It’s like he always knows where everyone else is on the pitch. His next pass always goes forward, whether in the last third or near his own box. He doesn’t do anything spectacular, doesn’t use unnecessary tricks or flicks, but does become one of the best midfielders in the league, much like John McGinn did before joining Aston Villa.
Could fit comfortably in midfield of any Premier League team and would fit anywhere like Arsenal or Southampton.
Paul Onuachu (Genk, striker)
Nigerian center forward for fun in Belgium. Onuachu has scored 19 goals in 19 games for Genk this season as a penalty-only poacher. He scored header posts, near post tap-ins, dinks over the goalkeeper and powerful hits from 12 yards away. The concern is that the Jupiler Pro League defense will not meet Premier League standards and Onuachu may be riding a wave of form.
Even so, he has a record for almost every two games in Belgium and for FC Midtjylland in Denmark. A decent squad option? Could add a little scoring magic to a team like Sheffield United.
Patson Daka (RB Salzburg, striker)
RB Salzburg has an excellent opportunity to develop players with high potential into European stars. Dominik Szoboszlai confirmed a move to a larger club in RB Leipzig at the latest and followed in the footsteps of Sadio Mane and Takumi Minamino. Zambian striker Patson Daka could come next.
Daka scored 24 goals in 31 league games in 2019/20 and has scored eight goals in eight games this season. At lightning speed with excellent movement from the ball – think of a not quite finished Sadio Mane, Dan James, but much better and a different position, or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but again not as good on the ball or at the goal.
English football loves a paced player who works hard outside of possession and Daka could be a great option for multiple clubs, either as a wide striker in a 4-3-3 or as part of a striker two. Would really suit Southampton, Wolves or any side that specializes in taking advantage of opponents in transition.
Ryan Christie (Celtic, attacking midfielder)
There have been rumors linking Arsenal to a move from Celtic’s top scorer Ryan Christie, a left-footed playmaker who is best placed behind a striker or comes from the right wing to attack the central space.
Sometimes there is a bit of ozils to Christie as his defensive work occasionally results in teammates being exposed, something that is forgotten when he pulls a winning goal or assists out of nowhere. Pulling rabbits out of hats is his specialty, with the devious low shot against Serbia, which helped Scotland reach Euro 2020, and two absolute rocket shots from 25 meters in the cup semi-final in Hampden against Aberdeen and Hearts.