Premier League promoted clubs: Wolves, Fulham show transfer ambition; Cardiff less so

Premier League promoted clubs: Wolves, Fulham show transfer ambition; Cardiff less so

Premier League promoted clubs: Wolves, Fulham show transfer ambition; Cardiff less so

Tottenham, who have achieved three consecutive top-three finishes under their highly regarded manager Mauricio Pochettino, are still paying for a lavish state-of-the-art new stadium estimated at over £800m and it would appear the mounting cost prevented the club splashing the cash on new players at the same time.

The closest any club had come to not signing a player was in the summer of 2003, when Leeds United signed only Jody Morris for free. We go with everything we have in that first match.

Without added competition, players may begin to feel secure as opposed to working harder to ensure they don't lose their place to a new signing.

Like many others, I enjoyed watching Gareth Southgate's England team as they captured the imagination of the country with their excellent performances.

On the eve of the 2018-19 campaign, here's how the three latest additions to the division fared in the summer transfer window.

According to the Times, however, Federation Internationale de Football Association are "planning to introduce a standardised global transfer window", closing for each league the day before their season begins.

Can Socceroo Aaron Mooy help keep Huddersfield
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Mourinho, who will be without the likes of Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo on Friday, once again bemoaned the lack of preparation time for the start of the season, with many of his players having just returned to training after taking time off following the World Cup.

Two Premier League new boys are in action this afternoon as Fulham host Crystal Palace and Cardiff head to Bournemouth.

English Premier League club Leicester City said Thursday that they had agreed to transfer German team Freiburg's Turkish central defender Caglar Soyuncu.

Champion Manchester City had already signed winger Riyad Mahrez for a club-record £60-million ($100.6-million) from Leicester. Manchester United signed midfielder Fred, defender Diogo Dalot and goalkeeper Lee Grant last month, but manager Jose Mourinho was left frustrated in his efforts to strengthen the club's roster further.

Pochettino's belief is strengthened by Tottenham's success in persuading a number of key players, including England striker Harry Kane - the World Cup golden boot victor - to sign new contracts. And a squad that most rational observers would agree could benefit from more depth.

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