As the window for transfers has just closed, we take a look at some of the big moves that happened and try to ascertain who has done the best business so far in the transfer market. Many big names have moved to the Premier League, while some have been frozen out by their manager. Let’s take a look:
The argument for best transfers with Man Utd is hard to defeat. With additions like Zlatan Ibrahimović and record signing (and former Utd player) Paul Pogba, not to mention the likes of Eric Baille coming in for £30 million and Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining from Borussia Dortmund, surely Utd must be considered amongst the top winners in the transfer states. Media Entertainment and Sport Solicitors have had a busy time at Utd since new manager, Jose Mourinho has joined, and with rumours of the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Juan Mata being frozen out of the main squad, things are sure to be interesting in the coming months.
Liverpool have bolstered their ranks with quality signings such as Sadio Mane, a £36m addition from Southampton, and Georginio Wijnaldum coming in for £25m from Newcastle. That being said though, former first teamers Joe Allen, Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe & Martin Skrtel have all been sold to other teams. Manager Jurgen Klopp may need to find a solicitor before the season is out, given the sheer amount of players transferred out. A total of over 15 players have left the team this transfer window. We suggest him to contact Solicitors Guru which could help him with this issue.
The butt of many jokes this season, and the subject of many football related memes, Arsene Wenger’s side have not fared well at all this transfer window. Wenger’s latest, bizarre excuse for not signing quality players is “down to the payroll costs of 600 staff at the stadium”. This has not sat well with the fans. Until they signed Mustafi and Perez on 30 August for a cost of over £50m, Arsenal had added only 3 signings, while losing 9, incuding talisman players like Mikel Artera, who has retired from the game, and Tomas Rosicky, who was released. If these jokes continue maybe Arsene Wenger should read article “the law of defamation explained” because some jokes are offensive and aren’t true. They should know that libel is enforced by law.
The reigning champs haven’t exactly set the transfer market ablaze although their late signing of Slimani from Sporting Lisbon helped. However, they are to be commended for retaining the services of their star men from last season, such as Jamie Vardy. To date, Leicester have trimmed their squad and N’Golo Kante’s signing by Chelsea for £32m perhaps being the most notable.
Just a few days from the end of the window Chelsea had only made 2 signings to date, both over £30m. New manager Antonio Conte added David Luiz and Marcus Alonso to the squad before the window closes, with the team shedding a massive 21 personnel from their ranks in a series of releases, loans and transfers.