Five signs that could brighten up the new Premier League season

Another Premier League season is just over a week away, with the usual start of August 5 due for the World Cup due in December.

That certainly means a jam-packed schedule for the first few months, and clubs have reacted by splashing cash to bolster their squads.

Here, we take a look at five of the best signings we’ve done this summer.

Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

One of football’s worst-kept secrets was finally made official in June, when Erling Haaland joined Manchester City, following in his father Alfie’s footsteps. A deal was struck with Borussia Dortmund a month ago, triggering their £51.1 million release clause. Taking into account some of the figures cited for Harry Kane last summer, Pep Guardiola’s side have stolen from 89 games during his spell in Germany with the Norway international scoring 86 goals. The 22-year-old may take time to settle down, but he appears to be Sergio Aguero’s natural heir to the throne.

Yves Bisouma (Tottenham)

The Mali midfielder’s move from Brighton to Spurs may not have come as a major blow, but it could turn out to be the club’s best business of a busy transfer window. At 25, Yves Bisouma has a lot of room for growth and will make his dream come true in North London playing Champions League football.

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Yves Bisouma joined Brighton from French club Lille in 2018 (Adam Davey/PA)

He has proven to be one of the best players in his position in the Premier League in recent years, but if he can move forward by adding more goals and providing a coherent link between defense and attack, the £25m move could be worth it. can pay well. Tottenham.

Christian Ericsson (Manchester United)

Christian Eriksson’s free transfer to Manchester United also went under the radar, focusing on Cristiano Ronaldo’s position at Old Trafford, but represents a good deed by a club usually associated with wasting money.

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New Manchester United sign Christian Eriksen

After initial hesitation over Eriksson playing back within a year of his cardiac arrest, the Danish playwright reminded England of his quality in his short stay with Brentford and as Erik could prove to be an important ally for Ten Haag. He tries to corner the Red Devils. ‘Luck. With Ericsson to press from the front after his time at Spurs and Inter Milan, he should fit seamlessly into a new but exciting style of football under his fellow Dutchman.

Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)

Man City’s decision to allow Raheem Sterling to sign for a rival and notably in a deal worth £47.5 million. Under Guardiola’s tutelage, the London-born attacker became a hunter and scored 131 goals in 339 appearances over the course of seven years at Manchester.

While the last two campaigns have seen a slight drop in his numbers, it was three seasons ago that he hit the 30-goal mark for the first time. Back in the capital again and surrounded by fellow England internationals, everything points to Sterling becoming a huge asset to the Chelsea side, who have been short of goals despite several recent cup victories

Jesse Lingard (Nottingham Forest)

While Jesse Lingard barely appeared during the 2021-22 campaign, Nottingham Forest’s decision to drop out for the Three Lions attacker could be the difference between relegation and survival in the end. A spectacular loan spell at West Ham saw the former Manchester United man scoring nine goals and forced him to return to Gareth Southgate’s squad for Euro 2020.

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Jesse Lingard is aiming to keep Nottingham Forest in the Premier League (Mike Egerton/PA)

With another big tournament on the horizon, Lingard will know that a great start to life at the City Ground could further the agenda of joining Qatar. Even though his move to the newly-introduced side has generated criticism, it is close to his Manchester home and the chance of becoming a big fish in a small pond could be fitting for a 29-year-old who would be ready to take on the burden. . Maintaining the forest