As we hit the first of July, Premier League clubs know that they have just over a month left to complete their incomings and outgoings before the transfer window closes on August 8th. Today’s Premier League transfer roundup includes a confirmed signing for Southampton, Manchester United’s pursuit of a La Liga striker and Arsenal’s interest in a former Porto player.
Southampton were always in need of at least one striker this summer. Last season, they scored just 45 goals in the top tier, which was beaten by all but six teams. Fortunately, the Saints have now confirmed the signing of Che Adams from Birmingham City. The 22-year-old has agreed a five-year deal with the Premier League side after having scored 38 goals in 123 games for the Midlands outfit. “I’m delighted,” Adams told the club’s website. “You can see with the track history – the number of young players they’re playing, the gaffer’s belief in the young players, the squad in itself – where the club is going to be. I want to be part of that.”
Manchester United have already been busy during this summer’s transfer window, having captured the signatures of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Dan James so far. And it seems they are not going to stop there. In their search for a striker, it has been reported by Spanish outlet La Colina de Nervion that the Red Devils have agreed terms with Sevilla’s Wissam Ben Yedder, although the two clubs are yet to agree on a transfer fee. PSG had reportedly also had an interest in the player, but it seems that United are now in prime position following this development. And the Old Trafford outfit may have even more up their sleeve, with the club also reportedly interested in Aston Villa’s John McGinn.
Arsenal do not have a big transfer budget to work with this summer, which is why they need to be clever during the transfer market and keep their eyes out for bargains. If the latest reports are to be believed, they may have just found one. According to Algerian outfit La Gazette du Fennec, the Gunners are in advanced talks with Yacine Brahimi, who is now a free agent having left FC Porto this summer. Everton, West Ham and OGC Nice are also all interested in him, but after this report, Arsenal appear to have the advantage.