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This summer has seen the movement of a large amount of strikers, in particular to the Premier League.

However, will it be a newcomer to the Premier League that gets the Golden Boot, or will it be an existing one?

Last season Robin van Persie came away with the award, for his tally of 26 goals, closely followed by Luis Suarez (23) and Gareth Bale (21). There is no question that out of those three RVP is the best out and out striker, as his tally shows. While the new signing of Wilfried Zaha will only help Van Persie, a lack of midfield signings may prove a limiting factor to the amount of goals the Dutchman will get.

Robin van Persie scoops up the Golden Boot trophy 2012-2013

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie scoops up the Golden Boot trophy 2012-2013

With both Suarez’ and Bale’s futures in doubt (at the time of writing) it’s hard to say how much influence they’ll have on the Premier League next season. On one hand, Suarez has showed his displeasure at Liverpool and does not seem to want to be playing for them anymore. The only way he can get anywhere near RVP’s goal tally is if he joins Arsenal. At Arsenal he will be surrounded by the electric pace of Theo Walcott, the creativity of Santi Cazorla and the pin point accuracy of Mikel Arteta.

Bale isn’t the sort of player to kick up a fuss. If he gets his move to Real Madrid, then he will take La Liga by storm. However if he stays at Spurs then expect the Bale you saw last season. With Spurs signing Roberto Soldado, you would expect AVB to play 4-3-2-1. Bale would slot in at RF, Soldado at ST and Nacer Chadli at LF. Last season AVB picked Emmanuel Adebayor over Jermain Defoe solely for the purpose of his hold up play for Bale. Soldado is a far better player than Adebayor, so expect even more goals from the Welshman than before.

Gareth Bale poses with his ‘Player of the Month’ award

Gareth Bale poses with his ‘Player of the Month’ award

Sergio Aguero will be aiming to avoid another injury plagued season, and instead replicate his form of the 2011/12 season. If he can do so, then Aguero is definitely a hot favourite to be a Golden Boot winner as he is a striker who can create something out of nothing.

Christian Benteke will want to prove that he isn’t just a one season wonder, by bagging as many goals for Villa as last season especially as Aston Villa are one of the teams tipped to go down next season and they’ll need to get out another brilliant season from Benteke.

Alternatively it could be a new transfer to the Premier League who claims the Golden Boot. The Manchester City duo of Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic could notch up a few goals between them. However it is the other Spaniard Soldado who is more likely to become a hit in the Premier League. Although Negredo scored more in La Liga, Soldado has been proven to consistently score more goals. In addition to this Soldado is a better all-round striker.

Have your say below on who you think is going to be the Golden Boot winner of the 2013/2014 season.

Post written by Liam Canning
Blog: offtheboot.com, Twitter: @LiamTalksSport

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