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Premier League most important summer transfers 2022-23
The end of each season in the European leagues announces the beginning of a new race for the summer transfer market, so the clubs are seeking to strengthen their ranks and strengthen their strength in an atmosphere of competition over the available names, which led to a rocket rise in recent seasons in terms of the market value of players and we start the news of the summer Mercato in the English league and review with you the deals of the clubs
Manchester City and Liverpool managed to acquire elite players by not hesitating to complete two key deals during the start of transfers, putting other clubs in a difficult position in terms of targeting prestigious players.
Find the missing piece
Despite winning twice in a row, Manchester City still aspire to include the brightest stars in their team in the hope that they will achieve their dream of winning the Champions League for the first time in their football career, and thus City have signed international striker Erling Haaland from the ranks of Borussia Dortmund on a contract that expires in the summer of 2027, to compensate for the absence of a strong outspoken striker from the team since the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona. The deal was completed for €152.6 million to make Erling Halland at the forefront of English newspapers with the Daily Telegraph writing at the top of the list: "The two contenders for the title are signing the best. Haaland and Núñez join City and Liverpool" The first motivation for Haaland chose Manchester City was his desire to follow in the footsteps of his father Alving Halland (former Manchester City player) and this deal tops the first place in the English league and third place in the Europa League in terms of the most expensive transfers during the season
Haaland is considered as a a new phenomenon that will sweep the round witch with his rocket goals as he scored 86 goals in 89 games in two and a half seasons with black and yellow, and won the German Cup and the Bundesliga Player of the Year award in 21-2020. He has scored at an astonishing rate in the six years since his professional debut and his traits mean that he is the typical attacking midfielder in every sense of the word.
The most expensive deal in Liverpool's history
Liverpool FC kicked off the summer Mercato prematurely to sign midfielder Fabio Carvalho from Fulham with a deal worth €5.9 million, the club has also signed international striker Darwin Núñez from Benfica on a long-term contract for an estimated €75 million along with 25 million additional variables to make this deal the most expensive in Liverpool's history. When you got to the training ground, I was really surprised to see the composition, the structure and all the awards here, you can then imagine yourself winning more titles, and then later when you come here again and see the prizes on display, you can say, 'Look, you were part of that, you were there at the time, I won the titles.'" The Uruguayan international is considered as one of the best strikers as he caught Liverpool's eye when he scored in a 3-3 draw at Anfield in the Champions League quarter-finals, it was the Plan B for Sadio Mane who decided to leave for Bayern Munich and end his partnership with his teammate Mohamed Salah., who have played 233 games in a Liverpool shirt in all competitions, won 150 of them, drawn 39 and lost 34, and made 18 goals each. Will Núñez replace Mane to form the best duo with Mohamed Salah or will he be content with his role as a striker in the squad?
The Reds wrapped up their latest transfer by moving talented teenager Calvin Ramsay alongside him on a long-term contract worth £4.2m, plus £2.5m in additions and 17.5% of the proceeds from his sale to another team.
Aston Villa and Leeds United are strengthening their squad
Following Aston Villa's announcement of the signing of defensive midfielder Boubacar Camara from Marseille for €25 million on a five-year contract, the heavenly club Annabi has agreed with Sevilla to include Brazilian centre-back Diego Carlos in Steven Gerrard's team for €31 million on a 4-year contract, fulfilling his dream of joining the Premier League after building an excellent reputation in European football during his time with La Liga.
Leeds United opened the transfer window by signing midfielder Brandon Aronson and defender Rasmus Christensen respectively, who are leaving Red Bull Salzburg under a 5-year contract, to complete Aaronesson's deal for €32.84 million, while Christensen is worth just €13 million.
How effective is the Arteta’s plan?
Despite Arsenal's failure to reach the top four in the Premier League last season, Mikel Arteta is determined to make up for next season by bringing in resounding deals to bolster his squad ahead of the start of the new season. The Gunners have thus opened their window by signing Brazilian winger Marquinhos from São Paulo to be followed by midfielder Porto Fabio Vieira from Portuguese club Porto for a fee of up to €40 million in addition to other financial incentives worth €5 million, and the English club is still seeking to include the most prominent players to improve the quality of his team such as American international goalkeeper Matt Turner, for €6.36 million. The player from the New England Revolution Club participated The American in six games where he contributed to his team's victory in the CONCAF Gold Cup in 2021 and was also an integral part of the team that won qualification to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar
New Castle, New Leadership Precious Opportunities
Following Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's supervision of New Castle United, the summer transfer window is likely to be a turning point for the club to break into competition in the Premier League, where it has become one of the clubs with great financial potential. Newcastle United began their first deal by signing Aston Villa left-back Matt Target on a four-year contract for €17 million, followed by goalkeeper Nick Pope, winner of Burnley's Player of the Year award twice in a row, under a four-year contract for €11.5 million. Almajbeis continued their summer deals to regain their football status by signing Dutch international defender Sven Putman after agreeing on the terms of a five-year contract for a fee of €37 million.
Why the Blues are late in making deals?
The Blues are still awaiting their first deal in the Mercato period, and the reason for the delay is expected to be due to some adjustments to Chelsea's board of directors as Marina Granovskaya stepped down from her responsibility as club manager with Chelsea owner Todd Bohli taking over as president and serving as interim sporting director for the rest of this summer transfer window before appointing a new manager. The Blues opened their window by signing goalkeeper Eddie Beach from Southampton for an undisclosed fee and the 19-year-old is a promising talent for the future, with Jim Fraser, assistant head of youth development and head of youth employment at Chelsea, saying: "We are very happy to bring Eddie to the club. He is a talented goalkeeper with good potential and will join our development team for next season
The third most expensive deal in the history of the Hammers
West Ham United have officially announced the signing of Moroccan international Nayef Akard from French club Rennes on a five-year contract for €35 million, ranking third in terms of the most expensive deal in the history of the Hammers, equally with Kurt Zuma, after French striker Sebastien Haller and Brazilian winger Felipe Anderson. Head coach David Moyes said he was delighted to welcome Akard to the Irons, commenting: "I am delighted to welcome Nayef to West Ham United. We have followed his progress for some time and I am very happy that we were able to complete the signature. It's a great addition to our defensive options... I was really impressed by Nayef's personality and attitude during our discussions. He has a great desire to improve and succeed, and I'm sure he will fit very well into our environment." In the same vein, the club confirmed its contract with goalkeeper Alphonse Arriola from Paris Saint-Germain until the summer of 2027 for 12 million euros. The 29-year-old has played a prominent role in West Ham's career helping him achieve memorable victories in the Carabao Cup over Manchester United – in his debut – and Manchester City, and was named the best player of the tour after making seven saves in the end.
Finally... Manchester United open their transfer windows
Although Manchester United failed to qualify for the Champions League finals last season, the Mercato started this summer later than their rivals who had received resounding deals, which worried Cristiano Ronaldo about creating a gap that could have caused the Red Devils to collapse. The club kicked off the transfer market by signing Dutch defender Terrell Malasia from Feyenoord for an estimated €15 million under a 4-year contract with the possibility of a one-year extension. The 22-year-old has expressed his delight at joining the club as he will begin a new chapter of his life with new teammates under coach Eric Ten Haag.
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