Will Premier League clubs take a summer splash on Euro quartet?

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This summer the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool will be looking to strengthening their squads for next season. Let’s take a look at the possible big imports from abroad that could be gracing the Premier League next season

David Villa

The Spanish international it seems has been on everyone’s radar the past few seasons after some sensational performances for club Valencia and Spain. He particularly shined during the European Championships in 2008 where he picked up the tournaments Golden Boot with 4 goals. His strike rate for Valencia is sensational with 104 goals in 153 games. A classic box player centre forward, Villa is quick, technically gifted and one of the best finishers in the world. With Valencia in serious mounting debt it seems the talented Spaniard maybe be due on our shores this summer. A supposed agreement with Real Madrid fell through last summer and Liverpool’s Rafa Benitez was known to want to partner the striker with fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres. Liverpool’s well publicised money problems may have put that to rest. Look for Sir Alex to maybe come in with some of the £80 million he received from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo. This could be a two horse race between the two Manchester clubs if Real Madrid does not acquire his services.

Likely Destination: Manchester United or Manchester City

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David Silva

Another member of a talented Valencia side who has made it clear he will be leaving the Spanish team come the end of the season. Whilst David Villa’s preferred destination is unknown, Silva has made it clear he wishes to try his hand at the Premier League. The creative midfielder who can play out wide is agile, quick and neat with the ball. Given Valencia’s cash crisis Silva will have a pick of the clubs this summer and it looks likely the majority of the big English sides will make a move for the talented midfielder. Expect Manchester City to offer the riches whilst Manchester United are keen on bring both him and Villa together in one deal. Late interest from Chelsea may occur if the 24 year old is available at a decent price. Furthermore don’t rule out Liverpool as Rafa Benitez is a massive admirer of David Silva and may sell to make sure the player joins him at Merseyside.

Likely Destination: Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea or Liverpool.

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Sergio Aguero

The Argentine international sensation who is tipped to become one of the best players in the world is seemingly ready for a move up after impressing for Spanish side Atletico Madrid. The 21yr old striker has glorious technique with the ball and can make something out of nothing. Aguero himself has declared he wishes to leave Atletico at the end of the season and a move to England appears extremely likely. Chelsea is credited with the most serious interest in the player as they look to add some youth to an ageing side. It is known Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will make a move for either Aguero or Milan’s Brazilian youngster Alexandre Pato. A move for Aguero seems more likely as the player himself has welcomed Chelsea’s interest. Manchester United could have something to say about any move for Sergio Aguero, for if a deal to bring Villa falls through; Aguero is next on Sir Alex Fergusons list.

Likely Destination: Chelsea or Manchester United

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Mario Balotelli

The young Inter Milan striker is known to have a fractious relationship with current manager Jose Mourinho and could be leaving the Milan side for English shores this summer. The 19 year old Italian striker is seen as one of the hottest young prospects in Italy but is known just as much for his temper. He has been accused for lacking in training by Jose Mourinho and disciplined by the club numerous times. Yet his ability is without question after making his Inter debut aged just 17. He is quick, strong, extremely athletic and has an unstoppable shot. His set pieces aren’t bad either. Normally a player of this potential would never be let go by someone like Inter Milan, but with his strained relationship with the club, it is believed former manager Roberto Mancini is keen to take him to Manchester City. Inter Milan would be willing to sell the talented youngster for a substantial fee to City as they do not see them as direct rivals in the Champions League, at least not for now. A sale to one of the established top four would seem unlikely.

Likely Destination: Manchester City.

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Which international players do you think will be joining the Premier League this summer, any glaring omissions?


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