Premier League Players

Top 10 Premier League Summer Transfers So Far

THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS ALMOST HERE!

The countdown is almost over. Weekends with no football action are almost a thing of the past (until next summer). The New Premier League season kicks off with Arsenal v Leicester on Friday 11th August 2017.

Despite it being the summer holiday period, Premier League clubs have been working hard behind the scenes to bring in new players for the new season.

Below we have ranked our top 10 Premier League transfers of the summer so far:

NUMBER 1: Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United
At the time of writing this, Lukaku is the most expensive out and out striker in the history of football. For the past 24 months it has been no secret that Lukaku was seeking a move to a ‘big club’ as he wanted to play Champions League football… now he has that chance. There will be huge pressure on the Belgium to delivery this season due to Zlatan leaving and the huge amount that he cost the club. However, looking at Lukaku’s record in previous seasons he is more than capable of scoring 25+ goals in this Manchester United side. It’s more than likely that he will start all of the Premier League games and take the teams penalties so Romelu could well be in for glory this season!

Previous Club: Everton
Transfer Fee: £75m
NUMBER 2: Jermaine Defoe – AFC Bournemouth
In some respects, Jermaine Defoe could prove to be THE best signing of the summer. He is one of the most clinical finishers in Premier League history and despite being aged 34 he still has plenty to offer. To put this transfer into prospective Neymar scored 14 league goals last season and is about to secure a £200m transfer, Defoe scored 15 in a poor Sunderland side that were eventually relegated.

Previous Club: Sunderland
Transfer Fee: Free

NUMBER 3: Javier Hernández – West Ham United
Javier Hernández AKA Chicharito is best known for his 6 year spell at Manchester United. He may well go down as one of the best ‘super-subs’ in Premier League history, he was infamous for coming off the bench during the Fergie era and bagging a goal in the dying moments of a game. West Ham have managed to secure his services at massively cheap at price in today’s market (15m). He will certainly score goals for The Hammers and could forge a great partnership with Andy Carroll.

Previous Club: Bayer Leverkusen
Transfer Fee: £15m

NUMBER 4: Alexandre Lacazette – Arsenal
Lacazette joined Arsenal at the end of June for a club record fee, he comes with a huge reputation and will be expected to deliver straight away. In the last 3 Ligue 1 seasons the Frenchman scored 76 goals averaging 25 goals a season. He is known for his killer instinct in the box and will be tasked with converting the chances that the likes of Ozil create for him. If Lacazette gets off to a good start he could well be in with a chance of winning the prestigious Golden Boot.

Previous Club: Lyon
Transfer Fee: £50m


NUMBER 5:
Wayne Rooney – Everton
Manchester United and England’s all-time top goal scorer has returned to his boyhood team Everton on a free transfer. Having left for Manchester United as a teenager, he re-joins the Blues at the age of 31 as a five-time Premier League winner, signing a two-year contract at Goodison Park. It was with the Toffees where he burst on to the scene, progressing from schoolboy to superstar in less than 12 months. He will play a massive part for Everton this season on and off the pitch.

Previous Club: Manchester United
Transfer Fee: Free

NUMBER 6: Mohamed Salah – Liverpool
The speedy Egyptian struggled during his first spell in England and was consequently sold by Chelsea to Roma in 2016. Last season Salah was one of Roma’s star players scoring 21 goals and assisting 12 more (all competitions). His speed and trickery caught the attention of Jurgen Klopp who managed to get the deal over the line as soon as possible. With the pace that both Salah and Mane possess, Premier League full backs will not want to play at Anfield.

Previous Club: Roma
Transfer Fee: £35m


NUMBER 7:
Tammy Abraham – Swansea City
Tammy Abraham is one of England’s most talented youngsters. For those that don’t know Abraham’s parent club is Chelsea FC but he spent last season on loan at Bristol City. At just 19 years of age he managed to score 23 goals in one of the most difficult leagues in Europe. Chelsea clearly had no intention of selling Abraham and reached an agreement with Swansea for him to spend a year on loan. Tammy Abraham will get plenty of minutes at The Swans and we expect him to score plenty of goals.

Previous Club: Chelsea
Transfer Fee: LOAN

NUNBER 8: Nemanja Matic – Manchester United
“When Manchester United came calling I simply couldn’t turn them down” says Matic on his transfer to United. The Serbian left champions Chelsea to join The Red Devils and work with his former boss Mourinho once again. Many Football ‘experts’ claim that Matic has been signed simply to compliment Paul Pogba. Matic will free up Pogba to let him get forward but he will offer the team much more than that. He is one of the top central midfielders in Europe and even pitches in with goals and assists. Matic could prove to be a major asset to Man United this season.

Previous Club: Chelsea
Transfer Fee: £40m

NUMBER 9: Kyle Walker – Manchester City
Over the past 2-3 years Manchester City have struggled with defensive problems, inparticular the full back areas. Pep Guardiola has wasted no time this summer putting things right. Clichy, Sagna, Zabaleta and Kolarov have all left the club with Walker, Mendy and Danilo coming in. Kyle Walker was arguably the best Right Back in Europe last season and as a result he caught Guardiola’s attention. The speedy Englishman will look to help City challenge for the Premier League and the Champions League.

Previous Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Transfer Fee: £50m

NUMBER 10: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace could well have the bargain of the summer on their hands. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is one of England’s most rated young players. Like many youngsters at Chelsea he has struggled for playing time but at Palace he could play a key role in the teams Premier League campaign.

Previous Club: Crystal Palace
Transfer Fee: LOAN
Honourable Mentions: Alvaro Morata, Nathan Ake, Kurt Zouma, Tiémoué Bakayoko and Nathaniel Chalobah