The Premier League transfer window is closed. Lets do a quick recap!

image_pdf

Missing football! Don’t fret! The football season has kick-started across Europe yesterday! We saw Man U take on Leicester City City at Old Trafford in the first Premier League match.

The transfer window saw a lot of activity! Football teams spent a lot of money to buy new players & here is how the teams are stacked up going into the 2018-19 season.

Juventus (Italy)

Ronaldo moving to Juventus was, without a doubt, the move of the summer. The 88 million pounds transfer has ensured that the Italian side’s shares jumped by 40%. According to Manager  Massimiliano Allegri, the jigsaw is finally complete with the addition of the Portuguese superstar. Winning Serie A isn’t considered the biggest achievement in Turin, Juventus have won all Serie A titles since 2012. Ronaldo’s presence in the ranks can inspire the Italian side to perform better in the Champions League, a tournament where the side has lost 2 finals in 4 seasons.

Manchester City (England)

Manchester City, the Premier League defending champions have signed Leicester City’s Riyad Maharez for a club record fee of 60 million pounds. Other than that splurging, the Citizens led by Pep Guardiola kept their purse strings tight. Man City are the favourites again to win the title in England as they’ve managed to keep their last season’s winning combination intact. City amassed an amazing 100 points in a season in EPL last season, emulating that or going one step better will be very tough but one can never rule out the technical masterclass of Pep combined with the creativity on the field by Silva, Jesus & Aguero.

Manchester United (England)

Problems can never leave England’s most successful club Manchester United. Despite finishing 2nd last season in England, no one is naming them the favorites for this campaign. Not much has changed in United’s squad since last season as the Old Trafford based side managed to hold on to Paul Pogba. Pogba’s agent had sounded a war cry and was determined to take his client to Barcelona but he failed as the transfer window closed as France’s World Cup winner remains in Manchester. United was also looking for a defender but failed at the transfer window.

Chelsea (England)

Maurizio Sarri replaced compatriot Antonio Conte as the new manager for Chelsea. A flurry of summer spending later, Chelsea looks ready to challenge the defending champions Manchester City. The biggest win for the Blues was to retain Eden Hazard who was being eyed by Real Madrid & Barcelona after a great outing at the World Cup with Belgium. Chelsea spent a world record 91 million pounds on Spanish keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga & offloaded their current stopper Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic also comes in to strengthen Chelsea’s midfield and the Blues look all set to challenge City for the crown.

Liverpool (England)

The Champions League runners-up from last season Liverpool will once again be a force to reckon win in the Premier League. The Jurgen Klopp led side have kept their core intact but failed to strengthen their defence. Mohd Salah will be looking to continue with the good work from last season and he will be joined by Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino. The side looks a very good attacking unit and will be looking forward to having the new signing Fabinho in the midfield.

Barcelona (Spain)

Winning the La Liga will be slightly easier for Barcelona as their arch-rivals Real Madrid won’t have Cristiano Ronaldo. The transfer window might have closed in England, but it isn’t going to be shut in Spain till the end of August. Barcelona will be expecting to bulk up its defence and as always one will expect Messi to run riot in La Liga for the 25-time Champions.

Real Madrid (Spain)

Real Madrid is in trouble. They haven’t found a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo & also their former manager Zinedine Zidane. World Cup finalist Luka Modric could also leave for Inter Milan and the troubles for President Florentino Perez are increasing. Madrid still has Gareth Bale to rely on but the injury-prone Welsh striker will need massive assistance from Karim Benzema for the team to put up a fight against Barcelona in La Liga and also defend their Champions League Crown.


Yash Chawla is former Sports Anchor of NDTV. With over 9 years of experience as a Sports Journalist, Yash now sails with Crowdynews.com

Spread the love
No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Write to us at
mail@currentkids.in

Help us keep currentkids, current! We’d love to hear about your crazy adventures and experiences. Send us your pictures, travel diaries, thoughts on cool new gadgets, gaming experiences and anything else you find interesting!

About Us

Welcome to our entertaining and empowering news source for kids with inquisitive minds! This is a digital space that keeps kids aged 8 and above (and your families!) connected to what’s happening in the world. We filter a wide variety of news, events, and interesting bits of trivia to develop short, relevant, unbiased content in creative formats. We give everyone something to relate to and get engaged with in short bytes of information with a snappy, chatty feel. We believe in encouraging curiosity, creativity and continued learning in our safe digital space.

Why is reading non-fiction important?

This helps curious minds to learn more about the outside world. It also enriches their vocabulary and their general knowledge. Simplified news helps children to express their opinions easily with their friends and family and gives them some perspective on complex issues. Our safe news website will give you parents a useful tool with which to navigate the digital world with your children.

We hope you enjoy our posts!

Biyash & Sunaina

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and stay current!

 

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.