Excitement as English Premier League kicks off Friday


Excitement as English Premier League kicks off Friday

"You are talking about Liverpool spending money this transfer window, City have spent bad lot in the last few years and they are now getting the benefit under Pep Guardiola".

The German global, however, rejected a move to the club, citing doubts on United's inability to win the UEFA Champions League as reasons.

The figures released showed that top-flight clubs spent an estimated £1.23 billion before Thursday's pre-season deadline - down £200 million from last summer's window.

Meanwhile, defending champions Manchester City alongside Liverpool, Manchester United and probably Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are considered favourites to win this competition at the end of the season in May 2019. While City have been relatively quiet in the transfer market, adding only Riyad Mahrez to their already powerful squad, the Gunners have entered a new era under coach Unai Emery, who was busy in the transfer market addressing their shortcomings with the signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Matteo Guendouzi, Bern Leno and Lucas Torreira. The additions make Liverpool, on paper, look like City's biggest challenger.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has stated that he does not expect to sign a player today. Victor Camarasa who has come in on loan, was a squad player at Real Betis which tells me he won't be a signing to be too happy about.

Sarri didn't get off to the best of starts last week as Chelsea were easily brushed aside by Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Can Socceroo Aaron Mooy help keep Huddersfield
Camera Icon Can Socceroo Aaron Mooy help keep Huddersfield

It's a new dawn and a new era for many clubs. Left-back Diego Rico will challenge for a spot in the starting eleven and will surely be a boost for the team.

Though the former dressing room exuded history and reminiscence of the glory years under Sir Alex Ferguson, most United fans will be in no doubt that the home players' changing room needed a solid do-over.

They have not spent much in the transfer window and have a total reliance on Harry Kane.

When it comes to relegation, it is hard to look any further than the three teams that have come up.

So, ahead of the 20 days which will undoubtedly prove the early closing of the window was nothing short of senseless, let's take a look at six Premier League players who may find pastures new in the coming weeks.