Football Tactics for Beginners: The Low Block

What is the low block?The low block is generally referred to a football team's defensive shape without the ball. Generally the low block consists...
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The Premier League is famous for its lavish spending on player’s transfers. Top clubs like Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United have been spending a hefty amount every year to bring some of the best talents of the world. Even the likes of Leicester City and Everton are not shying away from spending big amounts on players signings nowadays.

Below we have listed some of the best Premier League transfers of all time.

1- Thierry Henry (£11 Million)

Many people regard Thierry Henry as the greatest player in the history of the Premier League. He started his club career at Monaco where he made 105 league appearances and scored 20 goals. After a brief stint at Juventus, the French footballer came to Arsenal in an £11 million move.

Henry’s career took off at the Emirates where he became one of the most devastating strikers of all time. Although he initially struggled to adapt his game to the English conditions and did not score a single goal in his first eight games. But he soon proved all his doubters wrong by ending his first campaign on English soil with an incredible 26 goals tally.

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By the time he departed for Barcelona in 2007, Henry had swelled his goals tally to 174 in 254 league appearances.

2- Frank Lampard (£11 Million)

Frank Lampard is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of Chelsea. He began his career at West Ham and landed a move to Chelsea for £11 million in 2001. The English midfielder spent highly successful 13 years at the London club and won three Premier League titles, a Champions League trophy, and four FA Cups. He racked up 429 league appearances for Chelsea, scoring 147 goals.

He was a versatile player who could be used as a central midfielder, an attacking midfielder as well as a supporting striker on occasion. He was known for his incredible stamina and a great ability to read the game. He was also quite handy for the club as a set-piece and penalty kick taker.

3- Sergio Aguero (£35 Million)

Sergio Aguero is a big name in the football world who has been displaying his talents for Manchester City since 2011, the year when he came to the Etihad from Atletico Madrid in a £35 million move. He is 32 years old but that has not affected his ruthlessness in front of the goal. Just last season, he scored an impressive 32 goals and made 10 assists for the Sky Blues.

The Argentine has racked up 370 total appearances for City so far, scoring 254 times and creating 73 assists. His 94th-minute winner against QPR in 2012 became extremely famous because that goal earned his team their first league title in 44 years.

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