Transfers

FPL transfers: The latest new Premier League signings assessed

The Premier League summer transfer window is open for business, with clubs now officially able to register new signings.

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.

SCOUT REPORTS

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Click on the above names for a full profile of each player.

FPL TRANSFER ROUND-UP

FPL Gameweek 35 Scout Picks early selection: Villa pair among four double-ups
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.


155 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Athletic Nasherbo
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

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

  2. DGW blindness is for Kinnea…
    • 10 Years
    1 year, 11 months 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. Nate(U)dog(ie)
    • 3 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

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

    1. Botman and Robben
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Some bench fodder?

    2. Fish up a tree
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      2nd fiddle to Doherty to start with?

      1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

      1. Old Man
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        *Doh

    4. R.C
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      It's a rumour. No agreement yet

      1. George Sillett
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Same as your daft countdown then

        1. R.C
          • 6 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

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

      2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Mark will be gutted 🙁

  4. diesel001
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

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

    1. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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. Ingstagram
        • 1 Year
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Also linked with the Milan pair Bastoni and Skriniar

      2. No Professionals
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

        1. Ron_Swanson
          • 13 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          *might be ok

    2. Fish up a tree
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      They only have 200 mil & 2 months to sort it

    3. Athletic Nasherbo
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        * top

    4. Wild Rover
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    5. Drexl Spivey
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Still buying Chilwell, thanks.

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

  5. R.C
    • 6 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    FDJ to United then

    1. Drexl Spivey
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      According to dubious Spanish press rumour?

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

    2. Grande Tubarão
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    3. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

      Top player.

  6. Pino
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

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

    1. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

  7. Piggs Boson
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 11 months 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
      • 6 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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. Piggs Boson
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Digne is dead to me the little sh*t 😡

          Never again.

          1. Zimo
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

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

        2. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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

  8. FPL Virgin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Scratch that. July 8th it all kicks off.

      Gawd, that's ages away 😥

      1. Skonto Rigga
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        You mustn't have looked very hard 😀

        1. FPL Virgin
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          T.W.S.S.

    2. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

        1. Deulofail
          • 8 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          dancer*

  9. Piggs Boson
    • 12 Years
    1 year, 11 months 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
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    2. circusmonkey
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

      1. Piggs Boson
        • 12 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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
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          • 2 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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. Ingstagram
      • 1 Year
      1 year, 11 months ago

      7.5 mil

    5. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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

  10. BrockLanders
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    GW1 draft

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

    Mid priced & lower bench

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      You might need a bench of 2.0m players

    2. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    3. noquarternt
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

    4. Mr. O'Connell
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Similar to mine

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

      Saka 1st sub, then the rest fodder.

      1. Deulofail
        • 8 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Needs a captaincy option imo

    5. The Knights Template
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Haaland to Gelhardt

      1. The Mentaculus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 2 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

        1. The Knights Template
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

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

    6. The Mentaculus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      How much are you assuming Darwin Nuñez costs?

      1. The Knights Template
        • 10 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

    7. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    8. SAKA AND EMILE SMITH ROWE
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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

  11. noquarternt
    • 8 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    How low will DCL and Richarlison’s prices be?

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

    1. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

  12. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months ago

    Countdown has begun! So psyched for this season man

    1. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      What countdown?

      1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Til game release!

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

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

          1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            Ah does it take 7 days after that? Damn

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

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

  13. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
    • 7 Years
    1 year, 11 months 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. Zimo
      • 5 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Probably over the 100m limit

      1. Andy_Social
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Looks spot on to me. It's alright.

        1. Zimo
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Then you're underpricing someone

    2. The FPL Units
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 14 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    3. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      Just 6m away...

    4. Eze Really?
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
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      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
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        • 2 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

  14. Earn your Spurs
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 months 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
      • 13 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        Cool thanks for this. Really helpful feedback

  15. jay01
    • 9 Years
    1 year, 11 months 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. Piggs Boson
      • 12 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    2. Holmes
      • 10 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      what a waste

      1. Earn your Spurs
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        A waste for who?

        1. Holmes
          • 10 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          both sides

    3. Joey Jo-Jo Junior Shabadoo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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. Nate(U)dog(ie)
      • 3 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
        • 9 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 11 months 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
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        This. Surely that's Son's spot?

        1. Earn your Spurs
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 11 months 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. Grande Tubarão
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

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

    6. Revival
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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
      • 7 Years
      1 year, 11 months ago

      sounds weird, hope it's nonsense

    8. Deulofail
      • 8 Years
      1 year, 11 months 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. @persecuted_by_mods
          1 year, 11 months 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
            • 8 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            Not talking about FPL bench 😆

            1. @persecuted_by_mods
                1 year, 11 months ago

                Lmao woops

      2. Nate(U)dog(ie)
        • 3 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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. Nate(U)dog(ie)
            • 3 Years
            1 year, 11 months 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

      3. Baps hunter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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!

      4. Revival
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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. Nate(U)dog(ie)
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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. Grande Tubarão
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

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

        3. Paqueta Rice
          • 3 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Great Irish game to be at at the Avivia

      5. R.C
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

        RMT

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

        1. Athletic Nasherbo
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            1m**

          2. R.C
            • 6 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

            I actually might get ESR instead of Saka

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

          Absolute rubbish without knowing fixtures

      6. R.C
        • 6 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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!

      7. Oggle22
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

      8. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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. Zimo
          • 5 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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. Zimo
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

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

          2. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

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

            1. Zimo
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

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

              1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 11 months ago

                Ah ok seems fair I guess

          3. Nightcrawler
            • 5 Years
            1 year, 11 months 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. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

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

              1. Nightcrawler
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 11 months 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. Zimo
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 11 months 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. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 11 months ago

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

                1. Zimo
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 11 months ago

                  Diaz and Kulu straight in!

                  1. Zimo
                    • 5 Years
                    1 year, 11 months ago

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

              2. Nightcrawler
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 11 months ago

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

                1. Zimo
                  • 5 Years
                  1 year, 11 months ago

                  But Haaland!!!

        2. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 months ago

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

          1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
            • 7 Years
            1 year, 11 months ago

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

            1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
              • 7 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

              If Jesus goes Arsenal

              1. Zimo
                • 5 Years
                1 year, 11 months ago

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

            2. Zimo
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

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

            3. Zimo
              • 5 Years
              1 year, 11 months ago

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

              1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
                • 7 Years
                1 year, 11 months ago

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

                1. SEXY SOLO SAUCE FOR THE LAS…
                  • 7 Years
                  1 year, 11 months ago

                  *thought

      9. RUUD!
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        1 year, 11 months ago

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

      10. IN SANE IN DE BRUYNE
        • 7 Years
        1 year, 11 months 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
          • 7 Years
          1 year, 11 months 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.