Premiership Transfer Talk: Part 2
After stumbling below expectation last year, Everton brought in Dutch manager Ronald Koeman and a few notable signings were made in Martin Stekelenberg, Ashley Williams (who replace the much spoken about John Stone) and Yannick Bolasie, they will be without Steven Pienaar, Leon Osman, Tim Howard and Tony Hibbert. Promoted Hull city have less active in the market after releasing Sone Aluko, Ryan Taylor and Mo Diame(who surprisingly opted to dive a division to join Newcastle). Champions Leicester have added a few with world cup winner Ron Robert Zieier and speed merchant Ahmed Musa the notable mentions but there isn’t enough business done to replace the departed Ngolo Kante. Its Jurgen Klopp’s first summer in-charge and he has done a couple of shrewd deals signing Loris Karius and Alex Manninger, Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan for less than 15m, while Saido Mane and Georginio Wajnaldun joined too, this rather look like the beginning of something good but a couple of players has departed the Kops, Euros team sensation Joe Allen, Kolo Toure, Jose Enrique and Martin Skrtel but it seems Jurgen knows just what he is doing. Now we move to the fantastic where Manchester city new boss Pep Guardiola has brought with him some very impressive players in Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Leroy Sane and John Stone to the Etihad. I wouldn’t be surprised if this team is running for the crown by May.
It’s the season of the managers and as important as signing top players is to team competition, so is the addition of top notch managers who can inject new ideas to current philosophies.