As the winter transfer window draws nearer, the clubs of the top flight will have to decide what to do in order to stay in their current form.
At the moment, the Premier League is the most popular league in Europe, but there are many other leagues to consider and the most likely destination will be the Champions League.
In terms of the teams that are likely to be promoted from the Championship, the gap between the two has been narrowing for some time.
The league is still in its infancy, but this summer’s arrivals of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal mean that there is a strong chance that a promotion/relegation cycle will be underway.
This means that the most promising players in the Premier Leagues next season are likely to be those in the top five or six, but it will also mean that the next five years of players in Serie A are likely going to be very exciting.
In terms of signings, there are some interesting choices this summer.
For one, we can look to Alvaro Morata, who signed from Real Madrid for €85 million, but also has the potential to be a target for Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Juventus, and Real Madrid again.
Meanwhile, Milan’s Luiz Adriano will likely get a huge pay rise in the summer, with €90 million.
A number of players who have made their way into the top six this season, including Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, Real Madrid’s Pepe Gonzalez, Arsenal’s Mathieu Debuchy, and Juventus’s Fabio Quagliarella, will also be free agents next summer.
This will make for a massive summer in terms of transfers.
With such a strong summer, the most exciting players to watch this summer will be those who have not yet made their move.
This is particularly true of Chelsea, who are currently leading the chase for a number of strikers.
Their next goalkeeper will be Alexandre Lacazette, and their striker Nathaniel Clyne is another young, exciting player who is expected to be in the Champions Leagues.
However, it is also worth noting that, in terms of transfers, the Chelsea signing of Fabio Quagliarello is likely to be the most expensive, as he is the second most expensive signing in Serie B, after Milano’s Giuseppe Rossi.
As well as signing Lacazette and Clyne, Chelsea are also reportedly interested in Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Buffon, Luis Suarez, Juan Mata, David Villa, Dani Alves, Rafa Benitez, Mario Balotelli, Alex Teixeira, Andres Iniesta, Miklos Mertesacker, Samir Nasri, Kieran Trippier, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo Santos, Alberto Aquilani, Yaya Toure, Eddie Costa, Alessandro Pirlo, Luca Toni and many more.
It will be interesting to see what the future holds for these players.
If there are any surprises, they could include Chelsea coming back in to the Champions League, Liverpool not being able to keep their own Champions League place in 2018 and then, in the first half of 2019, their first season in the Europa League, as well as a second season in the UEFA Europa League.
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