Tottenham Hotspur's Tanguy Ndombele in action during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Britain, 10 August 2019. EFE / EPA / NEIL HALL
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The new football season within the major leagues in Europe is about to begin. While most countries still do not close the transfer market, there is one that is ready to start. This is the Premier League, a league that closes its transactions almost a month before the others, on August 8, while the others on September 12. From LatinAmerican Post we show you the 10 most expensive signings of this league.
1. Harry Maguire
Not only did he become the new Manchester United center, but it will go down in history as the most expensive center. The purchase made by the 'Red Devils' to Leicester was for 87 million euros. Upon arrival, Maguire commented, “It's amazing. It's a really proud moment for me to join such a big club. ” Maguire signed for six seasons with the possibility of one more, according to As.
In his most recent interview with the team, Maguire affirms that within his main objectives "he is to stop any goal", he also reiterates that "I look like a good defender, that is the main thing. I am in the team to stop the goals and keep the sheets clean and stop the goals is my priority. ” The central defender's debut is expected next Sunday, a match in which the red devils will face Chelsea.
2. Nicolas Pepe
Following historical figures, the Ivorian who arrives in the Premier League of Ligue 1, became the most expensive signing in the history of Arsenal, as the team paid 80 million euros for him and will play until 2024 with the team.
According to Arsenal, with the arrival of the extreme right, “the outstanding quality of the 24-year-old is the incredible acceleration generated in the first five to 10 yards (...) has a rapid gear change that can provide Arsenal with a new dimension in wide areas ”. They also added that with "Pepe's inclusion on the side will surely drill more holes in the opposition's defenses, even those who sit and place themselves in a low defensive block."
The former Atlético de Madrid midfielder was signed by Manchester City for 70 million euros and for five seasons. At its premiere during the City preseason, Guardiola said that "Rodri was amazing in the way he played."
According to TalkSport, “the defensive midfielder was hired to ease Fernandinho's workload and is seen as the eventual long-term successor of the Brazilian”
4. Joao Cancelo
After an exchange between Manchester City and Juventus of Italy, Cancelo arrived at the English team after paying 65 million euros. According to the official declarations of Cancelo, collected by the official page of the City, the right side said “it is a great club and I am very happy to be here, to be able to experience English football. I was hoping to come here for a while, so it's a big step in my career. "
According to the English club, "Cancelo arrives promising hard work, ambition and dedication to the cause and with the aim of helping the City lift the Champions League, the only trophy missing."
The midfielder had sounded for several European teams, as is the case of Real Madrid, but finally the player landed in Tottenham, after becoming the most expensive signing of the English club, because he paid 60 million euros.
The French soccer player is expected to be with the team until 2025. According to French journalist Julien Laurens, Ndombele “will adapt to the rhythm of the game in the Premier League and, more importantly, it adapts perfectly to the football style of Tottenham. You can run with the ball and then you have all those great players around you to find a pass. He is a perfect player for the style of football that the Spurs want to play. "
6. Aaron Wan-Bissaka
The defender comes from Crystal Palace, a team that sold it for 55 million euros. The player will be for five years, with another year as an option, at Manchester United. According to the official statement of the club, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Aaron is one of the best defenders of the Premier League. He has the right work ethic, talent and mentality to play at Manchester United and fits exactly the type of player we want to incorporate into the team to help us improve and move forward. ”
7. Mateo Kovačić
The Croatian, who plays in the offensive midfield, was signed by 45 million by Chelsea. Kovačić came from Real Madrid and the operation was formalized, as the player had played a season in the English team, after being assigned by the 'merengues'.
In this regard, the Croatian commented, “It means a lot because I saw that the club loved me and wanted to stay here from day one (...) I want to win many games and many trophies. The most important thing in football is to have fun, play well and win trophies. ”
8. Youri Tielemans
The midfielder signed a contract of 45 million euros with Leicester City, from Monaco. Since January, Tielemans was on loan, however the Leicester managed to sign him for 4 years, after demonstrating his great skills within the field of play.
According to official club figures, Tielemans "scored three goals and contributed four assists in 13 appearances."
Ever since I arrived on loan last season, all the players, the staff and the fans have been fantastic with me, so I’m thrilled to be able to become a Leicester City player. I believe that we have the talent in our squad to achieve something special and for any player, that’s an exciting thing to be a part of. I really can’t wait to get started again with this Club and do everything I can to help my team-mates.
The Brazilian striker became in the ranks of Newcastle United, when the English team signed him for 44 million euros. The player signed until 2025 and according to the club, he has become the most expensive player they have bought.
In official statements, the Brazilian said that, “I hope to contribute in the field. Rest assured that there will be a lack of desire and dedication to score many goals. ”
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10. Sébastien Haller
The forward was signed by West Ham United for 40 million euros. According to Mundo Deportivo, the player "made a sensational Bundesliga championship with 41 official matches scoring 20 goals and distributing eleven assists."
According to the official club site, "Haller's signing means that the Hammers have broken their transfer record." With his arrival at the club Haller said that "I can guarantee that I will give 100% for the club because the club has given me this confidence and I will try to return it every day in every game."