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.
Tuesday 7th June: gossip and rumours
David Ornstein: New man between the sticks at Forest
Ornstein is reporting that Brice Samba has turned down a new contract at Forest and wants to leave the club this summer.
The Daily Mail are reporting online that Nick Pope could be his replacement.
FPL Comment: FPL managers will be disappointed not to have Samba available in FPL next season. Especially as the community were hoping to see him priced at £4.5m. However, the opportunity to own Pope again would ease the disappointment, especially as a rotating pair of goalkeepers.
Various social media outlets and the Mail: Saka’s popularity rising
The Mail as well as a variety of social media outlets are reporting that Man City have joined Liverpool in their desire for Saka. However the Mail reports the move is unlikely to happen this summer.
FPL Comments: Saka was the seventh highest scoring midfielder in FPL last season. He is the go to midfielder at Arsenal in FPL, however at Man City rotation may put FPL managers off.
The Mail: Sadio on the move?
The Mail are reporting that Mane has asked Liverpool team-mate Thiago Alcantara if he can move into his house in Munich if he joins the Bayern Munich.
Monday 6th June: gossip and rumours
Northern Echo and the Express: Spence at all costs
The Northern Echo are reporting that Antonio Conte has ‘instructed his club’s recruitment team to do whatever it takes to land the youngster.’ Spence was on loan with Nottingham Forest last season and helped to secure their promotion back to the Premier League. Jacque Talbot is also discussing how its been Forest and Spurs.
FPL comments: Wing-backs have been key in FPL this season. If Spence signs for Spurs he looks to be a great option in FPL 2022/23. The player returned three goals and four assists last season.
Jacque Talbot: Newcastle target Renan Lodi
Talbot is reporting via the Give Me Sport website that Newcastle have made Atletico Madrid’s defender Renan Lodi, their top target. Newcastle are lolling at Lodi to play at left-back for the club as part of their summer transfer window signings.
FPL comments:Newcastle had Matt Target on loan at the club since January. Rumours suggest however that Lodi is their first choice to sign on a permanent basis. The defender registered three goals and four assists in 17 starts in La Liga and the Champions League for Atletico. Therefore he could offer FPL managers good attacking threat.
Friday 3rd June: Asensio to United – Arsenal target Tielemans
Thursday 2nd June: Hugo Ekitike to Newcastle – Pulisic’s time in London nearly over?
Wednesday 1st June: New West Ham defender – Lukuka to leave Chelsea?
Tuesday 31st May: Man City in for Cucurella and Philips – the race to sign Spence
Monday 30th May: Mane to leave Liverpool – Conte to stay at Spurs and bring in Perisic