As the transfer windows edges ever closer to slamming shut until January how will the Premiership’s biggest clubs be feeling with just 20 days of business left?
- Manchester City
The reigning champions are you to flex any of their fianancial muscle this summer and his press conference yesterday Roberto Mancini looked decidedly disappointed. The Italian claimed that his side are now trailing their cross city rival and may finish as low as third or fourth. The likelihood is that the former Inter Milan manager is simply managing expectations after last season’s sucess and you’d be suprised if one or two multi-million pound buys didn’t strut into Eastlands before the end of August.
- Manchester United
United will be happy with the caputure of Shinji Kagawa who looks a strong addition to the cente of the Old Trafford midfield, an area of the pitch that was occassionally found lacking last season. However for United fans its seems an enternity since the reds were challenging for the biggest names in Europe and breaking transfer records. If Sir Alex can manage to pull of a move for Robin Van Persie this would send out a strong message that United are still able to attract Europe’s elite, otherwise supporters may have to brace themselves for another season wondering where all the money has gone.
Its been a funny old off season for the Gunners. They’ve quitely recruited three players for fees in excess of £10 million, a trio of signings that should act as a signal of intent that Arsenal have finally found their cheque book and ready to once again challenge. However somehow it just isn’t quite reassuring enough. Arsenal suporters are having to endure yet another draw out transfer saga as RVP is publically courted and Barcelona are linked with Alex song, if the next 20 days pass without either of those two leaving the Gunners may just have a chance of a decent season.
Roberto Di Matteo looks to have finally impletend the sort of change in the Chelsea squad that AVB couldn’t. Several of Chelsea’s ageing stalwarts have left and the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar have arrived. Chelsea’s new signing do looks to be seriously good players able to play the kind of football the club appears to want to, the crucial question will be how quickly can they adapt to life in the Premiership.
Spurs fans may well be felling at bit worried about the coming season. After being linked with an array of strikers over the last year with just 20 days of the tranfer window left the permenant signing of just one of them is yet to materialse. If the club are serious about becoming Champions league regulars they need to act fast.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!