Over the past few years, full-backs have become increasingly important to a team. A mixture of defensive and offensive qualities has become necessary for pretty much every modern-day full-back, irrespective of a team’s playing style. The 2019/20 Premier League season provided the football world with yet another opportunity to analyse the performances of the established and lesser-known full-backs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Man United find themselves on the same points with the out of form Leicester City but they still remain outside the top four. The Southampton game presented United with the perfect opportunity to jump to the third position in the league bypassing not just Leicester but also Chelsea on the way.
Spurs’ Champions League hopes for the next season do not look promising either, with Jose Mourinho’s side currently sitting six points behind the fourth-placed Leicester. The question is: can Tottenham afford one more trophyless season without risking the loss of their talisman?
If the 2019/20 Premier League Season is null and void, Liverpool have the most to lose in terms of records.