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Free agent your club should sign: Part 2

Free agent your club should sign: Part 2

Free agent your club should sign: Free agent signings involve the least risk among any form of transfers. However, they tend to be less successful than transfers involving a fee. When done right, they turn out to be shrewd pieces of business. Here is the 2nd part of the one free agent Premier League club should sign.

Burnley – Nathan Redmond

The 29-year-old winger is currently linked with a move to Burnley. And I do not see why this would be a bad idea. He has had an impressive career with experience in the Premier League, the Championship and even abroad. His stats show that he has consistently been a goal threat for his teams and has made a significant impact throughout his career.

For a newly promoted club like Burnley, signing Nathan Redmond on a free transfer could be a wise move for several reasons.

Redmond has played a substantial number of games in the Premier League, which would be valuable for Burnley in their quest to establish themselves in the top-flight. His understanding of the league and experience in handling the pressure of top-level football could be invaluable for a newly promoted side.

Redmond has demonstrated his ability to score goals consistently. With 58 career goals, he has shown a knack for finding the back of the net. For Burnley, who may need additional goal-scoring options to compete in the Premier League, Redmond’s goal-scoring ability from a wide position could be a valuable asset.

Redmond’s versatility is another factor that makes him an attractive signing for Burnley. He has the ability to play on both wings and can also operate as an attacking midfielder if needed. This flexibility would provide the manager with tactical options and the ability to adapt to different opponents.

Chelsea – Axel Tuanzebe

Chelsea’s defender Wesley Fofana has recently suffered a long term injury. The club is also reported to be hearing offers for defender Levi Colwill. With the squad numbers dwindling, former United player Axel Tuanzebe is not a bad option to consider.

The 25-year-old has been associated with Manchester United for years now, gaining valuable experience in the Premier League’s intensity and style of play. This experience would facilitate a smooth transition to Chelsea’s setup.

Though primarily a central defender, Tuanzebe’s versatility extends to right-back, providing Chelsea with more defensive depth and options. His loan spells at Napoli and in the Championship at Aston Villa and Stoke City have honed his skills and maturity as a player, exposing him to diverse playing styles.

At 25, Tuanzebe remains relatively young for a center-back, displaying promise at Manchester United and having the potential for further development under Chelsea’s experienced coaching staff.

With aspirations of European competition, Chelsea would benefit from Tuanzebe’s blend of Premier League and European experience, bolstering their squad depth and providing reliable cover for their first-choice defenders. In the future, Chelsea could consider selling him for a suitable amount.

Crystal Palace – Moussa Dembélé

Palace are being linked to a high profile move for Arsenal’s talented striker Folarin Balogun. However, the possibilities of this transfer does not fill me with confidence. Hence, I believe the club should make a move for Moussa Dembélé before another club snaps him up.

Dembélé has a commendable goal-scoring record throughout his career. He has consistently been a prolific goal-scorer, especially during his time at Celtic and Lyon. His ability to find the back of the net could be crucial for Crystal Palace, who often struggled to score goals in recent seasons. Especially now that their legend Zaha has departed the club.

Dembélé has experience in top European leagues like the Premier League, Ligue 1, and La Liga. This exposure would make him well-adapted to the intensity and challenges of the Premier League.

Dembélé possesses physical strength and presence, which would suit the physicality of the Premier League. His ability to hold up play and bring teammates into the game would be valuable for a team like Crystal Palace.

At 27 years old, Dembélé is still in his prime years as a footballer. He has the potential to further develop his skills and improve as a player, potentially becoming an even more significant asset for Crystal Palace.

Everton – Mohamed Elyounoussi

The Toffees are linked wingers such as Demarai Gray and Wilfried Gnonto. The possibility of this, however, is slim considering the financial situation the club are in. Even more so, considering they need to sign a proven striker.

Mohamed Elyounoussi could be a valuable addition to Everton considering his experience and goal-scoring prowess. Let’s assess his profile based on his career stats.

Elyounoussi has consistently shown his goal-scoring ability throughout his career, scoring a total of 115 goals in 401 appearances. His proficiency in finding the back of the net could boost Everton’s attacking options.

Having played in European competitions for Basel and Celtic, Elyounoussi brings valuable experience in high-pressure matches. This experience could be beneficial to Everton, especially if they qualify for European competitions in the future.

Elyounoussi is capable of playing as a winger or attacking midfielder, offering Everton flexibility in their attacking setup. His ability to operate in different roles could provide tactical options for the manager.

He has spent several seasons in the Premier League with Southampton and Celtic on loan. Thus Elyounoussi is familiar with the league’s demands and style of play. This experience could help him adapt quickly to Everton’s setup.

At 28 years old, Elyounoussi is in the prime of his career, and signing him could be a long-term investment for Everton, providing them with consistent attacking contributions for years to come.

Fulham – Jesse Lingard

Fulham, at the back of their first survival in the top flight in ages, are willing to spend big on Callum Hudson-Odoi. Someone who has got less than 20 senior goals in his career. They should look at a cheaper, more experienced and proven option in my opinion.

Jesse Lingard’s potential addition to Fulham could prove invaluable, offering a wealth of attacking flair and creativity.

With extensive experience in the Premier League from spells at Manchester United, West Ham United (on loan), and Nottingham Forest, Lingard’s presence would bring invaluable insights and leadership to Fulham as they seek to solidify their position in the league.

Lingard’s impressive goal-scoring record of 40 goals in 229 appearances underscores his ability to make an impact from midfield. His proficiency in finding the back of the net could serve as a major asset to Fulham. Elevating their attacking prowess.

A versatile attacker, Lingard’s ability to thrive both as an attacking midfielder and on the wings would provide Fulham with added tactical flexibility and multiple attacking options.

His successful loan stint at West Ham United, where he made a significant impact through goals and assists, hints at his potential impact for Fulham, especially as a fellow London club.

Check out the first part here, if you haven’t already.

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