Transfer Window – Are you happy?

The Guardian takes a look at the transfer signings of each Premiership club. Are the supporters happy? The managers?Did your club get who they wanted?


” Arsenal got their retaliation in first. Fearful that they would lose Robin van Persie, they signed Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, which ensured there would be no repeat of last summer’s last-gasp scramble. They chose to sell Alex Song, believing that they had sufficient depth to cope. Santi Cazorla already looks great to watch.”

“Yes. The aim was to refresh and revitalise an ageing squad and team, and the players bought have been the right age and have injected creativity to the set-up. Eden Hazard is already illuminating the division, albeit at a cost of £32m. The process of regeneration will continue, but this summer was a statement of intent.”

“For the second transfer window in succession, Everton moved swiftly and productively to improve David Moyes’ squad. The Everton manager still has concerns over numbers, but not the quality. The club suffered no traumatic losses and improved its attacking options with money raised from the sale of Jack Rodwell.”

“From the owners’ point of view, yes, with the wage bill reduced and several unwanted high-earners shifted on. From Brendan Rodgers’ stand-point, no. The Liverpool manager has acquired talent that suits his style in Joe Allen and Nuri Sahin, and is delighted to have moved on Andy Carroll and Charlie Adam, but somehow missed out on Clint Dempsey.”

“Possibly, and Javi García’s late arrival certainly cheered up Roberto Mancini who had seen Robin van Persie go to Manchester United and spent the summer moaning about Brian Marwood, who controls the City transfer budget. The decision to replace Adam Johnson with Scott Sinclair was a little puzzling but García could prove a key addition.”

“Yes. Sir Alex Ferguson’s headline coup for the club and their supporters was undoubtedly Robin van Persie’s signature, but Shinji Kagawa’s, the £12m arrival from Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund may prove just as exciting following a more than encouraging start to Japan international’s career at Old Trafford.”

“André Villas-Boas has admitted he was too “aggressive” with his changes at Chelsea, and the evolution under him at Tottenham would be more gradual. A whirlwind summer market has done little to support his claim, however, as big names were signed, plenty of others were chased and what could make up a decent starting XI were sold.”

Read the detailed look on all 20 premiership clubs on the guardian website.

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One Comment on “Transfer Window – Are you happy?”

  1. Man U September 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm #

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