Monday, July 20, 2015

Best Premier League signings of the Summer

With the Premier League Season less than a month away we look at 5 of the Top signings of the Summer and how they can improve their teams.

Lets start this off with a familiar name to the Premier League and London specifically,


Petr Cech - Arsenal FCCech was signed by Arsenal in June, Jose Mourinho was reluctant to let his back up shot stopper go to a rival club.



Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich granted Cech the move as he had been a fantastic servant to the club helping them win their first Premier League title back in 2005.

What Cech offers Arsenal that their other goal keepers don't is proven Premier League consistency.


He played the fewest games last season of his Chelsea career but still managed 4 clean sheets in 7 appearances which is one more than Arsenals Wojciech Szczesny managed in 17 games.


Cech's first Arsenal appearance comes against his old club Chelsea on the second of August in the Charity Shield.


Toby Alderweireld - Tottenham HotspurAlderweireld agreed to join Tottenham from Athletico Madrid on a five-year contract which runs until summer of 2020 at White Hart Lane despite Southampton threatening legal action over the transfer.



The transfer fee is estimated to be £11.5 million. He will be reunited with former Ajax teammates Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertoneghen who previously joined the North London side from Ajax.

Spurs will be hoping he can replicate his form he showed for Southampton last season which resulted in them having one of the best defenses in the league.


With centre back Younes Kaboul only managing 21 appearances in the Premier League in the past three seasons the hope is Alderweireld can replace him at the heart of the Spurs defense.


James Milner - LiverpoolMilner, who will wear the No.7 jersey at Anfield, turned his back on Champions League football with the deposed Premier League champions plus a more lucrative contract extension at the Etihad Stadium to become Liverpool’s first Summer signing on a £150,000-a-week deal.



Milner agreed to the Anfield move after being assured Rodgers would remain Liverpool manager following an end-of-season review conducted by the club’s owner, Fenway Sports Group.

The 29-year-old has admitted he was convinced to leave City by Rodgers’ willingness to hand him the central position that Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini could not offer on a regular basis at the Eithad.


Bastian Schweinsteiger - Manchester UnitedThe Red Devils agreed a fee of around £15million with Bayern Munich for the German World Cup winner's services and he will join the squad on their Pre-season tour of America.



The 30-year-old made more than 500 appearances for Bayern Munich, winning over 20 major honours and said that he wouldn't have left the Bundersliga champions for another other team other than the Red Devils.

Schweinsteiger worked with manager Louis van Gaal during the Dutchmen's 2 years stint at the club from 2009 till 2011.


The hope is his winning mentality and experience can push Man United into title contenders.


Andre Ayew - Swansea CitySwansea City announced that Ayew had joined the club on a free transfer, signing a four-year contract with the Swans in June.



Andre, son of African Football favorite Abedi Pelle had been linked with a move to the Premier League for years.

He could end up being the steal of the transfer as Ayew brings energy and goals to Swansea having only once failed to hit double figures during his time at Marseille.


Article by Bradley Sisson

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