Transfer Window: The Best And Worst Moves This Summer

The transfer window has been closed for well over a month but rumours continue ahead of January. Will Alexis Sanchez stay at Arsenal or will he leave? Is Phillipe Coutinho set to join Barcelona or will he remain at Anfield?

There are plenty of questions to be answered in the future but for now, let’s focus on the completed moves this summer – here are three of the best and worst transfers of the latest transfer window.

BEST:

Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United
The Red Devils forked out £75 million to acquire Lukaku from Everton this summer and he has settled quickly into life at Old Trafford. The Belgium international has scored 16 goals in 13 appearances for club and country since making his Red Devils debut in the UEFA Super Cup.

Wenger: I Nearly Left

With the international break in full swing, it gives us a cahnce to review how the season has gone so far for the clubs at the top of the Premier League, and the table doesn't make for pretty reading for Arsenal fans. After last season's inconsistencies, and failure to qualify for the Champions League, a slow start brought more fans onto the side of the #WengerOut campaign.

There was speculation over the summer that he would move on, but in the end he stayed. After having spent over 20 years at the Emirates Stadium, Wenger admitted that there was a specific point in time when he was on the verge of leaving his managerial position in Arsenal.

England head coach Gareth Southgate heaps praise on Phil Jones

England national team coach Gareth Southgate has insisted that Phil Jones is the best defender in the country based on his current form.


The 25-year-old has started the season as a regular for both club and country while putting fear of injuries behind him.

The centre-back has started all three of Manchester United's league outings this term, and he has since featured for the Three Lions in their 4-0 triumph over Malta. Southgate has already confirmed that Jones will start the game against Slovakia, and he went on to praise the Englishman for his aggressiveness on the field.

ROONEY LEFT ON THE SIDELINES

England International Wayne Rooney has come under the spotlight again after Sir Geoff Hurst urged England’s manager Gareth Southgate not to include the ex-Red Devils forward in the squad as they prepare to face Malta on September 1st in the first round of the World Cup Qualifying round.

Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal for Everton against Manchester City on Monday to stay tact as the second all-time Premier League highest goal scorer as his side drew 1-1 at the Etihad.

TURKISH SIDE WANT WILSHERE

A Turkish club has confirmed that they are in talks with Arsenal over a possible signing of Jack Wilshere this summer.


Antalyasporwant the midfielder who has 12 months left on his deal to move to Turkey as he struggles to manage his injury tendencies in England.

Sky Sources claim Serie A side Sampdoriawanted to offer £6 million in initial offer with total package of £9 million for Wilshere last week. However, the Turkish club president Ali SafakOzturk has opened up on the interest in the player. He added that the deal for Wilshere depends on the price the Gunners would let him leave for.

Gareth Southgate wants to test Nathaniel Chalobah at the big stage

Nathaniel Chalobah is a 22 year old footballer who can operate either as a midfielder or a defender and has been performing in the youth academy since the age of 10 and has been offloaded to various clubs including: Watford, Nottingham, Middlesbrough, Burnley, Reading and Napoli on loan deals.


With all of these clubs that Chalobah has been transferred in, it seems like he has gained the attention of England’s head coach Gareth Southgate as the tactician is being linked with the rising youngster who is struggling to get consistent playing time.

Aidy Boothroyd wants EnglandUnder21 stars to show up against Germany

Manager AidyBoothroydhas challenged his EnglandUnder21 players to put up a performance when they take on Germany in the semi-final of the European Championships on Tuesday.


The Young Lions will be hoping to emulate the achievementsof the England Under-20 side which lifted the World Cup earlier this month by virtue of a 1-0 victory over Venezuela – the first taste of silverware for the nation in 51 years.

ENGLAND NATIONAL SIDE PROBLEMS

The Chief football writer for The Times Henry Winter shared his insights on the problems of the national football team of England.


Winter said ahead of last year’s tournament the Euro 2016, he knew the Three Lionswould fail.

Winter claimed the team selection was off as the players were not “good enough.” The added that the manager was not good enough as well and that the schedule of the players ensure they go to tournaments “fairly exhausted.”

Jermain Defoe’s Inclusion To World Cup 2018 Squad Likely, says Southgate

Jermain Defoe has been a surprise package in the 2016-17 Premier league campaign, as he has been the only real goal scorer for Sunderland this season.


Despite playing in a team that has been stuck to the bottom of the table for much of the campaign, the 34-year-old has been able to plunder 14 goals in the league. This good form has seen him make a step back into the international team. Since making his debut for England back in 2004, Defoe has been in and out of the team. As a result, he has made only 56 appearances for the national team.

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