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Summer Transfer #2

Another blog on the summer transfer window and I’ve got a few transfers I’ve got to talk about.

 

Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus to AC Milan for €42,000,000

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On 14 July 2017, Bonucci was signed by Milan on a five-year contract for a €42 million fee, subject to a successful medical check.

Opinions: With new owners coming into the club and money is coming in. AC Milan are bring in players that will bring them back the glory days. Bonucci is one of those players that every club needs, because he’s one of the best defenders in the world and he’s a leader. I think it’s a really good signing and hope Milan will go back to the top.

Hakan Çalhanoğlu from Bayer 04 to AC Milan for €20,000,000

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Çalhanoğlu signed a 4-year contract with Serie A club Milan. He was then handed the number 10 jersey, last worn by Keisuke Honda, and famously worn by notable former Milan players such as Clarence Seedorf, Rui Costa, Dejan Savićević and Ruud Gullit.

Opinions: Another addition to the squad and it’s the Turkish wizard and every club was trying to get his signature and AC Milan won his signature. He’s god a excellent touch, dribbling skills and he’s a set piece specialist and finally he’s got unbelievable vision to find players in space. I think if AC Milan are in the group stage of the Europa League, they are favourites to win it.

Tiemoue Bakayoko from AS Monaco to Chelsea for £40,000,000

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Chelsea have signed midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from French champions Monaco in a reported £40m deal. The 22-year-old France international has signed a five-year deal with the Premier League champions.

Opinions: This is the player that Chelsea have been linked with for a long time and it’s finally happen. Bakayoko was key to Monaco winning the French league and reaching the Semi-Final of the Champions League. He’s strong, good with the ball and I think he can partner with Kante. This means Nemanja Matic is out the door with Man United and Juventus who wants him.

Kyle Walker from Tottenham to Manchester City for £45,000,000

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Manchester City have completed the signing of Tottenham and England right-back Kyle Walker for an initial £45m. Walker, who has 27 caps and spent eight seasons at Spurs has signed a five-year deal with City. The deal, which comes to £50m including £5m of add-ons, could make him the most expensive English player ever.

Opinions: In my opinion Kyle Walker is nowhere near worth £45m because he’s one of those full backs who looks good going forward but he’s not really good when defending. But maybe Pep can work with him and prove me wrong but we will see.

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Summer Transfers #1

It’s back one again! Summer Transfer Window is here and I’ve got some signings that interested me. Let’s go!!!

 

Romelu Lukaku – Everton to Manchester United for £75m

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Manchester United have signed striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton for an initial £75m on a five-year contract. Mourinho said: “Romelu is a natural fit for Manchester United. He is a big personality and a big player,” and he also said “He will be a great addition to the group. I am really looking forward to working with him again.”

Opinion: This is the player we have all be talking about because which club will this striker go to and Manchester United have got him. He’s got everything like he can shoot and pass with both feet, he’s strong, good in the air and he knows the Premier League instead of Morata which United will have to spend more on.

Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon to Arsenal for £46.5m

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Arsenal have completed the signing of France striker Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon for a club record £46.5m fee on a five-year deal. The fee – up to £52.6m with add-ons – will surpass the £42.4m Arsenal paid Real Madrid for Mesut Ozil in 2013.

Opinion: I think this is a really good signing for Arsenal because they have been looking for a top quality striker for a long time. This will leave strikers like Giroud, Welbeck and Lucas Perez to fight for their place. Also what will be the future of Alexis Sanchez if he goes.

Michael Keane – Burnley to Everton for £30m

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Everton have signed Michael Keane from Burnley for a fee that could rise to a club record-equalling £30m.

Opinion: This is an interesting signing because with Everton investing in loads of money from the new owner. This has sparkle upon all football fans and Michael Keane is a very good defender as he had a good few seasons at Burnley and he’s an international player in which he is representing England.

Mohammad Salah – Roma to Liverpool for £34m

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Liverpool have completed the £34m pounds signing of Roma’s former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian whose 25, has signed a five-year deal and has been a prime target for manager Jurgen Klopp.

