5 Soccer League to Premier League transfers which have labored (and 5 that have not)

Whereas Crystal Palace have plucked two gems out of the Soccer League, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have had a stinker with their additions.

Relationship again to the summer time of 2020, listed below are 5 EFL to Premier League transfers which have labored a deal with. Plus 5 others who haven’t gone down so nicely.

HIT: Mentioned Benrahma (Brentford to West Ham)
The £30m winger was a sensation for Brentford within the Championship however his first couple of seasons at West Ham have been a sluggish burn.

He has been unable to match the lofty heights set by Jarrod Bowen however 17 aim contributions in West Ham’s historic 2021/22 marketing campaign is fairly respectable.

Benrahma has been one in every of David Moyes’ higher gamers this season and followers confirmed their displeasure final weekend when he was hauled off within the loss to Crystal Palace. There’s extra to return.

HIT: Matty Money (Nottm Forest to Aston Villa)
Money got here to life at Nottingham Forest when he was transformed from a winger right into a full-back below the tutelage of Sabri Lamouchi.

This change and subsequent in-house Participant of the Yr award gained him a transfer to Aston Villa. He has been a Regular Eddy so far and he’s one participant who will probably be hoping to hit new heights below Unai Emery.

Earlier than then, he’ll symbolize Poland on the World Cup having capitalized on his mom’s heritage to change allegiance final 12 months.

HIT: Eberechi Eze (QPR to Crystal Palace)
Patrick Vieira has some bloody enjoyable attacking gamers to work with and Eze is one in every of his finest. The winger made his title at QPR and it’s a disgrace that his spell at Crystal Palace has been restricted by damage.

However he has made a brilliant begin to this season (5 aim involvements in 13 video games). He’s additionally solely 24 years outdated so he nonetheless has lots of rising to do.

The Eagles might lose Wilfried Zaha subsequent 12 months however Eze has the mandatory expertise to fill what could be a large void ought to his team-mate transfer on.

HIT: Michael Olise (Studying to Crystal Palace)
One other participant able to taking over extra duty at Selhurst Park is France U21 worldwide Olise.

The Eagles are slowly constructing a Championship dream group and Olise has already confirmed to be a steal at simply £8m.

As his winner towards West Ham affirmed, he’s actually lots higher at soccer than he’s at being interviewed. Aged 20, Palace will do nicely to maintain him long-term as his potential is boundless.

HIT: Ollie Watkins (Brentford to Aston Villa)
Brentford have been fairly good at nurturing abilities within the Championship to make them prepared for the Premier League. Watkins shaped a frankly daft ahead line with Benrahma within the second tier.

£33m for a participant unproven within the Premier League in Watkins appeared steep, however he scored 10-plus targets in his first two seasons at Aston Villa.

He was one participant who reportedly ‘didn’t see eye-to-eye’ with Steven Gerrard and his kind below the Liverpool legend led to him lacking out on a spot in Qatar.

However a aim and an help in Emery’s first two video games in cost towards Man Utd is a promising begin for a striker who may spearhead Villa’s new period.

MISS: Adam Armstrong (Blackburn Rovers to Southampton)
The step-up from the Championship into the Premier League is hard however maybe it’s particularly tough for strikers.

Extra probabilities have a tendency to return gamers’ manner within the second tier and gamers are sometimes came upon within the league above. Armstrong is a kind of as his time at Southampton has been uninspiring to say the least.

His 28-goal season in 2020/21 for Blackburn tempted the Saints to snap him up for £15m. However three targets in 36 Premier League video games since says all of it about how his time at St Mary’s goes.

MISS: Emiliano Buendia (Norwich Metropolis to Aston Villa)
The one-cap Argentina star a sure-fire hit at Aston Villa as he confirmed at Norwich Metropolis how particular he will be when he’s on his sport.

However Philippe Coutinho’s arrival has stolen his limelight and each gamers have tussled over one place.

It is exhausting to discover a solution to play each on the similar time and Buendia’s performances haven’t compelled Coutinho needed to be unnoticed.

The ex-Norwich man might thrive below Emery if the supervisor realizes like the remainder of us that signing Coutinho was useless as he is sadly not the participant he as soon as was.

MISS: Ben Davies (Preston to Liverpool)
The weirdest Premier League signing of all time?

Davies was a panic purchase after Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip suffered accidents. Even with that trio lacking he made zero senior appearances for Liverpool.

The 27-year-old was on mortgage at Sheff Utd final season and in the summertime he joined Rangers completely. He was a part of the Gers aspect that permit in seven targets towards Liverpool too.

A colossal waste of time for all concerned.

MISS: Joe Rodon (Swansea Metropolis to Tottenham Hotspur)
The Wales centre-back was introduced in by Jose Mourinho throughout his ill-fated spell at Spurs.

Simply 15 Premier League appearances over two seasons slowed down his progress as he was not totally trusted by Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo or Antonio Conte.

The £11m defender now finds himself on mortgage at Rennes. He’ll presumably be hoping that Conte will get sick of Daniel Levy’s bullsh*t and returns to Juventusin any other case his Tottenham profession is nearly as good as over.

MISS: Djed Spence (Middlesbrough to Tottenham Hotspur)
Spence is one other participant not fancied by Conte. £20m did really feel a bit a lot for him as his mortgage season in 2021/22 at Nottingham Forest was his first acting at a excessive stage.

In hindsight, he might have been higher off becoming a member of Forest completely as an alternative of Tottenham. He would have fitted in nicely as their twenty third summer time addition.

The appropriate-back has solely performed three minutes within the Premier League this time period. He cannot be doing a lot proper in coaching with him third within the pecking order behind Emerson Royal and Matt Doherty.

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