Gone are the days when the Premier League teams do not rate Championship teams enough to purchase players from the league. In today’s world, the English second division now boasts some prodigious talents, and given the leagues relatively low profile in comparison to the Premier League, there’s often some bargains that are always bound to happen until the final day.
With the impact of the coronavirus seeing the transfer window deadline extended until 5th October, Championship clubs face an agonizing wait as the top-tier teams will keep coming for their standout players.
In such a scenario, let’s take a look at some player who could be set to escape the Championship’s 46 crazy games as they’re granted a fast track to the Premier League with a ‘summer’ move.
1. David Brooks
Having made a name for himself in the second tier with Sheffield United, Brooks finds himself back in the Championship following AFC Bournemouth’s last season relegation – but he won’t be there for long.
According to reports, Manchester United’s pursuit of Jadon Sancho appears to have hit a roadblock, this has seen the Red Devils appear to have turn attention to Brooks as an alternative with some betting websites such as bestunitedstatescasinos placing the 23-year-old on 3 odds to join United this summer. Whether it’s just a tactic to put pressure on Borussia Dortmund we’ll never quite know, but Brooks is unlikely to remain at Bournemouth regardless of his future destination.
2. Josh King
Despite six Premier League goals to his name last season, Josh King is a wanted man. His former side Man United has been long-time admirers of King, while Aston Villa has more recently lodged an interest in the Norway international. However, with Bournemouth just sanctioning the sale of Callum Wilson to Newcastle United earlier in the window, the Cherries won’t want to lose too many of their frontmen so close to deadline day.
3. Troy Deeney
A traitor as many Watford supporters would say. Knowing fully well his side could get relegated in the past season, Troy Deeney decides to stand in front of the TV cameras and announce he deserves to be playing in the Premier League. An interesting reaction to being relegated if you ask me, though. The report claims West Bromwich Albion and Tottenham Hotspur are keen on his signature but with Bale joining the latter last week, Deeney’s move to Spurs doesn’t seem happening this summer. Bet on Deeney returns to the Premier League on deadline day with an incredible 300 odds with blackjack en ligne at the time of writing this piece on Paddy Power.
4. Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck could be set for a move to Southampton this summer. Transfer new are also saying Besiktas and Fenerbahce are in the hunt for the former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, but Southampton is leading the race for his signature. Also, Watford has placed an asking price of £5.5m on the England international, and while his injury record doesn’t make for pretty reading, if he can stay fit the 29-year-old could prove to be a steal.
5. Emi Buendia
This impressive midfielder’s figure of 83 chances created last season was only bettered by the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, and Trent Alexander-Arnold, despite playing for a side rooted to the bottom of the table. The Argentinian man is said to be wanted by Leeds United and Aston Villa, and with Norwich City valuing their star midfielder at just £20m he could prove to be a quality piece of business. According to trending gooner news‘ reports, Arsenal is also said to be monitoring his situation.
6. Ismaïla Sarr
Ismaïla Sarr had looked destined to join Premier League champions, Liverpool, following Watford’s relegation, though the Hornets’ insistence on holding out for £40m for his signature has seen the Reds’ interest wane. And with Jurgen Klopp side confirming the purchase of Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Diogo Jota, its safe to say Sarr’s move to Anfield is not happening this summer. However, Manchester United is also said to be interested in the winger, though with no firm offer yet to be placed it remains to be seen where Sarr will be playing his football next season.