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5 EPL Teams That Didn’t Improve During Summer Transfer Window

5 EPL Teams That Didn't Improve During Summer Transfer Window

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For most clubs and fans, transfer season is an exciting period with unlimited potential for their teams. But transfers can be tricky with inflated prices paid for players, and it is always hard to tell if a particular purchase will settle into the squad. With the 2014 summer transfers having come to an end, here is a list of clubs that failed to improve their clubs.

5. Southampton

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5. Southampton

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The Saints were pillaged by Liverpool this summer and lost many of their best players to rival sides in the Premier League. Southampton did go out to replace the talents that they lost, but at best the new purchases are a like for like switch. In the worst-case scenario the new players like Fraser Forester, Toby Alderwield and Shane Long will flop.

4. Everton

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4. Everton

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The only thing the Toffees did this summer was to re-sign the players that were on loan last season. Everton did sign Samuel Eto’o on a free transfer, but with his form for Chelsea last year and the Cameroonian’s age being a concern, Blues fans should not put much hope on the former Inter Milan striker.

3. Manchester United

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3. Manchester United

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The Red Devils spent close to $ 250 million in transfers this summer. However, Manchester United failed to address the aspect of their team that caused them problems all last season. The bulk of the spending was on their attacking arsenal. The Old Trafford side should have invested heavily in defense and a midfield distributor.

2. Tottenham Hotspur

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2. Tottenham Hotspur

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Spurs had a lackluster transfer season this summer. The Lily Whites did not sell any of their notable players, and they also failed to bring in any superstar to help them make the next step into the UEFA Champions League.

1. Manchester City

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1. Manchester City

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The Etihad side were active in the transfer season, but they did not make a truly marquee signing this year. City did, however, strengthen the depth of their already incredible squad. Manchester City have managed to keep the status quo. Although they did not improve their squad, City did not weaken themselves by selling key players. The Citizens should be able to repeat with their current team.

Yoshiki Matsunaga is a soccer writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter yoshikimat, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.