Transfer market: Diego Costa, Radja Nainggolan and more
Diego Costa has been at the forefront of the transfer market this summer, but the striker is not the only one who has changed clubs. The list of new arrivals includes Radja, who joined Manchester United from Napoli; the young Belgian, who is already a regular in the starting lineup of the Red Devils; and the loaned players of the Oldham team, who were bought by the club for a relatively small amount.
The transfer market in the Premier League has become more active this summer. The transfer of the young Portuguese star is a good example of the success of this trend. The player has already scored a lot of goals for the team, and is considered one of the main contenders for the Golden Boot.
It is worth noting that the transfer of Radja is the latest in the line of the Portuguese player’s transfers. The previous season, the player managed to reach the level of Lionel Messi, who managed to buy the player for a record price of £65 million.
In the summer, the Red devils also signed the young French player, who will join the team for free. The young player has only started his career, but already managed to score a few goals for his new club.
The Portuguese player has managed to make a lot from the transfer window, and has already become a main favorite of the fans. The club has already managed a number of transfers, and now it is trying to strengthen the lineup.
All Premier League results of the previous season
The previous season of the Premier league was quite successful for the teams. The main favorites of the championship were:
· Manchester United;
However, the main surprise of the season was the performance of the team of Manchester City. The team managed to win the championship for the first time in a long time, and the previous time it was not so successful.
This time, the club managed to finish in the top-4, and it was quite unexpected. The reason for this is the following:
1. The team was not in the best shape. The players were tired from the long tournament distance.
2. The coach of the club, Manuel Pellegrini, did not give the maximum of attention to the team.
3. There was a bad transfer campaign, which led to the failure of the players.
Despite the fact that the team managed not to finish the championship in the first position, it is still considered one the main favorites in the championship.
Manchester City’s results in the previous championship
The season of English football ended quite unexpectedly for the fans of the champions. The first place in the league was won by the team from Manchester, but it was a rather unsuccessful result. The following teams were in the leading positions:
• Liverpool; and
• Manchester United.
Both teams managed to get into the top four, but United managed to do it only after the last match.
One of the reasons for the failure was the bad transfer policy of the Manchester City, which resulted in the failure to buy good players. The coach, Manuel has not bought any new players during the season.
Another reason for the poor result of the City was the fact, that the club was not able to play in the Champions League.
After the season, it became clear that the main favorite in the English championship was Manchester City and not Liverpool. The latter had a good season, but was not a real contender for the title.
Liverpool’s results at the start of the new season
In summer, Liverpool started the new campaign quite well. The Reds managed to strengthen their lineup, and managed to sign the young German, Mario Götze. The German player was a good addition to the Reds lineup, but he was not the main star of the lineup, as the main player was the Belgian, Sadio Mane.
At the start, the Belgian managed to show good results, but after a few matches, the team started to lose points. The reasons for this were the following factors:
* Poor transfer policy;
* The bad coaching decisions of the Liverpool management.
For the first half of the campaign, the Reds were quite successful, but at the end of the tournament, they lost the title to Manchester City by a single point.
Why did Liverpool lose the title?
The main reason for Liverpool’s failure was a poor transfer policy. The Liverpool management did not buy good enough players, which caused the team to lose a lot in the matches.
Also, the coach of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, did a bad job, which was reflected in the results of his team. The performance of Liverpool was quite bad in the start and middle of the league, but gradually the team began to improve.
By the end, the results improved, and Liverpool managed to end the season in the fourth position.
Main favorites of English championship
After a long tournament, the season of Manchester United began quite well, too. The Red Devils managed to improve their position in the standings, and even managed to take the first place.
Of course, the first results of Manchester were not very good, but they gradually began to change. The second half of season was quite good, and this is why the team was able to finish at the top of the standings.