Transfers

FPL transfers: The latest new Premier League signings assessed

The Premier League summer transfer window opened on Friday, with clubs now officially able to register new signings.

Several moves have already been announced in advance, such as Manchester City’s capture of Erling Haaland and Tottenham Hotspur’s swoop for Ivan Perisic.

You’ll find all the major deals on our dedicated Transfers page, while you can get a club-by-club guide to the key moves via our comprehensive Pre-Season tab.

In this article, we’ll look at all the notable transfers confirmed so far in May and June.

The most significant players will be the subject of their own dedicated Scout Report but all the others will feature in regular round-ups over pre-season, starting with this one.

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FPL TRANSFER ROUND-UP

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Boubacar Kamara (Marseille to Aston Villa, free)
Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona to Aston Villa, £17m)
Diego Carlos (Sevilla to Aston Villa, £26m)
Robin Olsen (Roma to Aston Villa, undisclosed)

Aston Villa have been the busiest club of the summer so far, although two of their four transfers involve players who were on loan last season.

Philippe Coutinho and back-up goalkeeper Robin Olsen, who were signed initially on a temporary basis by Steven Gerrard in January, have made their moves to Villa Park permanent.

The new arrivals are Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara, who are both defensive acquisitions.

Carlos is a centre-half who has spent the last three seasons playing at Sevilla, while Kamara is a holding midfielder who joins on a free from Marseille.

Brazil international Carlos was part of a Sevilla team that boasted the best defence in La Liga in 2021/22, conceding fewer goals (30) than even Real Madrid (31) and Barcelona (38) and keeping 17 clean sheets en route to a fourth-place finish.

The new Villa stopper made more blocks than any other player in the Spanish top flight last season.

“As a player, sensational. His partnership with [Jules] Kounde, they compliment each other so well. There’s five years in terms of age difference, with Diego Carlos older. He’s the one who looks bigger, he looks stronger and he’s an excellent defender. He would be a top signing for any European club. He is a sensational central defender.” – La Liga pundit Terry Gibson

Like new teammate Tyrone Mings, however, Carlos has cultivated a reputation as someone who is prone to an occasional individual error or three:

“It was a couple of years ago that a Brazilian journalist, based in Spain, brought my attention to Diego Carlos and said ‘I think this is the best Brazilian centre-back in Spain, have a look at him’.

“My conclusion, and he won the Olympic gold medal as well, is that we may be dealing with a centre-back who may look better than he is. 

“I worry about Diego Carlos. There are moments when he looks classy, but there are lots of mistakes and wild man things.” – South American football correspondent, Tim Vickery

Carlos does pose a little bit of a goal threat, having found the net on three occasions in 2021/22. His total of 30 goal attempts and 25 shots in the box would have seen him rank among the top 10 defenders in the Premier League last season.

Birmingham Mail meanwhile describe Kamara as a “shoo-in” to feature in the number six role at Villa.

He himself won’t be an FPL asset worth considering – three goals in 130 Ligue I appearances says it all – but, like Carlos, Fantasy managers will be hoping he can have a positive impact on the clean sheet potential of Matty Cash and Lucas Digne.

And the benefits might not just be in terms of shut-outs, with The Athletic suggesting that Kamara’s arrival is part of Gerrard’s plan to “see full-backs Lucas Digne and Matty Cash both given more freedom to attack”.

Villa were at the right end of the table for defensive stats since Gerrard was appointed boss ahead of Gameweek 12 (eighth for fewest goals conceded, for example), so the two new acquisitions could further strengthen the backline.


Matt Targett (Aston Villa to Newcastle, £15m)
Barnes offering differential potential between now and end of FPL season 2

Exiting the Midlands is Matt Targett, who renews acquaintances with Newcastle United following his loan move in January.

Since making his debut in Gameweek 24 last season, the corner-taking Targett ranked fifth among defenders for chances created (CC, below) and second for successful crosses (SP, below):

FPL transfers: The latest new Premier League signings assessed 1

The Magpies will have designs on a top 10 finish next season if heavy investment continues over the summer so their FPL assets could be legitimate targets come Gameweek 1, fixtures depending.

An expected starting price of £5.0m for Targett might be off-putting to some, however, especially if Kieran Trippier is available for the same money.



Rasmus Kristensen (RB Salzburg to Leeds United, undisclosed)
FPL transfers: The latest new Premier League signings assessed

Rasmus Kristensen arrives at Leeds with an attacking reputation, although his numbers only really jump off the page in the season just gone.

