Which clubs have the most business to do in the summer transfer window?


We look at who needs what when the transfer window opens

After a close-run title race in the 2018/19 PremierLeague campaign, this year’s league title is all but decided, where it lookslike Liverpool will get their first title in the Premier League era.

The champions-elect sit 25 points clear of Manchester City with a maximum of 10 games left. City, with 57 points, are closer to Southampton in 14th than they are to the league leaders.

It’s not gone to plan for the chasing pack this season, and while Liverpool rightfully pick up the plaudits, and surely the title eventually, we look at which teams have the most need for improvement in the Summer transfer window…

Manchester City

Pep Guardiola’s side have lost more matches through 28 games this campaign (seven) than they have over the previous two title winning seasons combined (six). It’s a worrying stat for the Cityzens, but three seasons with virtually the same squad means it could be time for a refresh.

Guardiola sides aren’t known for their defence, but thatdoesn’t mean you can go without one altogether. They’re lacking strength anddepth across the back line, so should go for at least one target in eachposition.

With the long-serving David Silva off in the summer,Guardiola could look to bring in another midfielder should he not promote PhilFoden. In attack, their biggest aim should be keeping hold of Leroy Sane whenthe winger returns from injury. He’s been linked with Bayern Munich.

Tottenham Hotspur

Where to start with Spurs? Sacking Mauricio Pochettino andreplacing him with Jose Mourinho hasn’t worked out quite as they’d hoped, buttheir squad is thinner than most.

It could be time for a new goalkeeper, with Hugo Llorismaking more costly mistakes as the weeks go by. Paulo Gazzaniga isn’t up to thelevel required to be first choice.

The full back slots could do with some strengthening too. Serge Aurier is their only out and out right back but he often strays too far forward. On the left, Danny Rose doesn’t appear to have a long-term future at the club, and Ryan Sessegnon is too attacking to keep defensive solidity.

A defensive midfielder could be a priority too, with Eric Dier and Tanguy Ndombele far from impressing in that role. While there’s uncertainty on the future of Harry Kane and his role at Tottenham, Mourinho should look to secure at least one more striker, increasing to two should Kane leave. In Kane’s absence, Spurs have often looked toothless in attack this term.


Despite an upturn in form since the appointment of CarloAncelotti, the Toffees proved they’ve still got work to do in their 4-0 defeatto Chelsea at the start of March. Defensively, they’re all over the place,including goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

They should look for another firstchoice option, or at least an alternative that can provide the competition Pickford needs to improve his own form. Ancelotti should look to bring in his own choice of centre backs too, with no real outstanding candidates to fill that role.

They could be in the market for a few midfielders too. Andre Gomes has the quality to improve the midfield and should be given time after just returning from his horrific injury. But Morgan Schneiderlin, Fabian Delph and Tom Davies haven’t done enough to make a starting spot their own.

Theo Walcott, Moise Kean and Alex Iwobi aren’t proving goodenough support for Dominic Calvert Lewin and Richarlison in attack. They shouldbolster their squad with more suitable options here.

West Ham United

After heavy investment in the summer, few would have expected the East Londoners to only be out of the relegation zone on goal difference. Should they avoid the drop, they’ll need to reinvest again.

There’s always a heightened sense of worry when LukaszFabianski isn’t between the sticks. They’ve gone through three back up optionsthis season, including Roberto, David Martin and Darren Randolph. A long-termback up, or first choice, should be a priority.

The Hammers have defensive options, but they’ve not been able to piece that puzzle together correctly just yet. Right back is the weakest spot here and they could look for another option over Ryan Fredericks or the ageing Pablo Zabaleta.

West Ham simply do not score enough goals too. Afterspending £40m on Sebastien Haller, they’d have expected a better return fromthe Frenchman, despite being the club’s top scorer with seven. He’s their onlynotable striker too, so another player could be brought in to share the load upfront.

Jarrod Bowen could be a shrewd addition to the squad, having arrived from Hull City on January’s transfer deadline day. He hasn’t been given enough time yet, but could be another answer to the team’s midfield and attacking crisis.

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