Best Buys: Top 10 Best Signings of the Summer Transfer Window So Far
The start of summer transfer window saw some abrupt buying by clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal & QPR. Things have slowed down a bit, so it feels like the ideal to time to dish out the top 10 best signings so far.
The list is in no particular order.
1) Shinji Kagawa (Manchester United)
From: Borussia Dortmund
One of the best players for Bundesliga Champions Borussia Dortmund last season, Shinji Kagawa is the real deal. Manchester United wants the Premier League title back and the signing has made that intention clear.
2) Park Ji Sung (QPR)
From – Manchester United
Probably the best buy of the season so far. QPR has got a steal. Park Ji Sung’s work rate is probably one of the best in Premier League. His experience in the league too will help QPR a lot.
3) Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
From – Lille
A big money deal. With Chelsea, big money is always associated but this time they perhaps have got a player who is worth every penny. Eden Hazard is one of the most exciting youngsters in the World today.
4) Michu (Swansea City)
From – Rayo Vallecano
Michael Laudrup, himself, seem like a pretty good signing. But he is the manager, of course. He has signed Michu, the Spanish attacking midfielder for just £2 million from Rayo Vallecano.
5) Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur)
From – (Hoffenheim)
Gylfi Sigurdsson has had Premier League experience with Swansea city last season. And if the pre season performances are anything to go by, he would be Spurs main player in 2012/13 season.
6) Lukas Podolski (Arsenal)
From – Cologne
More than 100 international caps for Germany. Enough said.
7) Jordi Alba (Barcelona)
From – Valencia
Jordi Alba was brilliant for Spain in the recently concluded Euros. Barcelona might have just got the right team this time around to capture the La Liga from Real Madrid.
8) Xherdan Shaqiri (Bayern Munich)
From – FC Basel
This transfer deal was actually completed in February 2012 only. Shaqiri would be at the center of a new look Bayern Munich side.
9) Oscar (Chelsea)
From – Internacional
It’s a steal, for any amount of money. Brilliant in the Olympics, so far. The Brazilian will provide the much needed flair at the Chelsea midfield.
10) Mario Mandzukic (Bayern Munich)
From – Wolfsburg
The Croat was brilliant for Wolfsburg last season with his super heading abilities and showed at the Euros why Bayern Munich wanted him so much.