Rating the EPL Transfer Window of Top Clubs
With the Summer Transfer window officially coming to a close in Europe, this article will take a look at how the top clubs fared this summer in the competition which is off-field.
The English Clubs had a mixed transfer window this time. For the first time in 15 years, an EPL club(Tottenham) chose to not make any changes in the squad. The record for the most expensive goalkeeper was smashed twice in a short period of time, which tells us that yet again, the EPL clubs weren't shy of flexing their financial muscle.
Note: The ratings are on a scale of 0 being to lowest, to 5 being the maximum.
Manchester United - 1.0
Manchester United started the transfer window with aspirations of getting a talented left-back, a reliable centre-back, and a skilful winger. They managed to succeed in signing none of those requirements.
The season has only just started, and the consequences of failing to achieve these targets have already started showing signs. The defense has leaked in 6 goals in the two matches lost, with the center-backs looking out of place. Anthony Martial made it clear he wanted to leave the club. Now, he is on bad terms with the manager and is looking stranded.
Manchester United managed to get the 1 rating because of the addition of Fred, who can provide some stability in the Man United midfield.
The return of Andreas Periera from a successful season at Valencia could be a source of joy in a rather disappointing transfer window for the Red Devils.