The Ideal Signing For Each Premier League Team This Summer
This summer transfer window is a landmark one for the Premier League. It is the first since the new £5.14 billion TV deal, meaning the money in England’s top flight will skyrocket once more. The managers have already been recruited; Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Jurgen Klopp and more will all be standing on the touchlines next season, but little transfer activity has been completed as of yet.
That is largely a result of the Copa America and European Championships, as major international tournaments often halt transfer dealings. Once these two competitions are over though, we can expect the transfer market to explode into life. £59.7 million currently stands as the British record transfer fee, but don’t be surprised to see that smashed this window, with even the leagues bottom sides potentially having in excess of £50 million allocated for transfers this summer.
As such, we have compiled a list of who would be the ideal signing for each Premier League club this summer. Some may be more ambitious than others, but all are intended to be realistic, otherwise the ideal signing for every club would most likely be one of Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. The article takes into account what type of player each club needs most, potential fees and wage demands.
20 Ideal Signing For Each Premier League Team This Summer
AFC BOURNEMOUTH – ALEXANDER MILOSEVIC
Bournemouth may have survived relatively comfortably in their first season in the Premier League, but their defence was still one of the worst in the league. Only last placed Aston Villa conceded more goals than the Cherries last term. A defender then has to be the most pressing need for the south coast side. A number have been linked but Alexander Milosevic has been the best shout so far. A towering centre-back with excellent ability on the ball, he would fit seamlessly into Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth side, and should cost no more than £2 million.
Reports have been piling up that Bournemouth is well on their way to signing Milosevic and that’s because the signing makes perfect sense. Milosevic has a lot of potential to grow and a situation like Bournemouth is ideal for him.
ARSENAL – AYMERIC LAPORTE
Another club in need of a central defender are Arsenal. The Gunners have already made a wise acquisition in the form of Granit Xhaka to give their midfield some much-needed steel, but questions persist over whether Per Mertesacker has the ability (particularly in terms of pace) to be a starting defender for a title-chasing outfit. Aymeric Laporte would be an ideal partner for Laurent Koscielny.
The 22-year-old Bilbao defender would require a huge transfer fee and wages to be lured to the Emirates, but it could be money well spent if he propels Arsenal to a Premier League title. Earlier this year, he said that he would reject a move to a higher Spanish club like Barcelona, “FC Barcelona is one of the most important clubs in the world, but I would reject an offer from them. They have not talked to me to present an offer, not this season or last, but it wouldn’t interest me. All the future is ahead, playing these years at Athletic.”
That could spell a move to the Premier League.
BURNLEY – BRADLEY DACK
There have been reports this month that Burnley, who have previously been reluctant to splash the cash, have a budget of £60 million this transfer window, in a bid to survive in next season’s Premier League. As such, one might suggest the Clarets should set their sights higher than League One player Bradley Dack. However, Dele Alli is living proof of how a player can make the jump with ease. Burnley will pony up the cash to somebody and there’s no reason to think it can’t be Dack.
Dack has been superb for Gillingham over the last two seasons, both scoring and creating goals, and Burnley are in need of a central midfielder following the departure of Joey Barton to Rangers.