We’re all ready for the new season as it takes shape. There have been so many rumors surrounding various European top flights. But what exactly should we look forward to? Let’s get stuck in it right away!
What’s in store in the EPL?
The previous premier league ended with a bang, with Man City bagging the premier league trophy for the third time under Pep Guardiola, who under his new two-year contract is set to stay at the club until 2023. Manchester United came in second with 74 points, followed closely by Chelsea, Liverpool, and Leicester.
This season is expected to be quite enjoyable after new signings that have rocked headlines. Chelsea is expected to up its chances after signing Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan on a £97.5 million deal. After winning the Super-Cup on Wednesday against Villareal in Belfast in a match that ended 6 – 5 after a penalty shootout, Tuchel has signaled that he is aggressive and will aim to lift the EPL title this season. The first Chelsea opener (against Crystal Palace) will be played this Saturday.
Things are hot with Manchester United, who signed Jadon Sancho at a whopping £73million from Borussia Dortmund after numerous tries by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Jack Grealish also joined the Man City squad after a £100 deal was reached. There have been other signings across the board, with Everton signing Marc Guehi and Joachim Anderson.
The main thing left on air in the EPL is Harry Kane’s fate – many rumors were surrounding his absence during training last week. Man City has already agreed to raise their bid for Harry Kane, but Tottenham has yet to decide on the amount they are ready to accept.
The Spanish La Liga
Moving on to Spain, La Liga is set to start on a foul-mood after the departure of Barcelona utility star Lionel Messi who will now be playing at PSG alongside former Barcelona star Neymar and French “wonder kid” Kylian Mbappe. This comes after the star failed to reach an agreement with the Barcelona football club. The club cited the inability to reach the agreement based on financial incapacity to meet needs inherited from previous management decisions.
After the 2020/2021 season, which ended with Atletico Madrid as the winners, followed closely by Real Madrid and Barcelona, the league is expected to create new stars. Lionel Messi dominated the previous season as the top scorer with 28 goals. Jan Oblack dominated the post position as the best goalkeeper.
New developments are set for this season as new signings are set to help their teams achieve good results. Big teams such as Barcelona and Real Madrid are set to make strides to steer them towards the top position. It is expected to be a competitive title race. Varane has been signed for Manchester United, which is a big loss for Real Madrid. On the other hand, Sergio Aguero is set to bring life to La Liga after moving from Man City to Barcelona on a free transfer.
Great Signings in the Bundesliga
The German Bundesliga kicks off today with Borussia MG playing against Bayern in a very anticipated match. The last season ended with Bayern claiming the title. They were closely followed by Leipzig, Borussia, Wolfburg, and Frankfurt in that order. The top scorers were Robert Lewandowski, who was followed by André. In the third position fell Erling Haaland. The move by Jesse Marsch from New York RedBulls to the Bundesliga is expected to bring a major change as RB Leipzig starts its match with him as the coach on Sunday.
And what should we expect in Serie A?
In Serie A, the season ended with the winners being Inter Milan. Some teams suffered relegation, such as U.S Lecce and Brescia Calcio. The season was rocked with great winnings and a goal-scoring streak from Christiano Ronaldo, who was the top scorer with 29 goals. This was followed by Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku, Luis Muriel of Atalanta, and Dusan Vlahovic of Florentina.
The 2021/2022 season is expected to be fantastic as fans are expected to throng the stadiums in numbers. Fans will get to watch matches in numbers after a dry spell marked by measures that sought to restrict Covid-19 infections. Olivier Giroud joined Inter Milan from Arsenal, giving the league a new face.
Besides, there are other transfers taking place as teams are repositioning themselves for the new season. Weston Mackenzie, who played as a midfielder for Schalke, moved to Juventus in a transfer valued at €21million. Teams such as Udinese signed the German midfielder Lazar Samardzic for €3M, while Napoli signed Matteo Politano from the “old lady”-Juventus at €19M.
There are expectations yet to be realized on a deal that will see Tammy Abraham move to Roma, but a £34M deal has already been agreed on.
Messi’s move to League 1
The new season for Ligue 1 starts with wild anticipations, with the main focus being on the Argentinian MVP and assist leader who has bagged six Ballon d’Ors. Lionel Messi’s move from FC Barcelona frustrated many fans as they expected the star to continue playing in La Liga. He has already commented on his move and his new club, saying “Everything about the club matches my football ambitions.”
Last season PSG was clobbered by Lille, who carried home the title after a 1-0 win at Parc de Princes. Things are about to go down this season as significant changes and tweaks have been made by clubs to help them gain an advantage over the other clubs. Lyon has already secured Peter Bosz as their new manager. Also, Christopher Galtier is set to manage Nice. Transfers that are set to shift ground have already taken shape as Sergio Ramos, and Georgino Wijnaldum joined PSG. PSG is also set to benefit from the skills and mastery of Achraf Hakimi, who has joined from Inter Milan.
That said, we have much to expect from the European top leagues as the new season takes shape. You can only hope that your favorite team wins. You can always come back here for the most recent updates regarding various leagues across Europe. Adios!
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