Dortmund are believed to have set the transfer fee at €120 million, potentially making Sancho the most expensive British player ever. The Bundesliga runners-up are in no need to sell their superstar, making it a cat and mouse game between the two clubs.
Brentford were on the verge of ending their 73-year long wait to compete again in England’s top division. The team’s dream of entering the new stadium as a Premier League side was shattered after they lost the Championship Play-Off Final to Fulham. Despite missing out on the promotion spot in such devastating fashion, the West London club were arguably, together with Leeds, the most entertaining team to watch. One of the driving forces behind Brentford’s ferocious attack was the Algerian international Said Benrahma.
There is a saying that good attackers win games. But great defenders win championships. The Premier League, never renowned for its rock-solid showings at the back, has nevertheless always had some high-profile defenders. The 2019/20 season was no exception, presenting a mixture of established centre-backs and some lesser known names ready to break through onto the biggest stage.
David Silva’s ten-year spell at Manchester City is nearing its end. The 34-year-old Spaniard has agreed terms with Serie A side Lazio, joining ‘The White and Sky Blues’ on a three-year deal. Nicknamed ‘El Mago’, Silva made 39 appearances for City last season, scoring six goals and assisting 11 times in all competitions.
The following analysis focused on the number one choice goalkeepers of all 20 Premier League teams for the 2019/20 season. The goalkeepers were evaluated based on the two main metrics: shot-stopping and passing.
Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Chelsea’s winger Willian on a free. The 31-year-old Brazil international was offered a two-year extension on his current deal, set to run out on August 31st; but the two-time Premier League winner with Chelsea has declined such an offer, holding out instead for a three-year deal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers are in a fight to keep their star striker Raul Jimenez. The West Midlands club has set an asking price between £60 to £70 million following interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
Manchester City have completed the signing of a highly rated Spanish winger from Valencia. The 20- year-old has put his signature on a five-year contract in a deal worth up to €23 million plus add-ons.
The Englishman is Aston Villa’s main attacking engine, performing 41 passes per game on average, making up 11% of Villa’s total passes per game. Grealish’s skills on the ball are also reflected in his passing success percentage, with the Aston Villa captain completing 84.8% of his overall passes.
The 18-year-old Greenwood is the most recent United academy product to take English football by storm, having already made 44 appearances and scored 19 goals in all competitions this season, 10 of them in the Premier League.