The transfer window should begin to heat up over the next few weeks. As national sides begin to exit Euro 2016 and club managers come back off their post season holidays, we should begin to see the cheque books being dusted off and some real action in the transfer market begin. It is an exciting time for fans of the twenty EPL clubs, as all clubs are flush with the cash from the recent record TV deal. It is a near certain bet that the Premier League clubs will exceed the record £870 million spent in the 2015 July/August transfer window. There are certain worries though, centred on whether or not each EPL club will get the players they desire and, indeed, value for money. One of the problems lies in the fact that there are only so many (quality) players that are likely to move clubs in any one window. EPL clubs are so desperate for success that there will likely be bidding wars between clubs for the best players from Europe and around the world. As an aside, the uncertainty over the value of certain since the UK voted to leave the European Union could see clubs pay a massive premium (Sterling dropped around 5% against the Euro in a single day after Brexit), when signing players from the continent.
The feeling is, however, that Brexit will not deter the Premier League clubs from raiding Europe’s top clubs for their best players. The money on offer should still be enough to tempt players away from the continent and beyond, with some clubs able to more than triple wages paid elsewhere. This means it will be an exciting time for those who follow the EPL. Adding to the anticipation is the continuing uncertainty over who will have the best squad after the window comes to a close. Top tipping sites like www.tomwaterhouse.com will be analysing the comings and goings of the clubs in an effort to give punters and fans an insight into the leading contenders for the EPL title, but many clubs could add quality players to their squads by the start of the season. Regardless of how this astounding amount of money is spent in the transfer window, it will nevertheless equate to one of the most exciting seasons in living memory. Any one of Man City, United, Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea could win the title, and that is not even taking into consideration the reigning champions Leicester City. The shrewdest signings could be the key to crowning the next EPL champions; watch this space.