September 22, 2018

Top 10 Premier League Transfers

Top 10 Premier League Transfers
Kepa-Arrizabalaga is now the most expensive goalkeeper in the world
Kepa-Arrizabalaga is now the most expensive goalkeeper in the world

As usual, English Premier League clubs have been very active this summer with another round of big-money signings which will once again, place the league above other European leagues as the one to watch out for.
Here is the list of the top 10 most expensive Premier League transfers of the summer transfer window.
1. Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea) – £71.6m
Compelled to act due to Thibaut Courtois’ desire to leave Stamford Bridge, Chelsea went out and broke the record transfer fee for a goalkeeper in signing Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao.
The pressure of that £71.6m price tag could weigh heavily on the 23-year-old Spain international but he has shown great maturity so far in his career.


2. Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – £67m
Liverpool had set the bar earlier in the summer when they parted with £67m for the services of Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker.
The Brazilian number one only established himself as the Italian club’s first-choice last season but his performances in the Serie A caught the eye and the hope at Anfield is that he can be the upgrade on Loris Karius that Liverpool needs.


3. Fred (Manchester United) – £61.2m
The £61.2m fee that Manchester United paid Shakhtar Donetsk to bring Fred to Old Trafford looks good business for a number of reasons.
Not only will the Brazilian midfielder strengthen Jose Mourinho’s side with his dynamism and distribution in the center of the park, it is hoped that his presence could also bring out the best in Paul Pogba.


4. Riyad Mahrez (Man City) – £60m
Manchester City came close to prising Riyad Mahrez away from Leicester City in January but a £60m deal for the 2016 PFA player of the year was finally concluded in the summer.
The Algeria international will bolster an already formidable list of forward options at Pep Guardiola’s disposal as City attempt to become the first team this decade to retain the title.


5. Jorginho (Chelsea) – £57m
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri made it an immediate priority to complete the £57m signing of Jorginho from his former club Napoli and for good reason.
The Italy international midfielder was the man who set the tempo for Sarri’s side in Serie A and is expected to play a pivotal role in transforming the style of play that supporters can expect at Stamford Bridge.


6. Naby Keita (Liverpool) – £52.75m
The deal to bring Naby Keita to Liverpool was done with RB Leipzig last summer so supporters have had plenty of time to get excited about what the midfielder can bring to the team.
Given his pace, skill, and creativity, the answer to that would seem to be lots. If Keita finds his best form, as well as curbs his ill-discipline, he could add a new dimension to the team.


7. Fabinho (Liverpool) – £43.7m
If Keita is the most exciting signing that Liverpool have made this summer and Alisson is the most expensive, perhaps Fabinho is the shrewdest.
A £43.7m buy from Monaco, the full-back turned holding midfielder has a knack for making those around him look good and could provide the platform for Liverpool to become an even stronger outfit this season.


8. Felipe Anderson (West Ham) – £42m
West Ham was another club to break their transfer record when they agreed to commit up to £42m to buy Felipe Anderson from Lazio.
The Brazilian showed himself to be an exciting player in Serie A before enduring a more difficult season last time out. The hope is that he can recapture his best form under an adventurous coach in Manuel Pellegrini.


9. Richarlison (Everton) – £40m
The £40m that Everton paid Watford for Richarlison this summer has been a source of much debate with many confused by the vast sum for a player who has not scored a goal since November.
But new Everton coach Marco Silva did coax some strong performances from the 21-year-old Brazilian and after a much-needed rest, he could return refreshed.


10. Yerry Mina (Everton) – £28.5m
Yerry Mina had been a reported target for a number of Premier League but it was Everton who got the deal over the line on the final day of the transfer window with the defender agreeing a £28.5m move from Barcelona.
The Colombia international made only five La Liga appearances for Barca but won many admirers with his performances at the World Cup.

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