10 England hopefuls in need of a transfer

With the new season just weeks away there will be a fair few England hopefuls needing a move to secure some first team football or a better team , here we look at the 10 in most need.

Joe Hart 

Rejected by England & West Ham, Hart finds himself back at City. To his credit he’s got on with things and according to Pep is “training like an 18-year-old.” Credit too to Guardiola who’s taken him on tour and reintroduced him to the first team set up rather than humiliating Hart by making him train with the juniors. But it’s a means to an exit, Hart will be third choice if he stays and desperately needs to reboot his career with a permanent switch. After his patchy form at West Ham & Torino a Premier League switch would likely be on loan so a long-term deal with an ambitious second tier club looks the best option. Likely landing spot- Stoke City

Jack Butland

It’s surprising Butland is still a Stoke player, but it’s hard to see him being their in 3 weeks time. Butland is thought to be holding out for a top 6 club and his destiny looks twinned with that of Thibaut Courtois. Courtois has one year left on his Chelsea contract and looks set for a switch to Real Madrid and that would open Butland the door to Chelsea. There will be others on Chelsea’s radar including Kasper Schmeichel but the Goalkeeping  game of musical chairs seems to be falling Butland’s way and a move seems on the cards.Likely landing spot- Chelsea


Freddie Woodman

The Under 20 World Cup hero has seen Newcastle sign Martin Dubravka to a permanent deal and they still have Rob Elliott & Karl Darlow. Woodman needs a loan deal to get some consistent playing time under his belt. He’s had 2 short spells in the SPL and a longer term loan back there seems a good fit. Likely landing spot- Aberdeen

Nathaniel Clyne

Just as we’d all forgotten he existed Clyne is back to full fitness. The problem is Trent Alexander-Arnold & Joe Gomez are now battling for the right back slot at Anfield and made strides with England. Clyne seems unlikely to get a regular start with Liverpool and if he wants to remind Gareth Southgate he’s still a professional footballer he’ll need to move. Clyne needs a regular start and the Premier League’s middle tier looks flush with sides who could use an upgrade at right back. Likely landing spot- West Ham

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Luke Shaw

Does anyone remember 4 years ago when Shaw was England’s answer and would hold the number 3 shirt for a decade? Inconsistent form, a horror injury and the mistrust of Jose Mourinho have all served to push Shaw out of the reckoning both at Old Trafford & St Georges Park. Shaw cannot spend another year on the bench if he ever expects to make good on his early potential. At present there are plenty of top end clubs that would want Shaw but leave it another year and he’ll be facing life with Newcastle. Likely landing spot- Tottenham

Alfie Mawson

The powerful young centre back had a mixed season with Swansea that ended in relegation. As already illustrated by Ben Gibson dropping off the radar, the Championship is no place for an aspiring England defender, so Mawson needs a move and fast. It seems he could be swapping one relegation battle for another but there are plenty of sides who could use an imposing centre back. West Ham seemeda good fit but are dependant on a few players going before signing more, but another club in the South East have money to burn and plenty of holes to fill. Likely landing spot- Watford

Ademola Lookman

It all looked so good for him at Everton a week ago, but the £40million signing of Richarlison changed everything. Lookman plays the same position and Marco Silva has made Richardson his statement signing. Lookman excelled on loan at Red Bull Leipzig last season and the Bundesliga side have now made an improved second offer for the winger. Likely landing spot- Red Bull Leipzig

Jack Grealish

The owners have halted Villa’s financial implosion but it looks tough for Villa to mount a second straight promotion bid. Grealish meanwhile has revived his career and after giving Villa 2 seasons in the second tier has earned the right to a move. Tottenham have bid £15million, that seems low and Villa will hold out for more but Grealish seems keen and given his obvious fit with Tottenham’s profile a deal looks likely. Likely landing spot- Tottenham

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Daniel Sturridge

He scored the first goal of the Gareth Southgate era for England, but that feels like a very long time ago. Sturridge went to West Brom on loan in the hope of boosting his World Cup chances and spent most of his time in the treatment room. At this stage it seems more appropriate to talk about Sturridge as an Ex England International, the only way that changes is if he can find a regular start and stay fit. Liverpool may let him go cheaply which with the injury risk he carries is the only way to a permanent switch. But a move to join an old teammate with a club guaranteed a top 2 finish might just be a good fit. Likely landing spot- Rangers

Tammy Abraham

Maurizio Sarri seems to have more faith in youth than his predecessors but the picture at Stamford Bridge is very hazy. It seems Alvaro Morata is off to AC Milan, Gonzalo Higuain looks set to sign and with Olivier Giroud likely staying that leaves Abraham third or fourth choice with Michy Batshuayi. The other problem is Abraham is so similar to Giroud can they both be on the same bench? Chelsea like a loan but after 2 years out with Bristol and then Swansea Abraham needs a permanent home. Staying in London could be an option with a former England manager looking exasperated with his a misfiring target man. Likely landing spot- Crystal Palace

Abraham needs a move

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