The Denmark international – who will reunite with former boss Jesse Marsch – scored on seven occasions in the Austrian Bundesliga in 2021/22, an impressive tally when you consider that he’s a right-back.

There are whiffs of Matt Doherty in the obligatory YouTube highlights reel, with Kristensen not only prominent around the penalty box but posing a real goal threat in the air – whether that be at dead-ball situations or, in true Doherty style, arriving late at the back post during open play.

The big fat disclaimer on all of this is that the eye-popping numbers were delivered in the Austrian top tier for the runaway league leaders. Will Kristensen get as many opportunities to score in a tougher division for a struggling Leeds side?

Indeed, the Dane hasn’t scored outside of Austria or his native Denmark at club level: 24 Champions League qualifying and group stage appearances have brought zero goals and just two assists, while his 18 months at Ajax in 2018/19 were a disappointment as he failed to nail down a starting place and blanked in front of goal in the Eredivisie.

The underlying stats at the highest level are at least encouraging, as he averaged a shot every 80 minutes in the Champions League proper last season; Joao Cancelo’s average in the same competition was 76, for example.

Should Kristensen get a £4.5m tag in FPL, he’ll certainly be one of the more forward-thinking options at the price point.


Fraser Forster (Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur, free)

Tottenham Hotspur have a new goalkeeper in the form of Fraser Forster, who has left Southampton on a free.

He’ll almost certainly be back-up to Hugo Lloris, however, filling the gloves of the now-departed loanee Pierluigi Gollini.


Fabio Carvalho (Fulham to Liverpool, undisclosed)

Liverpool’s new signing follows in the footsteps of teammate Harvey Elliott in moving from Fulham to Merseyside and the expectations are that he’ll experience a similar gradual integration into the team.

Carvalho produced 10 goals and eight assists in 33 league starts for the promoted Cottagers last season, averaging a shot every 35.9 minutes and a key pass every 47.3 minutes.

Deployed as a no. 10 or advanced no. 8 for Marco Silva’s side, the suggestions are that the versatile teenager may instead provide cover across the frontline for Jurgen Klopp’s side rather than be farmed out on loan.

A name to monitor for the future, then, but unless there’s an injury and illness crisis ahead of Gameweek 1, none of us are likely to be using up a Liverpool slot with the Portuguese rookie.



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155 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    Bet Leeds fans are buzzing that they don’t have to watch Firpo each week! Lol.

  2. FFS Ultras are for Kinnear
    • 9 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    I will be offering my in depth analysis of every player that has a dedicated article about him. The analysis will inform you about said player being the next so and so e.g. Solanke is the next DCL and so and so forth

  3. NateDog
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 7 hours ago

    The Guardian reporting that Spurs have agreed a deal for Djed Spence

    1. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 7 hours ago

      Some bench fodder?

    2. Fish up a tree
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      2nd fiddle to Doherty to start with?

      1. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I'm not sure, I think they were monitoring him all last season. If it's agreed early and he has a full pre-season I could see him starting a lot of games

    3. Old Man
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      He's 1st team material - watch out Doc!

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        *Doh

    4. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      It's a rumour. No agreement yet

      1. Slouch87
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        Same as your daft countdown then

        1. Inazuma X1
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Countdown to fixtures can't be daft when they will be released on 16 June 🙂

      2. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 4 hours ago

        Well it's the Guardian saying they've come to an agreement, pretty much everything is a rumour until a deal is officially announced. Sky reporting they're in advanced talks as well.

    5. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      He'll have very high ownership if Twitter is anything to go by. Could be an influential player at the start of next season.

      It's hard to know if he's nailed though... going to be a big decision.

    6. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      Mark will be gutted 🙁

  4. diesel001
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 6 hours ago

    Thiago Silva old. Christensen gone. Rudiger gone. Azpilicueta about to go. Chelsea defence is dead as a FPL force.

    1. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      14 days, 6 hours ago

      It's definitely a worry but I'd hardly say they're spent. Chilwell and James on the flanks, if they manage to bring in Kounde and someone else they might be OK

      1. Toniothemain
          14 days, 5 hours ago

          Also linked with the Milan pair Bastoni and Skriniar

        • No Professionals
          • 4 Years
          14 days, 3 hours ago

          So based on facts they are in trouble but based on speculative transfers they are ok

          1. Ron_Swanson
            • 11 Years
            13 days, 18 hours ago

            *might be ok

      2. Fish up a tree
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        They only have 200 mil & 2 months to sort it

      3. Athletic Nasherbo
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I remember people saying the same about Palace. Then signed Guehi and Andersen who have proved excellent. Harder to get too defenders for Chelsea I agree, but let’s see come end of July before being too hasty I think.

