Image copyright: Getty Images
The 2022 summer transfer window has seen some monumental moves. So far we can look forward to Erling Haaland finally playing English Premier League
football, Sterling swapping from sky blue to Chelsea blue, and Paul Pogba heading back to Juventus for another jaunt in Serie A. Have a look at big transfers making waves across the world of football, and setting up a very interesting start to the 2022/2023 season in August.
Who’s coming in?
You might want to keep your eye on these massive players gearing up for the fiercely competitive English Premier League this season – they might just be worthy additions to your Fantasy Premier League squad.
Already a worldwide sensation at just 21, and known as “The Terminator”, Norway national Haaland has joined Man City from Borussia Dortmund after the Sky Blues agreed to pay £51 million to trigger his contract’s release clause. He has a staggering 85 goals scored in 88 games from his time at Dortmund since 2019. Makes sense that Man City is his choice, seeing as his father, Alf Inge Haaland, used to play for the defending champions himself.
Eyeing a rebuild of Chelsea’s defence, Tuchel has brought in the experienced Napoli centre-back to fill in for the departures of Rüdiger and Christensen.
Filling the void left by Sadio Mané, who will depart for Bayern Munich, Núñez has arrived from Benfica to strengthen Liverpool’s attack. He comes in boasting an impressive record of 26 goals in 28 league appearances from 2021 to 2022, as well as 6 Champions League goals during the season (among which included 2 against Liverpool in the quarter-finals).
Legendary Ajax coach Eric Ten Hag will be hoping to make a huge impact in his new role as Man United manager, and has started the rebuild of the team with a signing from familiar Eredivisie club, Feyenoord, left-back and Netherlands national Tyrell Malacia. Malacia is set to give established defenders Luke Shaw and Alex Telles a run for their money.
Ten Hag is continuing his goal to rebuild Man United with centre-back Martínez, signed on from his previous team Ajax.
Bringing a wealth of experience, and reuniting with former Inter manager Conte with whom he won the Serie A in 2021, Perišić has made his move to Spurs. He comes in as one of Inter’s most productive players last season, scoring 8 and assisting 7 in 35 games.
[H2] Who’s got a shiny, new Premier League team?
These players have already proven their mettle in the Premier League and have attracted a new team to call home:
[H2] Who’s leaving the Premier League?
- Raheem Sterling – The English player makes his move from Man City to Chelsea
- Gabriel Jesus – Also an established Man City player, Jesus has joined Arsenal
- Oleksandr Zinchenko – The Ukrainian national has similarly moved from Man City to Arsenal
- Richarlison – The Brazilian forward has transferred to Tottenham Hotspur from Everton
- Fábio Carvalho – The promising youngster joins title-contenders Liverpool from newly promoted Fulham
- Kalvin Phillips – The Leeds-born and Leeds academy graduate makes a huge move from Leeds United to Man City
- Nick Pope – The popular England keeper leaves Burnley for Newcastle
- Yves Bissouma – In a big move, the French midfielder has joined Spurs from Brighton
- Christian Eriksen – The Danish national has made a major comeback after his heart condition shocked the world, leaving Brentford for Man United
We won’t be seeing these familiar faces in EPL line-ups any more, as they have moved on to different leagues and life chapters:
- Paul Pogba – The Man United midfielder has gone back to Juventus
- Antonio Rüdiger – The German defender has left Chelsea for La Liga football at Real Madrid
- Sadio Mané – The Senegalese has joined German powerhouse Bayern Munich after a successful time at Liverpool
- Alexandre Lacazette – The Arsenal striker has made a move to Lyon
- Romelu Lukaku – After a disappointing stint back at Chelsea, Lukaku will be heading to Inter Milan again
- Divock Origi – Liverpool’s king of the last-gasp-thriller has joined AC Milan
- Steven Bergwijn – The Dutch winger has moved to Ajax
- Fernandinho – The established Man City midfielder has left for Brazil’s Série A team Athletico Paranaense
- Mark Noble – Mr West Ham himself has retired after an incredibly dedicated career spanning eighteen years
- Romain Saïss – The Wolves defender and captain of the Morocco national team has moved on to Beşiktaş in Turkey
With all these moves taking place, and possibly more to be confirmed just as the transfer window closes, we can only be sure of one thing: the coming 2022/23 season is set up for a whole lot of drama.
Sign up now and bet on international football games with Betway Ghana
For all the latest sports news, betting tips and promotions follow
. Download the Betway App