Transfer Window: New Signings From Abroad- Who will cope?


Taken from Arsenation

Olivier Giroud: In my opinion, this man will adapt to the Premier League fairly easily. This is because he is a very physical player, who won’t get fazed by big challenges and intimidating centre-backs. 

Prediction: He will have a successful season, scoring approximately 15 goals.

Lukas Podolski: Podolski will also cope I think. He comes from the second most physical league, the Bundesliga. This is why he’ll be ok. Future team-mate Giroud will find it easier, as I’m sure Podolski will struggle early on.

Prediction: He will get better and better, especially if he’s played upfront, where he can poach goals. 

Tottenham Hotspur

Taken from MSN Sport

Jan Vertonghen: Left-back/centre back Vertonghen will cope easily. He’s a strong young man, and can cope with high-tempo football. This is why I was disappointed when my favourite club Arsenal narrowly missed out on him.

Prediction: A solid season, that will see him highly rated nationally.


Taken from The Telegraph

Marko Marin: Chelsea fans will have to be patient, as it’ll take one season for this youngster to get-to-grips with the Premier League. 

He has bags of talent, but I’m far from convinced that he’ll be able to fend off a huge defender kicking at his ankles. Although he came from Bundesliga, he’ll still struggle.

Prediction: A long, hard season.

Eden Hazard: Like Marin, Chelsea fans will need to wait for the best of this lad. Next season he won’t be effective. When Belgium played England, Hazard was kicked off the park. I can see this happening a lot next season.

Prediction: He’ll struggle, but next season shine.


Man United

Taken from the Daily Mail

Shinji Kagawa: Kagawa is madly talented, and fairly strong. He will definitely be able to cope next year. I think his pace and strength will make him relatively comfortable next year.

Prediction: An amazing season. Good amount of assists and goals. 



Taken from Eurosport

Pavel Pogrebnyak: In the Pog Reading have signed a goal-scorer. During a successful loan-spell at Fulham, he scored 6 goals in 12 matches. Very impressive. His height, Premier League experience, and build will settle him next year. 

Prediction: Goals, goals, and more goals. 

Thanks for reading, any feedback appreciated.

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  1. Anonymous

    July 9, 2012 at 19:00

    bro MArin and HAzard will kill it. your a gunner your biased

  2. Anonymous

    July 9, 2012 at 19:50

    I know where you're coming from but just my opinion. They will both play well towards the end of the season and next season imo – The Writer.