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 6 hours ago

          * top

      4. Wild Rover
        • 11 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        Imagine letting the deadline pass without buying anyone with their multi millions. 🙄

      5. Monty the Magpie
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        Still buying Chilwell, thanks.

        1. Andy_Social
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          14 days, 56 mins ago

          I'm inclined to say I'll not start with any Chelsea defenders until they look to have bedded in, but I'll have Chilwell on my short list.
          I'm more like to start with a Spurs wingback, but there guaranteed minutes might be problematic. On the left Perisic is old and might be rotated with Sessegnon; on the right with Royal being useless Doherty seemed assured but today I read Spurs are going for forest's Spence and he's pretty good (and likely a pretty good price too).

      6. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 18 hours ago

        I don't think Christensen & Azpi are necessarily a huge loss. The key question I think is whether Thiago Silva has another top level season in him. I was getting ready to write him off last year but haven't noticed any decline as yet. Chalobah + 2 newbies would probably take a while to settle, but Thiago Silva, Chalobah & one new signing could be more stable. But the one we're all really interested in are James & Chilwell, so I guess its a question of whether their attacking returns will be enough to keep with Spurs WBs if Chelsea's CS drop off into the 12-15 region

      7. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        It's a sizeable defensive overhaul. It kind of nullifies all their data from last season. Basically a new defence.

        What do they need... three first choice CBs and two backup wingbacks? That's a lot of big business. Difficult to do in one window...

      8. noquarternt
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        See what the new owners are like. Doubt they’ll splash like Abramovic

    2. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      14 days, 5 hours ago

      FDJ to United then

      1. Monty the Magpie
        • 4 Years
        14 days, 5 hours ago

        According to dubious Spanish press rumour?

        Guessing his agent will soon explain the merits of Champions League Footy.

      2. RedRo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        14 days, 2 hours ago

        Gutted for him if true. He looked a potential world beater a few years back. Just never really happened for him.

      3. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 17 hours ago

        Hope so, but I'll believe it when I see it. A lot of hurdles to overcome.

        Top player.

    3. Pino
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 4 hours ago

      Just watched Denmark - Croatia 0-1 in Nations league. Schmeichel was asking Modric for a jersey after the game 🙂

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 21 hours ago

        Why? I don’t think it would fit him!

    4. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 17 hours ago

      Epic article, thank you Neale. Very useful.

      Villa getting Kamara on a free is an unbelievable bit of business. I've heard analysts rave about him for some time, and had expected him to go to a top club in Europe.

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        My pleasure, Giggs! Aye no expert on him myself but have read a few pieces and he seems highly thought of. Him dropping into a three and unleashing Cash/Digne to go forward more sounds good to me!

        1. Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          Everything is pointing to Cash and Digne being excellent FPL players under Gerrard!

          If Villa have nice fixtures to start with, a double up on their fullbacks might be a good way to raise money for the exciting new attackers...

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            Digne is dead to me the little sh*t 😡

            Never again.

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 15 hours ago

              You're gonna regret it this time probably. I'm expecting him to do well this season.

          2. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Interested if they are 5.0. Would need to be very nice fixtures for me to consider starting with them at 5.5, and then only Digne probably.

      2. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        Somehow I still feel quite pessimistic about Villa defence. I can see them getting the same number of shut-outs against the bottom teams, but not convinced they can level up quite yet. I think I still rate the likes of Newcastle & Palace ahead of them

    5. FPL Virgin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      When is the first preseason game?

      Why doesn't the preseason page include this vital bit of information?

      1. FPL Virgin
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Scratch that. July 8th it all kicks off.

        Gawd, that's ages away 😥

        1. Skonto Rigga
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 4 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          You mustn't have looked very hard 😀

          1. FPL Virgin
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 16 hours ago

            T.W.S.S.

      2. Giggs Boson
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        Perfectionism is not a good thing, you've got to give yourself and others breathing room Virg. We're only human. Take it easy.

        Other-oriented perfectionism might be the worst kind.

