The transfer window might not officially open until the 1st of July, but that hasn’t stopped a number of clubs already revealing some pre-agreed deals. Here, we take a look at some of the already-confirmed names to be joining the Premier League next season, and rating who you need to be snapping up for your team.
Ederson Moraes * GK* Manchester City * 8/10
A new goalkeeper was always going to be top priority for Pep Guardiola after Claudio Bravo’s failures last season. He chose to splash the cash on young Brazilian stopper Ederson – the £35m paid to Benfica a record-breaking fee for a keeper. The 23-year-old kept 17 clean sheets last season, more than Golden Glove winner Thibaut Courtois managed, and conceded just 12 goals in the Portuguese league – less than any other. Due to City’s attacking style, Ederson could be a decent choice for your Fantasy team as he’s likely to be called upon to make saves. His arrival has clearly had an impact on bookies, with City in desperate need of a safe pair of hands, as they’re now chalked up as favourites to win the title next season. You can win money as well as points by following the matchedbets.com method.
Sead Kolasinac * LB* Arsenal * 9/10
At the end of last season, Arsene Wenger experimented with the 3-4-3 formation that worked so well for fellow London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham. The signing of Sead Kolasinac suggests that he’s going to persevere with the new tactic next year. The Bosnian left-back arrives with some impressive stats – he scored three goals last season and assisted five, making him the defender with the highest number of assists in the Bundesliga. That makes him a very smart addition to any fantasy team!
Victor Lindelof * CB * Manchester United * 8/10
Manchester United’s new signing was a crucial part of the Portuguese League’s meanest defence last season. The 22-year-old centre-back is known for bullying strikers with his physical attributes, something he did incredibly effectively last term. He won 94% of tackles, made 54 interceptions and only received one booking. Alongside Erik Bailly, Lindelof could form one of the Premier League’s most effective central defensive pairings.
Bernardo Silva * AM * Manchester City * 7/10
Dubbed the “little Messi”, Bernardo Silva could be the most exciting addition to the Premier League so far. He was electric for Monaco last season, forming a formidable attack that scored the highest number of goals in Europe’s top five leagues. The Portuguese international weighed in with eight goals and nine assists, also scoring two goals in the Champions League. Whilst he’s certainly an exciting addition, City’s riches in attack means he could see game time shared with other stars – making him the riskiest of the four.