Five signings from last summer who need a big second season

Players can have difficult first seasons with new clubs for various reasons, be it injury problems, strategic fit or purely not being good enough yet. It happens every single year.

The Premier League has become arguably the biggest transfer market in the world, so players are constantly coming in and out and many struggle in Europe’s most competitive league.

The leash for some players can be extremely short or they personally feel the move was a bad choice and they can be leave just a year later, but many teams and players benefit from a second chance. Being called a flop can be used as added motivation for a player to go out and prove themselves in the Premier League.

Although not all five of these players necessarily were considered flops by their new clubs or supporters, they are all in a prime position to improve on their maiden campaigns…