The most tense day in a football fan’s life is finally over. Transfer deadline day has finally passed and managers can finally get some sleep. But who were the big winners in the transfer window?
Obviously the major deal was Gareth Bale’s world record transfer to Real Madrid. He is super talented but personally I don’t think he’s worth that much and Spurs have pulled off a cracking deal for him. I’m sure he will do very well in Spain along side Ronaldo and he will certainly be missed in the Premier League.
So here are my top 5 signings that will take the Premier League by storm. Please note that these are in no particular order.
1. Mesut Özil
Well who better to start with than the best signing in the window. Arsenal fans were criticising Arsene Wenger all summer to spend and he did, all £42 million of it. Ozil is definitely a world class and who can forget him leaving Gareth Barry for dead in the 2010 World Cup. The only question is is this an area that Arsenal needed strengthening? I would have though that defenders were a priority but you can’t really turn down Ozil can you.
2. Christian Eriksen
This signing is the biggest steal of the window. For Spurs to only pay£11.5 million for such a quality young player, they have really grabbed themselves a bargain. He has already won the Dutch league with Ajax and a variety of personal awards, it’s still hard to believe that he’s done all this and is only 21 years old. He is definitely one to watch this year and I predict he will win young player of the year.
A highly scouted player with interest from both Liverpool and Spurs. and in fact he almost became a Spurs player! Anyway from what I have seen of him, he is a very quick and tricky winger/attacking midfielder. He is unproven at the top level, playing the majority of football in Ukraine and only been capped by Brazil twice, but despite this Chelsea have paid a staggering £30 million. Only time will tell if this is a good investment but I think he will surprise a few people.
4. Marouane Fellaini
You may say I am a little biased here being a Man Utd fan, but I honestly believe that this is a good buy for Man Utd. Fellaini brings something that United need, a box to box midfielder with a bit of toughness. He can play both attacking and defensive so he does a bit of strength to the United midfield which that need. Yes United may have overpaid a bit for him and fans may not want him as much as Fabregas, but I see him playing in a simialr way to what Yaya Toure does for Man City.
5. Roberto Soldado
I know, I know. Another Spurs player. Am I secretly a Spurs fan? No, but let’s face it, they have done the most business in the transfer window and the best business as well. I am a fan of Soldado and his goal scoring record at Valencia speaks for itself with 81 goals in 141 games is definitely a good ratio. Spurs biggest problems last season was with their strikers and lack of goals from anyone not name Gareth Bale. Soldado fits perfectly into what they need and I’m sure he will get around 20 goals this season.
Here are my top 5 signings for the transfer window. Let me know in the comments some of you favourite signings and what players will do well this season.
- Ozil deal tops record-breaking day (bbc.co.uk)
- Paulinho, Willian…providing a new Samba beat to the Premier League (footballfancast.com)
- Transfer Deadline Day Round-Up – How Did The Top Teams Fare? (footytransfer.com)