Alexander Lacazette

The Emirates stadium hosted the English Premier League opener on Friday night with a clash between Arsenal and Leicester City.

New signing Alexandre Lacazette was in the starting lineup, making his Premier League debut in a tie against Leicester City and scored after just 94 seconds to give Arsenal a 1-0 lead in a 4-3 win.

That strike was his first in the English league, and also the first goal of the 2017/2018 EPL season.

Lacazette, on July 5, 2017, signed a five-year deal for Arsenal from Lyon for a club record fee. The fee was an initial €53 million (£46.5 million) plus up to €7 million (£6.1 million) in potential bonuses.

Wayne Rooney

It was confirmed on July 9 that Wayne Rooney would return to boyhood club Everton from Manchester United, where he will play for the next two seasons.

He scored on his second Premier League debut for Everton on Saturday in the 45th minute.

That goal was all Everton needed to beat Stoke City 1-0 and earned all 3 points.

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata was a second half substitute in his Premier League debut for Chelsea on Saturday where he scored his debut goal and Chelsea’s first in the new EPL season in the 69th minute.

But Morata’s goal only came after the Blues had conceded three to Burnley.

David Luiz reduced the deficit 2 minutes from time as Chelsea suffered a 3-2 loss at home.

Chelsea announced that they had agreed terms with Real Madrid for the transfer of Morata on 19 July 2017.

Romelu Lukaku

On Sunday, Romalu Lukaku scored a brace in Manchester United’s 4-0 rout of West Ham at the Old Trafford stadium.

Lukaku opened scoring in the 33rd minute before completing his brace seven minutes after the break.

The former Everton striker joined Manchester United on 10 July 2017, signing a five-year contract with the option of a further year for a fee worth an initial £75 million, plus £15 million in add-ons.


After so much ado, Neymar joined Paris Saint Germain and later got the green light to play.

After providing Edinson Cavani with an assist for the second goal in the 62nd minute, Neymar scored his debut goal 8 minutes from time to help PSG seal a 3-0 victory over Guingamp in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

On 3 August 2017, Barcelona announced that Neymar's legal representatives made a payment and they have received bank alert of €222 million paid to the club. The figure equal to the release clause of his contract.

Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain will run until 2022.

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