By: Tom Miller
It’s been an intriguing summer with the Premier League’s top clubs looking to improve their chances of lifting one of European football’s most coveted titles with some interesting signings. Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea have all made big statements with some marquee signings, but which players have they added to their rosters? And what kind of difference will it make this season?
The biggest signing at the Emirates this summer was the acquisition of goalkeeper Petr Cech from title rivals Chelsea. With the need for a reliable #1, manager Arsene Wenger finally lost confidence in last season’s goalie, Wojciech Szczeny as he looked to the out-of-favor Chelsea legend as the ideal replacement.
Everyone’s favourite fire-starter, Jose Mourinho, has added three players to his title-winning side. He side Ghanaian left back Baba Raheem for £14 million according to Bleacher Report as well as Radamel Falcao from AS Monaco and Pedro from Barcelona. Pedro could be the best bit of business with the Spaniard performing superbly on his debut against West Brom, crowning the display with his first goal for the club.
The £32 million signing of Christian Benteke from Aston Villa is Liverpool’s biggest signing of the summer. As the club looks to fill the void left by Luis Suarez still, the Reds will be looking at the big Belgian to weigh in with 20+ goals this season. The Merseyside club also brought in James Milner, Danny Ings, Nathaniel Clyne and Joe Gomez.
City signed Raheem Sterling for a club record £49 million as reported by The Guardian in July. The youngster will add pace to the City side, and will look to continue to grow as a footballer next to the likes of David Silva and Sergio Aguero. The Etihad also saw the arrival of Fabian Delph, Patrick Roberts and Niclas Otamendi.
Louis Van Gaal has continued his enormous spending this summer. Acquisitions include World Cup winner Bastian Sweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Dutch wizard Memphis Depay to the United ranks.
This season has the potential to be one of the most competitive title races in recent years. And it will be easier than ever to keep up to date with all the breaking news and results coming from the league. If you’re unable to catch any of the games on cable, then make sure you take full advantage of your mobile device to source all the Premier League news, and match highlights.
With the Premier League releasing its own informative app, regardless of where you live in the world, keeping abreast of all your favourite team’s news is easily attainable with the app. It offers users the latest team news, injury updates, player profiles, OPTA index scores, and even offers users the option of joining their very own Fantasy Football League.
With mobile now dominating the tech market, Gaming Realms, the developers who launched Pocket Fruity predict that mobile Internet will see 2 billion users by 2016. Thus, the Premier League realized the need to launch an app capable of keeping the world up to date with Premier League news around the clock.
Who do you think will win the Premier League this season? And do you have any additional apps that you think are worth downloading to keep up to date with the latest news?
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