EPL: TOP 5 NEW PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR THIS SEASON
The English premier league has always attracted the best talents from all over the world . The league has been a stamping ground for many great players who have left an indelible mark in the history of English football . Likewise, every season, many foreigners or English players have their dreams fulfilled when they are signed by top premier league clubs . Some fulfil their dreams while others have a bitter experience . Hence let me present before you my top 5 new players to watch out for :
1) JERMAINE BECKFORD : People might scratch their heads on why I have mentioned the name of the player at No 1 when there are so many superior players . But a person who watches the English game closely, can very well say that he is one of the most feared striker in England . He has been regularly scoring goals for Leeds Utd for the last 2 seasons and has even scored against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the FA cup. Everton did not waste a single moment and secured the signing of the player who was rumoured to be on his way to Old Trafford . Although a huge gulf exists between the league one and the premier league, yet he is a major player to watch out for.
2) MAROUANNE CHAMAKH : The saga involving the player and arsenal is a long one with arsenal showing interest in the lad for a long time . And it is no doubt that a free transfer for a highly talented striker is a shrewd business deal . Chamakh played a key role for Bordeaux securing the league and cup double after a long time. With his stocks constantly rising, he is sure to set the premier league on fire as the season progresses .
3) JAVIER HERNANDES: The best buy of the season, Manchester United gaffer Alex Ferguson is known to look for fresh talents. And this exciting prospect was too much for him to resist. Ferguson has publicly lauded the team scouts for identifying the skills of the player even before he became a player to watch out for, his impressive world cup campaign . And with pre season form which looks top class , he might be the one who will carry the ambitions of the red devils in the years to come .
4) GEROME BOATENG : This German left back has been in stupendous form both for Hamburg and the German team . He had a good outing at the world cup and has been instrumental for Hamburg reaching the Europa league semi finals twice. Physically strong and composed, he garnered a reputation as a tough-tackling, versatile defender and it seems that it is a great buy for Manchester City .
5) RAMIREZ : Ramirez is a box to box attacking midfielder who can be a shield for the defence and can also launch attacks from anywhere . With Ballack gone , it was necessary for Chelsea to have a good replacement and they have struck gold . A strong partnership with Essien can strike terror in the heart of other teams .