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 16 hours ago

          But are we human ... Or are we dancers?

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            dancer*

    6. Giggs Boson
      • 10 Years
      13 days, 16 hours ago

      How much would you pay for Dembele at Chelsea?

      2 goals, 13 assists for Barca last season... not what I expected...

      1. The Knights Template
        • 8 Years
        13 days, 16 hours ago

        8.5m and a set of steak knives if I’m one of the first 99 customers.

      2. circusmonkey
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        I saw him at Sevilla before Xmas, I got soaked. He was the only sign of danger in a completely limp Barca team. They'd need 70m as a complete guess.

      3. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        How many AMs do they really need? Bit skeptical about this, surely the money has to go on CBs

        1. Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          They were pretty limp in attack last season.

          I think they want to keep Pulisic for commercial reasons, but he's been poor. They're trying to sell Werner and Ziyech:

          https://www.skysports.com/football/news/30965/12631093/chelsea-willing-to-listen-to-offers-for-timo-werner-and-hakim-ziyech-this-summer-paper-talk

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Oh I just realised Dembele is out of contract too. Was just asssuming that Kounde + Kimpembe/Gvardiol would probably eat up the majority of their 200m

      4. Toniothemain
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          7.5 mil

        • NateDog
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          I assume you mean as an FPL option, right? Everyone here looking at transfer fees needn't, he's available for free next month unless he decides to renew

      5. BrockLanders
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        GW1 draft

        Raya
        Trent, Cancelo, James,
        Diaz, Foden, Son, Eriksen
        Haaland, Nunez, Mitro

        Mid priced & lower bench

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          You might need a bench of 2.0m players

        2. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Yeah no that's probably at least a 105m team. U can't get that

        3. noquarternt
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Yeah mine will be similar but with KDB Salah and Kane instead of Foden Eriksen and Mitrovic

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Might as well add Robertson and Allison while you're at it

        4. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Similar to mine

          Lloris
          TAA, Robbo, Cancelo, James
          Salah, Son, KDB, Mount
          Haaland, Kane

          Saka 1st sub, then the rest fodder.

          1. Deulofail
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Needs a captaincy option imo

        5. The Knights Template
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Haaland to Gelhardt

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 15 hours ago

            Your boy Joffy is going be heading out to you for a pre-season tour, did you notice?

            1. The Knights Template
              • 8 Years
              13 days, 14 hours ago

              Tis known. The Leeds Witcher is seeking out his mentor!

        6. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          How much are you assuming Darwin Nuñez costs?

          1. The Knights Template
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            9.5m and a nutri-bullet for the first ten customers.

        7. KAPTAIN KANE
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Travers or another 4.5 keeper better than Raya - second season syndrome is real

        8. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          I’d guess these prices for your XI:

          4.5m
          8.0m 7.0m 6.5m
          9.0m 8.5m 12.0m 6.5m
          12.0m 9.5m 6.5m

          Total: 90.0m

      6. noquarternt
        • 6 Years
        13 days, 15 hours ago

        How low will DCL and Richarlison’s prices be?

        Surely can’t price nearly relegated players as high next season?

        1. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          I don't think they price players based on the position their team finished in the league. Could be 7.5 for both. Maybe 8.0 for Richarlison because he got the points on the board last season.

        2. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 15 hours ago

          Probably have to factor in the likelihood that Richarlison will be playing for another club

      7. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        Countdown has begun! So psyched for this season man

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          What countdown?

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 12 hours ago

            Til game release!

            1. RedLightning
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              13 days, 12 hours ago

              I don't think the countdown begins till FPL closes down for the big update about seven days before the launch.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 5 Years
                13 days, 12 hours ago

                Ah does it take 7 days after that? Damn

                1. RedLightning
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • Has Moderation Rights
                  • 11 Years
                  13 days, 11 hours ago

                  It did last time. See my longer reply to Earn Your Spurs below.

      8. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 14 hours ago

        My GW1 draft:

        Travers | 4.0
        Cancelo | Cash | Doherty | 4.5 | 4.0
        Son | Martinelli | Salah | Eriksen | 4.5
        Mitrovic | Kane | Bamford

        Thoughts?

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 14 hours ago

          Probably over the 100m limit

          1. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 14 hours ago

            Looks spot on to me. It's alright.

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 12 hours ago

              Then you're underpricing someone

        2. The Units
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 12 Years
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          Rather 5 in the mid and 4 atb and drop a forward or 2

        3. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          Just 6m away...

