The start of the Premier League 2019/20 season is only a month away and clubs are starting to get their transfer business done. The top six clubs will do most of the summer’s biggest transfers. It is now harder than ever to get a place in the top four so the transfers each club makes are crucial if they want automatic Champions League qualification.
City has made two signings so far this summer with Rodri demanding the higher fee. He joined Man City from Atletico for a fee of £62.5 million and at the age of 23 has a big future ahead.
Pep Guardiola’s second signing of the summer is left back Angelino from PSV. City sold him last season but exercised their buy-back clause. He cost the club £5.3 million, which for Manchester City is a very low fee.
One position City does not need to fill is that of a striker. Aguero scored 21 goals last season and was just one shy of getting the Golden Boot. Can he win it for the second time in his Man City career next season?
The Champions of Europe have been relatively quiet in this transfer window. They have one made one signing so far in Sepp van der Berg. He is a young Dutch centre back from PEC Zwolle. He only cost Liverpool £1.3 million but this could rise to £4.4 million depending on appearances.
He is only 17 years old so it’s unlikely that he will make the first team straight away. Senior figures at the club have compared him to Joe Gomez when he joined Liverpool. Expect more transfers as Liverpool is reportedly in the market for a creative midfielder.
There will be very little transfer activity at Stamford Bridge this summer due to their transfer ban. They were handed the ban earlier this year and won't be able to sign anyone until next summer. They have brought in Mateo Kovacic as he was on loan at the club last season and were allowed to change the loan to a permanent deal.
Newly appointed manager, Frank Lampard, may have to look at some of his younger players, which is a gamble. In his first game in charge, Lampard's side drew 1-1 with Bohemians in a game that featured many of those players.
The London club hadn't made a signing in over 500 days and then brought in two players on the same day. The first signing was Jack Clarke from Leeds United. The young forward had a promising season in the Championship last year and Spurs signed him for £10 million. Needing a bit more experience, he has been returned to Leeds on loan for next season.
Their second signing was Ndombele from Lyon. The central midfielder cost Spurs an initial fee of £55 million with potentially £9 million more in adds-ons. He is an exciting midfielder who can play deep or forward and has been compared to Pogba.
The Gunners need to start making moves in this transfer window if they want to improve on last season. So far they have only made one signing in Gabriel Martinelli. He is an 18-year-old Brazillian forward from Ituano in Sau Paulo. Not much is known about him but at £6 million he may be worth the gamble.
Arsenal though needs to look at signing midfielders and defenders after last season’s performances. Aubameyang finished as the Golden Boot winner last year, so they won't have issues there.
Ole has started making some much-needed signings already. The first was Daniel James from Swansea. The Welsh winger has joined the club for a fee of £15 million. He is an exciting forward with a ridiculous amount of pace. At the age of 21 he still has his best years ahead of him and United will be hoping they have unearthed a gem.
Their second signing was Aaron Wan-Bisakka. He cost the club £45 million with £5 million more in add-ons. United have needed an out and out right back for many years and after a great year last year Wan-Bissaka may be the man to fill that gap.