The transfer machine keeps on rolling. We'll share our analysis on what to expect from each new arrival from a Draft EPL Fantasy perspective between now and when the Premier League transfer window slams shut on September 1. Our second installment looks at players confirmed by their respective clubs between July 16 and July 30. Follow along with our summer transfer series and so much more in our 23/24 Draft Kit. Check out our Pricing Plans for pre-season and season-long access to our in-depth fantasy analysis.
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23/24 Premier League Confirmed Transfers Analysis
Below, Gavin Wright and Tottiandor list each Premier League transfer individually, providing their analysis of how they will perform in the 23/24 Premier League season. We use a five-star rating model to rank the new signings relative to their draft value; use these as a guide to help get your Draft Premier League season off to a flyer!
We’ve ranked the prospects based on a star rating, from 1 to 5:
⭐️ = Steer clear
⭐️⭐️ = Wait and see
⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Could be worth a punt
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = Great prospect
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ = The Premier League signing you’ve been waiting for!
The Premier League Summer Transfer Signings covered here were confirmed by their respective clubs between July 16 and July 30 (catch up here on Part 1 & Part 2, and stay tuned for future installments through the end of the transfer window!).
Position: Left winger (M in Fantrax)
Team: Newcastle United
Signed From: Leicester City for £38m
Prospects: Out with the old, In with the new (and better)! As much fun as it was to watch ASM dribble around on the left wing for the last couple of seasons, Newcastle have become a tactically sound, serious top 4 challenging team and they require more disciplined players to compete. Harvey Barnes has come in to take over the LW spot and I am sure Eddie Howe is over the moon. A hard-working, tactically flexible winger, he likes to drop into the half-space much more than his predecessor, and he is much more of a direct attacking threat who likes to create opportunities for himself rather than others.
Barnes is a proven Premier League asset who is capable of playing through a season with limited to no injury time off. He has featured in 32+ games in 3 out of 4 of his full Premier League seasons. He has managed 13+ attacking returns in all 4 of his full Premier League seasons from an xG of 10+ in 3 of them. It's worth noting that the former Leicester winger hasn't historically offered much in the way of ghost point production (4.8 ghost points per start in 22/23 is woeful), but he may still be a good fantasy player in Eddie Howe's system that prioritizes getting the wide forwards into scoring positions. Barnes currently has an ADP of around 70, but I expect him to be off the board by the end of round 5 at the latest, which should be a good spot for him.
Position: Right winger (F in Fantrax)
Team: Aston Villa
Signed From: Bayer Leverkusen for €50m