        4. CAVEAT KING
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 13 hours ago

          5 4
          7 5.5 5.5 4.5 4
          11.5 6 13 7 4.5
          6.5 11.5 7.5
          A bit too expensive

        5. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          4.5m 4.0m
          7.0m 5.5m 5.0m 4.5m 4.0m
          12.0m 6.0m 12.5m 6.5m 4.5m
          6.5m 11.5m 7.0m

          Total: 101.0m

        6. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          My 1st thought here was - Salah, Son, Kane, Håland... no way this works. But then I went through it & counted around 102m. Good effort! Maybe I should try out some 3 premium drafts after all

          1. The Mentaculus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            13 days, 12 hours ago

            Not sure how Håland worked his way into that message, scratch that bit...

      9. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 13 hours ago

        So if fixtures come out on thursday is the best guess that price releases might start a day or two before, then fpl goes live say monday or tuesday after?

        1. RedLightning
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          Last season, FPL closed down for a big update lasting two or three days, about seven days before the launch.
          When it re-opened, we were able to pre-register for the new season.
          Two days before the launch, FPL revealed a selection of new prices from half the Premier League clubs, and the following day they revealed more new prices from the other half.
          On launch day, they released a few more prices and then closed for an hour or so for a final update before going live.

          The big update started the day before the fixtures were announced last time, so that could happen any day now.

          1. Earn your Spurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 11 hours ago

            Cool thanks for this. Really helpful feedback

      10. jay01
        • 7 Years
        13 days, 12 hours ago

        Richarlison is in advanced negotiations to switch from Everton to Tottenham. The value of the negotiation is around 60 million euros. Brazilian striker already discusses contract with Spurs

        I didn’t see this coming

        @brunoandrd

        1. Giggs Boson
          • 10 Years
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          That is unexpected... not sure I understand it.

        2. Holmes
          • 8 Years
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          what a waste

          1. Earn your Spurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 12 hours ago

            A waste for who?

            1. Holmes
              • 8 Years
              13 days, 12 hours ago

              both sides

        3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          There is something so pure about this move. My most hated player, at my most hated club.

          And for FPL, proof that anybody drafting at this stage is completely wasting their time - the money spent in this window will be obscene and first elevens will be difficult to work out until friendlies or most likely first few weeks of actual season.

        4. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 12 hours ago

          Can't see the sense in this really. He won't displace any of the front 3 and won't want to sit on the bench and they wouldn't want him to sit on the bench for that money.

          1. Earn your Spurs
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            13 days, 12 hours ago

            Last season spurs on really had a first 11 and now they're needing to compete in champions league. They need players and hes a proven PL goalscorer with a strong attitude. Seems a good move all round. Though I may be biased

            1. NateDog
              • 1 Year
              13 days, 12 hours ago

              I agree, but spending 60m on a forward that to primarily be a rotational option/ provide an alternative doesn't make sense to me. Perisic can cover LW when needed, tell Bergwijn he'll get more gametime next season instead and keep him. Signing a CF to cover Kane when needed is important but spending this much on one player (who seems to prefer playing left anyway) seems a bit odd

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                13 days, 11 hours ago

                Spurs have now zero cover (with even close to similar quality) for Son and Kane. Son, Kane and Richa are all able to play little different roles. Kulusevski plays on the right side. For me this makes sense possibly. However, I expect another signing later for us to see what the plan is.

          2. Andy_Social
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            13 days, 12 hours ago

            This. Surely that's Son's spot?

            1. Earn your Spurs
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              13 days, 11 hours ago

              Trouble is neither Kane nor Son can play twice a week every week. We need to be able to rotate and spurs have struggled to bring in a striker to allow this to happen. I'm sure richarlison will be playing pretty often, mainly in the minor cups and as a sub admittedly

              1. Baps hunter
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                13 days, 11 hours ago

                Spurs have been simply walking matches after CL when they had 1-0 lead during previous years. I can see them to continue to do that also in the future. They really do need more squad depth. But can Kane really save his legs and be the creative AMF when Son and Richa play up front together?!? Eriksen back to Spurs and I could see a twist like that happening. Not for every game, but for tactical tweaks having Richa would make sense,

        5. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          60m for a back up player. They’re following the Man Utd model.

