We give a five-player list of the best transfers the summer market for the 2018-2019 Premier League season so far.
The deadline for the Premier League’s summer best transfers is hours away and we have some interesting deals to talk about, there are still some agreements in motion but we decided to tell you about the Top five best transfers of the summer so far. Keep in mind that we are only talking about players who just signed for a new Premier League club, we are going to keep the exits on a separate article that you will find on Ronaldo later today. We wanted to wait a little bit for this one because there was a specific deal we were expecting, now that such transfer has been announced we can talk freely about it and give you all the details. Here are the Top 5 best transfers to the Premier League so far.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 1, 2018
1.- Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City to Liverpool.
The Swiss playmaker amazed the Reds’ board of directors as well as Jürgen Klopp with his participation in the last World Cup for his country, that was more than enough for the German manager to ask his bosses to pay Stoke City €14,5 million for his services. The impact has been pretty much upon arrival, Shaqiri already scored a bicycle kick goal during a preseason match and has taken over all offensive creation in midfield. Jürgen Klopp needed a player like him behind his already impressive attacking front line, Liverpool are well on their way to fighting for the Premier League title and this time it seems like they actually have a shot at winning it.
— Riyad Mahrez (@Mahrez22) July 21, 2018
2.- Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City to Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola’s major wager for this summer transfer window, it was only a matter of time before a big club in Europe came and took Riyad Mahrez away from the club in which he became the best player in English football. For the Catalan manager bringing him to City was practically a no-brainer, if the Citizens want to stay competitive this season they will need all the help they can get and this Algerian winger is arguably one of the best choices they had available on the market for an acceptable price. Pep wasn’t going to allow the City board of directors spend too much on a single player, he truly believes that €66,8 million plus bonuses can’t be regarded as a bad bargain given how inflated the market has become.
— Alisson Becker (@Alissonbecker) August 8, 2018
3.- Alisson from AS Roma to Liverpool.
The Brazilian goalkeeper was already in talks with Liverpool even before the World Cup began, a necessary addition after Lloris Karius’ unfortunate performance in the Champions League final and a great addition to Jürgen Klopp’s side for nearly €75 million. There is no question that Alisson will be the starting goalie at Liverpool from now on, Karius will remain in the club as the second goalkeeper and the Reds will be happy with this decision because they have Jürgen Klopp calling the shots. The Brazil goalie is a good bargain even from a marketing standpoint, he is one of the most recognizable faces in his country and that will bring the club many new fans from the Brazilian crowd.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 8, 2018
4.- Kepa from Athletic Club to Chelsea.
Another impressive goalkeeper signing that Chelsea needed to make after Thibaut Courtois’ exit to Real Madrid, it was evident that the Belgian goalie wasn’t going to hold much longer without his children living in the same city as he does and the Spanish club could bank on that detail in a big way. Chelsea was quick to react to all of this and they were able to convince this promising new talent to move to London and start a new life in English football, they paid Athletic Club nearly €80 million for his services and he has already posed with a Chelsea jersey last Wednesday. Kepa has enough talent to even compete with David de Gea for the starring role in the Spanish National Team, so moving to the Blues was a great idea that will help him achieve that sooner then he expected.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 9, 2018
5.- Yerry Mina from Barcelona to Everton.
Perhaps one of the most expected exits from FC Barcelona that we still cannot explain, the Catalan club wanted Colombian defender Yerry Mina out of the club even before the World Cup started. The center-back was arguably one of the best players of that competition despite only reaching the round of 16, that gave the Catalan club more leverage to negotiate a bigger deal for Mina’s transfer. Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United wanted to sign the South American player, but Barcelona was selling him to the highest bidder and the Red Devils’ offer didn’t convince them as much as Everton’s offer did. Just hours before the summer market’s deadline, Barcelona agreed on terms to sell Mina to Everton for €31 million. The Toffies get one of the best deals on the market because Mina is arguably one of the best defenders in Europe right now and his exit price was incredibly low for his talent.
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