According to the latest survey conducted by FIFA, there are about 265 million players actively involved in playing football throughout the world. This takes up about 4% of the total population that exists on the earth today. Whether Brazil, Iran, Croatia or Saudi Arabia, everyone finds this game incredibly important to their people as well as for their country’s pride. Just like them, England does not remain behind. They are able to create the most watched sports league in the world called the Barclays Premier League. This league is broadcasted to more than 650 million homes and ranks among the top 4 professional sports league making about 5200 million euros a year. Even though the club only consists of 20 teams, there has been some massive changes within them in the last few years. However this summer of 2018 has brought about some improbable transfers that has caused outrageous reactions throughout the football world. Let us shed light upon the transfers that caused shifts in the face of each time.
ARSENAL F.C in Barclays Premier League
Arsenal football club was founded in 1886, that is, 132 years ago as dial square. This club currently holds 13 league titles accompanied with 13 FA cups, 1 UEFA cup winners cup, and 15 FA Community Shields. Even with the best of combinations, Arsenal has brought about some massive changes within the team. The most important ones include Stephan Lichtsteiner who made about 250 appearances for Juventus as a highly experienced right sided defender. The transfer is said to be free of cost however could be found very costly for other teams as Stephan says “I want to make big things happen for the club.”
Another very important intake by the Arsenal football club is the inclusion of Bernd Leno who is a renound german goal keeper. With only an age of 28, he has already made above 200 appearances for Leverkusen which says alot about his experience. Lastly one big massive loss to Arsenal will be of Per Mertesacker as he has retired. His immense experience and help for the younger players will be missed as he will no longer be the club captain. However it is true that he will now be promoted as an academy manager about which he is quite delighted.
Chelsea is a professional football club that was founded in 1905 and is located in London, England. The club has gain quite a lot of popularity in the last two decades as they have managed to win 23 different trophies since 1997. These trophies include 4 FA Community Shields, 2 UEFA winners’ cup and 8 FA cups. However the club did not held themselves back and has also managed to make many changes.
The first most important transfer was of Jorginho from Napoli. He will be honoring the no. 5 shirt as he has signed a 5 years contract with Chelsea. His speed and the control of ball could be found quite handy with Chelsea. With only the age of 26 he has great room for improvement which will be seen in the next few matches. However, at the same time, Chelsea waves goodbye to the renound Trevoh Chalobah. He has been given to Ipswich inexchange to a season long loan. Even though Chalobah has been a great asset for Chelsea, he has been removed from the squad’s list.
MANCHESTER UNITED F.C
Manchester United football club is simply called the United among the football world. This club was was found way back in 1878, that is, about more than 140 years ago. However this club has perform magnificently in the last few decades which proved why they own the highest number of trophies compared to all other teams in the league. With a record of 20 League titles, 12 FA cups and 5 League cups, Manchester remains in front in winning trophies game. United has also made some big decisions in this summer of 2018 and has made many changes in regards to players moving in and out. One of the most significant intake was of Diogo Dalo. He has been transferred from FC Porto for a 5 years contract. The young talented individual could be seen as a future star for Manchester. Along side he himself sees this as the biggest opportunity of his life which he could not over turn.
Along with that Manchester also takes in Fred from Shakhtar. The details to this deal are kept undisclosed; however, we do know that he has been signed on a 5 year contract with the option of extensions in next year aswell. A Brazilian midfielder who has won a number club honors and titles now will have his skills being tested under the red shirt. Alongside this, Manchester has also waved goodbye to many players for example Michael Carrick (retired), Dean Henderson (Sheff Utd) Loan, Daley Blind (Ajax) Undisclosed, and Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Fulham) Loan. However none of the players were of that much importance to them.
When it comes to professional clubs, how can we forget Liverpool? A club that was founded in 1892 and has 5 European cups, 3 UEFA cups and 3 UEFA super cups in their pocket has also not missed a single chance to make improvements in their team. Liverpool has rather faces major losses than gains this summer. The most tragic loss was of Emre Can and Jon Flanagan. Emre can is now off to Juventus putting a period to about 160 appearances for liverpool after the final defeat to Real Madrid. On the other hand there aren’t any famous names in inclusion to Livepool’s side. However a few do include Fabinho (Monaco), Naby Keita (RB Leipzig), and Alisson Becker (AS Roma).
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OTHER TRANSFERS IN BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
Clubs like Manchester City had about 20 different changes with names like (mentioned below) coming into the side.
- Riyad Mahrez (Leicester)
- Claudio Gomes (PSG)
- Philippe Sandler (PEC Zwolle)
Whereas about 16 transfers were heading out. Similarly Tottenham Hotspur had only two transfers heading out namely:
- Keanan Bennetts
- Anton Walkes
Other teams did also made a lot of transfers however they are not that much of importance to the football world.