World Cup qualification is on our minds this summer, but we still have some important transfer window news to bring you – keeping you up to date with the major moves in and out of the Premier League. Let’s take a look at a few of the bigger moves of the past few days:
- Manchester United have signed right back Guillermo Varela, a youngster from Uruguay. He shouldn’t pose a threat to Rafael in the short term, as he’s one just for the future.
- Manchester City have splashed the cash in the most significant move of the summer thus far, bringing in Brazilian Fernandinho from Shakhtar. Fernandinho has Champions League experience and is a box-to-box midfielder who should slot in alongside Yaya Toure in City’s new-look starting XI. That said, I wonder what it means for Gareth Barry – who has played such a pivotal role for the club over the past few seasons, and for Javi Garcia.
- It’s not confirmed yet, but Manchester City are close to tying up a deal for the highly rated Spain international Jesus Navas. David Silva will certainly be happy to see his compatriot in Manchester. James Milner and Samir Nasri? Perhaps a bit less so.
- Fulham have been busy – with the biggest news that star goalkeeper (and FPL legend) Mark Schwarzer will be leaving the club, to be replaced by Dutch star Maarten Stekelenberg – who comes from Roma.
- Aston Villa have brought in Bulgarian star Aleksandar Tonev from Lech Poznan. Will Tonev be enough to convince Belgian Christian Benteke to stick around for another season or two? Tonev is a winger who could provide the consistent supply Benteke so awfully needs.
- And Michael Laudrup and Swansea continue their Spanish revolution after their league cup winning campaign featured star Spaniards Michu, Angel Rangel and Chico Flores along the way. Jose Canas is the latest addition this summer, he may be an accomplished asset though he won’t be a Fantasy Premier League factor – he operates as a defensive midfielder with little eye for goal.