With the start of the Premier League season now less than two weeks away, it is proving difficult to remember exactly which players have moved where over the summer.
After seeing Palace seal the signings of Andros Townsend, James Tomkins and Steve Mandanda within a whirlwind few days at the start of the current window, we have since been forced to watch on in frustration as our search for a new striker (or two) advances at a pace more aligned to that of a bone-idle snail; not that is has stopped our competitiors from splashing the cash.
Much has been made in the press of Paul Pogba’s long awaited return to the hallowed turf of Old Trafford, but there have been plenty of intriguing moves finalised elsewhere, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City currently amongst the division’s biggest spenders since May.
As is often the case, we can expect the transfer market to kick into overdrive over the next couple of weeks, but even with the perceived slow pace of negotiations across the country, there had still been (at the time of the above feature going to press) 74 completed transfers involving the top 20 clubs in English football.
It’s safe to assume that Palace’s business is far from complete in relation to either arrivals or departures in the build-up to the looming deadline, but after seeing so many column inches devoted to the managerial match-ups that are set to take in the next nine months, it’s well worth taking a look at how each of the Premier League’s teams are shuffling their respective packs in preparation for the return of weekly league fixtures.
There will inevitably have been at least three of four transfers which have passed you by this summer, making the above round-up of all the business done the perfect companion for you in the days immediately prior to kick-off.