Who Every Premier League Club Should Sell This Season: (Harry Kane, David Raya, Jordan Henderson & More!)

Published on 10 June 2023 at 20:00

It’s Spri- Summer cleaning season in the Premier League, and with the stakes and financial rewards of the Premier League increasing season-by-season, it’s never been more important to have a truly perfect squad.


Unfortunately, that means clubs have to part ways with young talent, established names, and club legends alike in order to progress: in anticipation of the Summer transfer window opening soon, here’s our thoughts on one player who each Premier League club should sell and why. 


Arsenal: Kieran Tierney

With Real Madrid star Ferland Mendy on Mikel Arteta’s radar, and Oleksandr Zinchenko’s purported value to the club’s morale, it’s unlikely that the injury-prone Tierney has a future at the Gunners.


With demand increasing from Aston Villa and Newcastle about the Scotsman’s availability, Arsenal would be very wise to capitalise on this demand and make more than their money back on the 26-year-old.


Aston Villa: Philippe Coutinho

Clearly a signing better fitting to the Steven Gerrard era, has Coutinho's career finally hit a proverbial rock bottom? Having amassed very unimpressive numbers this season, Unai Emery will have a massive decision to make on the former Liverpool and Barcelona star.


Even with a few more years left on his contract with the Villains, a move to Saudi Arabia or back to Brazil is likely the next destination for the 30-year-old, as it's unlikely he will have anything left to contribute at Villa Park in the forseeable future. 


Bournemouth: Kieffer Moore:

Having struggled for goals last year and with comparatively immense competition in Dominic Solanke, are Kieffer Moore's days at Bournemouth numbered?


Approaching the wrong side of 30 years old, Moore can likely make a return to the Championship in a fight for promotion, but a Premier League survival battle may be too much for the Welshman to handle. 


Brentford: David Raya

A renowned goalkeeper who’s being heavily pursued by those above Brentford: Man Utd and Spurs are in a desperate need for a new starting keeper, and Raya certainly fits the bill.


With Thomas Strakosha waiting in the wings to be the Bees' man between the sticks, it's looking more like a matter of when rather than if a club coughs up the £40m Brentford asking for Raya. 


Brighton: Moises Caicedo

It's up for debate, Brighton should really sell no player given need for European squad depth, but there's perhaps no better time to offload a talent like Caicedo than there is now.


With clubs clamouring for the Venezuelan CDM, even for such a mammoth fee, Brighton's amazing recruitment should make a replacement easy for the Seagulls to come by. 


Burnley: Jay Rodriguez

Vincent Kompany has ushered in a new era at Burnley, and unfortunately, this means that many of the players leftover from the Sean Dyche era find themselves increasingly phased out of plans. 


Jay Rodriguez is looking to be one of those players: having only managed 3 goals in his last 60 Premier League games, it doesn’t look like the 33-year-old will bring the necessary firepower nor sense of reliability for Kompany that he once brought to Dyche's side.


Chelsea: Kalidou Koulibaly

From being named one of the best signings of the transfer window last season, to barely being considered a starter in West London, it's been a torrid tenure for Koulibaly since he moved from Napoli to Chelsea.


On massive wages and likely to be phased out in favour of Levi Colwill and Benoit Badiashile, a return to Italy (perhaps even back to Napoli when they inevitably sell Kim-Min Jae) is looking like the only way the Senegalese Centre Back can regain his solid reputation. 


Crystal Palace: Jean-Phillipe Mateta

There’s been a strong emergence of young French talent coming through in the Bundesliga: Coman, Kolo-Muani, Thuram, and Nkunku have each shone in the last couple of seasons, and at one point Jean-Phillipe Mateta looked like he would’ve been regarded amongst those mentioned above.


Disappointingly, his move from Mainz to Palace hasn’t materialised as well as many would have hoped. With only 6 league goals last season, and it’s likely the Eagles will be wanting to bring in a higher-calibre striker to replace the already-departed Jordan Ayew, it’s likely Mateta won’t be starting at Selhurst Park next season. 


Everton: Jordan Pickford

Similar to David Raya, there's an increased demand for reputable goalkeepers from the likes of Man Utd and Spurs: Jordan Pickford has been linked with a move away from Merseyside for years now, and now is maybe the best time for he and Everton to part ways. 


With Everton needing the money to fund a proper transfer window, and Pickford needing a bigger opportunity to solidify his status as England's No.1, the 29-year-old quite simply must leave for the sake of both parties' futures.


Fulham: Tom Cairney

A modern hero at the Cottagers, Tom Cairney may serve as the club's captain, but how useful the 32-year-old will be to Fulham's pursuit of European football is still to be decided. 


Having been linked to Leicester City, and likely able to make a major impact at another Championship club, Cairney's been a faithful servant for Fulham, and it may be time for the Scotsman to leave on a high. 


Liverpool: Jordan Henderson

How Jordan Henderson still consistently plays big games for Liverpool is almost unfathomable: derided by fans and neutrals alike, Henderson may bring value behind-the-scenes at Anfield, but his on-field influence has seriously dwindled since hoisting the Premier League trophy in 2020. 


