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One Player Every Premier League Club Should Buy This Summer: Part Two

We’ve done one player every club should sell, now it’s time for us to make some signings. With the transfer window open, and the Euros and Copa America underway, we select our most ideal signings for every Premier League club.

Leicester City (Jack Clarke):

Leicester make the immediate return to the Premier League. It’ll be interesting to see how they play now though given they’ve changed managers – in particular managers with different playing styles. At least one big player will be sold next year due to their financial situation and I imagine it will be in attack. To replace whoever goes, I’ve gone for Sunderland’s Jack Clarke who had a good return last season with 15 goals in 40 Championship appearances. The 23-year-old has enjoyed some good loans in the Championship in recent seasons before finding himself at Sunderland. It’s time he tried it out in the Premier League and a newly promoted club like Leicester would be a good place to start.

Liverpool (Mats Weiffer):

Given the pedigree that departed Anfield last summer, Liverpool did well to recruit who they got. Alexis MacAllister was a stand-out player last season, and the likes of homegrown players Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott showed their worth. Endo has temporarily filled the gap left by Fabinho whilst we haven’t seen the best yet of Ryan Gravenberch. Liverpool need another defensive midfielder. Likely, new manager Arne Slot will probably raid his former club Feyenoord for some signings, and that’s exactly the route I’ve gone down with my selection. 24-year-old Mats Weiffer is recognised as Feyenoord’s anchor in midfield and boasts one of the league’s best percentages for interceptions. His ability to contribute at the other end of the pitch is also valuable, with Weiffer distributing balls to attackers with ease. He would be a strong asset to Liverpool given both styles of play are very similar. The Dutchman also contributed with five goals and three assists.

Manchester City (Jordan Pickford):

There’s no real gap to fill in at Manchester City this summer. It’s more of a case of who leaves and replaces them accordingly. Ederson has been linked with some big moves and has become a little injury-prone over the last two seasons, so perhaps it’s time for the gloves to be handed over. I’ve gone for Jordan Pickford as his replacement. He has performed well for England and deserves his chance at European football. What better place to fulfil that than with the Premier League Champions? He’s performed at a top level for Everton for numerous seasons; and was only bettered last season than Ederson and David Raya – who let’s face it, have far better defensive options than Everton does.

Manchester United (Amadou Onana):

Unlike City, Manchester United can improve all over the pitch. Both summer signings from last year Onana and Hojlund ended the season strongly, so I’ve gone for reinforcements in the middle of the park. Amadou Onana is my choice who has performed well in defensive midfield for Everton in recent seasons. The Toffees need to sell so United spending £50 million on him would be good business. The Belgium International is only 22 years old so has plenty of life ahead of him. The fact he has already acclimatised to the Premier League is a bonus too.

Newcastle United (Jacob Greaves):

Newcastle’s defensive injury list has been noticed worldwide. With so many injuries – and long-term ones – last season, Eddie Howe will need more reinforcements. I can see a few defensive options being sold this summer but by no means an overhaul. I’ve chosen Hull City’s centre-back, Jacob Greaves. The 23-year-old has been tipped for big things, and after consistent seasons with his homegrown club in the Championship, a move up to the top flight should be on the cards. Newcastle would be a good option for the centre-back. He would be continuing his development alongside world-class players like Sven Botman and Kieran Trippier as he acclimatises to the Premier League. With 6 goal involvements in the league last year, he would also provide value in set-piece situations.

Nottingham Forest (Sergi Cardona):

Notts Forest has a lot of players signed up and needs to decrease the number to align with financial fair play rules. After a mediocre season, they will be looking to add players that will help them progress. They ended the season well with several goals scored but similarly conceded a few too. Consequently, I’ve gone for another option at left-back. Harry Toffolo is set for his betting ban ahead of the new season and Omar Richards has yet to settle in. I’ve opted for Sergi Cardona who could arrive on a free after his release from La Liga’s Las Palmas. The 25-year-old will offer vital defensive cover, and his ability to play with either foot proves valuable versatility for Forest.

Southampton (Dan James):

Ever since the season finished, Southampton have been strongly linked with signing Fynn Downes on a permanent deal. It would be too easy for me to choose this option. Instead, I’ve gone for Leeds United's Dan James. Although Russell Martin’s side already has options up front, they are largely young and inexperienced in the top flight. At 26-years-old, the Welsh International has experienced several seasons in the Premier League, and his pace will be vital for Southampton next season.

Tottenham Hotspur (Dominic Solanke):

Tottenham enjoyed a good first season under Big Ange. He made some steady signings with Vicario in goal, Micky Van de Ven in defence and Brennan Johnson on the wing. I was torn between selecting Leeds United’s Archie Gray in midfield or Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke – I’ve selected the latter. They did well without Kane but they need more goals to push forward up the table. Ultimately, they missed out on the Champions League by two points. Dominic Solanke has enjoyed serving Bournemouth in the Premier League. He was too young and unpolished when he signed for Liverpool, but he’s now more than ready to show his worth to a top-level club. Solanke’s goals would help out the Spurs attack, take the burden off of Son and help form a good frontline option with Son, Johnson, Richarlison and Kulusevski.

West Ham United (Ronnie Edwards):

West Ham looks a little light in defence next season with several players released on a free, and players like Kurt Zouma linked with moves away. I’ve opted for Peterborough United’s centre-back Ronnie Edwards. The 21-year-old is destined for big things and has been scouted by several top European clubs in the past few seasons. He’s just captained the England U20s last season so is already showing leadership and maturity at a young age. Edwards is a firm favourite of Posh fans, as he showcases great ball-playing abilities. West Ham has been linked with him in the past so it’s about time the deal was made permanent. £10 million would do Posh right!

Wolverhampton Wanderers (Che Adams):

Wolves had a strong first season under Gary O’Neill. It’s no secret they need to be careful with their transfer business this summer in order to comply with financial fair play rules. Free agents are perhaps the way to go about their business their summer – and that’s exactly the path I’ve gone down with my suggestion. Scotland International Che Adams is set to leave Southampton on a free. He’s performed well in the Championship and would be a strong option up front for Wolves, taking the workload off of last summer’s signing Mattheus Cunha.


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