On the back of a five year high in January transfer costs, English football will under-go a massive variety of changes. With shock exits and additions there are questions on every fans lips. Where will their favourite players end up and what effects will these changes have on the teams?
This season’s second transfer window has seen England premiership team’s secure huge changes for their futures. 175 million pounds was spent this month as the transfer window came to a close yesterday.
Two of the latest deals were struck by Stoke and Everton. Stoke Football Club broke their all-time record by signing Giannelli Imbula for £18.3m! Everton added to the total when they spent £13.5m on Lokomotiv Moscow striker Oumar Niasse.
In other news, Football legend and long standing favourite, John Terry has been dropped from Chelsea after a long twenty one years’ service at the club. This will be a shock to some fans who imagined that the thirty five year old could have gone on to play for his beloved Chelsea forever. Obviously Terry is likely to be unhappy with the news but he has confirmed that he will continue to play professional football elsewhere.
The biggest story this week is that Pep Guardiola has officially been appointed as manager at Manchester City. He will begin his role at the club at the end of the 2015/2016 season. There have been rumours for some time that this is where the forty five year old would be headed, and now that it is conformed speculation has begun over what changes could be expected next season.
Taking into consideration his history and the types of players Guardiola usually opts for, some media sources are claiming that we could see Toure & Silva off the team next season. While players like Messi & Pogba could be on the pitch representing a new look Man City. It has also been suggested that City could top rival club Manchester United under the guidance of Guardiola.
Guardiola certainly has the backing of his family after his father commended him, and told reporters that his son would give Manchester City everything he has. He believes that Guardiola will bring the heart and soul of European football to England:
“He will look to carry on the football of his Barcelona and Bayern teams, He has this attitude to football (as an art form), not just to win, but to win in a distinctive way that entertains the public. The style of football I see in England, I doubt he has that in mind I mean, the football is very different. For that reason, I think he will have to change the mindset of English football.”
Author Lisa Wood
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