After a window where the world record transfer fee was broken there is a calm to the storm, no more ridiculous rumours to laugh at which is unfortunate people some of the rubbish actually makes me laugh. So now we can get our teeth into analysing every team. To start I’m going to pick out a few transfers some good, some bad.
Eric Bailly – As a United fan I had to talk about them first. The centre back has made an outstanding start to the season creating a beautiful partnership with Daley Blind. With these two at the back United have yet to lose a game in the premier league and have only conceded one goal in the Premier League. Eric’s individual statistics are also remarkable having a 95.5% pass completion the highest of any CB in the Premier league after 3 full games of play.
Alvaro Negredo – A signing who has gone under the radar so far is Negredo. Joining a whole host of signings for Brough he has been in my opinion their best purchase. Many people tip Middlesbrough to stay up this season and if Negredo can keep contributing I can see it happening. After 3 games they have drawn 2 and won 1, which is amazing form for a newly promoted side. But that is all down to Negredo, he has 1 goal and two assists so far which may not sound too amazing until I tell you that the whole team has only scored 3 goals that’s a 100% contribution from Negredo.
Joe Allen – On the back of a fairy-tale Euros Allen has been shipped off to Stoke and the fall back to reality seems to be quite hard for Joe as his form has been dismal so far this season. Stoke sit bottom of the table, yet to win a game and have conceded 6 goals. Joe form as I said before is unrecognisable to his Euro 2016 performance at which he had an 85.3% Pass success, this has now plummeted to 72.3%. To add to this his key passes are now at 0.3 per game… Shocking.
But its not all downhill with the addition of Wilfred Bony we could see him rack up the assists in the coming weeks.
Simone Zaza – The answer to West Hams striking problems is apparently this man but after a window linked to Lacazette and Bacca it seems a bit of a disappointment. The worst part is the price though €5 million just to loan him and €20 million after a number of games could turn out in disaster.
Not only this he only played 663 minutes last season at Juventus scoring 5 goals that’s less than the injury stricken Andy Carroll who played 1436 minutes scoring 9 goals, so was there much point in signing him? You tell me because in my opinion €25 million may be thrown down the drain.
Article by Alex McCrakan