With the summer here, the internet is rife with FPL transfer rumours and gossip. So here is a round-up of today’s key talking points.
The summer transfer window is always busy for clubs as they get ready for the new season. It is also a time where FPL managers carefully watch the market to get a feel for how their FPL teams might look next season.
As singings are made official our new signings article will be updated.
Monday 4th July: gossip and rumours
Fabrizio Romano: Man United secure Malacia deal
Back on the 28th of June Romano reported that Man United had attempted to hijack a deal for Tyrell Malacia. Today he reports that this is one of three deals which will finally be made official.
FPL comment: Malacia is a pacy wing back with great acceleration which will be well suited to the Premier League. At just five foot six he is a lot smaller than the rest of the Man United defence and there are concerns that he might not be strong enough in the physically Premier League game. He is a great crosser of the ball though and his stats for set pieces are better than Luke Shaw who also plays in that position.
Thursday 30th June: gossip and rumours
90min and Football365: Torino defender Bremer desired in London
90min and Football365 are reporting that Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal are interested in signing Gleison Bremer. Central defender Bremer currently plays for Torino. They suggest that Torino want £43m for the Brazilian. Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea are all looking to strengthen their defences ahead of the new season. However, they all have other options if Bremer moves elsewhere.
FPL Comment: Bremer recorded three goals and one assist in 33 Serie A games last season. The defender was named the best defender in Serie A last season and therefore would be an excellent FPL option for managers at all of these Premier League clubs.
The Athletic: New forward for Brentford
The Athletic are reporting that Brentford have offered £20m for Hull City forward Keane Lewis-Potter. That would make Lewis-Potter Brentford’s club-record signing, Brentford tried to sign the forward last summer and again in January, so will be hoping to close the deal this window.
FPL Comment: Keane Lewis-Potter scored 13 goals in all competitions for Hull last season. He was called up for the England Under 21s. At Brentford he could offer a great budget forward option for FPL managers.
Wednesday 29th June: gossip and rumours
Fabrizio Romano: Raphinha London bound
Romano reported on Tuesday evening that Leeds and Chelsea had agreed a fee for Raphinha reportedly around £60/65m.
He is now reporting that Chelsea and Raphinha will now sit down to discuss personal terms.
FPL Comment: In their draft team maker LiveFPL have priced Raphina at £7.5m. If he is priced here and moves to Chelsea he will make an attractive midfield option for managers. Raphinha’s creativity should be rewarded at Chelsea as their squad has plenty of good potential link ups for Raphinha, something that was missing at Leeds last season when Bamford was out injury.
90 Mins: Brownhill back in the Premier League
90 Mins are reporting that Southampton have joined the race to sign Burnley midfielder Josh Brownhill. Brownhill and Burnley were relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2021/22 season.
FPL Comment: Burnley’s Brownhill was a popular FPL asset last season. The midfielder was an excellent budget enabler for FPL managers. If Brownhill signs for Southampton he will likely once again be a good budget enabling option in the game.
Tuesday 28th June: Chelsea target two City players – Spurs in for Everton duo
Monday 27th June: Lingard to West Ham – Eriksen decision close
Friday 24th June: Eriksen two club race – de Ligt to Chelsea – Ronaldo unhappy
Thursday 23rd June: Pope and Ebiowei – high price for JWP – Jesus on the move