We assess some of the big transfer moves of the summer so far: Gray, Lemina, Richarlison, Iheanacho, Matic, Morata and others

Date: Thursday 10th August 2017 at 11:41 am
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MANY Premier League clubs have been busy in the transfer market with the eagerly-anticipated start of the new season just a day away.

The latest big money transfer was that of Andre Gray from Burnley to Watford in a club record move that cost the Hornets a fee believed to be in excess of £18million.

Here’s a check on some of the summer movers and shakers since the transfer window opened….and we judge them accordingly.

Andre Gray – Burnley to Watford – £18.5m

A big price and a big gamble for Watford who have never spent this sort of money before.  Good deal for Burnley who paid £9million for the striker in 2015. On the upside, at least the Hornets won’t have to rely so heavily on Troy Deeney.

Mario Lemina – Juventus – Southampton – £15.4m

Saints scouts must have done their homework – the manager too – and he might prove to be a surprise hit on the south coast. Not convinced though.

Richarlison – Fluminense – Watford – £11m

Another surprise signing but the Brazil Under 20 international is highly rated back home. Watford are certainly ‘going for it’ this season.

Kelechi Iheanacho – Manchester City – Leicester – £25m

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Seems an excessive amount to pay for the 20-year-old Nigerian international but he did show promise during his time at City who may live to regret letting him go.

Nemanja Matic – Chelsea – Manchester United – £40m

A no brainer – this man is a class act. He’s already proved it in the few pre-season games he has played. United fans will love him…his teammates too.

Javier Hernandez – Bayer Leverkusen – West Ham – £16m

Always been a big fan of the ‘Little Pea’ who gives his heart and soul in every game. He will prove to be an inspired signing by Slaven.

Benjamin Mendy – Monaco – Manchester City – £52m

Talented left back, obviously, but I hope City haven’t dropped a clanger. He’s already injured and set to miss the start of the season.

Alvaro Morata – Real Madrid – Chelsea – £60

Money’s no object to the reigning champions who have added a class act to their already impressive squad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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