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5 Players From Relegated Teams That the Premier League's Top Six Could Target

The summer transfer window has opened and Premier League sides will be raring to go after players that fit their profile. 


Even though three teams are usually relegated by the end of the season to the Championship, certain individuals stand out among those sides. Competition will be fierce for certain players but the top six is usually an exclusive club and their financial and historical significance can pull these players with ease.

Chelsea will not be included in this list because of their two window transfer ban.

Here are 5 relegated players who'll fit into the elite Premier League sides:  

5. Jean Michael Seri

Fulham midfielder Jean Michael-Seri has had a shabby season by his standards, having established himself as a real force during his time in France.

The Ivorian international was so impressive at OGC Nice that he was linked to the likes of Barcelona. While this one season would definitely dent his resume, it had more to do with the players around him and the lack of cohesion among the Cottagers than the player himself.

Arsenal can certainly target him as they are looking to recruit in midfield and he would reportedly come cheap, for a reported fee of €20 million.  

4. Aaron Mooy

 Huddersfield Town's miserable season came to a sickening end, but a player who has performed and impressed during their brief tenure in the Premier League is Australian international Aaron Mooy.

The deep lying playmaker is tenacious and has a penchant for taking chaos inducing set pieces and could genuinely provide depth to one of the top six teams. With Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal looking at cheap options to improve depth, Mooy could provide the same.

3. Neil Etheridge

One of the standout performers of the Premier League, Neil Etheridge is the reason why Cardiff City did not concede much more than the amount of goals they conceded. Unlike most Championship goalkeepers, he is quick off the line, good with his feet and has incredible agility and reflexes, putting in some of the best performances of last season.

Arsenal and Liverpool lack a solid backup goalkeeper, with Simon Mignolet set to leave the latter and Petr Cech retiring from the former and can potentially entice him into moving for a moderate fee.  

2. Philip Billing

One of the primary reasons for Huddersfield Town's relegation was their distinct lack of quality and composure.

The same cannot be said about 22-year-old midfielder Philip Billing who has been a shining light for the Terriers, displaying every attribute of their namesake. Tenacious, fleet footed and a box to box midfield presence with a genuine goal threat, the Dane is destined to leave Huddersfield this season.

Manchester United could definitely target him as a replacement for Ander Herrera, who has left the club on a free transfer after his contract expired in the summer.  

1. Ryan Sessegnon

Among the players to leave the Premier League this season, Ryan Sessegnon would be considered the biggest loss.

The crown jewel of Fulham's academy, Sessegnon was easily the Cottagers' best performer last season. His versatility could provide teams with an advantage and the fact that he's young makes him all the more malleable for managers.

Liverpool need a new left-back after the departure of Alberto Moreno, or Tottenham Hotspur could sign him, with manager Mauricio Pochettino reportedly keen on him. Either way, staying on in a relegated side would only hamper his progress.