De Jong, Aubameyang and every Prem club's most likely signing this month
There are still two weeks left before the transfer window shuts. But which player is your favourite Premier League club most likely to end up with?
Yeremi Pino – Villarreal to Arsenal
You might have expected to see Youri Tielemans’ name here. But, with Leicester City seemingly willing to keep the Belgium international and let him leave on a free in the summer of 2023, Villarreal speedster Pino is perhaps the player to keep an eye on for Gunners fans over the next two weeks.
“If an offer arrives for players like Yeremy Pino, then he will have to leave,” admits Villarreal’s former Arsenal coach Unai Emery.
According to El Periodico, Mikel Arteta is a huge fan of the jet-heeled winger.
Victor Nelsson – Galatasaray to Aston Villa
Diego Carlos’ long-term absence means Aston Villa have no real choice but to return to the market another centre-half. And Nelsson – who Villa director Johan Lange knows from his time at Copenhagen – has already made it clear he wants to leave Galatasaray this month.
Antoine Semenyo – Bristol City to Bournemouth
Kieffer Moore did his level best in difficult circumstances against Manchester City but the absence of Dominic Solanke highlighted the lack of centre-forward options at Scott Parker’s disposal. Enter Semenyo.
Technical, powerful and explosive, Semenyo was one of the Championship’s breakthrough stars in 2021/22.
Isaak Davies – Cardiff City to Brentford
Transfer speculation is in short supply right now following Mikkel Damsgaard’s exciting arrival from Sampdoria. But Cardiff City forward Isaak Davies is one name to keep an eye on. The Bees, after all, have a history of signing homegrown youngsters from the Football League.
Pervis Estupinan – Villarreal to Brighton and Hove Albion
According to the Daily Mail, talks are underway to make Villarreal’s Colombia international the replacement for Marc Cucurella at the Amex. Estupinan, fast, direct and perfectly-suited to Graham Potter’s swashbuckling style, looks another inspired addition to the Seagulls squad.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Barcelona to Chelsea
For what felt like the umpteenth time this year, Thomas Tuchel was left bemoaning the lack of a finishing touch as Chelsea threw away two points at home to Tottenham Hotspur. Aubameyang, expected to leave Barcelona after Robert Lewandowski’s arrival, may be the man to turn defeats into draws, draws into wins.
A top four battle into a Premier League charge, perhaps?
Conor Gallagher – Chelsea to Crystal Palace
According to The Times, Palace remain convinced that Gallagher could return to Selhurst Park. Such confidence does not appear misplaced, either. Gallagher has played just five minutes of Chelsea’s first two league games, an unsustainable situation for a player hoping to force his way into England’s World Cup squad.
Serhou Guirassy – Rennes to Everton
With a deal for Idrissa Gueye stalling, another Ligue 1 ace has emerged as Everton’s most likely signing. Guirassy, according to L’Equipe, is keen to join the Toffees in a potential £15 million deal. The 6ft 2ins striker was left out of Rennes’ squad on Sunday, and feels like the Dominic Calvert-Lewin replacement Frank Lampard is crying out for.
Justin Kluivert – Roma to Fulham
Patience, as they say, is a virtue. And after being made to wait for Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon, Fulham fans are now glancing nervously at the clock as a deal for Roma misfit Justin Kluivert drags on. They remain in pole position however, per Corriere dello Sport, with the former Ajax wonderkid a readymade replacement for the now-stricken Solomon.
Kai Wagner – Philadelphia Union to Leeds United
A £2.5 million left-back, Wagner is not the free-scoring number nine Leeds fans are praying for. But Junior Firpo’s ongoing injury issues means cover is required on the flank, and the buccaneering Wagner is perfectly suited to Jesse Marsch’s all-action style.
Odysseas Vlachodimos – Benfica to Leicester City
All eyes were on Danny Ward after long-serving Kasper Schmeichel left for Nice. And, after a blunder against Arsenal on Saturday, Ward’s hopes of securing the number one shirt – much like the match ball – may have slipped through his fingers.
Marcos Leonardo – Santos to Liverpool
File this under ‘one for the future’. According to South American publication Bolavip, Liverpool will make an approach for the 19-year-old Santos starlet ‘very soon’.
“Marcos Leonardo, who’s going to Liverpool,” says Brazilian expert Milton Neves. “This guy is the new Romario!”
Robert Renan – Corinthians to Manchester City
A la Liverpool, Man City are no longer in the market for any big-money additions. Exciting up-and-comers are the order of the day, then, with Robert Renan potentially the latest in a long line of South American starlets to cross the Atlantic and head to the Etihad.
A stylish, ball-playing centre-half, Renan’s agent has been in England for talks already. City and Wolves are two potential destinations.
Frenkie de Jong – Barcelona to Manchester United
Now, here us out. While ‘Manchester United’ and ‘best-laid plans’ don’t tend to go together, the remains a confidence at Old Trafford that De Jong will still arrive in the near future. Potentially, before next week’s daunting Premier League home clash with Liverpool.
Christian Pulisic – Chelsea to Newcastle United
Like Gallagher, Pulisic is another Chelsea benchwarmer who will be desperate to play first-team football before jetting out to Qatar. And with The Blues stepping up their pursuit of Anthony Gordon, it seems unlikely Tuchel will stand in Pulisic’s way if Newcastle make an approach for the former Borussia Dortmund whizzkid (The Athletic).
Neal Maupay – Brighton to Nottingham Forest
On Monday morning, Graham Potter omitted Neal Maupay’s name when discussing the forward options at his disposal. Was this confirmation of the fiery Frenchman’s £15 million move to the City Ground? Perhaps that’s a bit presumptuous, though a deal does appear very far down the line.
Liam Delap – Manchester City to Southampton
Pep Guardiola, following City’s 4-0 thumping of Bournemouth, admitted that Delap would benefit from a loan move away from the Premier League champions. Southampton will offer him just that. And the Saints’ treatment of Armando Broja during his spell at St Mary’s stands them in good stead in pursuit of another exciting young forward.
James Garner – Manchester United to Tottenham Hotspur
Why perennial Premier League underachievers Manchester United are willing to let Garner go – given the state of their midfield at the present moment – is anyone’s guess. Either way, The Athletic believe with Garner may be available for just £14 million.
Tottenham have made an offer already, per Alan Nixon. Did he catch their eye alongside Djed Spence during Nottingham Forest’s FA Cup run last season?
Thilo Kehrer – PSG to West Ham United
According to The Guardian, West Ham are confident of completing a deal for PSG’s £16 million, seldom-seen German international. Young, versatile, and hungry to impress, Kehrer ticks a lot of boxes for a modern-day West Ham.
Hwang Ui Jo – Bordeaux to Wolves
Nottingham Forest have had a bid accepted for Hwang. But, according to reports in France, the South Korean’s camp are holding out for Wolves instead. Available for just £4.5 million, Hwang is a fine, affordable alternative to the injured Raul Jimenez.
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