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The 5 relegated players Premier League clubs should buy

Ever since the start of the transfer window, clubs from all over the Premier League have chased stars from all over the world, sometimes spending ridiculous amounts of money, even during a pandemic that has hindered income significantly.

With clubs wanting to opt for players that are cheaper than others, newly-relegated players from Norwich City, Bournemouth and Watford might be appealing, with there being plenty of players that are Premier League quality.

So who are the five players that teams should be looking out for?

5. Abdoulaye Doucoure - Watford - £18m

The 5 relegated players Premier League clubs should buy

Starting the list is Watford's Abdoulaye Doucoure, who has been at the Hornets since 2016, and has impressed immensely, being a big player that has always shined in big games.

The 27-year-old has made a name for himself as an incredible box-to-box midfielder, popping up with plenty of goals, scoring four goals and having 2 assists last season.

The Frenchman has managed a total of 17 goals and 12 assists in his 129 Premier League games for Watford, a very respectable number considering that he has played with a side that has struggled in numerous relegation battles throughout the years.

However, he is also accomplished in numerous other areas, having an average of 1.7 tackles per game last season, being one of the highest in that area in the whole club.

The clubs interested in his signature are Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, and of the rumoured price range of between £17 million and £25 million, he could be quite a steal.

4. Josh King - Bournemouth - £15m

The 5 relegated players Premier League clubs should buy

Bournemouth became one of the Premier League's most well-established sides before their relegation last season, and star striker Josh King has been a big reason why.

The Norwegian has endured some tough times in terms of goal-scoring throughout the years, but it mainly has to do with the Cherries' slow decline in the past three years.

Over his five seasons at Bournemouth, he has averaged 9.6 league goals per season, with 48 goals in 161 league games taking his goalscoring rate at a goal every 3.3 league games.

Whilst this may not be one of the highest, he is an astute forward that possesses plenty of other attributes other than scoring, last season managing an average of two dribbles per game, as well as 1.2 key passes every game.

King is valued between £15 million and £22 million, and he has attracted interest from former club Manchester United and Tottenham.

3. David Brooks - Bournemouth - £20m

The 5 relegated players Premier League clubs should buy

David Brooks is a relatively recent addition to the Bournemouth side, going to the Cherries in 2018, joining from Sheffield United for £11.5 million.

In just two years, the Welshman has showed enough of his qualities to become one of the most sought after players in England.

Whilst he has plenty of trouble with injuries last season, limiting him to just nine appearances, he impressed during his first season at the club in 2018/19, scoring seven goals and providing five assists in the 30 Premier League games.

Being relatively young at just 23-years-old, Bournemouth have placed a valuation of around £20 million on the Welshman, with Manchester United, Everton and Leeds United all being interested in the midfielder.

2. Emiliano Buendia - Norwich City - £18m

The 5 relegated players Premier League clubs should buy

Norwich City were not impressive at all last season, yet the season proved to be a showcase of some of their best players, including Todd Cantwell, Teemu Pukki, and Emiliano Buendia.

The Argentine was clearly the club's best performer last season, mustering seven assists last season, very impressive considering he played for the club that stayed bottom of the league for the majority of the season.

More impressively, the 23-year-old managed 2.3 key passes every game on average, along with 2.8 dribbles per game.

Buendia's performances did drop off at the latter stages of the season, yet throughout most of the season he lived up to his £18 million valuation, and as a result he has been approached by numerous clubs from around Europe, including Premier League clubs Leeds United and Aston Villa.

1. Ismaila Sarr - Watford - £40m

The 5 relegated players Premier League clubs should buy

Last on the list is Ismaila Sarr, the Senegalese winger that took the world by storm after his double against Liverpool to help Watford win 3-0 and break the Reds' unbeaten Premier League run.

The 22-year-old signed for Watford in 2019 for £30 million, and after a very tough start to life in London, managed five goals and six assists in the Premier League last season, pretty respectable considering Watford's struggles.

First of all, it is already very impressive that Watford managed to bag such a big talent from Rennes, and it showed, with the Senegalese international having 1.7 dribbles per game last season, also being fouled 1.7 times every game on average, with his creativity sparking life into the Watford side.

The right-winger has emerged as one of the top talents to buy from relegated clubs, especially with numerous clubs wanting young right-wingers, even attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United.

However, Watford want more than £40 million, which could result in plenty of clubs choosing other options, yet if clubs want the best talent from the three relegated clubs, then Sarr is the man.


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