Weekly Premier League 2022/23 transfer review: Richarlison is a superb addition for Conte

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A review of the latest confirmed Premier League transfers

The Premier League is only just over a month away, so as expected, we’ve started to see some action in the transfer window.

In this feature, we will list every confirmed incoming and outgoing transfer from the Premier League and review them, giving a rating out of five for each.

This review consists of the transfers that took place from 24 June 3 July. 12 in total took place.

Transfer reviews

Richarlison (Everton to Tottenham, £60m)

In a deal which seemed to happen in no time at all, Tottenham have further strengthened their side with the addition of Richarlison from Everton.

Only 25-years-old and with 36 Brazil caps under his belt, this is an extremely exciting signing for the club given the options it gives Antonio Conte and the depth which can really take them to the next level.

Dejan Kuluseveski, Son Heung-min and Harry Kane were one of the best attacks in the league post-January, so adding a player with the talents of Richarlison can only be considered as fantastic business.

Remarkably, the Brazillian has already totted up 173 Premier League games, with 48 goals and 16 assists. Considering they’ve not been at top clubs, he will get a chance to flourish in North London. His versatility allows him to play across the front three, which should not only give him a chance to play more but give Conte a plethora of choices.

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Sven Botman (Lille to Newcastle, £35m)

Sven Botman is the latest man to join Newcastle, and it is a big coup for the club.

Aged 22, Botman already has a wealth of experience behind his back after lifting Ligue 1 with Lille in 2021 and has 62 games in that division. Toon beat the likes of Italian champions AC Milan to his signature, which goes to show how highly he’s rated.

The Dutchman will bring some needed youth to the club’s backline and has the potential to be a player at the club for years to come as they look to rise under their new ownership. Players like Vincent Kompany were crucial to Manchester City’s rise and fans will be hoping Botman can be a similar kind of player.

Botman might not be the quickest, but at 6’4″ he is incredibly strong in aerial duels and is also comfortable on the ball. This will be incredibly useful from set-pieces at both ends of the pitch, and Eddie Howe has a good record of making his set-pieces count.

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Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin to Nottingham Forest, £17.5m)

Some may remember Taiwo Awoniyi from his time at Liverpool, but there’s no shame in not knowing that, considering he hadn’t made a first-team appearance before leaving the club permanently just last summer.

He left largely over work permit issues, joining the Merseyside club aged just 18 after lifting the 2013 U17 World Cup with Nigeria.

The 6’1″ striker is seen as a counter-attacking forward that has great strength and hold-up ability, but also can run in behind and has superb finishing ability.

With Forest looking to plug the hole of Keinan Davis – who still could join the club – they have got a superb talent who bagged 15 times in the Bundesliga last campaign.

Aged 24, he seems a great fit for Steve Cooper’s side, who look to counter quickly and get behind teams. £17.5m is a lot of money, but Forest need to spend if they are to stay up next season after a flurry of their players

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James Tarkowski (Burnley to Everton, free)

A sensible signing from Everton, who have managed to beat a number of clubs to the free transfer of James Tarkowski.

The 29-year-old spent six years at Burnley and was crucial to the club’s fantastic defensive record during their stint in the top tier. With a wealth of experience – 52 Premier League clean sheets from 194 games and two England caps – it’s hard to see a negative to the deal with the Toffees after centre-backs.

Lampard will be pleased to have someone with strong leadership qualities. He also has a threat in the opposition box and has some decent ball-playing capabilities despite that not being the first thing that comes to mind with the defender.

With the club having a tighter purse than the seasons gone by, this is smart business.

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Alphonse Areola (PSG to West Ham, £10.5m)

Perhaps not one of the most exciting transfers of the season considering Alphonse Areola spent last season on loan at West Ham, but he’s now penned a permanent deal with the club.

Playing for clubs such as PSG and Real Madrid, he’s got heaps of experience for a 29-year-old and showed what he was capable of during the club’s Europa League campaign, where they got knocked out in the semis. £10.5m seems a decent price for a player of his calibre, and he could well pip Łukasz Fabiański to the number 1 shirt this season.

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Nick Pope (Burnley to Newcastle, £10m)

Signed on a four-year deal, Nick Pope has completed his move to Newcastle United.

One of the star players at Burnley ever since he kept Tom Heaton out of the side following his injuries, it’s a big miss for Burnley, but also a big gain for Eddie Howe’s side.

One would assume he’d take the gloves off Martin Dubravka, who has become somewhat of a fan favourite over the years on Tyneside.

