The summer transfer window is here, with the whirlwind frenzy of speculation likely to continue until it’s closure in early August.
Premier League clubs will desperately scramble to secure the signings they believe can take them to the next level, as sides splash the cash to strengthen their squads in the transfer window
With the rumour mill now in full swing, here are five players we’d love to see move to the Premier League this summer…
Bale’s Real Madrid career looks in serious doubt, with manager Zinedine Zidane making it clear in no uncertain terms that the Welsh international is not part of his plans.
The former Tottenham star has enjoyed a hugely successful period in the Spanish capital, winning four Champions League titles, though a Bernabeu exit this summer seems logical for a player who has been the subject of fierce criticism from the club’s support.
Injuries have played a major part in Bale’s fall from Cristiano Ronaldo’s successor to outcast, however, when fit the forward remain’s one of Europe’s finest players.
Before leaving for Spain in 2013, Bale was firmly established as one of the Premier League’s leading lights and could resurrect his career with a move back to English football.
Whether any club is willing to pay the financial package it would take to sign Bale remains to be seen, though any supporter who remembers his collection of match-winning performances for Spurs would be open to seeing the Welshman showcase his talents in the Premier League once more.
Part of the exciting Ajax side which reached the Champions League semi-finals next summer, it has been suggested that Ziyech may be allowed to leave the Dutch side this summer for one of Europe’s elite.
The 26-year-old enjoyed a superb season for Erik ten Hag’s side, scoring 19 goals in all competitions as Ajax completed a domestic double.
Capable of playing across the forward line, the left-footed playmaker would be a high-quality addition to any side looking to add creativity and goals to their side this summer.
Linked with Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool, it has been reported that the Moroccan international has a buy-out clause of just £25m in his contract, making him a potential bargain in a market of vastly-inflated transfer fees.
A trailblazer for young English talent seeking an opportunity abroad, Sancho’s decision to leave Manchester City and move to Borussia Dortmund has seen him emerge as one of Europe’s most promising talents.
The 19-year-old has shone since moving to the Bundesliga, scoring 12 goals and providing 14 assists in just 26 league starts for the club last season.
Sancho’s form has seen him establish himself within Gareth Southgate’s England squad, with the teenager likely to be a vital member of the national side for years to come.
Dortmund are unlikely to part with their prized asset easily despite interest, however, fans will undoubtedly like to see the highly-rated youngster return to England and shine given an opportunity in the Premier League.
The Lille winger has shone since joining the French side from Angers in 2017, scoring 35 goals in 74 Ligue 1 appearances for the club.
The Ivorian has attracted the interest from some of Europe’s leading clubs, with Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Liverpool having all been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old.
Named in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year, Pepe brings pace and trickery whilst his prolific record from wide is likely to appeal to potential suitors.
Lille are said to be holding out for a significant fee, though Pepe could prove worthwhile if he is given an opportunity at a leading club.
A player with undoubted quality, Argentina international Dybala has been somewhat marginalised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival at Juventus.
The signing of the Portuguese superstar has led to the 25-year-old being deployed in an unfavored role on the right-flank, with Dybala scoring just five Serie A goals last season.
Speculation has continued that he could leave Turin this summer, and he is likely to have a long list of suitors. The forward scored 22 league goals in the season before Ronaldo’s arrival, showing ability to be a regular goalscorer.
Manchester United and Inter Milan have been linked with a summer move, with the classy left-footer sure to be a welcome addition to the Premier League should he make a move in the transfer window.
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