Transfer Window: gossip and rumours
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.
Thursday 14th July: gossip and rumours
Football Insider: Traore interest from the Toffee’s
Football Insider are reporting that Everton are interested in signing Adama Traore this summer. The Toffee’s have reportedly been told Wolves will accept a £10m bid for the winger.
FPL Comment: Traore in the past has been an excellent FPL option. However his lack of consistent game time at Wolves made him a difficult own. The winger returned two assists in La Liga as well as two assists in the Europa League while on loan. If he gets a move to Everton and consistently plays under Lampard he could be a decent differential for FPL managers.
Fabrizio Romano: Martinez to Manchester
Romano is reporting that Manchester United will imminently sign Lisandro Martinez.
FPL Comment: Lisandro Martínez returned one goal and four assists in Eredivisie and the Champions League last season. However he did miss the last seven matches through injury. The Ajax defender worked with new Manchester United manager Ten Hag last season and can play at centre-back or left-back. He could be a good for strengthening the United defence, making the wingbacks increasingly appealing.
Wednesday 13th July: gossip and rumours
The Telegraph: New striker for Newcastle?
The Times are reporting that Newcastle have held talks with Real Sociedad about signing Alexander Isak. If agreed the transfer would be a club-record deal.
FPL Comment: Arsenal we interested in signing the striker during the transfer window. However there were reports that the player had doubts and the transfer never happened. The player scored 10 goals and registered six goals in all competitions last season. He would add to Callum Wilson and Chris Wood as forward options at Newcastle and therefore could have some rotated minutes.
David Ornstein: Broja to join Chelsea tour
The Athletic are reporting that Broja will join Chelsea on their pre-season tour. The player had stayed behind amid interest from other Premier League clubs.
FPL Comment: If Broja stays at Chelsea FPL managers will likely avoid the forward through fear of a lack of minutes. However, if the player gets game time for the Blues over preseason and they do not sign another forward he could offer a cheap route in to the Chelsea attack. Managers will want to monitor this window closely.
Tuesday 12th July: gossip and rumours
Fabrizio Romero: Yarmolyuk to the Bee’s
Romero is reporting that Yarmolyuk has had a visa approved and will be announced as a Brentford player shortly.
FPL Comment: Yehor Yarmolyuk had a distrupted season last year as a result of the Ukrainian league’s postponement The attacking midfielder could offer great attacking threat, however he had no attacking returns last season.
The Times: Ronaldo’s future
Manchester United are trying to persuade Ronaldo to withdraw his transfer request. Yesterday Ten Hag announced that Ronaldo was part of his plans and wasn’t for sale.
FPL Comment: If Manchester United can make Ronaldo happy he would be a great FPL differential. The majority of the game will be looking to invest in Haaland. However, Ronaldo’s a proven Premier League goalscorer and therefore could be a great option if fully committed.
Diario Sport: Raphinha’s future
Diario Sport are reporting that Raphinha’s agent cooled the interest from Chelsea in pursuit of a move to Barcelona. Leeds and Chelsea have had an agreement for the player in place for a couple of weeks, however the player has not agreed terms. Raphinha’s desire is to join Barcelona.
FPL Comment: If Raphinha does move to Barcelona he will no longer be an FPL option. However FPL managers should keep an eye on who replaces Raphinha in the Leeds starting XI.
Monday 11th July: Chelsea join race for Lewandowski – Kane to Bayern a non-starter
Friday 8th July: Chelsea making moves – Lenglet to Spurs
Thursday 7th July: Ronaldo MIA – Sterling agrees terms
Wednesday 6th July: Broja targeted by Everton – Ronaldo to Chelsea?