Here are top 5 signings to watch this season in English Football.
1. Kai Havertz
The best signing for any club in the world. Competing in the Bundesliga with Leverkusen against young stars such as Alphonso Davies, Erling Haaland, and Jadon Sancho, I would take Havertz over them all. This is a 21-year-old, capped with the German national team, who has already played 150 pro games at Leverkusen. He is a goal-scoring machine from midfield and versatility to play on the wings, attacking midfielder, or even the number 9 role. He is a future Ballon d’Or contender who could get Chelsea back to glory; his signature has made Chelsea the third favourites to the Premier League Trophy, as per Ace Betting Sites.
Everybody knows Arsenal’s issues are mainly in their defense, and the club is hoping this is the player who can fix that. The 22-year-old Brazil international, with great size at 6-foot-3, was a star for Lille and had Champions League experience. He is excellent in the air, does very well defensively in one-on-ones, and has the potential to be a starting centre back for the Brazilian national team at some point in his career. While Arsenal’s investments in the centre back as of late haven’t quite worked out, Gabriel feels like the best of the bunch and is a sure starter.
3. Donny van de Beek
The Dutch midfielder moves to United from Ajax, but where does he fit in? The potential is there, but with a midfield featuring Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in roles higher up the field, does he command the defensive midfield role? He is a player who can do it all but excels more when he can get into the attack. It is hard to imagine him coming in and not starting considering the price tag of over £35 million. He can be a star in Manchester, but the concern early on is where his minutes will come from.
4. Rodrigo Moreno
The star summer signing for newly promoted Leeds United in their most anticipated season in decades. They make their return to the Premier League and expect to be there forever now that they have financial support to compete. Rodrigo, 29, comes over from La Liga side Valencia. He had an outstanding career and helped the club beat FC Barcelona in the 2019 Copa del Rey final — Rodrigo scored the winning goal. He is not a goal-scoring machine, but he is valuable with his creativity, smart play, and runs that open up space for other attackers. We are all excited to see what Bielsa can do with the Spaniard.
5. James Rodriguez
A significant signing for a club that wants to be considered among the big boys. Everton has talent at the striker position. The Colombian might just be what the club needs to find some consistency. He is one of the most talented attacking midfielders globally, and he thrived at Porto and Monaco, but never got consistent minutes at Madrid. If he can play high and be that strong No. 10 that plays to Richarlison and Calvert-Lewin, they could push for more than just a Europa League spot.