Top 3 Premier League transfers of the summer including this Liverpool star
The summer transfer window is finally done as clubs now look to fully focus on what happens on the pitch. However, English clubs can still sign players from the Championship and lower tiers until October 16. We have seen some huge transfers in the Premier League as usual (source – NBC Sports).
Manchester City splurged the cash of defensive reinforcements again while their neighbours, Manchester United, struggled through the whole time before wrapping up multiple signings on deadline day. Below we take a look at the top 3 Premier League transfers of the summer.
1. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Tottenham Hotspur)
It’s been a while since Mousa Dembele left the club. Tottenham missed the big Belgian throughout last season and it was evident in their performances. Eric Dier and Harry Winks can’t seem to provide the sort of protection that a backline needs. Their tackling leaves a lot to be desired.
This is exactly where the signing of Hojbjerg looks like a sensible and smart move. The tough tackler was brought from Southampton and hasn’t disappointed once since pulling on the white shirt. He has dominated opposition midfielders while recycling possession from defence to attack. At £15million, Hojbjerg could be one of the best bargain deals of the summer.
2. Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool)
There are few better central midfielders in the world who can call themselves genuinely world-class and Thiago would be at the top of that small list. The Spaniard was fresh off winning a treble at Bayern Munich, in which he played a central part.
He was keen on a move this season and Liverpool looked like the preferred destination. Things looked to go cold for a while before the announcement came finally (source – Liverpool official website).
The midfielder adds a new dimension to Klopp’s already talented squad. He would be that missing bit of creativity that Liverpool have lacked so much since the days of Coutinho. For £20m plus £5m in add-ons, this looks like a fantastic deal.
3. James Rodriguez (Everton)
It’s hard to think that one of last year’s benchwarmers has been be included in this list but such is the nature of football. James Rodriguez finally moved from Real Madrid after a long time away from their first-team plans. He has reunited with former manager Carlo Ancelotti who had worked with him at Real and Bayern.
The biggest bit of surprise is that Everton did not even have to pay a penny for the Colombian playmaker (source – Liverpool Echo). In 5 games for the Toffees, he has scored and assisted 3 goals each (source – Transfermarkt). He has settled into the team well and has taken to the league like a duck to water. Everton fans will be hoping this continues for a long time.