As the conductor of Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne is of course the most in the spotlight. Youri Tielemans – will he stay with Leicester or will he move to Arsenal? – will also receive a lot of attention in the coming weeks. Leicester still has Timothy Castagne and Dennis Praet. Leander Dendoncker is still under contract with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leandro Trossard at Brighton. Albert Sambi Lokonga has to break through at Arsenal. And should we still count on Michy Batshuayi breaking pots at Chelsea? Or will he be loaned out again?
But otherwise it is mainly up to a new generation of midfielders. Southampton paid 12.5 million for Roméo Lavia (18) and the young Belgian was in the typing squad at the dress rehearsal for the start of the season. Nottingham Forrest deposited 15 million for Orel Mangala (24), but we see that team as the main candidate for relegation. With Lille midfielder Amadou Onana (20), who is firmly linked to West Ham but would like to go to Everton himself, an extra Belgian can be added.(lvdw)