The Transfer Window can leave you all over the place. As we enter August we at Lace ‘Em Up want to give you an update on the goings on this year during the Summer Transfer Window. There are many transfers that can go under the radar so here are some that you might have missed recently, including Malen to Dortmund, Leno to Fulham, and more.
Bernd Leno Swapped Arsenal For Fulham
Bernd Leno has decided to switch allegiances in London, swapping Arsenal for Fulham. Knowing his game time was going to be limited, thanks to the amazing performance of Aaron Ramsdale for Arsenal. With a World Cup coming up this winter, Leno knows he needs to play some full-time football in order to have a chance at being selected for the German squad.
This is such an amazing signing for Fulham as Leno is a world-traveled goalkeeper and one that will bring much-needed experience to a young Fulham team. His signing of this deal could definitely help Fulham avoid the shadow of Premier League relegation. We can only hope this works out well for both player and club and this might be the one reason Fulham stays up this year.
Nico Schlotterbeck Is Dortmund Bound
Nico Schlotterbeck has been one of the standout central defenders in the Bundesliga the last few years, and this summer Dortmund signed the young defender for 25 million euros from Freiburg. A fast-paced yet strong central defender who has good ball control will complement Mats Hummels or Manuel Akanji very well as they are not the fastest of players.
With time on his side, the young German is only 22 years old after all, he seems to be the natural successor to Mats Hummels while also learning so much under the veteran defender. Being one of Dortmund’s many signings this summer transfer window including Sebastian Haller, and Niklas Sule as the major standouts, this could finally be the season Dortmund knocks Bayern Munich off their perch. If it is, Schlotterback will play a massive part in Dortmund’s success.
Hector Herrera Is Making The Move To Houston Dynamo
Another weird Major League Soccer aka MLS signing, there always seem to be one or two players who go to North America for their own reasons.
*cough cough money*
Anyway, the next player to make the trip to North America is former Athletico Madrid player Hector Herrera. He is a talented Mexican who on his day is a very solid box to box midfielder, a good passer who has decent vision maybe not the first name on the transfer sheet but defiantly an option. The MLS seems like the perfect match for Herrera as he can play his slowed-down style of football and look like a world-beater.
I’m a little bit suprised he didn’t choose LA FC as they seem to be the team making the big name signings this year, having already signed Gareth Bale. Houston Dynamo has picked up some players for their team already and Herrera definitely is someone who can help them win the MLS Championship.
That’s what it’s called isn’t it?
Schmeichel Says Goodbye To The Premier Leauge
Not going to lie this feels like an end of an era, as Premier League veteran and winner Kasper Schmeichel is leaving Leicester to join the French club Nice.
It’s a very nice transfer for the French club if you know what I mean.
This is a hell of a signing as Schmeichel is a brilliant goalkeeper who has amazing distribution and great saving ability. I don’t know where this leaves Leicsteir as it leaves their goalkeeping options pretty bare with Danny Ward being the only recognized goalkeeper in their ranks. You would feel that they will go into the summer Transfer Window to try to find a Kasper Scheimeichel replacement, which will be a hard task. If they don’t it could become a very ugly season for the Foxes.
So… How Has The Transfer Window Left The Football World?
So if it’s the Premier League, the Bundesliga, La Liga, or wherever else around the footballing world, there are always transfers that will slip through the net. But that’s my job to keep you up to date and make sure you know where all your favorites will be, come the new football season.
I have hope that most of these signings will work out pretty well but we will have to watch the upcoming season to find out how they really play out. I’ll be here to give you all the details of these players’ ups and downs as we watch in anticipation to see what will work out and what won’t. As I’ve always said that’s football.