Last season Pope made 116 saves (fifth-best in the league), with a save percentage rate of 73.6% (also fifth-best in the division). While these stats can be somewhat impacted by tactics and style of play, it still shows that he’s a great shot-stopper and doing something right in a team that has struggled. At £10m, it seems a great price, too.

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Dean Henderson (Manchester United to Nottingham Forest, loan)

25-year-old Dean Henderson has slipped under the radar in recent years after spending two mightily impressive years at Sheffield United.

United opted to keep him at the club, however, he failed to break into the side over David de Gea, and now has been loaned out again.

Brice Samba played a crucial role in the club’s promotion the top division – most notably for his heroics in penalties in the play-off semi-final – but he looks to be off. In Dean Henderson they have a player with proven Premier League quality and something to prove. A good deal.

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Sam Johnstone (West Brom to Crystal Palace, free)

Sam Johnstone joins Jack Butland and Vicente Guaita at Selhurst Park as they battle for the gloves. It’s expected that one of those two will leave, with former England ‘keeper Butland rumoured away from the club.

It seems a solid deal for Palace considering he’s coming on a free. He impressed largely in his one season in the Premier League at West Brom, earning himself three caps for England. Whether he is an improvement on Butland or Guaita will be evident over the next season, but there’s little risk involved with this deal.

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Joe Rothwell (Blackburn to Bournemouth, free)

Following the expiry of Joe Rothwell‘s contract, he’s now joined Bournemouth on a free transfer.

This deal might slip under the radar somewhat, but it’s a solid signing by Scott Parker. He’s established himself as an outstanding Championship midfielder, contributing 10 assists and three goals in the league last year.

They went after him in January, but the club managed to hold on despite his contract expiring as they chased the play-offs.

Tactically flexible, he will give Parker another solid option as an advanced midfielder.

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Matt Turner (New England Revolution to Arsenal, undisclosed)

USA international Matt Turner joins Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.

Again, another ‘keeper deal, who’ll most likely be the club’s number 2 as Bernd Leno seeks a departure from the Emirates.

Turner won the “Best Goalkeeper” award during USA’s win in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup and has already said that he is wanting to challenge Aaron Ramsdale. Whether he will be able to do is hard to tell, but as with many backup goalkeeper signings, there isn’t too much risk involved.

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Giulian Biancone (Troyes to Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)

With players needed at Forest, they have picked up highly-rated Giulian Biancone for an undisclosed fee (rumoured to be around £5m).

At such a low fee, this looks like a really clever signing, especially as he can play both at centre-back and right-back.

At only 22 years, he has the potential to grow at Forest, and also the potential for profit given he’s unlikely to lose much value.

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Stefan Ortega (Arminia Bielefeld to Manchester City, free)

Hardly the most exciting deal as German ‘keeper Stefan Ortega joins Man City at 29 years of age.

With a decent amount of experience in the Bundesliga (69 games), he seems a solid option for City as a backup to Ederson, but don’t expect to see him much.

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Malcolm Ebiowei (Derby County to Crystal Palace, free)

Palace have pipped Manchester United to the signing of exciting youngster Malcolm Ebiowei.

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene at Derby County last season, impressing with his ability to beat players and dribble. He chipped in with one goal and two assists, gaining the interest of many clubs across England.

With Palace proving they can turn Championship players such as Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise into threatening Premier League ones, they’ve got something to point to when recruiting sought-after youngsters.

With so much potential and only a compensation fee to pay, this is a great deal from the Eagles.

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Confirmed signings last week

3 July:

Giulian Biancone – Troyes to Nottingham Forest, undisclosed

2 July:

Dean Henderson – Manchester United to Nottingham Forest, loan

James Tarkowski – Burnley to Everton, free

1 July:

Richarlison – Everton to Tottenham, £60m

Sven Botman – Lille to Newcastle, £35m

Stefan Ortega – unattached to Manchester City

Sam Johnstone – unattached to Crystal Palace, free

27 June:

Matt Turner – New England Revolution to Arsenal, undisclosed

Alphonse Areola – Paris Saint-Germain to West Ham, £10.5m

26 June:

Malcolm Ebiowei – Derby to Crystal Palace, undisclosed

25 June:

Taiwo Awoniyi – Union Berlin to Nottingham Forest, £17.5m

Joe Rothwell – Blackburn to Bournemouth, free

23 June:

Nick Pope – Burnley to Newcastle, £10m

Tommy Joyce

Content Executive at PickGuru


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