In the latest transfer news Sergio Reguilon to Arsenal is gathering steam, while Alex Telles to Manchester United is also gaining momentum as Iberian-based left backs to the Premier League is the main focus.
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Let’s dig in on the latest transfer news in the Premier League.
Sergio Reguilon to Arsenal over Manchester United
Starting in north London, it is believed that Sergio Reguilon to Arsenal could happen, as the Gunners are battling Manchester United and Sevilla to sign the Spanish left back on a permanent basis.
According to our partners at Sky Sports, Reguilon to Arsenal is now a possibility but Real Madrid want a buy-back clause in any deal due to the huge potential of the talented left back. Real currently have Marcelo and Ferland Mendy as their left back options.
Reguilon, 23, was a star on loan at Sevilla in 2019-20 but is not needed at Real Madrid and is available for transfer. Reguilon was previously linked with Chelsea but they signed Ben Chilwell instead, and although Man United have shown interest in the attacking full back, it is believed Arsenal are also in the hunt for the Spanish international.
Where would Reguilon fit in at Arsenal? With Ainsley-Maitland Niles perhaps leaving for Wolves, this could be a good replacement at left wing back. Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka are Mikel Arteta’s other options at left back and given Tierney’s form during the second half of last season, spending their limited transfer cash on Reguilon would be a strange one for Arsenal.
Likewise, Reguilon to Man United would be a little strange as Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams occupy those areas but Reguilon would be an upgrade on them both. Watch this space.
Alex Telles to Manchester United
It seems like United do have another left back option lined up, though, as Alex Telles to Manchester United is in the works.
A report from Portuguese outlet A Bola says that Telles’ agent has traveled to speak with Man United who want to sign the FC Porto and Brazilian full back. The talented left back has under a year left on his contract and has consistently been one of the best defenders in Portugal in recent seasons.
Telles, 27, was also a target for Chelsea earlier in the transfer window but it appears Man United will secure the deal for the Brazilian defender who will push Shaw and Williams at left back, while give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer more options when he wants to play a 4-3-3 or a 3-4-3.
He is an attacking full back who scored 11 goals and added eight assists last season and United do need to add a bit more experience to their defensive unit. Given the amount of money they’ve spent in recent windows, a cut-price deal for Telles would be a shrewd move.
Fulham news, season preview: The 2020-21 Premier League season is almost here and our season previews will give you all of the information you need to know about each of the 20 PL clubs.
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Okay, time to focus on the Cottagers…
2019-20 finish: 4th in Championship (23-12-11, 81 points) – Promoted via playoffs
Head coach: Scott Parker
2019-20 top scorer: Aleksandar Mitrovic (26 goals)
Location: West London
ProSoccerTalk’s key topic on Fulham: Continuity over cash is key this time
Fulham are the favorites to be relegated straight back to the Championship but there is probably more optimism around Craven Cottage this time around. When they were promoted two seasons ago they spent big money on big-name players and it just didn’t work. Reverting to a squad of players who have pretty much got them promoted in two of the last three seasons via the playoffs is smart, and Scott Parker has given this side more grit and focus. They still play open, attacking soccer but they are also tougher to break down and aren’t quite as flamboyant as they were in 2018-19. Expect Fulham to grind out quite a few 1-0 wins at home this season rather than the high-scoring defeats they suffered last time around in the Premier League. They spent $145 million two summers ago on new players but American owner Shahid Khan and his son Tony, who is the sporting director, will have learned from that harsh lesson. Continuity over cash is key this time around.
Fulham news: The current situation
There is a lot of positivity around the club as Parker, 39, is a young manager with incredible hunger and they now have a good mix of youth and experience in their team. Captain Tom Cairney, USMNT veteran Tim Ream and top goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic give them a solid core and the likes of Josh Onomah, Antonee Robinson and Harrison Reed give them more youth in the team with Ivan Cavaleiro and Bobby Reid solid attacking options. You get the feeling that if Fulham manage to stay up this season, they will become Premier League mainstays once again. Fans of Fulhamerica will rejoice, and trips to Craven Cottage are always a lot of fun down by the banks of the River Thames and the stadium renovations will be fabulous once finished.
Key Fulham news, season objectives
- Cause a few shocks early and ride the wave of positivity: Fulham have been handed a decent enough start when it comes to their opening fixtures and if they can get through to November with a few shock wins under their belt, it will give them confidence that this time around they can stay up in the Premier League. The main issue will be keeping clean sheets as their defensive unit is looking like their weak spot.
- Stay patient with Parker: Young English manager Scott Parker has proven to be an inspired hire and got Fulham promoted in his first full season as a coach. Stick with him. No matter what. If Fulham are in the relegation zone in December, they proved last time there were in the PL that chopping and changing…
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