With just 10 days before the transfer window closes, England’s top 6 teams have been hustling hard to make moves and get players both in and out of the door before the window slams shut. This year we see the window closing earlier than in the rest of Europe after the vote last year when Premier League clubs decided that the window should close before the start of the season. Today myself and football expert Ahmed Nashaat are going to take a look at who of the top 6 are currently having the best window.
Despite claims that they were cash strapped, Arsenal have still been pretty busy in this window and have managed to make some solid moves. The Gunners have managed to trim of the fat from the side with players like Welbeck, Lichtensteiner and Cech having been released, while Aaron Ramsey moved on for a free transfer to Juve. Arsenal have pulled off a real coup in securing Dani Ceballos on loan from Real, and currently Nicolas Pepe is having a medical at the club ahead of a £75 million move.
Chelsea of course have a transfer ban imposed on them which has prevented them from any activity, but they have still managed to bring in 2 new players. Kovacic was able to be purchased thanks to the loan deal which they already had in place and Christian Oulisic was bought back in January and loaned back to Dortmund until the end of the season. Furthermore the Blues have brought back loanees such as Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham to strengthen the squad.
The was never going to be a busy window for the Reds after big investments in the last 12 months, and they have only brought in 1 player in the shape of Sepp van den Berg, a hotly tipped teenager.
Even their quietest windows make other teams blush and City have done that with the purchase of Rodri for £62.5 million, to replace Fernandinho. We expected to see more owing to the age of some fo the City squad, but Pep clearly thinks that he has the depth to cover the likes of Kompany, Delph and Fernandinho.
United have brought in Aaron Wan-Bissaka after a great campaign for Palace last year, his £50 million transfer is a hefty price to pay however. The Red Devils have also brought in exciting youngster Daniel James from Swansea and are looking to secure the signing of Harry Maguire from Leicester, if the Foxes budge on their £90 million valuation. United will still be looking for an attacker to bolster their strikeforce and they are rumored to be in for Paulo Dybala from Juve.
It all looked positive for Spurs after capturing highly rated defensive midfielder Tanguy N’Dombele, unfortunately since then they have not brought anyone else in and it is panic stations in North London. Youngster Jack Clarke was bought from Leeds and loaned back, but Spurs have to invest if they want to continue their form and Pochettino is starting to get vocal about it. Levy loves a deadline day transfer, let’s see what the next week holds.
All told it is Arsenal who look on course to have the best window, but 10 days can be a long time in football.