Strength of the EPL after summer transfers?
Do you think the EPL will be 'stronger' than last year after the following transfers?
Atletico Madrid to Liverpool
FC Porto to Man U
Sporting FC to Man U
Bayern Munich to Chelsea
Real Madrid to Middlesbrough
Southampton(C) to Tottenham Hotspur
Bayern Munich to Manchester City
Bayer Leverkusen to Liverpool
Eduardo da Silva
Dinamo Zagreb to Arsenal
Fenerbahce to Middlesbrough
Lyon to Chelsea
Athletico Madrid to Manchester City
Jose Enrique Sanchez
Villareal to Newcastle
Out of EPL:
Liverpool to Cardiff City (C)
Charlton to Ajax
Chelsea to Sevilla
Juan Pablo Angel
Aston Villa to NY Redbulls
Arsenal to Barcelona
Jose Antonio Reyes
Arsenal to Athletico Madrid
Man U to Villareal
Did I miss any big ones?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I don't see Woodgate as "in" as he played for Boro last year. I don't see Reyes as "out" as he did not play for the Gunners last year (same logic to Rossi), so these "transfers" do not alter the strength of the EPL relative to last season.
As I see it the only major loss is Henry.
Although the TH14 loss is huge to the EPL (and I'm a Man Utd fan), the EPL is overall stronger than last year.
I see it like this:
Hargreaves + Nani + Anderson + Malouda + Torres (to name the biggest names) are collectively better than Henry. Henry is better than all of them individually, but if Barcelona were offered ALL of the aforementioned for a straight swap of Henry, I think they would take it. The EPL basically made this swap.
Also, we have not heard the last from Chelsea. They will bring in someone (Daniel Alves?).
I would also factor in Championship players such as Garreth Bale and David Nugent as being "new" as they did not play in the EPL last year.
The EPL lost some star power in Henry, but the overall depth and quality of the league will be higher this year.
- 1 decade ago
Owen Hargreaves came to Manchester United not city.Source(s): You forgot Luis Garcia from Liverpool to Atletico Madrid
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No the problem with the EPL is the amount of teams that just play dull football.Most of the teams i would not pay money to see due to the quality of the football they play.
- finniganLv 44 years ago
It should be Javier Hernandez. He gained them the video games against Valencia and Stoke. he's in warm style at modern. between the names you listed, i could organize them as: Hernandez van der Vaart Chamakh Bebe
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
yes and every year the bar at the top seemed to raise don't you think so?