New stars to watch out for in Premier League opening weekend including Jadon Sancho, Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate and the 34-goal sensation


Euro 2020 may have ended last weekend, but you don’t have to wait long for football to pick up.

That’s because the new Premier League season is upon us in just four weeks and talkSPORT will be everywhere with our award-winning GameDay coverage.

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Manchester City will aim for their sixth Premier League title, winning their fifth at a gallop last season

With a new season, new players are coming and there are some very interesting transfer rumors raging this summer.

Where does Harry Kane’s future lie? Will Manchester City also sign Jack Grealish? Can Chelsea break Borussia Dortmund’s resolve on Erling Haaland?

We still don’t know if these transfers will take place, but some are already done and dusted off, or very close to being announced.

talkSPORT.com has selected FIVE completely new players in the Premier League that you saw during the opening weekend.

Which ones will you keep your eye on?

Which ones will you keep your eye on?

Ibrahima Konate

Defense shortages were Liverpool’s downfall last season and the club addressed this early in the transfer window by signing Konate.

The 22-year-old has a lot of pedigree, having made numerous appearances for France at the youth level.

And when you have Virgil van Dijk as your partner at center-back and Jurgen Klopp as manager, Konate has every chance to take his game to the next level.

Konate will wear the No.5 shirt at Anfield

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Konate to wear No.5 shirt at Anfield

Junior Firpo

Leeds fans were very upset to see Ezgjan Alioski leave, but they found an exciting replacement at Firpo.

The left-back left Barcelona for Elland Road earlier this month.

Firpo likes to go forward and will therefore suit Marcelo Bielsa’s system down to the ground. He has also played four times for the Spanish Under-21 team.

Firpo made 18 appearances for Barca last season and played against the best

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Firpo made 18 appearances for Barca last season and played against the best

Marc Guéhi

Chelsea fans know this guy well, however, Guehi has yet to appear in the Premier League.

He is set to join Crystal Palace after spending the second half of the 2019/20 season and the entire last term on loan at Championship club Swansea.

Although he has played for England at youth level on several occasions, Guehi was born in Ivory Coast, so there could be a rush for his international allegiances if he can shine for the Eagles.

Chelsea star to join Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira at Palace

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Chelsea star to join Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira at Palace

Patson daka

If there’s one thing Daka can do, it’s score goals. The Zambian scored 34 goals in all competitions last season.

That was for Red Bull Salzburg and playing in the Premier League will be a step forward – Erling Haaland however had no problem moving from the Austrian Bundesliga to scoring in the German top flight.

Time will tell how Daka settles in, but if he does well Leicester will know they have a perfect replacement for club legend Jamie Vardy.

Leicester fended off alleged competition from Liverpool and West Ham to sign Daka

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Leicester fended off alleged competition from Liverpool and West Ham to sign Daka

Jadon Sancho

Incredibly, it hasn’t been officially announced yet, but it’s definitely happening!

Sancho has had an extended Euro 2020 campaign with England but has every chance to start Manchester United’s opener against Leeds on August 14, especially with Marcus Rashford sidelined with injury .

The 21-year-old joins the Red Devils for £ 73million plus additions and will be keen to start paying off those huge fees from the start.

Sancho's signing is a major blow for Man United.  Can they challenge Man City for the title?

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Sancho’s signing is a major blow for Man United. Can they challenge Man City for the title?



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