Every Prem club’s most likely August signing, ft De Jong and Aubameyang
There are still two weeks left until the transfer window closes. But which player is your favorite Premier League club?
Jeremy Pino – Villarreal to Arsenal
You might expect to see Youri Tielemans’ name here. But, with Leicester City seemingly keen to keep the Belgium international and let him leave on a free in the summer of 2023, Villarreal speedster Pino is perhaps the player to keep an eye on for Gunners fans over the next couple of weeks.
“If there are offers for players like Jeremy Pino, he will have to leave,” admits Villarreal’s former Arsenal coach Unai Emery.
According to El Periodico, Mikel Arteta is a huge fan of the jet-heeled winger.
Victor Nelson – Galatasaray to Aston Villa
Diego Carlos’ long-term absence means Aston Villa have no choice but to return to another centre-back. And Nelson – who Villa director Johan Lange knows from his time in Copenhagen – has already made it clear he wants to leave Galatasaray this month.
Antoine Semenyo – City of Bristol to Bournemouth
Kiefer Moore was at his best in difficult conditions against Manchester City but the absence of Dominic Solanke highlighted the lack of centre-forward options at Scott Parker’s disposal. Enter Semenyo.
Technical, powerful and explosive, Semenyo was one of the Championship’s breakthrough stars in 2021/22.
Isaac Davis – Cardiff City to Brentford
Transfer speculation is currently low following Mikkel Damsgaard’s sensational arrival from Sampdoria. But Cardiff City forward Isaac Davies is one name. After all, the Bees have a history of signing homegrown youngsters from the Football League.
Pervis Estupinan – Villarreal to Brighton and Hove Albion
According to the Daily Mail, Amex are in talks to replace Villarreal’s Colombia international with Mark Cucurella. Estupinan, quick, direct and perfectly suited to Graham Potter’s swashbuckling style, looks to be another inspirational addition to the Seagulls squad.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Barcelona to Chelsea
For what felt like the eighteenth time this year, Thomas Tuchel was bemoaned for the lack of the finishing touch as Chelsea dropped two points at home to Tottenham Hotspur. Aubameyang, expected to leave Barcelona following the arrival of Robert Lewandowski, could be the man to turn defeat into draw, draw into victory.
A top four battle in the Premier League charge, perhaps?
Conor Gallagher – Chelsea cryStahl Palace
According to the Times, Palace are confident Gallagher can return to Selhurst Park. Such confidence does not seem misplaced. Gallagher has played just five minutes of Chelsea’s first two league matches, a precarious situation for a player hoping to force his way into England’s World Cup squad.
Serhou Guirazzi – Rennes to Everton
Another Ligue 1 ace has emerged as Everton’s most likely signing, with the signing of Idrissa Gueye. Guirassy, according to L’Equipe, is keen to join the Toffees in a potential £15 million deal. The 6ft 2ins striker was left out of the Rennes squad on Sunday and it is thought Dominic Calvert-Lewin is clamoring for replacement Frank Lampard.
Justin Kluivert – To Roma Fulham
Patience, as they say, is a virtue. And after preparing to wait for Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon, Fulham fans are now nervously watching the clock as Roma wrongfully drag on a deal for Justin Kluivert. They remain in pole position, however, per Corriere dello Sport, with the former Ajax wonderkid now a ready-made replacement for the embattled Salomon.
Kai Wagner – Philadelphia Union to Leeds United
A £2.5 million left-back, Wagner is not the free-scoring number nine that Leeds fans have been praying for. But junior Firpo’s ongoing injury problems mean he needs cover at the back and Buccaneering Wagner is perfectly suited to Jesse Marsh’s all-action style.
Odysseus Vlachodimos – Benfica to Leicester City
After long-serving Kasper Schmeichel left for Nice, all eyes were on Danny Ward. And, after Saturday’s blunder against Arsenal, Ward’s number one shirt – just like the match ball – may have slipped through his fingers.
Benfica’s Vlachodimos would be a great addition; His distribution is far superior to that of Schmeichel.
Marcos Leonardo – to Santos Liverpool
File this under ‘one for the future’. According to South American publication BolWIP, Liverpool will make an approach for the 19-year-old Santos starlet ‘soon’.
“Marcos Leonardo, who is going to Liverpool,” says Brazilian expert Milton Neves. “This guy is the new Romario!”
Robert Renan – To the Corinthians Manchester City
A la Liverpool, Man City are no longer in the market for any big-money moves. Robert Renan is potentially the latest in a long line of South American starlets to cross the Atlantic to Etihad.
A stylish, ball-playing midfielder, Renan’s agent is already in England for talks. The city and the wolves are two possible locations.
Frankie De Jong – Barcelona to Manchester United
Now, we’re out. Although ‘Manchester United’ and ‘best laid plans’ don’t tend to go together, there remains confidence that De Jong will still be at Old Trafford in the near future. Presumably, before next week’s Premier League home clash with Liverpool.
Christian Pulisic – to Chelsea Newcastle United
Like Gallagher, Pulisic is another Chelsea benchwarmer who will be keen to play first-team football before moving to Qatar. And with The Blues pursuing Anthony Gordon, Tuchel is unlikely to stand in the way of Pulisic if Newcastle make an approach for former Borussia Dortmund whizkid ( The Athletic ).
Neil Maupe – Brighton to Nottingham Forest
On Monday morning, Graham Potter dropped Neil Maupe’s name when discussing the forward options at his disposal. Was this confirmation of the fiery Frenchman’s £15million move to the City Ground? Maybe he’s a bit arrogant, a deal though does Appears just below the line.
Liam Delap – Manchester City to SOuthampton
Pep Guardiola, after City beat Bournemouth 4-0, admitted Delap would benefit from a move away from the Premier League champions. Southampton will offer him the same amount. and the Saints’ treatment of Armando Broja His A spell at St Mary’s has put them in a good position to pursue another exciting young forward.
James Garner – Manchester United to Tottenham Hotspur
Why perennial Premier League underachievers Manchester United are willing to let Garner go – given the state of their midfield at the moment – is anyone’s guess. Either way, Garner’s athletic confidence can be had for just £14 million.
Tottenham have already made an offer for Alan Nixon. Did he catch the eye of DJ Spence’s side during Nottingham Forest’s FA Cup run last season?
Thilo Kehrer – To PSG West Ham United
According to The Guardian, West Ham are confident of completing PSG’s £16 million, rarely seen signing of the German international. Young, versatile and hungry to impress, Kehrer ticks many boxes for a modern-day West Ham.
Hwang Ui Jo – Bordeaux to Wolves
Nottingham Forest have accepted a bid for Hwang. But, according to reports in France, the South Korean camp is for wolves instead. Available for just £4.5 million, Hwang is a good, affordable option for the injured Raul Jimenez.
In other news, reports: Newcastle want Ligue 1 star with 17 goals last season, could cost £21m