The upcoming season for the Premier League and other leagues will feature a World Cup from November to December.
That’s why it's always a good idea to know the FIFA World Cup 2022 schedule if you are a soccer fan.
The World Cup is one of the greatest international tournaments because it allows players to announce themselves on the global stage, and it may increase activity in the January transfer window.
The 2022-2023 summer transfer market has gotten off to a crazy start, and there are still a lot of deals that are not complete yet. Clubs in the Premier League are seeking to increase their squad depth with the World Cup coming during the middle of the season. The summer transfer market closes on September 1st, but the Premier League season starts on August 6th.
Let’s start with the champions Manchester City. City has done excellent business and have signed one of the biggest young superstars in the game of football. Erling Haaland is a 21-year-old Norwegian striker that fills in a position Manchester City was light in after missing out on Harry Kane last summer. In addition, they have signed Julian Alvarez and Kalvin Phillips.
With their signings coming in, they also have a lot of outgoings to consider. Raheem Sterling has agreed to terms with Chelsea, and Gabriel Jesus went to North London club Arsenal in search of a bigger role.
Liverpool Football Club finished in second place last year. The big signing for Liverpool was Darwin Nunez from Benfica. In addition to Nunez, Liverpool has also signed Mohamed Salah to a contract extension.
Unfortunately, for Liverpool fans, they have lost Sadio Mane to FC Bayern Munchen. Klopp will certainly be looking to bring his squad as close to Manchester City during this transfer window to compete on all fronts.
The summer transfer window for Chelsea has gotten off to a slow start. The new owners of Chelsea Football Club are seeking to be active in the market and support their manager Thomas Tuchel.
At the time of writing this, Raheem Sterling is yet to be confirmed, but they have agreed on a fee and personal terms. Chelsea is looking to replace Antonio Rudiger (free transfer to Real Madrid) and Andreas Christensen (end of contract) in defense and Romelu Lukaku in attack (loan to former club Inter Milan).
Manchester United is another club that has gotten off to a slow start. Erik Ten Hag looks to rebuild the squad and implement a new style of play at Old Trafford.
There is only one notable signing so far, Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord. The major rumor surrounding United is the potential signing of Frenkie De Jong.
The outgoings for Manchester United include Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and Edison Cavani. Another big story surrounding Manchester United is Cristiano Ronaldo, who requested a move from the club, but Ten Hag insists he is part of his plans.
The North London club finished the season with a disappointing finish last season. The summer transfer market is their chance to improve the squad.
Arsenal has signed Fabio Vieira from Porto and Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City. In addition, they have William Saliba returning from loan. As per rumors, Arsenal is in the market for a left-sided defender, midfielder, and attacking player.
Antonio Conte has completely changed the environment during his period at the club. Spurs managed to finish in the top 4 over Arsenal and secure Champions League football.
Spurs let go of Steven Bergwijn and brought Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, and Clement Lenglet. The North London club is still looking to bring in more players, especially defenders, to fit Antonio Conte’s system.
The other 14 clubs in the Premier League are looking to bring in talent to challenge the six clubs mentioned above. The only club that can compete financially is Newcastle United under their new ownership, and they’ve been extremely active in the market.
The other notably active club worth mentioning is Leeds United, who brought in a lot of United States talent, including Brendon Aaronson and Tyler Adams. The transfer market is about finding the best value for money to improve their squad, and the remaining clubs still have until September 1st to do so.