Premier League

One Area in Which Each of the Top 6 Premier League Clubs Should Strengthen Ahead of 2021/22 Season

Arjun Singh Devgan
Manchester City need to sign a striker following the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona
Manchester City need to sign a striker following the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona / Michael Regan/Getty Images

The summer transfer window is in full swing, with a number of clubs around Europe conducting business in order get their squads right ahead of the upcoming season. Clubs in the Premier League are no different, with the top clubs already making some blockbuster signings so far.

However, when it comes to the top six clubs of the Premier League, there are still areas that they need to strengthen and here, we identify the one major area that they need to plug before the start of the 2021/22 campaign.

1. Manchester City - Striker

Pep Guardiola, Gabriel Jesus
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Following the departure of Sergio Aguero, Manchester City find themselves with Gabriel Jesus as the only recognised striker and it is something that Pep Guardiola and co should focus on soon.

While they have been linked with a move for Harry Kane, no move has taken place so far with the club instead close to signing another midfielder in Jack Grealish.

Jesus has been good for the club so far, but many are unsure whether he can become a reliable source of goals in the same vein as Aguero.

2. Manchester United - Defensive Midfielder

Patrick Bamford, Scott McTominay, Fred
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Manchester United have already signed the likes of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane so far in the window, but one area which they would like to add depth too is in the central defensive midfield department.

The Red Devils currently have Scott McTominay, Fred and Nemanja Matic on their books, but they will need to sign a player in the N'Golo Kante mode to consistently challenge for trophies, come next season.

3. Liverpool - Attacking Midfielder


Liverpool have a balanced squad in all areas of the pitch, however the one player who they don't have is one who links the midfield and attack and help in scoring goals.

They have the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho and Jordan Genderson in midfield, but none of those three are known for their goalscoring exploits and it has further weakened following the departure of Gini Wijnaldum to Paris Saint-Germain.

4. Chelsea - Striker

Thomas Tuchel, Timo Werner
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Chelsea have a history of being unlucky when it comes to strikers and despite spending £47.5million on Timo Werner last summer, they are in the market for a new one after the German failed spectacularly in his debut season.

The Blues have reportedly made a bid to sign Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, and once again large sums of money to land the player is being reported.

5. Tottenham Hotspur - Central Defender

Bruno Petkovic, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Tanguy Ndombele
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Tottenham Hotspur are in dire need of a stable centre-back following the departure of Toby Alderweireld in the summer and if reports are true then they are close to plugging that gap by signing Cristian Romero from Atalanta.

They might also have to be in the market for a new striker, should Harry Kane eventually leave north London in the summer.

6. Arsenal - Central Attacking Midfielder

Martin Odegaard, Dani Ceballos, Roberto Flamino
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Arsenal are another club who need to fill a number of areas, but one major area is that of a creative midfielder considering that Dani Cebellos has struggled and Martin Odegaard has returned to Real Madrid.

The Gunners are reportedly keen to sign James Maddinson from Leicester City, with the player too, understood to be keen to make the move to north London.