As the season draws closer teams are frantically trying to get their transfer business done. This summer is one where most clubs have splashed the cash on top attacking players. Here are 7 players who will make their Premier League debuts this season and hope to fire their teams to success.
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool):
Liverpool’s Brazilian signing will need to perform to the highest level to justify his hefty price tag of £29 million, but he should have the talent to do so. Firmino is only 23 but has already broken into the Brazilian set up as well as playing over 140 games for german side Hoffenheim. Not usually an out and out striker Firmino will most likely play wide in a front three or behind a striker and will no doubt be eager to form a creative partnership with fellow Brazil international Phillipe Coutinho.
Memphis Depay (Manchester United):
The transfer of Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester United is an exciting one. The 21 year old dutch international has buckets of talent as well as the potential to improve and the right attitude to succeed. Likely to play as a wide forward you can expect plenty of goals and assists from the 2014/15 Eredivisie top scorer. Depay netted 22 times in the dutch league last year and has already scored for United during their pre season tour. Depay has also played for his country on 17 occasions, scoring 3 times.
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth):
Wilson was a revelation last season at Bournemouth and will be eager to make an impression on his Premier League debut. The 23 year old former Coventry City striker scored 20 times for the Cherries last season and will be the main man at the Vitality Stadium this season and holding on to the talented goalscorer will be their best hope at Premier League survival.
Troy Deeney (Watford):
It’s about time Troy Deeney made it to the Premiership after years of being linked with a big move he has instead made the upgrade by firing Watford to promotion. Having been a prolific scorer in the lower leagues for years Watford will be relying on Deeney to score the goals necessary to ensure they are still in the league next season. Last season Deeney cemented his place in Watford history as the only player to have scored 20 or more goals for the club in three consecutive seasons. At 27 Deeney still has plenty of time to carve out a Premier League career and he seems to be hitting his prime right on time.
Alexander Mitrovic (Newcastle):
Newcastle have pulled off something of a coup by signing Mitrovic (20) who has been on the radar of most top european clubs for the last few years. The Serbia international has experienced Champion’s League football with Anderlecht and scored a late equaliser against Premier League outfit Arsenal last year. Newcastle are certainly confident in his ability and spend a £13 million transfer fee to secure Mitrovic to a five year deal. With Newcastle spending to improve their squad Mitrovic may be given the ammunition to rake in the goals for the Toon in 2015/16.
Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace):
21 year old Bamford is held in high regard by his parent club Chelsea who recently tied him down to a new contract. Bamford was named Championship Player of the Season last year after scoring 17 goals in 40 games for Middlesbrough but is yet to appear in the Premier League. His loan to Crystal Palace will give the young forward the chance to prove his ability at a higher level.
Shinji Okazaki (Leicester):
Leicester completed the signing of Mainz forward Shinji Okazaki in June and it looks like they have signed a quality goalscorer. At 29 he’s not the youngest forward on this list but he has scored 29 goals in 70 games during his two years at Mainz and is Japan’s third highest ever goalscorer, the highest one currently playing. He also boast the record of being the most prolific Japanese player in Bundesliga history and is Leicester can provide him the service he is sure to find the net in the Premier League.