Man United, Arsenal, and Huddersfield are all in a dash to splash the cash!

By on July 12, 2017

With the new season only a month away, Premier League clubs are dealing out the money like they need the support of the DUP, with the Conservatives spending £1 billion pounds to gain the alliance of the Northern Irish party. English sides are likely to surpass that mind-boggling figure this summer in their outlay on the new additions. Here are just three key stories I have written on some of the major transfers to go through so far:

Lukaku Too Big For His Boots?!

After his £75 million transfer to Manchester United, is Romelu Lukaku getting way too big for his boots? The Irish Herald newspaper certainly seem to think so, as they cannot tell the difference between “Big for Your Boots” rapper Stormzy and the twenty-four-year-old Belgian striker. The Herald printed a photo of the British grime star on its front-page, rather than the new Man Utd striker – at least Stormzy is a Red Devils supporter. The Irish paper ran with the headline: “Lukaku is ready for work”, next to the mistaken identity image – maybe the editors need the assistance of VAR to get the right player! However, the grime artist has admitted similarities to the former Chelsea and West Brom forward on Channel 4 show ‘Sunday Brunch’, with Lukaku also wearing big football boots when he plays. Agent P (Paul Pogba) – which sounds like a character from the ‘Men in Black’ films – helped the deal go through, as the French midfielder is BFFs with the latest addition to Jose Mourinho’s squad. The fee for Lukaku could potentially rise to a world record £90 million transfer, with Everton insisting on £15 million of add-ons and the arrival of Wayne Rooney to Goodison. United fans will be hoping the signing of Lukaku goes down a Storm(zy) next season!

No Lac of New Signings at Arsenal!

Who knew, all it took for Arsene Wenger to splash the cash was for Arsenal to finish outside of the top four. Usually, Champions League football attracts the best players, but in the first season in twenty years that the Gunners will not play top tier European football, they break their transfer record on Alexandre Lacazette. Every year the Arsenal board seem to promise there are no Lac of funds, but this summer the North London side paid Lyon £46.5 million for the twenty-six-year-old France forward. Lacazette, who has won eleven caps for France, was the second-highest scorer in Ligue 1 last season with twenty-eight goals – bettered only by Edison Cavani of Paris St-Germain. The Lacazette deal could potentially rise to £52.6 million with add-ons and is the second Emirates signing of the close season after left-back Sead Kolasinac was recruited from Schalke on a free.

Show Me The Mounie!

Huddersfield wanted to bring in striker Steve Mounie, so Montpellier said “Show me the Money” and the club record deal was done for the newly promoted Premier League side. Town have signed the twenty-two-year-old Benin international for reported £11.44 million plus add-ons. The Terriers have also signed full-back Scott Malone from Championship side Fulham on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee on the same day. German gaffer David Wagner has broke the Yorkshire club’s record transfer three times since gaining promotion to the top flight via a playoff final penalty shoot-out victory over Reading in May, with striker Laurent Depoitre joining for £3.5 million from Porto and then Australian midfielder Aaron Mooy signed on a permanent contract for £8 million from Manchester City. The likes of winger Tom Ince – son of former United enforcer Paul Ince – have also been recruited this summer from Championship club Derby County and Denmark defender Mathias Jorgensen joined the team supported by Sir Patrick Stewart for a rumored £3.5 million from FC Copenhagen.

PHOTO CREDIT: Александр Осипов [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

About Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis can relate almost anything to football and quite often does! You may have seen Richard's previous ideas and work in the BBC Match of the Day Magazine, from 2011 to present. He is a Manchester United and England fan, but has gone to see Leyton Orient play with his O's season ticket in the 2013/14 campaign. Aside from football, Richard has written articles on Doctor Who and studies English Language and Linguistics at the University of Westminster. Aspiring sports journalist.