9 Premier League Transfers That Would Be Ideal For Both Player and Club

Some teams struggle to find two fit attackers at a time while others have a surplus of strikers. Some players are over-qualified at bottom clubs while others hardly deserve to be in the Premier League.

For a change of pace, here are some transfers that might be ideal for both player and club.

1. Andrei Arshavin to Swansea

It is utterly unfair to see a forward who can score four goals at Anfield rot in the Arsenal reserves just because Arsene Wenger could only see him as a ‘victim of high competition’.

Despite having a Russia captain on board at the Emirates, Wenger has succeeded in turning his once new-Thierry-Henry into a fringe player unwanted by any side in the Premier League.

Now let’s have a look at Michael Laudrup’s exciting Swansea team, where target man Michu is supported by a bunch of decent wide players like Pablo Hernandez, Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge. The presence of a creative playmaker like Arshavin in the center behind the Spaniard could add another dimension to this Welsh club.

2. Scott Sinclair to Liverpool

The once England wonderkid has been told he can leave Manchester City only three months after making an £8million switch from Swansea…what an embarrassment!

Scott Sinclair was a talisman for Brendan Rodgers’ Swansea before his big move made him one of the top benchwarmers of the Premier League. A quality talent wasted for the sake of some extra pounds.

At Anfield, Raheem Sterling is only 18 while Luis Suarez is a natural center-forward, but if Rodgers managed to bring his former star to Anfield, Liverpool’s left-wing position will be quite a force to reckon with alongside Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

3. Yohan Cabaye to Chelsea

Frank Lampard is all but leaving Chelsea in the summer and one player who can be considered the nearest to the caliber of the Stamford Bridge legend would be Yohan Cabaye.

No doubt that after watching Demba Ba agonizingly leave to London, Alan Pardew will be doing everything he can to hold on to his midfield schemer. However, if Roman Abramovich can spend £50million for the services of Fernando Torres, the Newcastle number four would definitely be worth a big-money move.

4. Jonathan De Guzman to Manchester United


For years Sir Alex Ferguson has been desperately looking for a new Paul Scholes; the all-round midfielder who can score goals and provide resilient defending in midfield.

Shinji Kagawa is more of a forward. Michael Carrick is a pedestrian midfielder. Anderson can hardly play two games in a row and Tom Cleverley is barely a solid defender.

Jonathan De Guzman has been a terrific recruit for Swansea and if Ferguson managed to snap him up from the Liberty Stadium where he’s currently on loan from Villarreal, the Dutchman could provide the missing balance in United’s midfield.

5. Christian Benteke to Everton

Whether Aston Villa stay up or go down, Christian Benteke should not remain at Villa Park after proving his credentials as a veritable battering ram.

On the other hand, Nikica Jelavic has not been consistent at Goodison Park and with the potential exit of star man Marouane Fellaini, Benteke could be David Moyes’ man.

Since Yakubu Aiyegbeni, the increasingly-ambitious Everton have missed the type of center forward who can bang in +15 goals per season and the big Belgian seems like an ideal match for the Toffees.

6. Julio Cesar to Arsenal

The Brazilian is way overqualified to play Championship football next season, with QPR staring relegation in the face. But more importantly, Wojciech Szczesny has been anything but a steadfast choice between the sticks for Arsenal while his compatriot Lukasz Fabianski would make a great League One goalie.

Cesar could be just what Arsenal needs this summer.

7. Stephen Ireland to Wigan

For a player who was voted Manchester City Player of the Season only four years ago, Stephen Ireland has been a terrible underachiever since leaving the Citizens.

Regular football is the central midfielder’s only means of regaining anything of his lost form and Wigan’s one-dimensional midfield pairing of McCarthy-McArthur may be in need of the creativity the little Irishman can provide…that is, of course, if the Latics avoid relegation. 

8. Ryan Shawcross to Tottenham Hotspur


At 25, Ryan Shawcross is a quite a prospect to lead England’s backline in the near future, but is it time for the big defender to move to the next level before it’s too late?

The center-half would certainly kick his game up several notches if he played in Europe with Tottenham, who are likely to be without William Gallas next term.

