Its only weeks away so we look at seven new Premier League midfielders for your fantasy football team.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham):
28 year old attacking midfielder Payet signed for West Ham from Marseille and is sure to increase their attacking options. Payet racked up an impressive 17 assists last season and was one of Europe’s most impressive passers in the final third. With Payet most likely to play off or behind The Hammers strikers he’s likely to contribute goals too. Payet could end up being one of the signings of the season and it looks like West Ham have gotten a real gem here.
Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa):
Gueye is another Premier League signing from Ligue 1. Gueye started as a more defensively minded midfielder but is now considered more of a box to box player, capable of assisting the attack. The Senegal international expected to fill the position of the departing Fabian Delph, and scored 4 goals last season as well as creating 2 assists. He is likely to go straight into the Aston Villa starting lineup and the player has stated that he is eager to make an instant impact in order to attract the interest of the top clubs in the league.
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle):
One of the most exciting transfers of the summer has been Georginio Wijnaldum’s move from PSV Eindhoven to Newcastle United. Wijnaldum was captain at PSV and led them to the Eredivisie title last season and was named Dutch player of the year The talented midfielder is also a member of the Dutch national team and was a part of the team that finished 3
at last years FIFA World Cup. Wijnaldum is a fast player too and you can expect him to contribute goals and assists. He has already found the net during preseason for Newcastle and looks like he’ll make a smooth transition to Premier League football.
Jordy Clasie (Southampton):
The signing of Jordy Clasie for Southampton looks like another decent piece of business from The Saints. Clasie as well as being a part of the Netherlands international set up. Having previously worked with Ronald Koeman at Feyenoord he should have no trouble adapting to his new surroundings and despite being only 24 has played over 160 matches in Holland. Full of energy and capable of a good shot Clasie should be a great piece of business.
Bastian Schweinsteiger (Manchester United):
Schweinsteiger is one of the more high profile transfers so far this summer and fans will be eager to see the World Cup, Champions League, and Bundesliga winner in action for United this season. At 30 he may not be the youngest signing of the season but he oozes class and will no doubt be key in any success the Manchester club achieve this season with his industrious nature and fantastic range of passing. Schweinsteiger will be one of the most experienced players to grace the Premier League and is sure to be pulling the strings at the in the United midfield for the next few years.
Ikechi Anya (Watford):
Winger Anya will make his Premier League debut after gaining promotion with Watford. Republic of Ireland fans will have seen Anya become one of Scotland’s most valuable assets in the European Championship qualifying campaign and his pace is sure to trouble a few Premier League defenders this season. Anya has made nearly 100 appearances for the Hornets and has scored 8 goals as well as regularly creating chances.
Andre Ayew (Swansea):
Ghana international Andre Ayew has joined the ranks at the Liberty Stadium this summer and his ability to play either on the wing or as a second striker will be a boost to Swansea’s squad depth. Ayew has been linked to a Premier League move for several years with clubs such as Arsenal but Swansea have finally made a deal happen for the 25 year old. Ayew has a wealth of experience having played in an African Cup of Nations, World Cup, and amassing over 150 senior games for Marseille, where he scored 44 goals. Ayew has penned a 4 year contract with the Swans and fans are very excited at his arrival.