Fresh Blood

G’day lords, time for another instalment of fresh blood, the article where we look at the new inclusions so far this transfer window. Today we cover Man City (who are relatively boring so far) and Man United.  Enjoy!

Manchester City

Surprisingly, the defending champions have not yet signed anyone so far this transfer window- but let’s be honest, their squad is pretty bloody good. They have been linked with Robin van Persie (13.0) but if RVP moved to City, he wouldn’t be the main target he was at Arsenal and would by no means justify his ridiculous price.

They have also been linked with Atletico Bilbao’s Spanish International Javi Martinez, as they look to replace Nigel de Jong (4.5) to pair with Yaya Toure (8.0). If they manage to snag him, he probably wouldn’t be fantasy relevant due to the wealth of options closer to goal. I’ll pass.

Manchester United

Manchester United have just made the two signings this year, in Nick Powell (5.0) from League 2 side Crewe Alexandra, and Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa (8.5).

Powell will not be fantasy relevant, as he is seen as a project player at the club and won’t see much action this year.

Kagawa will see action however, and looks to be in line for a lot of playing time. Mainly playing as a centre midfielder, he will be a welcome improvement on Michael Carrick (6.0) and Tom Cleverley (6.0). With loads of wingers to choose from in Nani (9.0), Young (8.5) and Valencia (9.0), Kagawa would slot seamlessly into the centre of midfield. At 8.5, he is fairly priced, especially for someone who netted 10 times and assisted 17 times in last years Bundesliga. A very good option for your midfield. Is currently in my and adzman‘s team!

Any questions, as always, hit me up on twitter.

@tseagrim

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9 comments on “Fresh Blood

  1. mattcraigdt says:

    And my team! Kagawa should be great.

    • adzman78 says:

      tell us a bit more about him?

      • mattcraigdt says:

        Wait for most popular mids Adz, geez 🙂

      • tseagrim says:

        the dude is a gun. huge reason dortmund won back to back league titles. is he that popular matty?

        • adzman78 says:

          but who will he push out of the manu 11?
          hes not a wide man im guessing.. so nani, young and valencia will rotate.. will he be safe central? carrick/anderson/scholes type?does he assist? or assist te assist modric style

          • tseagrim says:

            carrick and scholes will be pushed out for mine. he assists. 17 last year for dortmund. his dribbling is also superior to modric’s so he can burn past defenders. I’m really excited by him.

      • Dave says:

        He’ll most likely play in the “hole” behind rooney. So far this preseason man u have lined up in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Kagawa behind the striker(hernandez). Most likely in competion for a place with Hernandez and Wellbeck.

        • tseagrim says:

          interesting that Man U have started in a 4-2-3-1… it seems to be the way that most teams are going. I think Kagawa would work best in a 4-4-1-1, although he played the 4-2-3-1 at Dortmund alongside Gotze and Grosskreutz and did marvelously. will feature no matter what you’d assume

  2. mattcraigdt says:

    He will certainly feature in tomorrows article so I will try to answer these questions then…

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