Former Premier League full-back Glen Johnson is shocked that neither of Arsenal or Chelsea made their respective moves for Yves Bissouma and Declan Rice as each opted for different choices. The Gunners signing of Albert Sambi Lokonga coupled with their west London rivals mortgage buy of Spanish worldwide Saul Niguez has meant that the duo weren’t wanted this summer season. Both golf equipment have had a long-term curiosity in Bissouma and Rice respectively, however Brighton’s and West Ham’s reluctance stances to let go of their prized property at affordable costs compelled the London duo to look elsewhere. It is known that each golf equipment will reignite their curiosity within the upcoming January switch window forward of potential switch swoops as Arsenal and Chelsea look to enhance their present sides.
Despite this replace, ex-full-back Johnson is shocked that neither of those potential offers went by means of earlier than the August 31 deadline handed by. He informed bettingodds.com: “Everything’s about timing and I don’t understand how lengthy sure gamers’ present contracts are. Obviously, Declan’s being linked to Chelsea and different golf equipment for an extended, very long time. “But the one which surprises me is Yves Bissouma. I don’t assume he’d be astronomical cash and he seems like a unbelievable participant. Brighton can’t flip down a bid that perhaps the likes of West Ham might. I believe golf equipment might have gotten him for fairly an excellent enterprise deal, so the largest shock was most likely him. “Ultimately, it wouldn’t shock me if he and Declan Rice go on the finish of the season.” The 37-year-old then revealed who he’s most wanting ahead to seeing out of the gamers signed this season by Premier League golf equipment, and it was a Marina Granovskaia signing that made the minimize on this particular event. “It would most likely be somebody like Saúl Ñíguez at Chelsea to be sincere,” Johnson mentioned. “You know what Instagram’s like lately – all of the clips are popping round off all the brand new signings – however he seems a critical participant. “If he can preserve that within the Premier League it’d be spectacular. It’s the hardest league on the planet indubitably. It’s all the time powerful for brand spanking new gamers to return from different leagues. “Some of them are going to get it proper, and a few of them are going to get it mistaken. Hopefully, he will get it proper and exhibits us what he’s made of.”