        6. Revival
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          back-up to Kane and Son seems a bit of a waste for Richarlison, surely he needs to be playing if he wants to be starting upfront for Brazil in the world Cup.

          1. Baps hunter
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 11 hours ago

            He will get minutes in PL and starts in every other competition. He will be told this and it will be discussed with him before the transfer, should it happen. Maybe he also has grown a little mentally 😉

        7. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 9 hours ago

          sounds weird, hope it's nonsense

        8. Deulofail
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          13 days, 9 hours ago

          People underestimating the effect of 5 subs per game methinks. Rich club manager's wet dream. Gonna need the bench to be as good as the 'first' XI or near enough

          1. mynameisq
            • 8 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            Not underestimating but majority of times it's gonna be the players play then get subbed off, or are benched then get subbed on so either way fpl wise our bench wouldn't be used

            1. Deulofail
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              12 days, 18 hours ago

              Not talking about FPL bench 😆

              1. mynameisq
                • 8 Years
                12 days, 11 hours ago

                Lmao woops

      11. NateDog
        • 1 Year
        13 days, 12 hours ago

        https://mobile.twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1535615526159929344

        Fabrizio Romano says a deal between Benfica and Liverpool for Nunez has been agreed

        1. The Mentaculus
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          Any early takers/enthusiasts? Very price-dependent for me, but I really like the look of him & if he comes in under 10 (where I could plausibly fit Robertson, Diaz, Darwin, Håland, Son) I might bite

          1. NateDog
            • 1 Year
            13 days, 11 hours ago

            I think I'm settled on Diaz for now, a little worried we'll see Nunez occasionally at LW with Jota/Firmino CF but it's much the same as last season with various options in those 2 positions. If he plays a lot in preseason though my mind could well change. I imagine he'll be eased in but at the same time it's a huge price so I can't see him being benched too often. I'm also assuming this deal being just about done must mean that Liverpool and Bayern must be very close to closing out the Mane deal

      12. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        Is someone going to record all fpl player data that is still shown in official FPL site before game is launched again and publish it? For me the fastest way to do it would be simple copy&paste method to MS Excel format. Yes, I should (be able) and could write a script for it, but updating my programming skills would take too much time. Anyway, summer is short here in Northern Europe, sun is shining and today is one of the very first days that feels like a summer 🙂 . I am considering starting to do short term xP predictions for limited number of players during next season, but not straight from the beginning. I am also asking @Ragabolly to answer this just in case he does notice and read this

        PS I really want to thank Ragabolly personally (and FFS site to make it possible) for helping me out, when I had been out in a partying with my friends and had important chip to use when new fixtures were unexpectedly announced. Because of time zone issues I was really in big trouble (and unable to think "clearly", I admit). Thank You for helping me out!

      13. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        13 days, 11 hours ago

        When you realise that in a normal football calender year that the world Cup would have started yesterday 🙁

        Anyways am currently on route to the Ireland vs Scotland match so it's not all bad

        COYBIG!!

        1. NateDog
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          I think the last time I went to an Ireland game was a friendly against Nigeria around 15 years ago at Lansdowne Road. Was talking to someone heading to the Ukraine game the other day who was just about as apathetic about going to it before it as she was the next day about the performance. Hope it's a better game for you today!

        2. RedRo
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          13 days, 11 hours ago

          Enjoy! I’m off to the big one, tomorrow. Malta vs San Marino

        3. Milkman Bruno
          • 1 Year
          13 days, 8 hours ago

          Great Irish game to be at at the Avivia

      14. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        RMT

        Hendo 4.0
        TAA Cancelo Chilwell Doherty 4.0
        Luiz VDB Saka Bowen 4.5
        Kane Watkins Haaland

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 10 hours ago

          Saka > Martinelli and use that extra 0.1 to upgrade VDB. Obviously pre season etc might prove he’s a good option.

          1. Athletic Nasherbo
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            1m**

          2. Inazuma X1
            • 4 Years
            13 days, 10 hours ago

            I actually might get ESR instead of Saka

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 9 hours ago

          Looks a bit too expensive to me

          5.0 4.0 = 9.0
          8.0 7.5 6.5 6.0 4.0 = 32
          9.0 5.5 8.0 9.0 4.5 = 36
          12.0 8.0 12.0 = 32

          = 109M

        3. I Must Break You
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 44 mins ago

          Absolute rubbish without knowing fixtures

      15. Inazuma X1
        • 4 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        Tottenham interested in signing Richarlison. No bid yet - will only do it at right price + have other options. Everton want more than reported €60m but need for funds likely to reduce fee + some close to EFC think THFC move will happen!

