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.
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Manchester City have reportedly been in contact with Bournemouth over the potential transfer of Nathan Ake, estimated at a £35 million bargain. The left-sided centre-back is one of the most wanted names on Pep Guardiola’s wish list, as he strives to solve City’s defensive woes.
Several shrewd free signings have taken place in recent years. The likes of Diego Godin, Aaron Ramsay, Ander Herrera, Franck Ribery, Hector Herrera, Gary Cahil and Adrien Rabiot would be some of the prominent examples. This season too, a few stellar names are up for grabs, and all for nothing!
Manchester United were also heavily linked with the 17-year-old English midfielder, but, as it turned out, Dortmund were more convincing in their negotiations and landed the Birmingham City talent.