Anderlecht >>> Brighton
Fees: £16.3 million
Brighton soon faced a big loss this summer when Alexis Mac Allister moved to Liverpool, while Moises Caicedo is also getting closer and closer to Stamford Bridge. But in the opposite direction, coach Roberto De Zerbi was also facilitated to upgrade the squad with a series of quality rookies.
Despite having two top ‘keepers’, Robert Sanchez and Jason Steele, De Zerbi still decided to upgrade the goalkeeper position with an expensive contract for Bart Verbruggen. Last season, the Dutch star had a breakthrough season under Anderlecht, considered one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe.
Surely, Verbruggen will become an expensive addition to De Zerbi, a strategist who favors the school of ball control.
Liverpool >>> Al-Ahli
Fee: Free transfer
After many years at the club, one of the most iconic players in the era of coach Jurgen Klopp has decided to leave Anfield after the expiration of his contract. Despite receiving many offers in Europe, similar to many top stars this summer, Firmino still decided to move to Saudi Arabia.
Firmino’s new stop will be Al-Ahli, the club also successfully recruited Edouard Mendy not long ago. As for Liverpool, it seems that they still have no plans to recruit more strikers to replace Firmino.
Wolves >>> Brentford
Fees: £23 million
Described by manager Thomas Frank as ‘the perfect Brentford player’, Collins has joined the west London club as the most expensive signing in the club’s history. Possessing all the necessary qualities of a top Premier League centre-back, from physicality to the ability to judge the situation, the English star is expected to bring a new look to the defense of the Bees. .
Chelsea >>> Atleico Madrid
Fee: Free transfer
In the previous transfer periods, despite a series of rumors, Azpilicueta continued to stick with Chelsea. But in the end, he still decided to leave Stamford Bridge this summer, and with the nearing age of 34, it is clear that the Spaniard is no longer really suitable for a harsh environment like the Premier League. .
Notably, although the contract between the two sides is still valid, Chelsea has facilitated Azpilicueta’s move to Atletico for free.
Arsenal >>> Bayer Leverkusen
Fees: £21.5 million
Along with Azpilicueta, London this summer also said goodbye to another ‘leader’, Xhaka, who has actually just spent an impressive season with Arsenal. However, with the presence of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice, the starting position of the Swiss star next season will certainly be threatened. Therefore, it is clear that he has absolutely good reason to decide to leave Emirates.
Huynh Phong | 12:38 11/07/2023