We’ll take a look at three Premier League football clubs that are in desperate need of additional reinforcements once the winter transfer window opens.
Some clubs have made serious efforts to bring in top players over the summer transfer window, while others have gambled with the normal squad that they had at their disposal. Regardless of how they managed their resources last summer, many top clubs have found themselves in dire need of additional players that could propel them to the summit of their respective leagues.
• Arsenal need a midfield player to boost their chances of a top four finish
• Manchester United looking to add cover in the central defensive area
• Torres has emerged as a potential transfer target for Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers
UK gambling news reports that some teams have suffered setbacks due to a number of their star players being injured for a lengthy time. Other sides have underperformed because they have not managed to effectively adapt their new players to their system which has lead to bad results. That is why many clubs like to buy extra players during the winter transfer winter that they feel could help them improve and possibly lead to football glory.
Arsenal have to add some life into their midfield area
One club that is obviously in need of considerable improvement is Arsenal. They have brought in a number of promising players over the summer to boost their squad, however only one has managed to stand out so far, and that talent is Alexis Sanchez. He was bought from Barcelona for around GBP 35 million and has not disappointed, scoring on many occasion and regularly assisting other players from his natural winger position.
However, the Gunners lack quality in many other departments. They need an established striker, a holding midfielder that can both defend and pass the ball forward, solid center backs and perhaps their most their most needed reinforcement lies in a top class goalkeeper. Despite having signed a lucrative deal with Puma to be their shirt manufacturer, they probably don’t have the funds to bankroll top players for all those positions, having splashed out last summer.
Nevertheless, they can get one or two players to help the cover certain gaps. Arsenal have recently been linked to Juventus star Paul Pogba, however that seems unrealistic as he would cost somewhere around GBP 35-40 million at least. To help them cope with the midfield are they have recalled Francis Coquelin from his loan at Charlton Athletic. According to some online sportsbooks in the UK, Cruzeiro has decided to sell their prized midfield asset Lucas Silva to the Gunners, news that will delight many Arsenal fans although nothing is official yet.
Manchester United still need to add a few more quality players
The Reds Devils have struggled since Alex Ferguson left them after clinching his last title in 2013. Now that Dutch master Louis van Gaal is at the helm of the club they have managed to experience a slight resurgence, although they are still far from the team that everyone else in the Premier League used to fear.
They have acquired some big names over the summer (Angel Di Marina, Radamel Falcao, Ander Herrera and others), but will need more reinforcements to replace all the injured players on the sidelines at the moment. Former Manchester United player Paul Pogba has been touted as a potential transfer target although he has left the club on acrimonious terms, which makes any deal involving him somewhat unlikely to go through.
Young German defensive midfielder Christoph Kramer has also been linked to the club in recent times, as Man United’s injury worries continue to grow. The talented player is currently plying his trade with Mönchengladbach on loan from Bayer Leverkusen and the asking price that his parent club would demand is believed to be around EUR 13 million.
Recently, another former player of theirs Nemanja Vidic has also emerged as a possible target. He would certainly bring a great deal of experience with him as he knows the English game very well, although his age does not seems too appealing considering he is already 33 and has long ago passed his prime. Liverpool’s prized possession Raheem Sterling is another player that has been linked to the club, however considering the fierce rivalry between the two clubs makes any potential deal quite complicated.
Liverpool need an overhaul considering the current crop of players
Last season the Reds were flying high in the Premier League and were it not for Manchester City they could have clinched their first title since 1990. Thanks to the impressive football exploits by their former striker Luis Suarez they managed to be serious contenders for the crown. However, now Liverpool seems bare and they have so far produced lackluster performances. Keeping in line with UK gambling laws, many betting sites aren’t favoring the Reds for the title this season.
The team is need of several high quality players but the problem is that they used most of their money from the sale of Suarez to finance new signings throughout the summer of 2014. Saido Berahino, a striker who is currently on loan at Peterborough from West Bromwich Albion, is believed to be on Liverpool’s radar. However, the young talent would cost in excess of GBP 20 million, a figure that is somewhat steep for an untested player.
What has surprised many fans in recent times is the news surrounding Fernando Torres. The Spanish striker spent 3.5 years with Liverpool before making a move to Chelsea in the winter transfer window of 2011 for a record GBP 50 million. Brendan Rodgers is eyeing a possible move for the once prominent forward, however both his age and effectiveness have to be considered before any deal can go through.