Among the marquee signings by Manchester United and City, to the lack of first team business done by the likes of Burnley and Sheffield United. So, who has been the best summer signing so far in the Premier League?
At Arsenal, Thomas Partey was the major signing of the summer, arriving on deadline day for £40 million. He has been good in patches, but its hard to judge so far in an inconsistent arsenal side under Mikel Arteta.
Aston Villa have looked positive so far, and I was a big fan of their summer window. They brought in some serious talent from the championship mainly. Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins both look premier league ready, and both have been good signings for Dean Smiths side so far.
For Chelsea, it looked like a strong window, bringing in some great players from around Europe. However, the new signings haven’t quite clicked yet, but are starting to show the class we know they possess.
One of the best windows this summer belongs to Everton, who bought some stunning players like James Rodriguez and Allan. So far, the team has looked dangerous. James may be one of the best players in the league already, and we are barely 8 weeks into the season.
On Merseyside, Liverpool managed to get treble-winner Thiago, who is probably one of the best midfielders in the world. The reds also signed Diogo Jota, who I questioned to begin with but has proven his worth in recent weeks and is beginning to challenge Firmino for his starting spot.
Manchester city once again spent big, buying two £40 million plus centre half’s. However, they still seem to struggle with consistent defending.
On the other side of Manchester, United chased Jadon Sancho all summer, but their efforts were rebuffed, and they missed out on their man. Telles has shown some potential, and fans will hope Edinson Cavani can have a similar effect to Zlatan when he joined the red devils.
Spurs had a strong window, strengthening all over the pitch. Region has looked positive, but their biggest signing has to be the return of Gareth Bale, who got his first for the club since his return last weekend.
So, who is the best premier league signing so far?
It’s hard to look past Diogo Jota so far, who scored a hat-trick midweek in the champions league, and he looks like a more than capable back up, or could even begin to challenge for a starting spot in Jurgen Klopp’s side.
Reguilon at Tottenham has looked capable as a Premier League left back, and another defender who has impressed is Ruben Dias, who has slotted into Manchester City’s defence perfectly.
But the best signing will surely be Thiago Alcantara, who came from Bayern Munich to Liverpool, and surely starts for every team in the world, especially for the £25 Million price tag, an absolute bargain for a player of his quality.
By Sam Hutchison