#BounceExclusive: 5 EPL Signings To Look Out For This Season
We can already taste another EPL season in the air.
Top on the minds of most fans is the ultimate question - How Much Is Too Much For Talent?
Hundreds of millions of pounds have been spent to reinforce the teams as they compete for the title.
The Champions - Chelsea are looking to defend their title, while Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all consider their themselves as title contenders.
Bounce News takes a look at some signings who are expected to hit the ground running. They cost too much for any excuses
Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United)
In what appears to be a swap deal, striker Romelu Lukaku left Everton for Manchester United, a day after Wayne Rooney went the opposite way.
Lukaku joined United on 10 July 2017, signing a five-year contract with the option of a further year. Although the fee was officially undisclosed, it was reported to be worth an initial £75 million, plus £15 million in add-ons.
The Belgian scored 25 Premier League goals for Everton during the past season. He is one of only five players to score 50 Premier League goals before his 23rd birthday, and the fourth player (and first foreigner) to score 80 before his 24th birthday.
So look out for hat-tricks from Lukaku, even if its against the ‘smaller’ teams.
Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)
For those strikers who find it easy to bang goals, Benjamin Mendy is here to stop you.
The Spanish left-back joined Manchester City after just one season with Monaco.
On 24 July 2017, it was announced that Manchester City signed the 23-year-old on a five-year contract, for a fee reported to be £52m.
Alvaro Morata (Chelsea)
The 24-year-old Spanish striker joined Chelsea from Real Madrid after passing a medical on July 21.
Before the announcement was made Chelsea announced that they had agreed terms with Real Madrid but the details were not clearly stated.
The player scored 15 goals in 26 appearances for Real Madrid last season despite spending a vast majority of the season as backup to Benzema. He won the prestigious UEFA Champions League trophy with Madrid in 2014.
He could bring his goodluck to help Chelsea win the Champions League next season.
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
After spending seven seasons with French side Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette signed a reported five-year deal for English Premier League side Arsenal for an undisclosed fee on 5 July 2017.
Lyon disclosed that the fee was an initial €53 million (£46.5 million) plus up to €7 million (£6.1 million) in potential bonuses.
The fee was the largest ever received by Lyon from the sale of a player, beating the record set by Corentin Tolisso just three weeks earlier.
While at Lyon, the 26-year-old French star made 203 appearances and score 100 goals for the Ligue 1 side.
Lacazette’s transfer fee surpassed the previous Arsenal record €50 million (£42.5 million) paid to Real Madrid for Mesut Özil in 2013.
The Egyptian striker has been exceptional in Liverpool’s preseason, showing what to expect from him when the season kicks off.
After a successful spell at Roma, Salah agreed a transfer to Liverpool on 22 June 2017. He signed a long-term contract with the Reds for an initial €42m fee that could rise to €50m.
The fee was a club record, eclipsing the £35m spent on Andy Carroll in 2011. He was assigned the number 11 shirt previously worn by Roberto Firmino who instead switched to number 9.
He joined the club on 1 July 2017 upon the opening of the summer transfer window, becoming Liverpool's first ever Egyptian player.
So… let the games begin.
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