After the takeover of the club by the new owners led by the Boehly consortium, it looks like it is going to be an exciting pre-season ahead of the new season. Many important figures of the club have left and the new owners are in charge now. The fans have been worried about new signings because our opponents have been busy buying players. The likes of Manchester City and Liverpool have strengthened their squads and if we have to compete with them, we will have to buy some quality players. So far, it looks like the new owners want to stretch their arms full throttle into the market. They want to give Thomas Tuchel his targets and we are talking about many players like De Ligt from Juventus, Raphinha from Leeds, Sterling from Manchester City, Kounde from Sevilla, and many others.
However, buying all these players means that some will have to leave the club, unfortunately. So far, we have heard of Timo Werner and Pulisic being the culprits. It is not clear who else is not in the coach’s plans for the coming season. I guess it will be more clear in the coming days or weeks. One thing is clear we need to strengthen our squad, particularly in defense after the departure of players like Rudiger and Christensen. More defenders like our Captain Azpilicueta and Alonso are likely to leave if the coach allows them. They are reportedly going to Barcelona and that department will need to be strengthened in this window.
Going to the main topic, we also know that some academy players who went on loan last season are back and will join the pre-season from the 2nd of July for those who did not participate in the games with their national teams in June. It is going to be intriguing to see which of these players gets the nod to join the first team squad for the coming season. The following players are the ones to look for and those that we hope can make it.
We also have players like Emerson, Batsuayi, Bakayoko returning from loan. Who stays and who leaves will be decided and the question is, who should the coach give a chance to join the first-team squad for the coming season?