– There have been two transfer windows this year during which Premier League clubs have been able to wrap up deals
– Whereas there are a number of transfers that have proved to be decent, there are those that have proved to be the most crucial
– Bruno Fernandes tops the list of the most impactful signings of the year, with the Portuguese establishing himself as one of the key players for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Despite the financial implications occasioned by the global outbreak of coronavirus, a number of Premier League clubs still managed to complete some mouthwatering signings.
A good chunk of top-flight clubs did manage to spend big in a bid to bolster their squads, with others being forced to pull off cut-price deals.
Whereas a number of these signings have failed to justify their massive price tags, there are those who have cemented their places as key squad players with their respective clubs.
We take a look at top 10 best signings of the year:
10. Tariq Lamptey (Brighton)
Brighton saw off competition from a number of clubs to land the former Chelsea star in January.
And despite others being put off with his short stature, Lamptey has managed to establish himself as one of the best right backs in the league.
9. Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham)
Just weeks into his spell at Tottenham, Reguilon, who joined the north London side from Real Madrid in the summer has cemented his place as one of Jose Mourinho’s key players at the club.
The full back, who is not only an attacking defender has been able to restore calm in Spurs’ backline.
8. James Rodriguez (Everton)
Rodriguez has made a near instant impact with the Toffees since his arrival from Real Madrid.
The Colombian has helped Carlo Ancelotti’s side establish themselves as a genuine top six club.
And having not been given any chance to adapt to the intensity of the Premier League, the forward has at best impressed so far.
7. Tomas Soucek (West Ham)
A midfield engine at West Ham, Soucek has been a mainstay figure in David Moyes’ second revolution with the Hammers.
The Czech star initially joined the side on loan before the deal was made permanent.
6. Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
Martinez dumped Arsenal for Aston Villa in what appeared as a suicidal move.
The Argentine was desperate for first team football and has done everything to justify the transfer.
5. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)
Ben Chilwell is part of an array of players Chelsea snapped up in the summer in a spending spree that amounted to more than £200m.
Arriving from rivals Leicester City, it was almost given the defender would not struggle in the league.
And true to everyone’s guess, he has not having contributed to two goals and three assists in the league already.
4. Diogo Jota (Liverpool)
He was undoubtedly a perfect signing for Liverpool.
But not many believed he would break into the Reds’ first team as quickly as he did.
He has already found the back of the net in times in just 15 matches, giving Jürgen Klopp a new dimension to his attack-line.
3. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
After their struggles between the sticks, Mendy was the man to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga as first choice goalkeeper at Chelsea.
The Senegalese got things off a flying start, conceding just once in his first five Premier League matches.
He also helped the Blues record five consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for the first time in a decade.
2. Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
To imagine that Chelsea landed Silva for a free is not only comforting for the club, but also satisfying.
At 36, not many believed he would withstand the intensity of the Premier League – but he has done just that to cement his reputation as one of the finest defenders in the game.
1. Bruno Fernandes (Man United)
His arrival at Old Trafford has inspired a revival at the club, with the Portuguese proving to be one of the key players for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since January.
Fernandes, almost singlehandedly helped Man United finish third last season as the side qualified for the Champions League.
This season, he has remained impactful – helping United pick points that they wouldn’t in his absence.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Portugal international Bruno Fernandes explained that he is not happy with the fact that he has not won any title so far this season with Manchester United.
Since joining Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon, Bruno Fernandes has been incredible for Manchester United most especially his brilliant skills in the midfield.
The Red Devils have crashed out of the Champions League, but they have a semifinal game in the Carabao Cup and they are also in the FA Cup and Europa League.
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