Are these Belgian footballers making Premier League transfers?
FootyOn look at five Belgian footballers who could make Premier League transfers this summer.
More than 20 players from Belgium have turned out in England’s top-flight this term.
This is evidence that the Premier League is a desirable destination for footballers from that country.
Never mind Brexit, English sport certainly isn’t severing ties with Brussels!
In light of this, we look at five Belgian footballers who may be making Premier League transfers ahead of next term…
Five of the players from Belgium we’ve seen in the English top-flight this season are defenders.
Those include first-choice international Belgian footballers Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen at Spurs.
Across north London, meanwhile, Arsenal have been linked with Club Brugge centre back Engels.
Compatriot Thomas Vermaelen used to captain the Gunners.
It promises to be a summer of change at the Emirates, and Arsenal with or without retaining long-serving manager Arsene Wenger could freshen up the heart of their defence with Engels.
Necessity being the mother of invention has seen usual Napoli winger Mertens switch positions to lead their attack.
The summer sale of Gonzalo Higuain from Naples to dominant Italian force Juventus and injury to replacement Arkadiusz Milik pushed Mertens up front.
It has proven an incredible conversion as he’s scored 28 goals in all competitions.
Mertens’ exploits in front of goal have reportedly alerted Manchester United.
Anderlecht midfielder Tielemans turns 20 in early May and recently captained his club in their Europa League quarter-final first leg against Man Utd.
Top clubs across Europe are said to be tracking him, including Everton and Premier League champions-elect Chelsea.
A tally of 18 goals in all competitions this term surely shows Tielemans can play at a higher level.
This is definitely one player with huge potential, and a number of fellow Belgian footballers currently ply their trade at both Goodison Park and Stamford Bridge.
We advise you keep an eye out for Tielemans’ name among Premier League transfers this summer.
Roma’s tough-tackling Nainggolan is another of the Belgian footballers linked with a switch to England.
Unique hairstyles and aggression on the pitch are what we can expect from him.
Despite having the PFA Player of the Year sweeping things up in N’Golo Kante, Chelsea are also thought to be interested in fellow midfielder Nainggolan.
Antonio Conte will be able to offer Champions League football to his prospective signing.
Yannick Ferreira Carrasco
There’s also been steady Premier League interest in Atletico Madrid winger Carrasco despite him signing a new deal at the Vicente Calederon this year.
If Atleti were to win the Champions League, and they must get past bitter city rivals Real Madrid just to reach the final, then he may look to move on.
Chelsea, Arsenal and Man Utd have all been previously linked with capturing Carrasco.
Although currently missing with a shoulder problem, he’s had his best scoring season to date, netting 14 in all competitions.
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