With domestic football set to return in less than 30 days, excitement is growing amongst Traders and football fans.
As clubs continue to prepare for the new season, Traders have a lot to monitor with pre-season in full swing for many teams and the transfer window still in full swing.
First, the Media Madness winners from yesterday.
Monday 8th Media Madness Winners:
1st Place: Neymar (1390) 3p
2nd Place: Paul Pogba (830) 2p
3rd Place: Lionel Messi (560) 1p
4th Place: William Saliba (420) 1p
5th Place: Gabriel Jesus (300) 1p
Mario Lemina (£0.70) set for Saints departure
After failing to make an impact at Southampton, Mario Lemina’s future looks set to be elsewhere as Southampton begin their pre-season without the midfielder.
There’s been no shortage of interest in the midfielder, as both Manchester United and Arsenal have reportedly been linked with a move.
A rapid rise of 24p so far indicates Traders expectations for the Gabonian, who could be set for a move to the top 6.
The Neymar (£7.68) PSG saga has a new twist
There is once again another development in the career of Neymar, which has taken an unsavoury turn.
Having gone awol from the start of pre-season for PSG, which applies to injured players for recovery such as Neymar, PSG have launched a strongly worded statement condemning the Brazilians actions.
With reports thereafter indicating the Brazilian could be for sale if an appropriate bid was made, his value has risen sharply on the Index as Traders take a keen interest in the forward’s future once more.
Early excitement surrounding Daniel James (£2.08)
Since his move from Swansea to Manchester United, all had been quiet on Daniel James.
That is until now, with early reports from Manchester United heavily praising the new signing in the early aspects of pre-season, particularly fitness.
Whilst there is a long way to go to establish himself, the early signs are positive, and that’s all the encouragement Traders have needed as his value has risen accordingly.
Joe Willock (£1.56) ascends to the Arsenal first team
As the Arsenal rebuild continues, one key aspect is the immersion of some of their talented youth players.
Joe Willock is the latest of these youth players to be promoted to the senior setup, and the prospect of greater first-team chances is enticing Traders already.
A steady rise in his value, Willock could be one to watch as he looks to break into the Arsenal senior side more often this season.