9. Wilson Palacios to Everton


In Phil Neville and Darron Gibson, Everton hardly have a tenacious tackler behind an attack-minded midfield comprising the likes of Marouane Fellaini, Leon Osman and Steven Pienaar.

While at the Britannia, the tireless effort of a player like Wilson Palacios is doing no more than serving Stoke City’s reserves. After proving himself at Wigan and then Spurs, he deserves another chance to make a difference.

18 thoughts on “9 Premier League Transfers That Would Be Ideal For Both Player and Club”

  1. I was so excited when Sinclair came to City but now I wish it had never happened for both him and the club.

    He was very effective at Swansea but City have never figured out how to effectively use him. I wish him well wherever he goes and hope Mancini or whoever was responsible for the purchase don’t make these frivolous purchases going forward.

  2. Interesting list, but I disagree with a few. Shawcross to Spurs wouldn’t make sense for either party. Between Vertonghen, Dawson, Kaboul (almost back), and Caulker at CB, Shawcross wouldn’t get enough regular action. However, I think Benteke would be perfect for Spurs. Everton could certainly use him as Jelavic seemes to have declined a bit, but Benteke would offer much, much more than Ade.

  3. Dont really understand 8. Why would Spurs grab another defender. Vertonghen and Dawson are playing great. Caulker is 21 and will be the staple of the England defence in a couple years. Also Kabul will be back from injury and last year he was the best CB for us. Shawcross is a good defender but I would not take him over the 4 previously mentioned players that Tottenham already have. Benteke to Tottenham would benefit both greatly since a striker is the niggest need at the moment.

    1. Agree completely, Benteke to Spurs would be the move after villa get relegated.

      We will be selling a CB in the summer too as AVB only want 3 CB to choose form in the rotation.

  4. Good article in general but one major disagreement for me.

    Arshavin to Swansea? Author must not have watched the last match of last summer’s Euros. Just a terrible, wasteful, selfish performance. After a good couple of matches prior to this Arshavin pretty well threw away the whole tournament. Then made a complete jackass of himself in the media for good measure.

    Can’t see that act integrating into the small-club, scrappy Swansea way. Not in a million years.

  5. I’m subjective being a Villa fan, but I don’t agree with either AVFC move. There is absolutely no chance Benteke would move to Everton. They don’t have the money to spend big on him with the price he would command now, and the bigger clubs already are interested. (See any of the other posts where quality is rotting on the bench.) I hope Villa stay up and keep him.

    As for Ireland, I wouldn’t wish him on Wigan as they struggle to stay up. He needs a more creative group to play with, not stuck with a “one-dimensional” midfield. I think his problem at Villa Park is that he’s bored. Too many times have I watched him enter and make brilliant passes that his teammates can’t handle. He then loses interest and is lost in the middle.

  6. Scott Sinclair to LFC…no thanks. The boy clearly wanted to a payday rather than play time when he decided to go to City fully knowing he will get regular game time. nothing wrong with that but those kind of players are hard to motivate to play.
    I feel BR will go in for Ince priority and will try to get DeGuzeman.

  7. I prefer some digestives please Gaffer. If omens are anything to go by Rooney may be on the move? Perhaps Chelsea, to replace Lampard.

  8. Your article reads like Arshavin’s 4 goals romp at Anfield was last weekend! 2009 was 25lbs ago for poor Andrei. Swans don’t need him. Fulham maybe. Jol fancies a fellow roundy.

    1. Yeah you’re right its since 2009 but the point is that Arsha has been in the cold for three years now, all because of Wenger…he is a decent player who just needs to play regularly

      1. Wenger paid a club record fee to get him, I doubt very much that Arsene would freeze him out if Arshavin could still play at the highest level. Regardless, I think he’s available on a free this summer so its not going to take a transfer to see him in a different squad.

  9. Andy Carroll to Newcastle. He’s a Geordie through and through and has been poor ever since he left them for Liverpool. Now that West Ham don’t want him the only place for him is Newcastle where he can turn his fortunes around. Newcastle will also get him for probably around 10 million, if that, and that’s a cool 25+ million profit.

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