With many English clubs having spent big on high class attacking players this summer, Al Hain-Cole examines the potential impact of some of the most high profile recruits
A record-breaking £835 million was splashed out by Premier League clubs during the recent transfer window, with the majority of that jaw-dropping figure spent on attacking players towards deadline day.
Most dramatic was Manchester United’s last minute capture of Radamel Falcao, a player whose goal-scoring record over the past few season will make for exciting reading among the Old Trafford faithful.
While some have questioned where he will fit in the team, the Colombian is the immediate 11/8 (2.38) favourite with bet365 to finish as top scorer for the Red Devils which could prove popular with punters, and available at 14/1 (15.00) to win the Premier League golden boot.
That arrival marked an end to Danny Welbeck’s career at United, prompting the Manchester native to relocate to London in order to join rivals Arsenal.
Considering main striker Olivier Giroud is sidelined until January, the €20 million man may appear tempting at 9/2 (5.50) to become his new club‘s top marksman, although he represents a long shot at 66/1 (67.00) to finish on top of the entire league’s charts.
With Diego Costa already bedding in nicely after joining Chelsea early on in the summer, Loic Remy can realistically only hope to provide more effective back-up than the departed Fernando Torres ever managed at Stamford Bridge.
Expected to play second fiddle to the big Brazilian, Remy inspires little confidence at 33/1 (34.00) to finish as the Premier League’s top scorer, regardless of his impressive scoring record at QPR and Newcastle.
The Frenchman previously appeared close to joining Liverpool before the move mysteriously broke down at the 11th hour, with the Reds instead taking a gamble on the unpredictable Mario Balotelli.
Despite a promising debut away to Tottenham, the livewire Italian is on offer at a hefty 33/1 (34.00) to more than repay Brendan Rodgers’ faith by following in Luis Suarez’s footsteps and outscoring everyone in the league this season.
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Al Hain-Cole is an experienced tipster and avid follower of European football. He specialises in accumulators and if you would like to read more from Al you can follow him on Twitter here.