Premier League 2021-22: Top Transfers to Know Ahead of the New Season

Top Transfers for the English Premier League 2021-22 Season
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Chief Editor, Shane Hand

Last updated on 9th August 2021

Published: 09/08/2021

Categories: Football, News

The English Premier League kick-starts this weekend and promises to be thrilling and exciting as it always has. Preparations are in full swing as teams look to make full use of the transfer window and strengthen their squads.

The Euro 2020 served as an excellent opportunity for managers and scouts to identify top talents and get the ball rolling. Some teams were quick to sign, others took their time while many are still negotiating.

In this article, we have highlighted the players brought in by the big teams alongside a few honourable mentions.

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Manchester City – Jack Grealish

25-year-old Jack Grealish was out of everyone’s radar for quite some time – and in all fairness, no one can blame him for that.

The attacking midfielder/winger spent the better part of the last seven years playing for Aston Villa, dropping in and out of the Championship and Premier League. Plus, a shinbone injury kept him out of action from February through to March in 2021.

But all that changed following his brilliant performance in the European Championships. He left his mark and staked his claim, notably in the knockout matches against the Czech Republic and Germany. All in all, Grealish proved himself to be an integral cog of England’s machine that drove the nation to the final in London.

Pep Guardiola was quick to take note and didn’t waste any time in bringing the player to Manchester City. He convinced the board to shell out £100 million for Grealish, making him the most expensive English player transfer in the Premier League.

As for the several exits, the most prominent was City’s goodbye to Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia, both of whom went to Barcelona.

Manchester United – Jadon Sancho

United’s big summer signing is that of the 21-year-old, England-born Jadon Sancho.

Bought for a price tag of £73 million, Sancho spent his formative football years playing as a winger for Borussia Dortmund. He rose through the ranks there to join the main team where he made a huge impact.

In addition to being a part of England’s Euro squad that won the runner-up trophy, Sancho was also named the UEFA Euro Under-17 Golden Player in 2017 and was the Bundesliga Player of the Month in October 2018, February 2020, and February 2021.

He is set to be one of the youngest players in the main team roster alongside Mason Greenwood and Amad Diallo. His addition to Manchester United’s roster certainly reinforces their attacking line-up; expectations will subsequently be high from Sancho to perform and help the Red Devils win a trophy and finally end their drought running four seasons now.

Chelsea – Romelu Lukaku (in Talks)

Chelsea’s sole signing so far for the upcoming season is that of Marcus Bettinelli – the 29-year-old English goalkeeper who last played for teams like Fulham and Middlesbrough.

That said, the bigger news here is the arrival, or rather the imminent return of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku. Going by the rumour mills on the internet, Lukaku is all but set to return to Stamford Bridge and the deal will be done anytime now, potentially at a price point upwards of 90 million quids.

Since leaving the Blues, Lukaku has enjoyed successful stints with Everton, Manchester United, and the Serie A side Inter Milan. In fact, his time at Inter Milan last season helped the team win their first league title in 11 years while ending Juventus’ title run spread across nine consecutive seasons.

He also scored an incredible 24 goals in the season to become the second-highest goalscorer that year, right after Cristian Ronaldo. Additionally, Lukaku has also made a name for himself on the international stage by helping Belgium finish third in the 2018 World Cup.

As for the exits, the one of Olivier Giroud certainly stands out – the Frenchman was moved to AC Milan for an undisclosed price.

Liverpool – Ibrahima Konaté

Ibrahima Konate remains Liverpool’s sole signing at the moment although, they may change given that there is still a fair bit of time left before the transfer window closes.

The 22-year-old Frenchman was bought from RB Leipzig for £36 million. He is the second player to join the Reds from the German side after Naby Keita in 2018-19. Since the inception of RB Leipzig some 12 years ago, the club has swiftly paved its way to the upper echelons of German football and are becoming a regular in the Champions League too.

Other European sides have realised the home-grown talent RB Leipzig hold within its ranks and have done well to sign them – Timo Werner serving as another notable example.

As for Liverpool, their manager Jurgen Klopp has already expressed his satisfaction with the current squad and even if no signings are done this summer, he is “more than happy” with the squad he has available at his disposal. That said, the team is currently exploring more options.

On the exit side of things, Geoerginio Wijnaldum’s move to Paris Saint-Germain will be a saddening one for the Liverpool fans.

Honourable Mentions

There is still a lot to be done by the clubs in the ongoing transfer window. However, clubs like Arsenal and Everton have already brought on a few new signings and we have highlighted the same below.

Arsenal

  • Nuno Tavares – Defender, Benfica
  • Albert Sambi Lokonga – Midfielder, Anderlecht
  • Ben White – Defender, Brighton

Everton

  • Andros Townsend – Winger, Crystal Palace
  • Demarai Gray – Winger, Bayer Leverkusen
  • Asmir Begovic – Goalkeeper, Bournemouth

Leicester City

  • Patson Daka – Forward, RB Salzburg
  • Boubakary Soumare: Midfielder, Lille
  • Ryan Bertrand: Defender, Southampton

Needless to say, the world of football betting will observe these new signings closely before placing their bets on the teams. As seen in the past, some of these may backfire while others may end up exceeding expectations. Only time will tell and we at Bet India will bring to you all the latest developments from the English Premier League.