Transfer window: 5 relegated players EPL clubs must sign this summer

Transfer window: 5 relegated players EPL clubs must sign this summer

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 12:42 - 28.05.2024

Burnley, Luton Town, and Sheffield United are heading back to the Championship, but there are players from these teams who deserve to remain in the Premier League.

The transfer window opens on June 14, and despite suffering relegation, a few players from Luton Town, Burnley, and Sheffield United deserve a chance back in the top flight.

Elijah Adebayo (Luton Town)

Elijah Adebayo's season was marred by injuries, yet he still managed to score 10 league goals. That's an impressive feat considering Luton scored only 52 goals as a team.

Luton Town striker Elijah Adebayo | Imago

He also boasted the second-best conversion rate in the league, demonstrating his reliability in front of goal. While he may not be a flashy signing, Adebayo would be a solid addition to a mid-table team.

Luca Koleosho (Burnley)

Luca Koleosho's season-ending knee injury in December was a huge blow to Burnley's campaign. The 19-year-old US-born Italy Under-21 international had shown tremendous promise in his 15 league appearances, showcasing his skill with three successful dribbles per 90 minutes - the fifth highest in the league.

Burnley winger Luca Koleosho

While he still needs to work on delivering more goals and assists, that will likely come with time and experience. Koleosho was a rare transfer success story for Burnley last summer, and the winger's potential is undeniable.

Teden Mengi (Luton)

The 22-year-old impressed in his debut campaign with Luton. He's got an uncanny ability to read the game, always seeming to be one step ahead of the opposition.

Teden Mengi celebrates after scorig for Luton Town | Getty Images

He made an impressive 57 interceptions, more than any other centre-back in the division! And with 136 clearances in 38 games, he will be an interesting addition to a Premier League mid-table side.

Ross Barkley (Luton Town)

Ross Barkley gave his all to help Luton avoid relegation, completing 66 dribbles (sixth most in the division) and contributing to nine goals (five scored, four assists).

Former Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley is expected to leave Luton Town |Photo Credit: X: @LutonTown

His efforts will reportedly earn him a permanent move to Aston Villa.

With Champions League football on the horizon, Villa need a larger squad to handle the increased workload. They must also prioritize financial sustainability, making Barkley a sensible addition to Unai Emery's team.

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Vinicius Souza (Sheffield United)

Souza, signed from Lommel last summer, made an impressive 125 tackles in the Premier League this season, the third most overall.

Although he needs to improve his passing, the 24-year-old could be a cost-effective solution for a team looking for a tenacious midfielder.

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