BURNLEY

IN:

C. Wood (Leeds €16.4M), J. Cork (Swansea €9.1 M), N. Wells (Huddersfield €5.40 M), J. Walters (Stoke City €2.30 M), P. Bardsley (Stoke City €840k), C. Taylor (Leeds Free transfer), A. Legzdins (Birmingham Undisclosed).

OUT:

M. Keane (Everton €28.5M), A. Gray (Watford €20.4M), T. Darikwa (Nottingham Forest Undisclosed). Free Transfers: G. Boyd (Sheffield Wednesday), M. Kightly (Southend United), R. Hennings (Fortuna Düsseldorf), G. Green (Viking FK). Loans: T. Anderson (Port Vale) C. Long (Northampton Town), L. Hendrie (Bradford City).

Burnley signed Chris Wood from Leeds for a club record €16.4M, and much of their offensive hopes will lie on his and Chris Vokes’ shoulders after the sale of Andre Gray to Watford. They also brought in Walters from Stoke but were unable to sign any replacement of note for Keane who joined Everton for €28.5M.

WATFORD

IN:

A. Gray (Burnley €20.4M), Richarlison (Fluminense €12.40M), T. Cleverley (Everton €9.30 M), W. Hughes (Derby €9.1M), N. Chalobah (Chelsea €6.3M), M. Zeegelaar (Sporting CP €3M), Free Transfers: Kiko Femenía (Alavés), D. Bachmann (Stoke City). Loans: O. Karnezis & M. Wague (Udinese Calcio), A. Carrillo (Benfica).

OUT:

Sven Kums (RSC Anderlecht €6.5M), S. Berghuis (Feyenoord €6.5M), Uche Agbo (Standard Liège €2.50M). Undisclosed: V. Behrami (Udinese Calcio), J. Paredes (CS EmelecUndisclosed), M. Suárez (Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng). Free Transfers: R. Gilmartin (Colchester United) M. Ranégie (BK Häcken), G. Arlauskis (CFR Cluj). Loans: C. Pantilimon (Deportivo), Obbi Oulare (Royal Antwerp), D. Foulquier (R. Strasbourg), N. Amrabat (CD Leganés).

New coach Marco Silva sought to bring in more attacking talent to reduce the pressure on Troy Deeney and did just that with Andre Gray. Chalobah turned down a Chelsea contact in order to complete a transfer to Watford and Brazilian youngster Richarlison already looks like a potential break out star of the Premier League season.

NEWCASTLE

IN:

J. Murphy (Norwich €11.3M), F. Lejeune (SD Eibar €10M), C. Atsu (Chelsea FC €7.50M), Joselu (Stoke City €5.5M), J. Manquillo (Atlético Madrid €5M), M. Merino (Borussia Dortmund Loan)

OUT:

F. Thauvin (Marseille €11M), G. Hanley (Norwich City €3.8M), D. Murphy (Nottingham Forest €2.3M), S. de Jong (AFC Ajax €2.3M). Undisclosed: K. Mbabu (BSC Young Boys), L. Satka (Dunajska Streda), E. Rivière (FC Metz). Free transfers: S. Ameobi (Bolton), V. Anita (Leeds), H. Vucki (FC Twente), Y. Gouffran (Göztepe). Loan: Matz Sels (RSC Anderlecht), Tim Krul (Brighton & Hove Albion), A. Armstrong (Bolton), A. Lazaar (Benevento Calcio), I. Toney (Wigan).

Rafa Benitez bemoaned the state of transfer affairs at the start of the season, but they were still able to get Joselu and Merino who could be key players for them this season as they look to stay up this season.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION

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J. Izquierdo (Club Brugge €15M), D. Pröpper (PSV Eindhoven €13M), M. Ryan (Valencia CF €6M), M. Suttner (FC Ingolstadt €4.5M), E. Schelotto (Sporting CP €3M), P. Groß (FC Ingolstadt €3M), A. Mateju (FC Viktoria Plzen €2.5M), S. Ahannach (Almere City €600K). Undiscolsed: S. Alzate (Leyton Orient), M. Normann (FK Bodø/Glimt). Loans: Tim Krul (Newcastle United), I. Brown (Chelsea).

OUT:

Rob Hunt (Oldham Athletic Undisclosed). Free Transfers: C. O’Grady (Chesterfield FC), V. Forren (Molde ), D. Stockdale (Birmingham) E. Manu (Genclerbirligi). Loans: T. Hornby-Forbes (Accrington St.), R. Ince (Bury FC), O. Norwood (Fulham), M. Normann (Molde FK), K. LuaLua (Queens Park Rangers Loan), R. Towell (Rotherham United Loan), C. Walton (Wigan Loan)

Columbian winger Javier Izquierdo became Brighton’s most expensive player ever after his €15M move from Club Brugge. They also captured PSV captain Davy Propper and Matt Ryan from Valencia. 11 new signings were acquired as they look to stay longer than expected in the Premier League.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN

IN:

S. Mounié (HSC Montpellier €13M), A. Mooy (Man City €9.M), Tom Ince (Derby County €9.1M), L. Depoitre (FC Porto €4M), S. Malone (Fulham €3.9M), Zanka (FC Copenhagen €2.7M), A. Sabiri (1.FC Nuremberg €1.5M), E. Kachunga (FC Ingolstadt 04 €1.3M). Free transfers – R. Green (Leeds), D. Williams (Reading). LOANS – F. Hadergjonaj (FC Ingolstadt 04), K. Palmer (Chelsea), J. Lössl (Mainz)

OUT:

N. Wells (Burnley €5.4M), K. Dempsey (Fleetwood Town €455K), Undisclosed: H. Bunn (Bury), J. Davidson (HNK Rijeka), J. Murphy (Bury FC Free transfer). Loan – T. Holmes-Dennis (Portsmouth FC), J. Hiwula (Fleetwood Town), J. Payne (Oxford United ), S. Scannell (Burton Albion), Flo Bojaj (Free agent).

Record signing Mounie already struck twice on is debut and former Citizen Mooy has been more than impressive. It’s no surprise that Huddersfield were willing to ‘pay so much’ for the pair. With 7 points from 9 games, it’s safe to say they are definitely enjoying value for their money.

 

Article By: Ayoola Kelechi, @ayoola_kelechi and Kemi Yusuf, @Miss_ManUtd 

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