Pre-2023/24 Premier League season transfer window predictions

Published on 16 June 2023 at 20:00

Nathan Hartley


With the transfer window now open, many Premier League sides are looking to boost their squads. Whether it is recently promoted teams or teams challenging at the top, all teams will want to add quality to their sides. Here are some transfers that I think will happen.


Declan Rice

Rice has been the spine of West Ham for many years now, becoming their club captain and legend. The Hammers recently won the UEFA Conference League, earning them a Europa League spot for next season.


However, Rice has not hidden the fact of propelling his career forward with a big move. West Ham Chairman David Sullivan confirmed that the England international will leave in the summer, revealing their promise.


There are many clubs after the West Ham captain's signature, including Premier League clubs Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United. Along those clubs is also Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich wanting him also. 


Arsenal is the team who has made the most progress, submitting a bid in for him. Therefore, I can see Rice playing for the Gunners next season in a pivotal role.


Moises Caicedo

Caicedo leaving Brighton before the new season is a certainty. Brighton Manager Roberto de Zerbi confirmed in a press conference that the Ecuadorian will 100% leave the Seagulls. Teammate Alexis Mac Allister has already left for Liverpool.


Caicedo was a big talking point in the January transfer window. The Brighton midfielder had agreed personal terms with Arsenal and publicly asked Brighton to allow for him to leave the club for the Gunners. However, despite a £80 million bid, Caicedo stayed at Brighton.


However, Chelsea are now in pole position to sign the Ecuadorian. With his contract not running out until 2027, Brighton want Chelsea to pay excess of £80 million for the midfielder.


I do think that Caicedo will end up going to Chelsea. Despite the Blues not competing in Europe next year, the club has a lot of history, making next season a crucial one for them.

Khéphren Thuram

Liverpool did not have a successful season last season, finishing fifth in the Premier League. Many criticised their midfield being too weak to compete for higher places. Therefore, Liverpool had already signed Alexis Mac Allister from Brighton for £35 million.


However, the Reds are not done there. Physical presence was a part lacking in Liverpool's midfield last season. Therefore, they are in for OGC Nice midfielder Khéphren Thuram.


The Nice midfielder stands at 6'4 with all physical attributes that are needed. Thuram has already agreed personal terms with Liverpool. He is now just waiting on the two clubs to agree a transfer fee.


I do think that Thuram will end up in a Liverpool shirt for the 2023/24 season, adding that much needed physical presence into the Liverpool side as they aim for a much higher finish than last season.

Ilkay Gundogan

Gundogan was a pivotal part to Manchester City's historic treble. However, the German midfielder's contract at the Manchester club runs out at the end of June. Furthermore, the German has not been listed on the retained list for the 2023/24 season.


Therefore, it is pretty much confirmed that Gundogan will move to another club for next season with La Liga champions Barcelona and Premier League side Arsenal very interested for the midfielder's services.


Between the two possible destinations, I can see Gundogan going to Barcelona as I can see the midfielder wanting to try a new league and play under Xavi, who himself was one of the best midfield players in the world.

Matteo Kovacic

With Gundogan leaving the club, Manchester City will be looking for another addition to bolster their midfield. With Declan Rice looking likely to go to Arsenal, they have paid attention to Chelsea midfielder Matteo Kovacic.


The Chelsea man will be looking to leave Stamford Bridge as the Croatian has already agreed personal terms with Manchester City. The only thing needed is an agreement between the two clubs.


Therefore, I think we will see Kovacic in a City shirt by the end of the summer transfer window. Furthermore, Manchester City are in for fellow Croatian Josko Gvardiol.

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