The Bundesliga is becoming an increasingly happy hunting ground for Premier League clubs. Leroy Sane looks to be the latest sensation from the German league to join the English top flight, following two top managers, Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Ilkay Gundogan have already joined the Premier League from Borussia Dortmund and we could yet see a few more Bundesliga big names arrive.
With money no object to the majority of Premier League clubs, the Bu-Li is a pretty nice place to go shopping. The Bundesliga, in style of football, is closer to the English game than signing players from the Italian or Spanish leagues, or so it seems.
The physicality of German football seems to better prepare players for their arrival to the cauldron of Lee Cattermole tackles and John Terry elbows. Of course, that’s not to say that other leagues haven’t provided the Premier League with some absolute gems.
Could more Bu-Li stars follow Sane to the $$$ of Premier League football?
Now a firmly established player at Schalke, it would take an astonishing fee to lure the versatile midfielder away from a club that have already lost some of their best players this summer.
Goretzka greatest strength is his ability to fill in any midfield role, as required. With the energy and rangy stride to work as a box-to-box and the nous and tactical awareness to slot in to a deeper midfield role, he would be a brilliant addition for the majority of Premier League clubs.
There is a sense of inevitability about Vidal’s move to the Premier League. Having been linked whilst at Juventus on countless occasions, the combative Chilean will surely hope to make the move before he begins to enter a period of decline.
At his best, Vidal is one of the greatest midfielders in world football and his approach seems to lend itself to the English game. Unafraid of hard tackling and willing to work harder than his man to get ahead, Vidal has the intrinsic quality to stand out from the rest of the headless chickens in the league.
Borussia Dortmund are probably becoming a little tired of seeing their best players leave. However, their wonderful investments throughout the summer of 2016 will have cheered their fan base up dramatically.
Ginter is a highly-versatile defender, who can fill in at a number six role if required. The Dortmund youngster only moved to the club in 2014 and has become a key component of the squad, often being used by Tuchel to fill in across the back line.
The scramble for left-backs continues in the Premier League. With Chelsea and Manchester City both desperate to strengthen that area of their squads, it is bordering on remarkable that Ricardo Rodriguez has remained at Wolfsburg this long.
The Swiss international impressed during the European Championships in France this summer and might yet make his big money move to England.
As clubs look to add vital defensive reinforcements before the new season, John Brooks is likely to draw the attention of at least a couple of Premier League clubs.
The Berlin-born American central defender is currently a Hertha Berlin player and, having turned 23 in January, still has his best years ahead of him. A good reader of the game, Brooks would fit in well in the Premier League and might just be a bargain.