of the Premier League may not need so much to strengthen themselves, after all, four of their clubs were present in the last four of the Champions League and the Europa League. For now, the club that holds the biggest transfer is none other than Liverpool who offered the French Ibrahima Konaté (Leipzig) for the sum of 40 million euros. Since then, we no longer hear about the Reds who have reinforced with this acquisition the only failing position of their workforce. This biggest purchase of the English transfer window is also closely followed by the transfer of Emiliano Buendia from Norwich to Aston Villa against 38.5 million euros. A surprise transfer which testifies to the new ambitions of the Villans, after their promising 11th place last season.

Only Leicester has been really active on the transfer market by investing 20 million euros in Lille’s Boubakary Soumaré as well as 30 million in young Salzburg striker Patson Daka. In addition, Ozan Kabak is announced very close to the Foxes where he would meet his Turkish compatriot, Çağlar Söyüncü. Past very close to the Champions League, Leicester hopes to succeed in qualifying there this year thanks to this promising transfer window.

Flat calm among the finalists of the LDC

Chelsea are also very discreet. The winning club of the Champions League already has a bloated workforce where all positions are doubled and does not need to upset the balance of a group that works perfectly. Only the Haaland rumor came to stir a little the summer on the side of Stamford Bridge but nothing very serious for the moment. His opponent in the final, Manchester City, is also calm for the moment despite endless rumors sending Harry Kane and Jack Grealish to play under Guardiola. To recruit these two players, City will have to put a lot of money on the table but also sell one or two players, something that has never been mentioned so far and that is unlikely to happen.

Arsenal and Tottenham in the dark

They were the two big losers of the Premier League last season and it is being confirmed. Deprived of the European Cup for next season, Arsenal signed promising rookies with Nuno Tavares and Albert Sambi Lonkonga for a total of 25.5 million euros. However, the London club looks good from the time when it was able to attract players like Alexis Sanchez or Mesut Özil. Proof of Arsenal’s collapse, Manuel Locatelli, revelation in Serie A and during the Euro, would prefer to stay in Sassuolo, modest 9th in Serie A, despite a golden contract offered by the Gunners. Looking for a central defender, Arsenal would still be ready to offer 60 million euros to secure the services of Ben White, defender of Brighton and selected for the Euro with England.

Similar observation for Tottenham, left in the dark by the situation around its star striker Harry Kane and the small qualification in the Europa Conference League. While Spurs will have to fight to protect the Premier League’s top scorer and passer, it seems they are finally getting active in the transfer market. Indeed, according to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham would be on the verge of completing the arrival on loan of Atalanta goalkeeper Pietro Gollini, but also of one of the greatest Spanish hopes, Bryan Gil, in exchange for 25 million d ‘euros and Erik Lamela. An interesting recruitment for the Spurs who still tremble at the idea of ​​losing Kane. If the English transfer window has been quiet so far, the situation finally seems to be settling.

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