Opinion: This is interesting because they have somebody in the position he plays which is Mane but maybe he can play on the right, Mane on the left and Firmino up front with Coutinho just behind which will look nice.

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Summer Transfer #4

Hi guys Milan and this is my fourth instalment of the Summer Transfer Window.

Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli to Juventus) £75.3

Gonzalo Higuain

Juventus have signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for £75.3m. The fee for the France-born forward is the third most expensive in history and the biggest domestic deal of all time, along with Cristiano Ronaldo (£80m) and Gareth Bale (£85m).

Opinion: I think this is a massive signing for Juventus as he is a proven goal scorer in Italy. He’s in a right age as he’s not young or old and the good thing about this is that Juventus will have loads of options going forward in League, Domestic and Europe.

Leroy Sane (Schalke O4 to Manchester City) £37m

Germany midfielder Leroy Sane has completed his move to Manchester City for a fee of £37m plus add-ons. The 20-year-old has signed a five-year contract after leaving Schalke. City manager Pep Guardiola said: “He is a special talent and an exciting player that I think our supporters will enjoy watching.”

Opinion: To be honest this a bit of a risk to sign a 20 year old midfielder for a redicoulas amount of money. If I was manager of Manchester City I would not take the risk and spend £20m on him. But I think this is a okay signing for them but we will see if he will do well.

Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa to Everton) £7m

Everton have signed Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Championship side Aston Villa on a four-year deal. Gueye joined Villa for £9m from French side Lille in July 2015 and made 35 Premier League appearances as they were relegated last season.

Opinion: Well as a Villa fan I criticise this player because he keeps losing the ball but if you look at the stats he had the most tackles alongside Kante of Leicester which is decent and I think he is a blow to our midfield. I think Tshibola will have to fill Gana’s boots and win the ball back and pass the ball forward.

Ross McCormack (Fulham to Aston Villa) £12m

Aston Villa have signed Scotland striker Ross McCormack for £12m from Championship rivals Fulham. The 29-year-old, previously linked with a move to Norwich City,has agreed a four-year contract after Villa had a bid accepted on Wednesday.

Opinion: I’m delighted with this signing because he will guarantee Villa the goals in the Championship because he can score all types of goals. This now means we have options up front because we have Ayew, Agbonlahor, Gestede and Kosak as well. Maybe one of our strikers will be sold but we did lose Clark which is a big blow to the defence. I hope Di Matteo can work his magic and get us back in the Premier League.

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Aston Villa signs Pierluigi Gollini and Aaron Tshibola!!!

Hi guys Milan here and Aston Villa have done it again not one but two transfers happen within a week and I am delighted these players have join the Claret and Blue army.

Pierluigi Gollini

Aston Villa have signed goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Italian side Hellas Verona on a four-year deal. The 21-year-old made 30 appearances in two seasons with Verona after joining from Manchester United in 2014.

Opinion: I think this is a good signing for us because with rumours with Guzan leaving then this kid can make a name for himself at Aston Villa. He’s a good shot stopper but the problem with him is when he saves the ball is still in play so he needs to improve his handling and decision making but overall he’s a good goalkeeper.

 Aaron Tshibola

Aston Villa have signed young Reading midfielder Aaron Tshibola on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old Royals youth product played 17 times for the club since his Football League debut in a 4-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest in August 2014. Tshibola will be reunited with former Royals boss Steve Clarke, who is now Villa’s assistant manager.

Opinion: I think this is a really good signing for us as he somebody we need in the midfield, someone who is strong, has a good engine on him and could replace Sanchez or Westwood. He provides experience for the players in the Championship.

I hope we get more transfers in this transfer window. I think we need another striker or another Centre back or Right Back to make our defence better for the challenge that is awaits us which is the Championship.

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Aston Villa signed Tommy Elphick!!!

Hi guys Milan here and my club Aston Villa have signed a player from Bournemouth called Tommy Elphick.

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The 28-year-old central defender, who has signed a three-year deal, has left Bournemouth for a reported £3m fee which is not bad money to spend on a decent defender.

