The transfer window is open and teams are starting to bring players in, and in this piece, we’re going to round up some of the Premier League transfers and look at which NFTs best suit the players.
Arsenal announced the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian, Marquinhos, from Sao Paolo this week but it’s not expected he’ll come in as the new number nine.
He made just 11 appearances in the Brazilian league last campaign, but with two goals and one assist, it’s not the worst return.
Marquinhos was prolific with his shooting, hitting the target with 53% of his shots, whilst averaging 1.17 shots on target per game.
Ideal NFT – Dwayne Smith (+1 team win, +3 shots on target, +3 goals)
After a successful loan period, Aston Villa decided to trigger the buyout clause to bring in Philippe Coutinho on a permanent basis.
With a full preseason under his belt, he should be able to kick on after contributing to eight goals in 19 games in the league last campaign.
Coutinho was deployed behind either one or two strikers, so it’s no surprise that he was making 3.29 shot creating actions per game,
Not only that, but he was in the top six percentile of players in his position, in the top five leagues, for shots, with 3.29 per game.
Ideal NFT – Karen Thompson (+2 assists, +3 goals, +1 tackles, +3 shots on target, +1 team win)
After helping his boyhood club, Marseille, to a Champions League spot, Boubacar Kamara felt it was ready for a new challenge.
Aston Villa stepped in and signed the 22-year-old Frenchman on a free, accommodating the six position they sorely needed.
Kamara could be one of those players, like Christian Nørgaard, who racks up a lot of points for tackles.
In fact, the midfielder averaged 4.32 tackles won per 90 minutes in Ligue 1 last campaign, which if he continues with those numbers, he could certainly be a handy player to have.
Ideal NFT – Pippa Pepper (+2 tackles, +2 assists, +1 team win)
Another player who helped his former side to Champions League football has joined Aston Villa, with Diego Carlos joining from Sevilla.
The Brazilian featured 34 times in La Liga and eight times in Europe last campaign, helping keep clean sheets in 41% of league games.
The 29-year-old is someone who will attack the ball when in the box, averaging just less than one shot per game.
He’s not someone that will get drawn in to making tackles, averaging just 1.51 tackles per 90 minutes.
Ideal NFT – Javier Navarro (+2 tackles, +3 clean sheet, +1 shots on target, +2 assists, +2 goals, +1 team win)
Jesse Marsch has returned to his former club Red Bull Salzburg to bring in young American international, Brenden Aaronson.
The 21-year-old featured in 26 games in the Austrian Bundesliga last campaign, scoring four and registering another four assists.
He likes to defend from the front, finishing the season in the top one percentile for pressures, with 27.23 per 90, resulting in 1.26 tackles per game.
With 2.5 shot creating actions, as well as finishing in the top 29 percentile for assists per 90, Aaronson clearly excels at the creative side of his game.
Ideal NFT – Lucifer Azaze (+2 assists, +3 tackles, +1 goals, +2 team win, +3 team saves)
Aaronson wasn’t Leeds only purchase from RB Salzburg, with Rasmus Kristensen (or Nissen) also arriving at Elland Road.
A right back by trade, Kristensen likes to get forward and it shows with seven goals and four assists in the league last campaign.
When it comes to pressures and tackles, he’s in the top seven and top one percentile respectively, as he currently averages four tackles per game.
If he can translate his play to perform in the Premier League, then Leeds have a player who excels at both ends of the pitch.
Ideal NFT – Zorg Culek (+3 tackles, +2 clean sheets, +2 assists, +2 goals, +3 shots on target, +3 team win)