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Ranking The 10 Best Value Summer Deals Of The Premier League Thus Far

Ranking The 10 Best Value Summer Deals Of The Premier League Thus Far
By Matt Carolan Updated

 

There's been a lot of cash thrown around this summer, not unlike Jordon Belfort flicking fifty dollars notes in The Wolf of Wall Street, probably with as may illegalities too. Balls brings you the best transfers of the summer in the English Premier League.

10. Debuchy - Arsenal (£10 million)

The French international comes in as the replacement for Bakari Sagna. Like for like? Somewhat. Debuchy proved himself a threat going forward much like Sagna, but will now have the support of better players around him to increase his assists and goals tally. At 10 million AND French, it's a classic Wenger move.

9. Lescott - WBA (Free)

You don't always have to break the bank. Especially if you're the Albion and you've not got much money to spend. Lescott lacks a fringe, but he makes up for it in aggressiveness and experience. WBA will need this in order to stay up again.

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8. Sigurdsson - Swansea (Undisclosed)

A return to Wales for the Icelandic playmaker. With the Swans losing ageing talisman Michu to Napoli on loan, it was important that Gary Monk, or 'The Monk' as some might call him (they might not call him this)improve that area of the pitch. Sigurdsson brings vision and an eye for goal to the side.

7. Rio Ferdinand - QPR (Free)

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He may look like Jar-Jar Binks but he doesn't play like him. Is he past it? For Champions League football, yes. For a mid-table hopeful managed by Del Boy Redknapp? I think not. Rio brings experience and stability to the QPR side. Maybe he can keep Barton hush, or better yet, encourage him.

6. Lallana - Liverpool (£25 Million)

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Once you get past the standard over-pricing of English players, I think most will agree that Adam Lallana is a good singing for Rodger's side. He suits his style of play - A good work ethic, vision, an eye for goal and a barnet that would make any Liverpudlian jealous.

5. Barry - Everton (Free)

You'd be forgiven for forgetting that Gareth Barry was still technically a City player after his loan spell at Everton last year. Barry was central to Martinez' first season, which will be considered a great success. Almost reaching Champions League football and imploring a style of play that had G Nev purring every Monday night.

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4. Herrera - Man Utd (£29 Million)

Louis Van Gaal will forever be lauded after by United fans. Not for any success that may follow this pre-season, but for buying a central midfielder. Ever since the summer of 2007, United have craved a central midfielder. Now they have one and he looks good too. Can you really go wrong with a Spanish midfielder?

3. Diego Costa - Chelsea (£32 Million)

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Mourinho openly criticised his forwards last season. Actually, everyone criticised them. Sure enough, Mourinho decided to hold on to Lukaku for now and invested in the decrepit looking Diego Costa. My sources tell me he's just 25. I call bull.

2. Sanchez - Arsenal (£35 Million)

It's a lot of money by Wenger's standards and who knows, maybe it was an impulse purchase. However, Sanchez not only knows how to roll his shorts to new heights, but he has pace to burn and great finish. With rumours of Cazorla leaving ,he not only replaces the Spaniard, but improves that position significantly.

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1. Fabregas - Chelsea (£30 Million)

Now I'm not sure why Van Gaal turned down this opportunity, but Cesc Fabregas is very much still one of the best central midfielders in Europe today. With Frank Lampard moving on, he seems like the ideal replacement. £30 million may sound like a lot, but in the current transfer market when Luiz costs £40 million and Herrera costs £29 million, I think it's good value for the Spanish international.

 

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