The one player every team in the Premier League should buy – Part II
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You know the deal – some realism, some wishful thinking, no Messi.
After the jump there’s the second half of our semi-in-depth look at the player every Premier League team should be looking to buy…
Manchester United – Kaka (Real Madrid)
With Sneijder definitely (maybe) off to Chelsea, The Spoiler reckons this is a bloody good consolation prize. He’s been average at best for Real Madrid for two years but he’s still a great player. Even if he’s a failure on the pitch, he could still do some work on purifying the souls of Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney.
Newcastle United – Connor Wickham (Ipswich Town)
He’s got to go to a Premier League club this summer, surely? With Newcastle in need of a striker it could work out well for Wickham who would surely spend his time on the bench at a club any better than the Magpies. He’s young and English though, so he’ll cost loads.
Norwich City – Rob Green (West Ham United)
John Ruddy has been very good for Norwich this season but former Norwich stopper Rob Green would be a big step up. Green has been brilliant for West Ham this past season and his experience could prove vital for Norwich’s survival chances.
Queens Park Rangers – Marco Materazzi (Inter Milan)
‘The Butcher’ may not be the most cultured of players and, at 37, he might not be able to play every game, but his experience would be a huge boost to QPR. He’d also absolutely terrify everyone.
Stoke City – Joey Barton (Newcastle United)
He may be a horrible little so-and-so, but quite why Newcastle haven’t given him a new contract is beyond The Spoiler’s comprehension. Stereotyping somewhat, he’d fit into Stoke’s rather robust style of play and Tony Pulis could certainly handle him.
Sunderland – Nicklas Bendtner (Arsenal)
Bendtner seems determined to leave the Gunners and Sunderland are in need of a striker. He may have aspirations of playing at a higher level, but with little game time under his belt, Sunderland looks like a decent fit.
Swansea City – Roger Johnson (Birmingham City)
Going forward the Swans look in good nick, with Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer and now Danny Graham. However, at the back they need reinforcements. Johnson is a brilliant defender and would be a great signing for the Swans. Might have his sights set a lot higher though.
Tottenham Hotspur – Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid)
They’d be competing against some of the biggest names in Europe, but there’s no denying the Argentinean is exactly the sort of player Spurs need to be targeting to get back into the elite.
West Bromwich Albion – Carlton Cole (West Ham United)
Roy Hodgson allegedly tried to get him for Liverpool last season but he’d definitely be a better fit for West Brom. Roy’s got the best out of the talented but erratic Bobby Zamora at Fulham and we reckon he could do the same for Cole who enjoyed a less than brilliant season.
Wigan Athletic – Ravel Morrison (Manchester United)
We had a bit of trouble thinking of someone for the Latics to get and in the end we decided on a loan signing. With a couple of Wigan’s more attack-minded players set to leave, United’s highly rated youngster, Ravel Morrison, could be an option – as long as he can be kept out of trouble.
Wolverhampton Wanderers – Scott Dann (Birmingham City)
Liverpool are apparently circling, but Wolves would do well to bag the central defender who was massively impressive for the Blues last season. Again, Wolves would have their work cut out to sign him, but shoring up their defence must be Mick McCarthy’s main priority this summer.
So, that’s it. We’ve definitely got some things wrong. Shout us down below…