Top Players Who Could Join the EPL this summer
As Chelsea’s deal for Kai Havertz continues inching closer, World Cup star Mario Gotze could also leave the German Bundesliga for the EPL. Gotze is currently desperate to play Manchester City, as former Bluez striker Bertrand Traore hopes to join Leicester this summer. Here are the top five soccer players expected to join England’s top flight before the 2020/2021 season begins.
- Kai Havertz
With the EPL transfer window ready to re-+open on Monday, speculations about the top players moving across Europe have increased. Currently, Chelsea is considering a £73 million deal for Bayer Leverkusen forward, Kai Havertz.
The 21-year-old had an incredible run last season, impressing many Betway punters by scoring 12 goals in 30 matches. Havertz is eager to join Frank Lampard’s team, linking up with fellow German players like Timo Werner and Antonio Rudige, who are also playing for Chelsea. However, his arrival might lead to several departures from Stamford Bridge.
- Bertrand Traore
At 24 years, the Burkina Faso international star is valued at £30 million by Lyon. Bertrand was expected to join Leicester City this summer after opening negotiations with the team, though several other EPL teams are also interested in him.
According to Foot Mercato, Newcastle and Crystal Palace are among the EPL teams racing against Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen to take Traore. However, Crystal Palace seems to be in a good position to get Traore, as Lyon is also interested in Mamadou Sakho, and they might be interested in a swap deal.
- Patrik Schick
For punters who enjoy Betway88 online sports betting, it’s always good to see players like Patrik Schick on the field. The Leipzig star was on loan to Roma during their 2019/2020 campaign, and his form attracted several inquiries from different premier league teams, including New Castle.
At 24, the Czech Republic international is valued at £25 million, though his club hopes that Roma will extend their loan deal with the obligation to buy. Schick went back to training on Friday after recovering from a back injury.
- Ferran Torres
At 20-years, Ferran Torres has a promising career ahead of him in the international scene. The Spain international winger hopes to join England club Manchester City this summer, hoping that the team reaches an agreement with Valencia.
Torres is currently valued at £40 million, as he’s among the best wingers in the team. His skills make him a worthy target for Manchester City, who are currently looking to add at least a midfielder and two defenders on their team.
- Mario Gotze
After finishing his contract at Borussia Dortmund this season, the 28-year-old World Cup star is a free agent. As such, his representatives have been holding talks with several Premier League clubs interested in signing him over the next few weeks. That’s despite being criticized by fellow players and fans as the biggest Bundesliga disappointment last season.
Following his frustrating spells off the pitch last season, Gotze only made 15 league appearances and didn’t start in many of the games. As such, Gotze is currently aiming to move to a top EPL club, though several clubs in Germany and Italy have already expressed their interest in the player.