The transfer window is open and there is traffic in and out the doors of the Premier League clubs. We take a look at standing in all clubs. What is needed, who is linked in and out, and who may have already arrived.
Previously published: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Today, Monday, Manchester United players meet for the first training before the new season. Everyone knows everyone in this summer’s first meeting at Carrington, as there have still not been any new faces to the United squad. Reinforcements will of course arrive, but that new employees Ten Hag have to wait so long to start their project is of course anything but optimal.
New manager, and another reconstruction is on the doorstep. A cleansing is then also necessary, and most important is to create a harmonious wardrobe. It immediately becomes easier when Paul Pogba has now thanked himself. Like Pogba, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard also disappear without any money being returned. Dean Henderson has also traveled, but the last chance is only on loan to Nottingham Forest.
At the same time, players like Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly, Andreas Pereira and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are said to be bidding. And what do you do with Marcus Rashford? The attacker had a long steady course towards biting a world beater, but was last season a shadow of himself.
Erik ten Hag gets a formidable job of replacing and strengthening both the squad and first team, when it is now also not possible to offer Champions League football to the players you want.
Frenkie de Jong, Darwin Nunez, Christian Eriksen, Jurrien Timber, Mason Mount, Ruben Neves, Alessandro Bastoni, Hakim Ziyech, Pau Torres, Marco Asensio, Sven Botman and Wesley Fofana are among a number of players who have been linked with Manchester United through our and early summer. Yes, and Neymar then. Several of them have already found other employers, or have been written off for other reasons.
Most uproar has been around the former, and on Monday it was also rumored to have been a breakthrough in the negotiations with Barcelona about the Dutch midfielder. One also seems optimistic in the battle for Eriksen, who is notified to be able to announce his next employer during the day. Does the Dane choose United or still play in Brentford’s Danish capital colony?
This weekend’s rumors that Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to Chelsea or others have been categorically rejected, but such rumors create further unrest among fans with already thin nerves.
For a team that last season delivered its weakest Premier League season ever, it is starting to rush.