The virus does not stop the Premier

Having surpassed the barrier of 1 billion euros in transfers this summer, the Premier League has proven to be immune to the difficulties of the pandemic. If anything, the coronavirus has reinforced the hegemonic position of the English league, which had already been reconquering lost ground in European competitions for years.

James, Bale, Werner, Thiago, Havertz… All of them have chosen England to triumph next season in exchange for juicy contracts that, anywhere else, would be practically unaffordable.

The impact of the virus has been so insignificant that barely 400 million less have been spent than the previous summer, and that there are still two weeks ahead and that the Manchester City he is still moving cautiously because of the shock he received with the sanction for financial fair play. Even so, it has 80 million euros in transfers and it is still expected that they will make a disbursement close to that amount for the nth central since it arrived Guardiola.

Precisely 80 were the millions that Chelsea paid for Havertz to make him, for the moment, the most expensive transfer in the entire transfer market. The blues, who have already spent more than 200 million, are going all out with the revolution they have embarked on this summer, and that despite the fact that Werner, one of his star signings, ensures that surely neither the Premier nor the Champions this season.

Even so, the appeal of the English league this year has been evident from its early stages, and it is that this week the scoring record was broken in seven days with 44 goals. The sparkling start of Everton of James, who marked and Calvert-Lewin scored a hat-trick, and the seven goals that were seen in the match Leeds in front of Fulham, speak of a vibrant competition in which each match is designed to leave no one indifferent.

The favorites, however, remain Manchester City and the Liverpool, which has taken a quality leap to its core with the arrival of Thiago Alcántara and propped up its attack point with Diogo Jota. The Portuguese, who played in the Atlético de Madrid, did three good seasons in the Wolves that were used to make this leap to the English champion with just 23 years in exchange for € 35M.