Premier League Best & Worst Transfers 2
Continuing with the transfer window, here are our top 3 best and worst signings of the summer. If you disagree please tweet @unclesamsbets and I won’t read a single one.
3) Rui Patricio – Wolves
In a market where goalkeepers are going for £60-70m, to get an experienced international like Wolves have for free* is an incredible bit of business.
*Free plus the millions going to Jorge Mendes and the bit of money they’ve eventually agreed to give Sporting.
2) Lucas Torreira – Arsenal
The Uruguayan midfielder is the type of player Arsene Wenger refused to buy for 10 years but Arsenal desperately needed. He doesn’t mind the defensive side and will add much-needed steel to the Gunners.
1) Jorginho – Chelsea
Without Jorginho, I don’t think Sarri would have a chance of playing the sort of football he wants at Chelsea. The only other player they have that can retain possession like Jorginho is Cesc Fabregas but he doesn’t have the same energy to press. If Chelsea regains a top 4 spot, Jorginho will be a major part of it.
3) Kepa Arrizabalaga – Chelsea
This entry is not down to the player’s ability, as Kepa has the potential to be a great keeper. However, Chelsea were forced to sell Thibaut Courtois for a fraction of his value in today’s market and spend over £70m on a keeper that had a buyout clause of £20m up until January of this year.
2) Felipe Anderson – West Ham
This may come back to haunt me but I think £42m on Felipe Anderson is a rip-off. He fell out with his manager and Lazio, was injured most of the season and has only been capped once by Brazil. Not for me.
1) Lee Grant/Rob Green – Man United/Chelsea
The most confusing transfers of the summer by a long way. Why are clubs like United and Chelsea wasting their time with old, not very good keepers. Maybe this is why Ed Woodward wouldn’t let Jose sign anyone else.
– Robert Shiers