Thursday, December 7, 2023
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Premier League Signings Wrap Up With Exciting Developments

The new Premier League season is quickly approaching, leaving clubs with little time to make last-minute acquisitions.

In the Premier League predictions, top-tier clubs have been central to numerous significant storylines in the previous few seasons. Erling Haaland, for instance, is transferring to Manchester City, Sadio Mane left Liverpool, but Mohamed Salah remained, and Gabriel Jesus joined Arsenal.

The Premier League continues to pay the highest transfer fees to clubs. This summer has already witnessed numerous significant transactions, making it easy to miss some minor ones.

Others have already concluded their summer operations, while Newcastle is still attempting to prove that it can generate revenue. With so much happening, it’s easy to overlook one of the summer’s most gorgeous new releases.

Marc Roca (Bayern Munich to Leeds)

Marc Roca, a Bayern Munich midfielder, has signed a four-year contract with Leeds United.

The defensive midfielder began his professional career with RCD Espanyol. At the RCDE Stadium, he advanced from the development team to the main team.

Roca was a part of Spain’s U-21 national team and rose through the ranks at Espanyol before joining Bayern Munich in 2020.

He represented Spain between the ages of 19 and 21. At the age of 21, he distinguished himself and assisted his team in winning the 2019 European Football Championship.

His playing time at Bayern has been restricted, and he will leave Germany two years into a five-year contract.

Roca was hired by Bayern Munich in October 2020 on a five-year contract after establishing himself throughout the next three seasons and 121 appearances for Espanyol. Bayern Munich won the Bundesliga twice and the FIFA Club World Cup during his stint in Germany.

Due to the departure of key players such as Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips, Leeds will have a difficult season which may influence Premier League picks. Conversely, manager Jesse Marsch began early preparations for the departures.

Gavin Bazunu (Manchester City to Southampton)

Gavin Bazunu signed a contract extension with Southampton. This provides Manchester City with a much-needed transfer market boost.

The goalkeeper spent the previous two seasons on loan at Rochdale and Portsmouth. From the Etihad Stadium, he is joining the team on a contract extending until the summer of 2027.

Gavin Bazunu will join the Southampton squad, which has a long history of developing new talent. The Irish international aims to emulate their accomplishments.

Bazunu has already appeared ten times for his country, and last season he was on loan at League One club Portsmouth, where he was voted player of the year.

Manchester City has the option to buy back Gavin Bazunu as part of the deal with Southampton. This indicates that Gavin Bazunu’s stint in the Blue shirt may not be finished.

Bazunu has previously stated that he wants to be City’s starting goalkeeper in the future. He has no intention of sitting on the bench next season at the Etihad or anywhere else. 

Under Ralph Hasenhuttl, he will attempt to secure regular playing time now that he has joined a Premier League squad that City faces.

Malcolm Ebiowei (Derby to Crystal Palace)

Malcolm Ebiowei has agreed to transfer to Crystal Palace from Derby.

Last season, Derby County was relegated and is currently in administration. David Clowes, a local real estate entrepreneur, has offered to purchase the club after Wayne Rooney resigned as manager on Friday.

Ebiowei appeared in 16 Championship games for Wayne Rooney’s club in 2021-22. He scored once and assisted on two goals for a club that lost 21 points and was relegated.

The 18-year-old Ebiowei signed a five-year contract and passed a physical last week. Now, Palace has confirmed that he will join the squad.

Ebiowei has also played for the Scottish Rangers youth squad. He has also played for the English and Dutch youth national teams.

Boubacar Kamara (Marseille to Aston Villa)

Steven Gerrard and his squad exerted much effort to persuade the France Under-21 player that his future lay in the Premier League. The 22-year-old has finally accepted to join Villa, despite interest from Atletico Madrid.

This season, Kamara played more than 100 games for his team after ascending through the club’s development program. He helped them qualify for the Champions League and finish second in Ligue 1.

After graduating from the club’s academy in 2016, Kamara played 170 times for Marseille. He helped the squad reach the 2018 Europa League final and finish second in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain this season.

The midfielder/center defender, who is 22 years old, has been linked to Manchester United and Newcastle United. On the other hand, Aston Villa acted swiftly to acquire a free transfer which is an advantage and may have a positive impact on the Premier League predictions today and in the future.

Karan Shah

Karan Shah is an Edu-preneur, Tedx speaker, Harvard alumnus specializing in eCommerce, and the founder of IIDE - The Digital School. He is a reputed author on the topics of education, digital marketing, and Ed-techs. Over the years he has penned a plethora of articles in leading news outlets such as Entrepreneur, BusinessWorld, Education Times, and Youth Magazine to name a few.