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After winning the Championship in emphatic fashion, Burnley, 10 points clear of 2nd place, wanted to uphold their new positive and young image and during the transfer window they followed the saying of ‘out with the old, in with the new’. This was followed by experienced players such as Weghorst, Lowton, and Barnes being replaced by younger players like Amdouni, Obafemi, and the permanent signing of Jordan Beyer after he impressed on loan.

Burnley fan Lorik Rozhaja gave his opinion on their transfer window:

‘We need experienced players to bail us out in a relegation battle because the young players can’t handle the pressure’ 

The problem with Burnley’s transfer window is that they now have nothing to fall back on as they have just 7 players over the age of 25, and all of them are arguably championship level. They’ve taken a risk and so far, it hasn’t paid off for the Clarets.


Sheffield United:

The runners-up of the Championship Sheffield United spent a huge sum of £56 Million and earned £26.7 Million from selling key players like Illiman Ndiaye and Sander Berge. This gives them a positive net spend of £29.3 Million. They may have spent a large sum, but none of the players the Blades have signed have proven to be Premier League quality in their careers yet.

Unfortunately for Sheffield United the departure of their best player by far, Ndiaye, has damaged them hugely. So far the goals have dried up already for the Blades having scored just 10 goals this season, whilst having shipped in the most goals (31) despite playing a formation with 5 defenders. Fingers could be pointed at the manager who has shown no signs of improvement in the Premier league, having won 1 more match in 1 less game when he stepped in as interim in the 2020/21 season.

Last Season  vs  This Season

20/21- 11 Matches, 3 Wins, 8 Losses

23/24- 12 Matches, 1 Win, 2 Draws, 9 Losses


Luton Town:

The work of Luton Town must be appreciated as they’ve made valuable signings with such a limited budget. Despite being promoted to the Premier League, their record signing is Ryan Giles with a fee of around £5.1 Million.

Against the odds so far, they remain to be just above the relegation zone which sure they may be satisfied with if they are in the same position come the end of the season. What Luton have done very well is they have made good, cheap signings such as Barkley, Townsend on a free, with Lokonga and Kabore coming in on loan. All  of these players have had experience playing in a nation’s top league even if it wasn’t in England, which is crucial in a relegation battle.


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May 2024