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Brenden Aaronson, Nick Pope, Boubacar Kamara among the best Premier League transfers to date

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The transfer window has been open for a few weeks now and there are already some big deals, with Erling Haaland, Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling Among the big names there will be new clubs this summer.

But what are some of the best transfers that could have flown under the radar? We review.

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Boubacar Kamara22 years old, defensive midfielder – Aston Villa (Free)

This will be the most valuable contract of the summer. Despite Kamara being watched by clubs at the Champions League level, Aston Villa managed to secure the service of one of the most exciting midfielders in Europe after he Marseille contract expires. Deployed mainly in the defensive midfield position, with relatively sparse attacking contributions, the versatile Kamara is also used as a center back and right back. In addition to his ability to move around the field and an impressive 5.5 ball recoveries per game, the former player France The under-21 player controls the ball safely and excels when acting as a link between defense and midfield. It will be interesting to see how Villa manager Steven Gerrard fits into him in an area of ​​the team where there is already good competition.

Beautiful armor-Kotchap20, central defender – Bochum arrive Southampton (10 million euros)

Southampton tracked Bella-Kotchap for over a year and a half, but eventually landed him for 10 million euros. His father, Cyrille, is a Cameroon international striker, but Armel has made a name for himself at the other end of the pitch – and for another country in GermanyUnder-21 team – since making his league debut at the age of 18 in April 2019. While Bella-Kotchap is strong and 6 feet tall, he has also improved technically, tactically and mentally in his first season. his first in the Bundesliga. The 20-year-old, who could soon be picked for Germany, was among the top one-on-one defenders in the Bundesliga last season and won an impressive 71% in duels – 75% from air battles.

Brenden Aaronson21 years old, attacking midfielder – FC Salzburg arrive Leeds United (27 million euros)

It will be interesting to see how USA international response to the leap in level from the relatively uncompetitive Austrian league – Salzburg has won nine national championships – to the English Premier League. With all the pace, energy and hard work, can Aaronson stand out in a league where his brand attributes are, to a certain extent, the norm? However, the quarterback is more than just a runner; His good technique and speed of thought (he excels at quickly putting his ideas into action) coupled with his natural ability to time his out-of-ball movements to perfection. American boss Jesse March get to know him well and be able to get the most out of him alongside fellow USMNT star Tyler Adams. (Aaronson also Voted by ESPN as the 34th best male U21 player earlier this year.)

July Enciso18 years old onward – Freedom arrive Brighton (11 million euros)

It is rare to see a player move directly from Paraguayan domestic football to the Premier League and at the reported 11 million euros, the move is also not without risk. Former striker Libertad is said to be the most promising Paraguayan teenager since Juan Iturbe and had six senior hats to his name. Able to play in any position up front – although he prefers to attack from the left – Enciso is quick, explosive, has a low center of gravity and is capable of finishing well with both feet. Compare style with Man City and Argentina legend Sergio Aguero was done, although it was a huge pressure put on a young player. While making an immediate impact at Brighton might set the bar too high for the Paraguayan, his intelligence and off-the-ball runs could help him win minutes of the season. this award.

Cheick Doucoure22 years old, central midfielder – Lens arrive Crystal Palace (21.3 million euros)

Not just Mali internationally among the top central midfielders (along with his teammate Lens Seko Fofana) in Ligue 1 last season, but he seemed to get better as the opposition improved – he excelled in both games against PSG, also taking the lead in a 2-0 away win at Monaco. Although primarily a defensive midfielder, Doucoure can appear anywhere on the pitch. He is involved in attacking areas and, with his frequent forward runs, can also play as an 8. In addition to being a solid winner (five recoveries per game during the season). before), he’s also active in his passing – always looking to start a quick transition when it comes to regaining possession. A dependable, cunning midfielder who rarely gets a break, Doucoure has the quality to be an instant highlight at Selhurst Park.

Nick Pope30, goalkeeper – Burnley arrive Newcastle United Football Club (11.5 million euros)

By signing England international goalkeeper – with the centre-back Sven Botman and left-back Matthew Targett (on permanent loan) – Newcastle have rebuilt their defense to hopefully avoid any repeat of last year’s relegation battle. Pope’s sobriety and ability to intervene outside the box make him an ideal goalkeeper for a team that plays in high attack (seems like this is the tactical plan of coach Eddie Howe for this game). Season). constantly improving year after year, and at the same time good coordination and lightning-fast reflexes. At Newcastle, Pope will also use his fine distribution skills more often, and attacking play from behind is expected to be a regular feature of his game.

Joao Palhinha27 years old, defensive midfielder – CP Sports arrive Fulham (20 million euros)

The 6-foot-3 anchor man can cut an unorthodox image in central midfield, but what he may lack in terms of speed or maneuverability, he makes up for with superlative understanding. best in terms of match and position sense. Often playing most effectively alongside a more attacking and agile No. 8 in midfield, Palhinha takes on lighter duties in midfield; Make tackles on the ground, challenge well in the air or simply surprise his opponents. He is also difficult to manage and defend the ball well. While not the most creative owner – he has a habit of keeping it simple – Portugal international offers Fulham boss Marco Silva a reliable presence in midfield.

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