LISTA: 16 heta nyförvärv (eng)
Transferfönstret för svenska klubbar är fortfarande öppet, och fler nyförvärv är att vänta. Många har dock redan börjat leverera på planen för sina lag, och här listar Dániel Sebestyén 16 nya och intressanta spelare att hålla koll på i inledningen av Allsvenskan Fantasy 2020.
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Karl Holmberg, Djurgården, Forward
Djurgården managed to get a really experienced striker (almost 200 matches in Allsvenskan) into the squad, but it's safe to say that they did not sign him because of his last year when he was able to score only 4 goals. With Buya Turay's departure the starting striker position has become vacant, and according to what we have seen so far, Kujovic will likely fill it. Holmberg took the role behind the striker against Dalkurd in the cup, and immediately managed to score a goal. He will probably be the first alternative to Kujovic in the striker position, but first and foremost it seems he will get a chance to prove himself as an attacking midfielder.
Isaac Kiese Thelin, Malmö FF, Forward
Thelin has returned to Malmö FF after five years abroad. He has not produced a lot of goals in the recent years, but may get back to his old self now that he’s back in Allsvenskan again. Due to the strength of the Malmö squad and the double load with the Europa League, we can count on a lot of rotation. But essentially, he has a safe place in the starting eleven. He was on the pitch until the end both times against Wolfsburg, and he scored the team's only goal from a penalty.
Paulinho, Hammarby, Forward
Paulinho, the top goalscorer from two years earlier, arrived into an already very powerful offensive machine. He is not getting any younger, and due to injuries and suspensions, he only participated in 21 matches last year. In those matches, he managed to score 11 goals in the league. If he could stay fit and handle his behaviour he will probably find himself in the starting eleven, and this seems to be very promising in the league’s best offense.
Jasir Asani, AIK, Midfielder
The young winger, who has played in the Macedonian and Albanian championship, arrived as a loanee for the next half year. In the preseason he scored on two occasions, one of them from penalty. There are a lot of questions around the AIK's starting team, even regarding the formation. If we start off from the cup matches against Jönköping and Örgryte where the team played with two wingers, he has a decent chance to get the position on the right side.
Jonathan Levi, IFK Norrköping, Midfielder
After having spent the last year on loan in Elfsborg, Norrköping has now signed Levi from Rosenborg. His performance was very convincing, and even if he was set back by a longer injury, he was involved in 9 goals. With the departure of Skrabb and Holmberg the offensive section has been definitely weakened. I believe that Levi - who has been given the #10 shirt - will play a big role in replacing them.
Alexander Söderlund, BK Häcken, Forward
It was a tough decision to choose the best signing - given that Häcken did very good in this aspect, as both Tuominen and Bengtsson also arrived besides Söderlund. But in my opinion, the Norwegian striker seems to be the most powerful acquisition. He had a great year with Rosenborg, and even though he is 32 years old, he played in a really good form throughout the whole season. The starting striker spot definitely belongs to him, and Häcken could have a big boost in attacking power after a bit weaker last season.
Alexander Jallow, IFK Göteborg, Defender
As difficult as it was to choose in the case of Häcken, it was as simple in the case of Göteborg as there is not a single newcomer except Jallow. I have had the opportunity to follow his game for 2-3 years, and we are talking about a really good and offensive right-back. However, it looks like he might not get tons of playing minutes at the start of this season. One competitor, Emil Holm, picked up an injury recently and is out for a while. Another good alternative for the right back spot is Nzuzi Toko, who took the starting spot against Västerås and Sollentuna in the cup.
Johan Larsson, IF Elfsborg, Defender
More players arrived into the rebuilt defense of Elfsborg, but the returning Larsson can be the most important piece of their defensive puzzle. He has a huge experience as he has played almost 300 matches in the Swedish and Danish championship and was involved in 80 goals in these games, which is an outstanding number for a right-back. Elfsborg can be one of the most surprising teams in the league this year, and their defense shows an improving tendency as they have 4 clean sheets out of 7 games in the preseason.
Erik Björndahl, Örebro, Forward
Björndahl may be a late bloomer who has no experience in the Allsvenskan at all, but the last year's top scorer award in the Superettan can be a good sign ahead of this season. He will most likely be the starting striker, since he does not really have other serious competitors. The team signed Jack Lahne in the recent days, but the latter has to gain some fitness after sitting on the bench the whole year. Going back to Björndahl, he seems to have preserved his fine form from last season and has scored three goals in the preseason so far.
Rasmus Jönsson, Helsingborg, Forward
After a short adventure in Thailand, Rasmus Jönsson returned to the club and brings routine onto the pitch, in which he will be surrounded by young and talented attackers. It is a big question mark how well they play together, but it is very likely that he will be the club’s main attacking threat, and he will take big responsibility.
Kennedy Igboananike, IK Sirius, Forward
With Haglund's exit, the offensive unit of Sirius will be much weaker. The experienced Igboananike, who has arrived after an adventure in Saudi Arabia, is supposed to help to fill this gap. Although, we can not be sure he that he will be the number one attacker. He has not had a club in the last half-year, and his main competitor Jonas Lindberg played amazingly good in the cup against Sollentuna, where he scored 4 goals (although he picked up an injury recently).
Kalpi Outtara, Östersunds FK, Defender
The team permanently bought Ouattara, who played in 7 games last year as a loanee. Apart from him, no other player came to the team which has played really well in the preseason - despite all the the bad news that we can hear about the club. This year it looks like he's got a real chance to get into the team.
Kwame Kizito, Falkenbergs FF, Forward
This young striker can be a really good catch. He played himself into the Häcken team at the second part of last season, when he took his chance and scored 3 goals, and assisted another 3. He scored a brace right in his first friendly game as a Falkenberg player, but it is still a big mystery who will get into the starting lineup since his rivals (Sylisufaj 4, Nsima 2) also scored a few goals. In the long term, he could be the solution for the striker spot, but this year we can expect quite much rotation. At the moment, he is injured for an unknown period.
Svante Ingelsson, Kalmar FF, Midfielder
After a terrible Italian adventure, Ingelsson - who is still only 21 - will try to find his old form in the Allsvenskan. So far, he has not been known for his productivity, and if we add Kalmar’s performance last year, we can say that he will not be the first name on our shortlist.
David Batanero, Mjällby AIF, Midfielder
The newcomer has acquired one of the best dead-ball specialist in the league, who can be the leader of his new team. Between Mjällby and Varberg, definitely the former did better in the transfer market. Just think of Björkander or Moro. With Batanero, we know what we can expect, and it is worth to keep track of the team’s games. He will be a key figure who will contribute in every attack.
Tashreeq Matthews, Varbergs BoIS, Midfielder
There are a lot of new signings at Varberg, but none of them is well-known names. However, it is worth mentioning Matthews, who came from Dortmund II and already made his debut in the cup. For now, we do not know a lot about the style of Varberg, but they expect a lot from the young South-African, who can play both sides of the field.
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