Five New Players Expected to Grace the Premier League in 2014 – 2015
As the excitement of the title race for the 2013 – 2014 Premier League fades somewhat and as Arsene Wenger finally manages to polish some silverware thoughts begin to turn to next season’s Premiership. Even at this early stage most pundits seem to agree that next season has a chance to deliver the same cliff hanger that this years title race, but what new blood are we expecting to see on our screens?
The only thing possible to predict about this summer’s transfer race is that Arsene Wenger is going to be allowed to go shopping but whom for remains a mystery. The best place to look for new talent is in the sides that have done well and earned a valuable proportion to next season’s Premier League.
Leicster City’s squad features a name known to millions. Casper Schmeichel had a famous Dad (you do not need me to tell you), and joined The Foxes from Leeds United in June 2011. Starting his career at Man City (how’s that feel Dad?) he has worked with the likes of Sven Goren Eriksen at Notts County before becoming one of the stalwarts of this s seasons Leicester campaign.
At Burnley, squad number 30 is occupied by striker Ashley Barnes. The former Brighton and Hove Albion player is a gifted striker and was so rated by manager Sean Dyche that he was persuaded to open up the chequebook to secure the striker’s services. He also has the honour of being an Austrian Under 20s national player, having played for Austria against Switzerland in 2008.
Sticking at Burnley, highly rated defender Kevin Long secured his breakthrough and first team place in 2013 – 2014. An expensive purchase, the Republic of Ireland defender has brought strength and stability to the Burnely defence in the last season, definitely one to watch out for.
At Hull City, George Boyd made an impressive start to his campaign with the Tigers. Having joined on loan from Peterborough United in 2013, he debuted away against Bolton Wanderers. He start was most impressive scoring four times in his first six outings. His contribution to Hull lead to him being given a permanent contract and a place on the new Premier League side’s payroll.