As the new Premier League season moves closer, Zenox sport brings you Five players that could go on to be the next big thing in the league.
1. Jorginho (Chelsea)
Italian midfielder, Jorginho is a signing snatched from under the noses of Manchester City. The Brazil-born Italy international was included in a deal that brought Maurizio Sarri to Chelsea from Napoli. Jorginho made his name due to his ability to hold on to the ball. He is a dead ball specialist who could prove to be the missing link in the Blues Midfield when paired with N’golo Kante. The Blues paid Napoli £57 million for his service and he will wear the No 5 shirt in midfield.
2. Fred (Manchester United)
Like Jorginho, the Brazilian international was snatched from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City by Jose Mourinho. With United often one-paced going forward last season, Jose Mourinho will be hoping to mount a serious title challenge with the drive and dynamism of their £52million man. With Fred’s arrival, would hope for the best of French superstar Paul Pogba next season.
3. Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
Jurgen Klopp has signalled on the need to strengthen the goalkeeping section this summer given the inconsistencies of Karius and Mignolet. Following Karius’ blunder in the Champions League Final defeat by Real Madrid, Liver[pool smashed the transfer record for a goalkeeper by paying £65 million to bring the Brazilian international from Italian side AS Roma.
4. Felipe Anderson (West Ham)
Brazilian international and a club record signing, Felipe Anderson was acquired by West Ham United for £40 million from Lazio. This is due to the club’s hope of securing a spot in European competition next season. Anderson got his name on the scoreboard eight times last season as well as creating a lot of goals. He would be looking to take English football by storm with his brilliance and skills.
5. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal)
North London side Arsenal have been busy in this summer’s transfer window as they look to rebuild the team left by French man Arsene Wenger. New boss Unai Emery has been more efficint with his signing so far, but the one that proves to be an eye-opener is the capture of Torreira from Italian side Sampdoria for £25 million. The player would be expected to provide the extra force in midfield having had a fine World Cup outing with is the national side in Russia this summer.