With the FIFA World Cup in full swing and heading into the knockout stages, it is easy to forget just how soon the new 2018-19 Premier League season will be upon us!
The English top-flight returns on Saturday 11th August, with some tasty ties to kick start the campaign, including Arsenal versus defending champions Manchester City at the Emirates Stadium, Liverpool against West Ham United at Anfield and Leicester City travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United during the opening weekend.
To cure the boredom between the World Cup final and the start of the new Premier League season is the summer transfer window, which this year closes on Thursday 9th August at 17:00pm.
Supporters love a new mega money signing, in the hope they’ll inspire their team to silverware success, or guide their side to Premier League safety.
Arsenal have brought in right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus) and goalkeeper Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen), whilst Cardiff City have made four signings upon their return to the Promised Land this term – Josh Murphy (Norwich City), Greg Cunningham (Preston North End), Alex Smithies (QPR) and Bobby Reid (Bristol City).
Leicester City have lured defenders Ricardo Pereira (FC Porto) and Jonny Evans (West Brom) to the King Power Stadium, Newcastle United have signed goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on a permanent deal from Sparta Prague and also brought in midfielder Ki Sung-yueng from Swansea City on a free transfer.
Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong has joined Southampton, Barcelona winger Gerard Deulofeu has agreed a permanent return to Watford and West Ham United have so far made three additions – Ryan Fredericks (Fulham), Issa Diop (Toulouse) and Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea City).
Anyway, with little over a month remaining, he flicked through each club’s additions so far this summer and picked out our Top 5 signings. Enjoy!