Five Players Who Could Be On The Move Following Relegation From The Premier League
June 21, 2022 By Admin
When any team suffers relegation from the Premier League, it can spark fears among the respective clubs’ fanbases that their best stars may be pinched by top-flight clubs. For the majority of players, playing Premier League football is a must, and this summer will be no different as Norwich City, Watford, and Burnley come to terms with their Championship status.
Five Players Who Could Be On The Move In The Premier League
Here, we’ve put together a list of five players from those three clubs who may well be on the move as they seek top-tier football once again.
Norwich’s Max Aarons has long been considered one of the country’s most promising right-backs, and it looks likely that he will be on the move this summer after the Canaries’ relegation from the top flight. The last time Norwich dropped down to the Championship, Aarons stayed put, but this time it’s hard to see him staying at Carrow Road.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a number of clubs, including Leeds United, who are reportedly on the hunt for a right-back. Liverpool has also been mentioned, as they seek quality backup for Trent Alexander-Arnold. Aarons certainly has no shortage of potential suitors.
There was a time when Ismaïla Sarr was one of the most coveted players in the Premier League, notably when Watford was last relegated at the end of the 2019-20 season. Liverpool had reportedly been targeting the Senegal international but ultimately signed Wolves’ Diogo Jota instead.
A move away from Vicarage Road never materialized, but this summer, it seems highly likely that one club or another will swoop for Sarr. There’s no denying that adding a player of his quality would attract the attention of those betting on football.
Staying with Watford, there will be plenty of clubs interested in the signature of Emmanuel Dennis too. The Nigerian started the season impressively, and although his form tailed off slightly in the second half of the season, he still bagged a respectable 10 Premier League goals despite Watford’s travails at the bottom end of the table.
Dennis is a natural finisher and still young at 24. He’d make a valuable addition to any bottom-half Premier League club, so expect there to be plenty of interest.
Burnley’s relegation from the top flight is painful for their fans to take after six successive seasons in the Premier League, and there could be more misery on the way as clubs circle around the Clarets’ top talents. One of those talents is Maxwel Cornet, who has been linked with a move to West Ham United or Everton.
Cornet bagged nine goals in a Burnley team that struggled to create chances last season, which suggests that he could easily bag 15 goals a season when given better service in attacking areas.
Ever since he laid claim to the number one jersey at Burnley, Nick Pope has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the Premier League, and it would be no surprise to see a top-flight club make a move for him this summer.
A regular in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, Pope, perhaps lacks the distribution skills to be considered by one of the country’s top clubs, but he’d certainly do a job for a team in the bottom half. Southampton is the current favorite to land his signature.