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The Premier League Transfers That Have Gone Under the Radar This Season

The Premier League Transfers That Have Gone Under the Radar This Season
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Outside of the obvious names grabbing the headlines like Erling Haaland, we look at the signings that have gone under the radar this summer that could have a significant impact on the season.

Boubacar Kamara to Aston Villa

During the first few weeks of the transfer window in the Premier League, no side has acted as swiftly and been as smart as Aston Villa. Philippe Coutinho has signed permanently, Diego Carlos has also joined the squad, and Robin Olsen comes in as a backup keeper. Boubacar Kamara, however, could be the signing of the season.

The defensive midfielder is just 22 years old, already has three France caps, and has established himself as one of the best U23 players in the world in his position.

It’s incredible how a club who finished in the bottom half of the table have managed to prize a young talent away from his boyhood side.

Marc Roca to Leeds United

At 25 years old, Marc Roca is yet to make himself known to fans of European football, despite two years at Bayern Munich. The Spainard joins from the German giants on a four-year deal, and with Leeds United surviving by the skin of their teeth this past season, Roca is another name who could well be the shining light for his club on his debut campaign.

He’s physically astute at 6ft tall, is known for his passing ability, and although he only has nine career goals in 196 appearances, Roca is expected to fit like a glove into Leeds’ fast-paced system.

Armel Bella-Kotchap to Southampton

Southampton have seriously struggled on the defensive front the past two seasons with them conceding the most goals from those who survived in the league on both occasions. To patch things up, they’ve signed Armel Bella-Kotchap from Bochum.

The defender is onl 20, is arguably Germany’s main defender at U21 level, and he already has 74 appearances spread across time in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga. If he lives up to expectation, it could be an almighty purchase.

Diego Carlos to Villa

Moving back to Villa, and the signing centre-back Carlos from Sevilla could be a dream move for the Villa Park faithful. The Brazilian is now 29, is vastly experienced in La Liga and France, and he already has a Europa League medal to his name.

Alongside either Tyrone Mings or Ezri Konsa, it could be a fantastic partnership in the making.

Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
Manchester City 93 38 29 6 3 99 26 73
2
Liverpool 92 38 28 8 2 94 26 68
3
Chelsea 74 38 21 11 6 76 33 43
4
Tottenham 71 38 22 5 11 69 40 29
5
Arsenal 69 38 22 3 13 61 48 13
6
Manchester United 58 38 16 10 12 57 57 0
7
West Ham 56 38 16 8 14 60 51 9
8
Leicester City 52 38 14 10 14 62 59 3
9
Brighton 51 38 12 15 11 42 44 -2
10
Wolverhampton 51 38 15 6 17 38 43 -5
11
Newcastle United 49 38 13 10 15 44 62 -18
12
Crystal Palace 48 38 11 15 12 50 46 4
13
Brentford 46 38 13 7 18 48 56 -8
14
Aston Villa 45 38 13 6 19 52 54 -2
15
Southampton 40 38 9 13 16 43 67 -24
16
Everton 39 38 11 6 21 43 66 -23
17
Leeds United 38 38 9 11 18 42 79 -37
18
Burnley 35 38 7 14 17 34 53 -19
19
Watford 23 38 6 5 27 34 77 -43
20
Norwich City 22 38 5 7 26 23 84 -61

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