With Alexis Mac Allister announced, and the likes of Kone and Thuram likely to bolster Jurgen Klopp's midfield options, Henderson's future surely lies away from Liverpool all together, nevermind on the pitch.



Luton: Elijah Adebayo

It's a harsh truth, but Luton are surely already favourites to be relegated next season based purely off the quality of their squad alone.


Forward Elijah Adebayo recorded a meager 7 goals in the Championship last season, but 16 in the season prior. Though you could cast doubts about how much he would thrive in the Premier League, a high end Championship club could pay good money for the tall attacker, which would go a long way to helping Luton fund their immediate Premier League future.


Manchester City: Aymeric Laporte

There was once a time when Laporte was arguably the most important player in Pep Guardiola's team, evidenced by the fact his injury completely derailed the Cityzens' momentum during the 2019/20 campaign. 


However, times have changed: Guardiola has found more reliable CBs in Dias and Stones, and has versatile options like Ake and Akanji to play LB, is there a need for Laporte at the club? The Spanish international could command a substantial transfer fee to push City even further into a positive net spend, and a player of his quality slots in the majority of Europe's elite teams. 


Manchester United: Jadon Sancho

As an English fan, the decline in Sancho's career has been painful to see. Once touted as one of the world's best, the move to Manchester United in 2021 has been nothing short of calamitous for his career. 


With Erik ten Hag needing to free up funds for his future transfer plans, and especially considering Sancho's poor performances in the Premier League, the Red Devils may just have to let the once-promising player go for the sake of themselves and Sancho. Here's hoping the 23-year-old rediscovers his form either back in the Bundesliga or for another Premier League side. 


Newcastle United: Jamal Lewis

Like Brighton, Newcastle desperately need all the players they can get if they're looking to pursue a deep run in both the domestic and continental competitions, Yet the Magpies can't go all-out with their spending, someone has to go. 


It's been a frustrating time on Tyneside for Jamal Lewis: omitted from the squad midway through last season, and having been plagued by injuries and inconsistent performances for the rest of it, the Northern Irishman's future under Eddie Howe looks bleak with both Burn and Targett ahead of him in the pecking order. 


Nottingham Forest: Jonjo Shelvey

Speaking of Newcastle, ex-midfielder Jonjo Shelvey may only have made his move from St James' Park to the City Ground six months ago, but it would be an understatement to say that patience is running thin with the 31-year-old's performances.


Reportedly the club's 3rd highest earner in terms of wages, Shelvey has yet to show any of the major qualities, like leadership and passing ability, that was winning him some plaudits back in the North East. With Forest once again looking to survive this season, it may be best to find an alternative to and/or willing buyer for Shelvey whilst they still have a chance. 


Sheffield United: Rhian Brewster

Rhian Brewster once had immense potential and hype at Liverpool, and Sheffield United took a huge gamble on the 23-year-old in the hopes he would be a future England starlet and mainstay for the Blades.


Unfortunately, things haven't panned out exactly as anyone would've wanted for Brewster (Barry Bannan's words don't need to be repeated here), but having failed to crack double digits for goals since arriving in Yorkshire, offloading the once promising youngster may not recoup much of the £23.5m spent on him, but it would certainly be a fresh start for both club and player alike.


Tottenham Hotspur: Harry Kane

If Spurs want to secure themselves any sort of long term future, then a hefty transfer fee for main man Harry Kane would make their plans infinitely more viable, even if they may look a bit dull attacking-wise next season. 


Harry Kane has been an incredibly loyal servant to the club, but we've already seen his attitude on full display when the club wouldn't authorise his transfer to Manchester City in 2021 (I wonder who they signed in 2022 instead), an even-more incensed Kane not being allowed to leave once again could be the straw that breaks the camel's back, and this could have catastrophic consequences for all involved. 


West Ham: Gianluca Scamacca

Another player with a lot of promise that hasn't been able to hit his predicted heights, Scamacca, whilst horribly mismanaged, could flourish under Moyes' inevitable successor. 


But following on from West Ham's UEFA Conference League victory this past week, there's an increased chance Moyes stays on for another prolonged period of time, and keeping Scamacca in favour of another striker better suited to Moyes's style of play doesn't seem like the wisest option considering the Hammers only came 14th this past season (and will have European fixture congestion once again next season). 


Wolves: Ruben Neves

Wolves, if the latest reports are to be believed, are in major financial trouble. If they're looking to fund the dreams of Julen Lopetegui, then they need a way to make money and fast.


At this moment in time, only one player in the entire squad's departure could even begin that dream: Ruben Neves is likely going to go down as one of the most-gifted players in Wolves' history, but his transfer away from Molineux to somewhere like Barcelona might just be the catalyst for their Premier League survival next year, and even then it still might not be enough!


Who's the one player you think your club should sell this transfer window? Be sure to let us know today in the comments below and across all our official social media channels. 


Jaspar Shepherdson

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