      16. Oggle22
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 10 hours ago

        No Kane tonight for England? Skybet changed all there boosts from Kane to Abraham anyone got any info?

      17. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 9 hours ago

        People thinking of going no Salah?
        I didn’t own GW3-7 last season and swear by to never go without him again!
        Literally cost me about 250k in eventual final rank

        1. Zim0
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          13 days, 9 hours ago

          That was because no other premium was firing at the start. U could have easily gone without him around the half way mark of the season and honestly should have. There's no way to predict if he's gonna start that way again or he'll continue the lack of form of the second half of the season.

          1. Zim0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            Definitely depends on which premium has the best fixtures to start with imo. That way I'll choose between, KDB, Salah, Son

          2. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            Yeah luckily I already Son, will be interesting to see his price considering his fairly mediocre 2nd half of the season

            1. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              He'll end up being 13m still. Overall score is still high and his final price at the end was 13.1

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 5 Years
                13 days, 9 hours ago

                Ah ok seems fair I guess

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 3 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            Ronaldo and lukkau were doing well too. It's just that Salah was scoring an insane amount of points...something that he wasn't doing later on

            Best to start with Salah then look for other picks after a few weeks. Lost count if the number of times he has started the season well and those who have gone without have regretted it

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              Yes - literally every season he’s had I think, even scored on his prem debut away to Watford.

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 3 Years
                13 days, 8 hours ago

                Yeah. not that many owned him back then

                It was the season where he got a hat trick vs Leeds that hurt the non owners the nost

            2. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              I dunno I kinda want Son over Salah. He was going crazy by the end. And Contes still here. And they'll only improve the squad.

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 5 Years
                13 days, 8 hours ago

                Need to find the new 9-10m semi big hitter like Son was, Diaz/Havertz probably have the potential

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  13 days, 8 hours ago

                  Diaz and Kulu straight in!

                  1. Zim0
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    13 days, 8 hours ago

                    Maybe even a Rashford revival or Sancho. Let's see If Ten Hag can get the best out of them

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 3 Years
                13 days, 8 hours ago

                Two big hitters can be done but u will have to sacrifice feds. Let's see how they price son and salah

                1. Zim0
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  13 days, 8 hours ago

                  But Haaland!!!

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 9 hours ago

          that has been the plan since the end of last season, but could easily change my mind

          1. KAPTAIN KANE
            • 5 Years
            13 days, 9 hours ago

            Could be a very interesting season! Hopefully a revival for strikers too with Jesus nailed, Haaland and Bamford back

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 5 Years
              13 days, 9 hours ago

              If Jesus goes Arsenal

              1. Zim0
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                13 days, 8 hours ago

                Indeed he would be a juicy option. Hopefully his price is lowered too

            2. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 8 hours ago

              But Bielsas gone. I don't really want Bamford anymore :/

            3. Zim0
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              13 days, 8 hours ago

              Add Nunez too. Let's see if he plays regularly over Jota and Firmino

              1. KAPTAIN KANE
                • 5 Years
                13 days, 8 hours ago

                Will be behind Diaz in the ranks I’d have though

                1. KAPTAIN KANE
                  • 5 Years
                  13 days, 8 hours ago

                  *thought

      18. RUUD!
        • 10 Years
        13 days, 8 hours ago

        Can any mods advise how long they expect the ticker to be updated after the 9am announcement on Thursday?

      19. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        13 days, 8 hours ago

        4.5 (4.0) = 8.5
        7.5 - 7.5 - 6.5 - 6.0 - (4.0) = 31,5
        11.0 - 9.0 - 9.0 - 8.0 - 8.0 = 45
        6.0 - (4.5 - 4.5) = 15

        Sanchez - (4.0)
        Robertson - Cancelo - Chilwell - Doherty - (4.0)
        Son - Diaz - Bowen - Maddison - Mount
        Solanke - (4.5 - 4.5)

        This team should be affordable

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 5 Years
          13 days, 7 hours ago

          I think your price predictions are spot on in most places. Although Chilwell and Doherty could easily be 0.5m cheaper.

          I love different, I usually do it. However, no Salah or Haaland screams a recipe for early wildcard and major catching up.

          I do get the desire to move from forwards, however.