As the countdown continues to the beginning of the new Premier League season, it’s a good time to take stock of some of the transfer dealings among the division’s biggest clubs. It’s been a busy window, with money beginning to be spent more freely again after purse strings were tightened during the pandemic.
As fans eagerly examine the football odds ahead of the new campaign, let’s take stock of the biggest arrivals at each of the so-called ‘big six’ Premier League clubs.
Manchester City – Erling Haaland
No prizes for guessing who Manchester City’s most significant addition is. A whole host of clubs were circling around Erling Haaland like sharks, but the Norwegian goalscoring supremo has opted to make Manchester City his new home.
Haaland will provide City with a spearhead up front, and one can only imagine how many goals he’ll notch with the quality Pep Guardiola’s side has in those attacking areas.
Liverpool – Darwin Núñez
After the departure of Sadio Mané, it was important that Liverpool brought in new blood in attack, and they’ve done just that with the capture of Darwin Núñez from Benfica. The Uruguayan arrives as one of the most exciting prospects in world football, and it will be interesting to see if he can justify his lofty price tag. Those who bet on Premier League matches will be backing Núñez to hit the ground running.
Chelsea – Raheem Sterling
It had felt as though Raheem Sterling was slowly being phased out of Guardiola’s plans at Manchester City, and now the England star has upped sticks for a new challenge at Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel will be hoping that Sterling can bring the kind of prolific goal returns that the Blues have missed in recent seasons, as Chelsea attempt to bounce back from what ended up being a pretty disappointing 2021-22 campaign.
Tottenham Hotspur – Richarlison
Antonio Conte remains in the Tottenham Hotspur dugout for the new campaign, and the club have been busy in bringing in plenty of new recruits. One of those is Richarlison, who joins after helping to fire Everton to safety last season. The Brazilian has bags of talent, and it will be interesting to see if Conte can help him produce the form we all know he is capable of. The prospect of Richarlison teaming up with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min will be hugely exciting for Spurs fans.
Arsenal – Gabriel Jesus
Another player to leave Manchester City this summer, Gabriel Jesus has made the move down to London to try and get some more regular gametime. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal seems like the perfect destination for Jesus, and he has already shown in pre-season that he has what it takes to be an important player for the Gunners this season.
Manchester United – Christian Eriksen
There was a lot of interest in Christian Eriksen this summer after the Dane returned to professional football with Brentford last season. In the end, new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag managed to convince Eriksen to make the move to Old Trafford, and it will be interesting to see how he fares. It’s difficult to know what to expect from United this season, but if Eriksen can bring his trademark panache to the Manchester United midfield, he could help fire them towards success.