10. Matheus Nunes
Pep Guardiola clearly does not trust Kalvin Phillips, so he needs to buy another holding midfielder to replace him. Manchester City spent about £54 million on the Wolves midfielder, who is gradually settling into his new environment so far. The initial signs created by the Portuguese midfielder are very promising.
9. Romeo Lavia
The transfer saga surrounding Lavia dragged on throughout the summer until Chelsea reached an agreement with Southampton and took the teenager out of Liverpool’s sights.
Chelsea only paid more than 54 million pounds for Lavia’s services and public opinion is still waiting to see him play for Mauricio Pochettino’s team. Lavia is currently treating an ankle injury that could keep him out until the end of November.
8. Sandro Tonali
The Italian midfielder immediately made an impact at St. James’ Park with a goal in his debut against Aston Villa. Tonali has enjoyed a steady start to life in the Premier League following his £55m move, although he could face a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a betting scandal.
If the penalty is really for Tonali, it would be unfortunate in the context that the former AC Milan star is playing well.
7. Mason Mount
There’s no denying that Mount had a difficult final season with Chelsea and at Manchester United right now, the 1999-born midfielder is struggling. Mount has not yet shown that he deserves to be a successful acquisition for the Red Devils. Next time, he must change his situation.
6. Dominik Szoboszlai
The Hungarian midfielder looks like a great addition to Jurgen Klopp’s side. After a £61 million transfer from RB Leipzig, Liverpool fans have high hopes for the 22-year-old player. So far, Szoboszlai has created 40 passes leading to finishing situations in the Premier League, only less than Bruno Fernandes and James Maddison this season.
5. Kai Havertz
Many experts have raised their eyebrows about the 65 million pound deal named Kai Havertz, but Mikel Arteta is still satisfied with the rookie. However, Havertz needs to be determined to prove himself to quell criticism from fans.
4. Rasmus Hojlund
Hojlund is yet to score a goal in the Premier League, but Man Utd fans have seen what Hojlund is capable of after a few eye-catching performances in the Champions League.
Erik ten Hag has put his faith in the young striker following his £65m transfer from Atalanta this summer. The initial signs are very promising and Hojlund could become a mainstay for the club.
3. Josko Gvardiol
After moving to Man City in a deal worth 78 million pounds, Gvardiol became the second most expensive defender in football history, only behind Harry Maguire. The 21-year-old player often plays on the left wing of Man City’s defense as a hybrid left-back/center-back. Gvardiol is playing well and has won the trust of coach Pep Guardiola.
2. Declan Rice
Arteta shelled out a club record fee of £100 + £5 million for Declan Rice. Despite the expensive price, Rice still played impressively, becoming an indispensable midfielder at Arsenal in the midfield.
Many people are impressed by the influence Rice has at the Emirates right now.
1. Moses Caicedo
Caicedo is highly sought after after an impressive season with Brighton and a move to Chelsea makes sense as the Blues have just lost players like Mount, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic.
Despite a rather shaky start at Stamford Bridge, Caicedo has matured with each match. It’s still early to confirm that Caicedo is worth the money for Chelsea, but the 21-year-old player is showing a lot of promise.
Lu Phong | 23:06 October 23, 2023