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There have been plenty of big money signings this summer. Some have broken transfer records while others have made new ones. Of course, many players are already well-established ones, with some of them having moved between big clubs. But let’s take a look at three summer signings who haven’t made much news and are the most underrated ones this summer.
The last time Liverpool FC signed a striker from Chelsea, that player turned into a goal scoring machine in the form Daniel Sturridge. This summer, Chelsea had to let go of another one of their bright strikers in Dominic Solanke, to Liverpool.
The 19-year-old English striker became the first signing of the Merseyside outfit this summer and went on to prove his worth by winning the U-20 World Cup with England in the following days of his transfer. In fact, he ended the tournament as the top goalscorer which earned him the Gold Ball award as the tournament’s best player.
While he might not be a world-class signing as yet, he surely has the qualities to get there one day. His pre-season form was so impressive that Klopp had to send the underperforming Origi on loan to Wolfsburg to make space for the youngster.
Apart from the injury-prone Daniel Sturridge, Klopp does not have a natural striker in his squad. With Solanke’s arrival, Klopp will have enough options on the bench for this season. Klopp’s ability to develop young talents could maybe work in favour of both Liverpool and Solanke, as the youngster has a long season ahead of him.
When it comes to experience, there is no better striker currently in the Premier League than Jermain Defoe. The 34-year-old England international striker has been a part of the English top tier for so many years now.
Perhaps one of the best finishers in the league, Defoe has scored over 260 goals in his entire career. His move to Bournemouth in the summer cost nothing after Sunderland got relegated from the Premier League last season. The English striker is certainly one to watch out for this season, given his proven goal scoring record. He has helped several clubs in avoiding relegation in the past and could play an essential role in Bournemouth’s season.
Eddie Howe is an exceptional manager who has brought plenty of success to the Cherries after taking up the role of the manager at the club, and he is bound to do the same this season with Defoe at his disposal.
The 20-year-old summer signing is already turning heads in the League so far this season with his impressive performances for the Hornets. The Brazilian has shown plenty of promise in his four appearances for Watford and will be one the summer signings to watch out for this season. Despite all the attention on him now, nobody batted an eye when he arrived in England, and look at the start he’s made!
Richarlison already has a goal under his belt and will be looking for more as the season progresses. If he can keep his head straight and concentrate on just football, he could join the likes of Philippe Coutinho as one of the best Brazilian footballers to ever play in the Premier League. He is certainly a smart buy for Watford.