What’s interesting about Elphick is that he captained the Cherries to promotion from the Championship in 2015, having also led them up from League One two years earlier. He’s got the experience to defend in the championship which is crucial. He looks like a very decent defender who looks like he will be a good partner with Ciaran Clark or Kevin Toner. I don’t think Okore will stay and I don’t think Lescott will start for Villa. Richards might not be there as his contract has expired.

Roberto Di Matteo is hoping that his rebuilding job will lead Aston Villa back to the Premier League where we belong. I trust him to do the job as Dr Tony Xia is hoping Aston Villa will be finishing top 6 in the Premier League and it will be like the good old days again.

I think Di Matteo has made a good signing and I hope we make more signings in a few months of the summer transfer.

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Arsenal Signs Granit Xhaka!!!

Hi guys Milan here and we have our first big confirmed signing from Arsenal as Granit Xhaka joins the gunner for a reported £35m.

Arsene Wenger what are you thinking by spending £35m on a player not many people heard of before (I’ve heard of him before) and he is expecting too much for Xhaka. I think it’s a good signing for Arsenal but I think he is worth between 20 to 25 millon pounds.

Wenger said “Granit Xhaka is an exciting young player, already with good Champions League and Bundesliga experience. First thing to look at is “young” because don’t you want guaranteed but he’s only 23 so he is young but not really young. Also He has got experience in the Champions League but not in the Premier League but Bundesliga is sort of similar to the BPL in terms or strength.

He also says “We have been watching him for a long time now and he is a player who will add quality to our squad.” I agree with him as he is a good player and he will play alongside Sanchez, Santi Cazorla, Ozil, Ramsey, Coquelin and what a midfield Arsenal will have next season.

For Arsenal to challenge for the title again this season they maybe need another CB and another striker and they will win the league. They have been linked with these strikers like Higuain, Icardi, Slimani and Morata. To be honest the most true out of those four will either be Icardi or Slimani in my eyes because I don’t think Morata will leave the champions of Italy that is Juventus to a team that just challenges for top 4 and the same with Higuain but Napoli are not champions and they are similar to Arsenal.

Do you think this is a good signing for Arsenal?  I think it’s a 7/10 signing and he will become the better player under Arsene Wenger.

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Summer Transfers Finale

Hello my name is Milan and this is the final blog on the summer transfer window and giving my opinion on the transfers.

1. Kevin De Bruyne from Wolfburg to Manchester City for £55m

Manchester City have signed Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne from German side Wolfsburg for a club record £55m. It is the second highest fee paid by a British club after Manchester United’s £59.7m signing of Angel Di Maria.

My opinion on this is that it’s a great signing by Man City and he will fit in the premier league as he used to play for English club Chelsea. With his worldclass dribbling and his vision he can make Man City play beautiful football when setting up Aguero or Sterling.

2. Son Heung-min from Bayer Leverkusen to Tottenham for £22m

Tottenham have signed South Korean forward Son Heung-min from German club Bayer Leverkusen. The 23-year-old scored 29 goals in 87 appearances for Leverkusen having joined them from Hamburg in 2013.

My opinion on this is that is he’s a good signing because they need a striker to partner with Kane because Harry Kane is struggling to have his name on the score sheet. I think Kane and Son will be a good partnership to make sure Spurs get Champions League place over there rival Arsenal.

3. Joleon Lescott from West Brom to Aston Villa for £2m

Lescott who is 33 years old and has 26 England caps, has signed a two-year contract with West Brom’s rivals Aston Villa for a bargain of £2m.

My opinion on this is that I’m happy on this because I’m a Villa fan and he will bring experiences to the young defenders at Aston Villa.

4. Javier Hernandez from Manchester United to Bayer 04 Leverkusen for £7.3m

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has joined Bayer Leverkusen for £7.3m. Hernandez scored 59 goals in 156 appearances for United after joining from hometown club Chivas de Guadalajara in 2010.

My opinion on this is that it’s a good signing because he’s been on the bench for a year after United lost 2-1 to Swansea City. Hernandez is a goal scorer if you use him correctly and put him in his best position and he will score.

All of the big transfers have been talked about and giving my opinions and I will be back for January Transfers. Follow my blog for more football madness.

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