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!
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 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!
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