West Ham open business with Zabaleta signing

 

West Ham United have announced the signing of former Manchester City full back Pablo Zabaleta on a two-year deal, beginning from July 1st when his contract expires.

 

 

The Argentinian told West Ham TV, “This is an absolute pleasure to be part of West Ham United Football Club. I come to the club to enjoy myself and hopefully we can have a very successful time.”

 

 

Will the experienced Premier League defender help West Ham push towards the Top 6? Let us know what you think below!

 

 

Manchester City sign AS Monaco midfielder Bernardo Silva

 

 

The ‘Pep revolution’ has begun as City announce big money signing of Bernardo Silva from AS Monaco.

 

 

The 22-year old Portuguese playmaker had nothing but praise for his new manager, saying “Of course when you have the opportunity of being trained by Pep Guardiola, you don’t say no!”

 

 

Silva will pen a five-year deal with City for a sum rumoured to be around £43m. Is Bernardo Silva the answer to Premier League glory for Pep and Manchester City?

 

 

Watford FC confirm Marco Silva as new boss

 

Watford have announced that former Hull City manager Marco Silva will take charge of the Hornets on a two-year deal.

 

 

Silva was one of the most sought after managers in England despite overseeing now relegated Hull City last season. The new head coach outlined the decisive factor for taking the job as being ambition. “They showed me the project and I liked the ambition” the Portuguese said.

 

 

 

Can Silva help Watford avoid relegation next season or will the Premier League be too much to handle once again for Marco?

 

 

AFC Bournemouth sign Begovic from Chelsea

 

Up and rising Bournemouth have opened their summer transfer account with the signing of former Stoke and Chelsea keeper Asmir Begovic.

 

 

 

The 29-year old shot stopper has penned a long-term contract with the Cherries for an undisclosed fee said to be around £10m. Begovic has played for Bournemouth before, enjoying a short loan spell from Portsmouth in 2007. He signs now as one of the top keepers of the Premier League 10 years on.

 

 

Regular first team football and manager Eddie Howe were touted as his reasons to switch from the newly crowned Champions to the south coast. He explained, “When I spoke to Eddie Howe I knew AFC Bournemouth was the right club for me and I want to bring my experience to the squad, both on and off the pitch.”

 

Will the Bosnian prove “Vital” in the Cherries bid for a Top 8 finish? Comment your thoughts below!

 

 

Stoke City sign Scotland international Darren Fletcher

 

Former Manchester United and West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher has signed a two-year deal with the Potters, who will join the club after his current contract expires on July 1st.

 

 

The experienced Premier League player, who has won multiple titles that include the FA Cup, the Champions League, and five Premier League titles with Manchester United joins a strong midfield lineup for Stoke City.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes, a former Manchester United player himself, proved instrumental in convincing Fletcher to make the move. “Having spoken to the manager I have to admit that I was really impressed by everything he had to say to me,” said the Scottish international.

 

 

 

The 33-year old will look to improve recent results at the bet365 Stadium, with Stoke City having finished outside the top half of the table for the first time in 4 years. Can he be the man to put the Potters back in the top half of the league? Let us know below!

 

 

Manchester City hold onto Toure for one more year

 

The popular ‘YAYA TOURE’ song will ring loud at the Etihad Stadium for at least one more season with the Ivorian midfielder signing a one-year contract extension. He is amongst City’s highest scoring midfielders of all time, and now Yaya Toure has committed himself to Manchester City and to manager Pep Guardiola for another year.

 

Toure’s time at City seemed over, as Pep kept the versatile midfielder on the bench for most of last season’s campaign, only later to come back into the starting XI just before the turn of the year.

 

 

“I told myself the journey at City is not done.” explained the former Barcelona player after confirming his contract extension.

 

 

Will Toure get the opportunity again next season under Pep or will the new big money signings for City push him further down the pecking order? Have your say in the comments below.

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