No team is perfect. Every team can’t wait till the next available transfer window to add to their squads or to help their squad depth. Every Premier League team will want to add to their squads in the summer for next season, with each team needing a variety of different players. With the Premier League clubs getting big money from TV deals, they won’t be shy to spend big in the summer. Time to have a look at what each team could do with for the start of the 2017/18 season.
Arsenal (Arturo Vidal)
Arsenal need to have a big summer haul to be honest. While we haven’t got all the time in the world to go through all their needs, what they need most is a world class midfielder. A world beater kind of midfielder who can play box to box, has won trophies and is already established. While Vidal may be 29, he still has at least 5 years left in him and already has many trophies under his belt. Perfect for Arsenal.
Bournemouth (Nathan Ake)
Bournemouth need a better defence, that much is obvious. They’ve already conceded 59 goals this season with their leaky defence and even more since Ake was re-called by Chelsea. Their perfect signing in the summer would be to permanently acquire the Chelsea defender. Bournemouth need him and he may even want to return as his Premier League action has been limited since his loan was cut short. This would be a perfect deal.
Burnley (Fernando Torres)
This one is probably a long shot but who knows? Burnley need an ex-world class striker, who still holds bags of talent. The Spaniard oozes experience and has won every trophy in the game. A little extra experience up front and Burnley may be able to stay in the league for a few more seasons.
Chelsea (James Rodriguez)
Chelsea already have a really strong squad and will most likely go on to win the league this season. That doesn’t mean that they couldn’t do with some squad improvements. Since the departure of Oscar, Chelsea haven’t brought in a CAM and Rodriguez could be perfect. World class on his day and with 6 goals and 8 assists this season, staring less for Real Madrid, he could offer so much more if he played regularly.
Crystal Palace (Asmir Begovic)
Crystal Palace are leaky at the back also. This season they have conceded 50 goals in the league and first choice keeper, Wayne Hennessey, has only kept 6 clean sheets in the league this season. Perhaps it’s time for a new, experienced keeper. Begovic would be perfect for this and still shows lots of promise despite not featuring often for Chelsea in the last few seasons.
Everton (Erik Lamela)
Everton do tend to lack in the wing position and with pace on the wings. With Bolasie out long term also, Everton could do with starting the season with some fresh winger legs. Lamela would be a good fit for the side. His pace and trickery would be crucial for the Toffees on the right-hand side.
Hull City (Nacho Fernandez)
Hull are another team who tend to struggle in defence. Their defence could see them relegated from the league by the end of the season. Real Madrid’s Nacho Fernandez would be perfect for the Tigers. He may not feature as often for Real but with over 70 appearances for the Spanish giants in over 6 years, his big-team experience could be crucial for Hull’s Premier League survival.
Leicester City (Idrissa Gueye)
Leicester weren’t able to replicate last season’s fairy-tale finish and a big part of that was the departure of N’golo Kante to Chelsea. They’ve missed the all-rounded midfielder who could attack and defend and covered every blade of grass with his energy. Everton’s Gueye would be their perfect signing as he does the job almost as well as Kante with 86% pass completion, 93 tackles won and 62 interceptions this season.
Liverpool (Jan Oblak)
Liverpool have no problems up front but it’s their defence and goalkeeping positions where problems lie. The defence can be poor but resolved easily but the keeper position will require much more. Mignolet and Karius have proved that either are able to handle the responsibility of being the full-time keeper at Liverpool. As all the experts say, to win league titles you need a world class keeper and Oblak would be perfect. With 11 clean sheets, 18 goals conceded and 41 saves in La Liga this season, the Slovenian could fit into the Liverpool side perfectly.
Manchester City (David Alaba)
Manchester City have a star-studded squad but their full-backs are aging now. Sagna, Zabaleta, Clichy and Kolorov are all over 30 and it’s time for some younger talent. David Alaba would fit in for City here. The Bayern Munich man can play in several positions including; LB, CB, RB, CDM and CAM and is one of the best full-backs in world football. At only 24, he still has over 10 years of dominance in a full-back position.
Manchester United (Antoine Griezmann)
United may currently have Zlatan, who is still world class but at 35, he won’t be round for more than 2 seasons. Rashford is an incredible talent too but isn’t ready to be the main striker at united just yet. This could lead the way for Griezmann in the summer for a world record fee. There’s been untold rumours for months on the Frenchmen’s future including moves to United and Chelsea. Griezmann would be perfect for helping united score more goals, something they have struggled with this season.
Middlesbrough (Wilfred Bony)
Middlesbrough have struggled to score goals this season and need a recognised striker to help them convert more regularly. Another ex-Man city man may be the trick as Wilfred Bony could be the answer to their problems. His link up with Negredo could help save Boro’s season and keep them away from relegation.
Southampton (Sven Bender)
The Saints will need a decent Centre Back after the loss of Jose Fonte has hit them. The unfortunate injury to Van Dijk has also been a massive blow to the club, with his performances, getting him ratings as one of the best defenders in the league. They could do with a decent CB who’s played at one of Europe’s best clubs in Borussia Dortmund.
Stoke City (Francis Coquelin)
Stoke City lack in central midfield with an aging midfield which needs an injection of pace and youth. Perhaps Arsenal’s Coquelin could be a good fit in the side. The holding midfielder will help Stoke’s defensive side and could help start their attacks. The move would be a long shot but could be in the right direction for Stoke as they aim for a European-placed finish.
Sunderland (Eliaguim Mangala)
Where to start with Sunderland. They could do with a whole squad overhaul but it’s unlikely they have the funds for that. While Jermain Defoe is the only reliable Sunderland player, who doesn’t fail in scoring, Sunderland need a big money CB to try and stop conceding as much. Mangala (currently on loan at Valencia from Man City) could be what the Black Cats need to help them finally get out of their relegation scrap.
Swansea (Jose Gaya)
Swansea have a decent squad and will hope to survive the relegation scrap this season. They could do with a few players in the summer to improve their position in the league, especially signing a decent Full-back. Jose Gaya from Valencia could be a decent signing for the club. Might be a little more on the expensive side but the left back is young and talented and could help the club survive relegation.
Tottenham Hotspur (Charlie Austin)
Might not be the most glamourous signing but Spurs have one of the best squads in the league and barley need to improve it. One problem they do have is a backup striker for Kane. The Englishmen plays too many games at times and could do with a rest but Vincent Janssen proves to not be the right type of back up for Spurs. Perhaps Spurs should look closer to home and sign Southampton’s Austin who could be perfect cover. If the English strikers could link up well, Spurs may be able to go further in Europe and finally win the league.
Watford (Will Grigg)
Other than Troy Deeney, Watford do not have another reliable striker. Yes, Success is a quality player who has bags of potential but at only 21, he wouldn’t be looked at as reliable yet. Watford need a decent striker who can finish and can be reliable. Who better than Will Grigg? The Wigan man is still on fire and could turn the hornets on fire and scoring regularly again.
West Brom (Fabian Delph)
West Brom have a strong squad and this has been the reason to their remarkable place in the table this season. Their strong mix of defensive and attacking play helps make them a really strong side to break down. Their midfield is aging though and they could do with a new centre midfielder. Fabian Delph of Manchester City could be what the Baggies need. Injuries and lack off chances have reduced his playing time at City and going to West Brom could help revive his career.
West Ham (Alexandre Lacazette)
This one may be a long shot but it was rumoured a lot last season and looked almost possible at one point. West ham really do need a striker. They have a few but none are world class or reliable and to constantly maintain a European place, they will need to sign one. Lacazette scores tons of goals for Lyon and would be a perfect addition to the Premier League.
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