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Combined newly-promoted Premier League XI featuring France U21 international but no Solanke

The Premier League‘s three promoted sides have all undertook a different approach in this summer’s transfer window. Intent on making their presence known after a…

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The Premier League‘s three promoted sides have all undertook a different approach in this summer’s transfer window.

Intent on making their presence known after a 23-year wait to return to the big time, Nottingham Forest have brought in 12 new players and have splashed out over £80m.

After a slow start to the window, Fulham have signed five players and the Cottagers are likely to be busy over the coming weeks.

In contrast, Bournemouth have signed three players, two of which were free transfers and Scott Parker will no doubt ne hoping to bolster his Cherries side before the window shuts.

With the 2022-23 campaign just two days away, Ladunblog Sport has put together a combined newly-promoted Premier League XI.

Newly-promoted Premier League XI

GK – Dean Henderson – Nottingham Forest

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The one-time England international didn’t feature in the Premier League at all for Manchester United last season, making just three appearances across all competitions.

The 25-year-old wasted no time in securing a move away from Old Trafford this summer and he’ll be hoping to impress Gareth Southgate with his performances at the City Ground ahead of the World Cup this winter.

Henderson impressed during his two seasons on loan at Sheffield United and Steve Cooper will be hoping his new number one can fill the void that Brice Samba left.

RB – Kevin Mbabu – Fulham

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The former Newcastle United man who has pace to burn has returned to the Premier League with Marco Silva’s Cottagers.

Having won back-to-back Swiss titles with Young Boys, the Switzerland international moved to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg where he spent three seasons.

The 27-year-old has a wealth of European experience under his belt and made five appearances for the Magpies during his time at St James’ Park.

CB – Moussa Niakhaté – Nottingham Forest

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Forest paid a reported £8.5m plus £4.2m in add-ons to sign the former France Under-21 international from Bundesliga side Mainz.

Niakhate, who began his career with Valenciennes and spent a year at Metz before joining Mainz in 2018, made 135 appearances for the German side across four seasons.

According to WhoScored, during his four seasons with Mainz, the 26-year-old committed just one error leading to an opposition goal across 128 league appearances.

CB – Lloyd Kelly – Bournemouth

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Bournemouth’s captain was named in last season’s Championship team of the year, but with no centre-back reinforcements forthcoming as of yet at the Vitality Stadium this summer, Kelly is just one of three centre-halves available for Parker.

Following the departures of Gary Cahill, Steve Cook and Nathaniel Phillips, the Cherries are struggling for numbers ahead of kicking off their survival quest.

Kelly, formerly of Bristol City, will have to produce inspired captain’s performances to ensure the Cherries backline isn’t breached.

LB – Harry Toffolo – Nottingham Forest

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As well as signing Lewis O’Brien, Forest also signed Toffolo from Huddersfield Town – the side they beat in last season’s Championship play-off final.

With fellow new left-back signing Omar Richards injured, Toffolo will likely start the season as Cooper’s first choice left-back or left wing-back.

The 26-year-old scored six goals and provided eight assists for the Terriers last season and he’ll be hoping to hit the ground running in the top-flight.

CM – Joao Palhinha – Fulham

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Fulham splashed out a fee around £17m to sign the ball-winning midfielder from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

The 27-year-old, who has been capped 14 times by Portugal, moves to London having spent last season playing in the Champions League after winning the Portuguese title in 2020-21.

According to WhoScored, Fulham’s new number 26 made more tackles (185) than any other player since the start of the 2020/21 Liga Bwin season.

CM – Marcus Tavernier – Bournemouth

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Having only brought in Joe Rothwell and Ryan Fredericks on free transfers, Tavernier is the first player Bournemouth have signed from another club during the summer market.

The Cherries paid £12m plus add-ons to sign the versatile midfielder from Middlesbrough and Parker will be hoping that the 23-year-old, brother of Rangers captain James Tavernier, can add quality, goals and creativity to his side.

Tavernier scored five goals and supplied five assists for Boro last season.

AM – Harry Wilson – Fulham

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The former Liverpool man picked up a knee injury in Fulham’s pre-season friendly against Villarreal and could miss the opening weeks of the season.

In his first season at Craven Cottage, the Welshman showed his class by scoring 11 goals and laying on a staggering 21 assists.

Marco Silva will be keen to have the talented 25-year-old available as quick as possible.

AM – Jesse Lingard – Nottingham Forest

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Like Henderson, Lingard endured a frustrating season at Old Trafford after getting back to his influential best during a loan spell with West Ham United.

The 29-year-old started just two Premier League games for the Red Devils, but instead of re-joining the Hammers, the attacking midfielder opted to sign a one-year deal at the City Ground.

Lingard, who will no doubt harp aspirations of securing a place in Southgate’s World Cup squad, could thrive being the main man for Cooper’s Reds.

AM – Brennan Johnson – Nottingham Forest

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Despite having interest from fellow Premier League clubs, Johnson signed a new four-year contract with Forest which was a massive boost to the former European Cup winners.

The 21-year-old scored 19 goals and supplied nine assists last season in his first full campaign in the second tier of English football.

The Welshman will be looking to strike up a deadly partnership with Lingard and take the Premier League by storm.

Johnson was involved in more goals than any other player aged 21 and under in the Championship last season, according to WhoScored.

ST – Aleksandar Mitrovic – Fulham

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There is no place in this side for Dominic Solanke who scored 29 goals in the Championship this season, but with us opting to use a formation with only one striker – that place was always going to the powerful Serbian.

After scoring 43 goals in the Championship last season, Mitrovic looks in ominous form ahead of the Premier League campaign after netting four goals in pre-season.

The 27-year-old, who has scored 46 times for his country, will be looking to maintain his clinical goalscoring form in the top-flight.

The former Newcastle striker completes our newly-promoted Premier League XI.

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