Following on from West Ham’s impressive capture of England number one Joe Hart on loan for the upcoming Premier League season, it has started a replacement process in the goalkeeping position as Darren Randolph has left for Middlesborough for £5 million.
Yesterday it was announced that Gary Megson has returned to the Hawthorns after a 13 year absence, albeit in the reduced capacity of assistant manager.
Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has revealed that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has made enquires over Renato Sanches.
Ross Barkley has expressed his desire to leave Everton to manager Ronald Koeman. In an Everton press conference ahead of their Europa League qualification clash at Goodison Park against Ruzomberok, Koeman clarified the clubs ongoing situation with the player.
Everton have been one of the Premier Leagues most active clubs in this year’s transfer window. With spending being around £100m, manager Ronald Koeman is looking to close the gap between the Blues and last season’s top five teams, setting a top four finish as their target.
How will Stoke City, Crystal Palace, Swansea City and Burnley fare in the 2017/18 Premier League season? These teams are often considered to be relatively mid-table, though will the return of Premier League football spark an ascendency up the Premier League table?
With 6 points separating Southampton in 8th and Watford in 17th after the completion of the 2016/17 Premier League season, the 2017/18 season looks to continue in this compact fashion. The 6-point gap was the closest in the Premier League since the turn of the new millennium, yet surprisingly the previous season saw a considerable 21-point gap between these positions with Liverpool in 8th and Sunderland in 17th respectively.
West Ham have made an undeniably slow start to the transfer market this summer, with free agent Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart on a season-long loan from Manchester City the sole two additions.
Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City last summer with one of the best managerial records in History. He’d won the league in all but one of his seasons in charge of Barcelona B, Barcelona and Bayern Munich (coming second in La Liga 2011-12 to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid) and fans and pundits alike backed him to lead City to their first title since 2014.