With the Transfer Window approaching its final 24 hours, we asked some fans about what their clubs need before the Transfer Deadline.
Arsenal have had a challenging window so far, with constant speculation surrounding Alexis Sanchez. Kieran Gibbs has already left, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is almost a Liverpool player, while Shokdran Mustafi is being heavily linked with a move to Inter Milan.
Our Arsenal writer Arbaaz says:
Meanwhile, @5ThingsFootball says:
Its been a summer of frustration at Stamford Bridge, and they have started the season with an arguably weaker squad that the one they finished with last season.
John Terry, Kurt Zouma and Nemanja Matic have all left the club, with Diego Costa having been told he can leave. He is expected to complete a deadline day deal to Atletico Madrid. They have replaced those with Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko.
They have however missed out on the likes of Alex Sandro and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, and are pursuing deals for the likes of Ross Barkley and Danny Drinkwater, but our Chelsea writer Jonathan Cheng believes it’s in the full back department that they need to improve.
Chelsea are about to play 7 matches in September with only 2 dedicated wingbacks…so do anything that gives depth in those positions. #CFC
— Jonathan Cheng (@jjjjjjonathan) August 30, 2017
Everton have been one of the Premier Leagues big spenders this season, spending £150m and breaking their transfer record twice. Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jordan Pickford and Michael Keane have all moved to Goodison Park for a combined £100m, with Wagner Rooney, Sandro Ramirez, Cuco Martina all moving to Goodison Park
However the departure of Romelu Lukaku has left Everton light in the goalscorong department, a sentiment echoed by Everton fan John Cullen:
“We desperately need a striker. Someone who’s gonna hold the ball up and bully defenders.
“Rooney hasn’t got the legs to do that and Sandro Ramirez and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are too lightweight.
“In effect we still need a replacement for Lukaku. Worryingly it’s been left late and I’m anxious that if we do bring someone in it’ll be a panic buy a bit like Enner Valencia was last summer.
“I think someone like Benteke would do a job despite his past as a Liverpool player. Klopp didn’t fancy him so maybe Benteke would be perfect as I’m sure he’ll be out to prove the German wrong.”
Its shaping up to be a good Window for Liverpool, with Mo Salah and Andy Robertson in the bag, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the way. But after chasing Virgil van Dijk to no avail all summer, and desperately still trying to keep Philippe Coutinho, could it have a sour ending, and what else needs to be done?
#LFC still desperately need a new CB but Lemar/Ox would be a good addition as well
— Rob Bridges (@RobBridges48) August 30, 2017
With Lukaku, Lindelof and Matic all moving to Old Trafford, United have had a good Window so far. However they appear to have given up on Jose Mourinho’s desired fourth summer signing of Ivan Perisic following the good form of Anthony Martial. We asked Connor Alonzi what he thought:
“To win the title, United need more balance on the left.
“Left back is the weakest position. Danny Rose should the be priority”
Meanwhile, Ninad Barbadikar thinks Mourinho should go after a winger:
“We need a proper out and out winger, but it’s not the end of the world if we don’t get one, I’m sure Mourinho has planned his season well.”
A fairly underwhelming transfer window for both the manager and fans of the newly promoted club. They have been linked with a number of players but have failed to make a real eye catching signing.
With Dwight Gayle being linked with a £20m move to Fulham, The Magpies will be in the market for a striker as they look to add more fire power to the squad to keep them in the top flight.
Two of our Newcastle United writers were in agreement:
Stoke made a slow start to the window but have eventually done what would be considered by most as good business.
The departure of Marko Arnautovic has helped fund deals for Darren Fletcher, Kurt Zouma, Kevin Wimmer, Maxim Choupo-Moting, Jese, Bruno Martins-Indi and Josh Tymon.
However our Stoke City writer Jacob Foxley is still hoping for a busy day down in the Potteries:
Tottenham also had a very slow start to the window but have ramped up the pace in recent days, signing Davinson Sanchez, Juan Foyth, and closing in on the signing of Serge Aurier from PSG.
Could there been one or two more signings tomorrow, @jack_quick certainly has his eye on one player in particular: