Saturday, 7 July 2012

Saturday Night EPL Transfer Delight:

Hello everyone and welcome to my Saturday Night EPL Transfer Delight:

Tonight, I will be talking about all of the LATEST Done Deals in the EPL, and the transfer rumours/news, not to mention the update regarding Arsenal striker and captain Robin Van Persie's future.

Let's begin with some more Done Deals:

Matt Lowton - Aston Villa (undisclosed fee)

Newbie: 23-year old right-back Matt Lowton being unveiled this afternoon to Aston Villa.

A good solid signing for Aston Villa, from Sheffield United. A fee thought to be around £3million.
He is a right-back, and will be used to strengthen the defence next season.
Looks like they are desperate to ensure that they get back into the top half next season, because this is their 3rd signing so far in this transfer window...

Sascha Riether - Fulham (season-long loan)

Change of pace: Sascha Riether will be looking to impress at Fulham over the next year.

This 29-year-old right back will be interesting to watch over the next couple of months in the EPL.

Playing his trade at the just relegated club Cologne, he is looking for a new challenge, and that is West London club Fulham.

If he impresses, then he may stay at The Cottagers on a permanent basis, but it is too early to say.

Denilson - Sao Paulo (season-long loan)

Keen to make the deal permanent: Arsenal midfielder Denilson is staying at Sao Paulo.

Arsenal midfielder Denilson has decided to stay in his homeland of Brazil for one more year gaining experience at Sao Paulo, instead of sitting on the bench at The Gunners.

Mladen Petric - Fulham (free)

Freebie on Fulham's part with a 31-year-old striker moving to Fulham..

Tomasz Kuszczak - Brighton (free)

Manchester United part with their fringe goalkeeper, and he has gone to Championship club Brighton.

Park Ji-Sung - QPR (£2million)

And now for the medical: Manchester United fringe player Park Ji-Sung is poised to move to QPR.

Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung has completed a £2million signing to move to West London club QPR.

All that is left is the completion of the medical, and he will be available of pre-season training.

Mark Hughes the manager of QPR is a huge admirer of the Korean international, and has now signed 6 players so far this transfer window.
He does not look like he is going to stop just yet either. 

Wayne Bridge - Brighton and Hove Albion (season-long loan)

Desperate for some first-team action: Defender Wayne Bridge has moved to Brighton on a season-long loan.

Not very surprising transfer move this, as manager Roberto Mancini has admitted that he has had some diffuclities with Bridge over the past few years since he has taken over the club.

He was sent out on-loan last season to Sunderland, and do not be shocked to see him leave next season, as he is ageing, City have a vast amount of defenders and he is down the pecking order for playing time. 

Salomon Kalou - Lille (free transfer)

Fighting intentions: Lille are looking to challenge for the Ligue 1 title next season after the departure of Eden Hazard. Kalou has joined the 'French Revolution'.

A bit of sad news here as Chelsea forward Salomon Kalou has left the club, and moved to French club Lille.

He will fit in with the play in France, and could be a major force to be reckoned with in Ligue 1.

He was released by Chelsea earlier this month, and Lille were interested and eventually signed him.

FACT: Kalou scored 60 goals, and 40 assists in 251 appearances for Chelsea after moving from Feyenoord in the 2006-07 season.

Here is a preview video of what is to come of Kalou in France:

Pavel Pogrebnyak - Reading (free transfer)

What a steal: Pogrebnyak scored 6 goals for Fulham in 12 matches. What will he do at Reading?

I said that the last one was not a surprise, but this one sure is.
Do you all remember Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak, the player who broke records last season at Fulham?

Reading are looking like a promising team now and want to mix in with 'the big boys of the Prem'

Well, he is back in the Premier League, but has signed a deal with newly promoted club Reading instead of staying at Fulham.

He was on-loan from Stuttgart in the January Transfer Window, and as soon as Reading saw him, they made a bid and he accepted.

I would have thought Fulham would have put up more of a fight to keep hold of arguably one of their best strikers now that both Bobby Zamora and Andrew Johnson have gone, plus the fact that their talisman Clint Dempsey may leave soon to Arsenal!

Watch this video when he was at Fulham last season, and tell me why Fulham did not FIGHT for his signature:

But hey, that's football for you.

Joel Campbell - Real Betis (season-long loan)

Good luck: Campbell will go out on loan to Real Betis to play in the 'creme de la creme' of Spanish football.

Now as an Arsenal fan, I am looking forward to seeing this young striker play for us, but he is not quite ready for regular first-team action so another loan spell will do him a world of good.

I am talking about 20-year-old Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell who signed for Arsenal in August last year.

He will spend a season in Spain with club Real Betis on-loan.

EPL News:

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has dismissed speculation of him moving to American club LA Galaxy and has pledged himself to Chelsea.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger inisists he will NEVER change the way he works at The Gunners even if all of his star players keep leaving.

He has also identified that strikers Robert Lewandowski and Stevan Jovetic could replace Robin Van Persie. 

Tottenham are closing in on a £10million deal for Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor after a good loan spell over last season. 

Hamburg are interested in signing winger Rafael Van Der Vaart back to Germany.

  • Arsenal are set to snatch Wigan's Victor Moses from under the noses of Chelsea and Liverpool.
  • Roberto Mancini has been offered £35million to manage World Cup hosts Russia.
  • Chelsea are hoping to hijack Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric's move to Real Madrid.

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