Huge profit margins, international calls and backup in the middle. Signed in the summer and already linked with away transfers – these Premier League starters are playing very well…
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Ralph Hessenhuttl, like the rest of us after we watched over two minutes of Bella Ketchup in play, knew the 20-year-old had the ‘physical quality’ to play in the Premier League. It’s too big and very fast. The Southampton manager’s only concern was his way of thinking, but it turns out “the Premier League is very exciting for him and he’s very focused”.
Perhaps it’s even more interesting that Virgil van Dijk found him playing for Southampton in that period when everyone knew he was going to Liverpool and he pulled off St Mary’s with some really awesome performances. Saints fans are hoping for less dip in Bella Ketchup form than before he is He makes the same pilgrimage to Anfield.
Report claims Jurgen Klopp is a “fan” of the central defencewho has just been called up in time for his first Germany squad ahead of the World Cup finals, and is seen as the perfect replacement for Van Dijk and his long-term successor.
Despite the arrival of eight summer days and an expenditure of £250m, Chelsea fans went to bed unfettered after teasing Fabrizio Romano on deadline day. Following the announcement of Denis Zakaria’s loan deal, the transfer tormentor claimed that the Blues had made a “surprising £50m offer” for an unnamed midfielder.
Hank Schrader was reading the inscription in Walter White’s book, Jon Snow Being Stabbed by the Night’s Watch: Romano lure thirsty blues fans into a frenzy with his Heineken-infused Twitch cliffhanger. Or maybe they didn’t really care that much, but whatever.
It was certainly a surprise, given that Lafia only took 420 minutes of football to increase his value by nearly 400 per cent. He scored an amazing goal against Chelsea a little earlier, but still, that’s a huge profit for a player who moved from Manchester City – which he clearly considered not good enough for them – for just £11m a week ago.
Reports suggested Chelsea could return to Lafia in January, but Southampton have so far insisted they are “untouchable” and since then Graham Potter has replaced Thomas Tuchel until interest has now waned. Moises Caicedo seems more likely.
I don’t know if you’re aware, but Liverpool are fantasizing about buying Judd Bellingham in the summer. Unfortunately, people at other top European clubs, including Pep Guardiola, have eyes too, and some of those clubs, including Manchester City, have more money than Liverpool.
We’re on our way to Bellingham’s long substitute and Nunes is one of the players being said Make shortlist.
The 24-year-old moved to Wolverhampton from footballer’s club Sporting Lisbon in August for £34m and has impressed in short order in the Premier League, and Liverpool ‘plans’ to monitor him throughout his debut season.
They could even move for him in January if Jurgen Klopp’s frustration with Arthur Milo grows to the point of terminating his contract. Reports claim the Liverpool boss is already “tired” of the Brazilian’s “easy” behaviour, after two weeks of the supposed one-year loan. Excuse me.
Leeds paid £21.4m to bring the Colombian star to Elland Road from Feyenoord this summer as a replacement for Ravenha and he has scored in both of his Premier League matches. And herein lies the problem – as was the case with Raphinha, he plays very well with a club that sells.
His possible departure in the summer, Leeds fans will be happy to know, depends on Chelsea and their interest in Rafael Leao.
The Blues reportedly made a late bid for the AC Milan striker of around £70m in the summer, which was turned down, but are expected to maintain that interest until January and beyond.
Milan want to keep Leao – whose contract expires in 2024 – but could struggle with Chelsea who are likely to be able to offer significantly better terms for the 23-year-old. In any case, should Chelsea snatch Leao, Milan will look to lure Sinistera from Leeds.
There have been no new suitors to Aaron Hickey since he moved to Brentford from Bologna, but Arsenal and West Ham were credited with interest Prior to his £15m move, and if he maintains the high level of performance he has shown in his short spell in the Premier League thus far, these rumors will surface in no time.
The former Hearts full-back has been hugely impressive against both Wilfried Zaha and Jack Harrison, perhaps the two most impressive wingers in the league, in Brentford’s last two games, while playing out of position on the right.
The Scottish international’s versatility will be a key factor for future interested parties, along with the defensive ability we’ve already seen and his eye on goal, which we have yet to test in the Premier League but demonstrated by 20-year-old last season with five goals in the top flight. Italian first.