5 overseas English talents to watch this season
England players playing overseas used to be seen as a foreign concept, well, something foreign, but now, in 2022, some of the county’s biggest and brightest are now plying their trade away from the UK .
Many credit Jadon Sancho’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund in 2017 as the catalyst for what has now been a revelation of England players taking their talents to Europe, with the likes of Fikayo Tomori, Chris Smalling and Tammy Abraham now regulars at the club. AC Milan and AS Roma respectively. .
And this summer has been no different, with more than a dozen players packing their bags and leaving England to sign for European clubs, and for some the decision has already proven to be a masterstroke in depending on their form in the new season.
That being said, here are five England players who moved overseas this summer who fans back home should watch for the new season, with some having the potential to become regulars for the Three Lions one day in the future.
Lee Buchanan – Werder Bremen
The Bundesliga championship is a career patch that very few players have made in their lifetime, but if Jude Bellingham’s success is anything to go by, then Lee Buchanan could become a superstar after the defender joins Werder Bremen from Derby County following their relegation to the League. A.
The 21-year-old defender signed for the German side despite interest from the Premier League, but Buchanan’s move to join Bremen has so far been pretty solid, with the left-back scoring against Borussia Dortmund and featuring in the first four games. of the season before suffering a horribly timed knee injury.
Dele Alli – Besiktas
Dele Alli’s downfall was as sudden as it was dramatic, and this summer has seen the former England international leave the UK as a whole to sign for Besiktas, where early signs suggest the ex-Everton star and of Tottenham are making progress to return to their usual best level.
The midfielder is already out of the picture for the Turkish giants this season, and with Alli’s deal with Besiktas being on loan, Everton could soon have a fully refreshed player for the 23/24 campaign should the England international move in. 37 selections can take its big step in Istanbul.
Jamie Bynoe-Gittens – Borussia Dortmund
As mentioned, Sancho’s signing from Borussia Dortmund was arguably the spark that started the whole trend of English players moving overseas, and a year after the winger’s successful move to Manchester United, the German giants apparently already have a replacement in the making in Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. .
Another former Manchester City academy product who has been snapped up by Dortmund, the 18-year-old striker has already caught the eye of fans and pundits alike after scoring his first senior goal for the Bundesliga side earlier in the season, and given the club’s incredible. commitment to youth, Bynoe-Gittens could be England’s next breakout player on the continent.
Callum Hudson-Odoi – Bayer Leverkusen
From a player who took the chance to leave England early to one who might regret the choice, Callum Hudson-Odoi finally left Chelsea this summer on a loan the youngster had needed for years, with the striker heading to Bayer Leverkusen for the season.
After rejecting the chance to sign for Bayern Munich before he even made his Chelsea debut, Hudson-Odoi’s career has slowed considerably, but Leverkusen could give the 21-year-old the perfect platform to get back in shape and really develop his game, with rare minutes for the striker in west London over the past few years.
Folarin Balogun – Reims
Arsenal are no strangers to loaning English talent to European clubs, with Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson both playing in Germany and the Netherlands to enhance their development, and this season has seen Folarin Balogun take a similar journey in Reims, with scandalous results.
The 21-year-old striker has already broken goalscoring records for the French side after scoring five goals in his first six games for Reims, and early signs already suggest Balogun could be one of the stars of the season in Ligue 1 if the Arsenal talent can continue this incredible streak for the rest of the year.
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