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Who Da Fook Is Dat Guy?! 10 Premier League Transfer Unknowns

Who Da Fook Is Dat Guy?! 10 Premier League Transfer Unknowns

Now that the dust has settled on the summer transfer window and clubs can start actually focusing on the football, what better time to look a bit closer at some of the bigger deals that have gone through over the past few months.

As prices escalate and club records are broken regularly, we are starting to see massive fees payed for players that, quite frankly, came out of nowhere.

Here is a breakdown of some of the more left-field signings that are after rocking up to the Premier League, complete with their obligatory misleading Youtube compilation.

Jean Michel Seri - Nice to Fulham, £18m

Seri moved from Nice to Fulham for a reported £18 million, having been heavily linked with the likes of Barcelona and Chelsea in previous seasons. The powerful Ivorian impressed in his debut for the Cottagers and the 27-year-old will be expected to take on much of the creative burden for Slaviša Jokanović's side.

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Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa - Marseille to Fulham, £30m

Another big money move for the Cottagers, with the London club forking out £25 million for the defensively minded midfielder. However, the player's first touch and passing has been called into question at times, with Angiussa at fault for a goal in last year's Europa League final:

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Jefferson Lerma - Levante to Bournemouth, £25m

Lerma may be familiar to those of you were watching the World Cup this summer. The midfielder has signed for the Cherries. Lerma is a good all round midfielder, capable of breaking up play as well as instigating attacks.

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Sergio Rico - Sevilla to Fulham, loan

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Rico has arrived on loan to Fulham from Sevilla, having won two Europa leagues with the La Liga side. The 24-year-old also has one cap for the Spanish national team which is no mean feat considering he has David De Gea, Pepe Reina and the most expensive keeper in the world to contend with.

Alireza Jahanbakhsh - AZ Alkmaar to Brighton, £17m

A technically gifted midfielder Alireza Jahanbakhsh arrived from AZ Alkmaar to Brighton club record fee. The player played for Iran at this summer's World Cup. and came off of a breakout season in the Dutch league topping the goalscoring charts with 21 strikes.

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Rachid Ghezzal - Monaco to Leicester City, £10m

Signed as the replacement for Manchester City bound Riyad Mahrez, fellow Algerian Rachid Ghezzal, will be the man tasked with providing balls for Jamie Vardy up front. The 26-year-old spent last season at Monaco and was at Lyon before that where he scored 11 goals in 87 appearances.

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Mohamed Elyounoussi - Basel to Southampton, £16m

Elynounoussi joined the Saints from Swiss club Basle after firing 23 goals and assisting 30 in 83 appearances for the club. The player is seen as a natural replacement for Dusan Tadic, who returned to the Eredivisie with Ajax.

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The Norwegian has 16 caps for his national side scoring four goals.

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Felipe Anderson - Lazio to West Ham, £35m

Anderson is an attacking midfielder who has one cap for the Brazil national side. The Brazilian had an injury plagued season last term and also fell out with Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi midway through the campaign. An elegant and powerful dribbler, Anderson's signing should excite Hammers fans and give them a player to get bums off seats like Dmitri Payet did two seasons ago.

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The player joined the Serie A from Santos in 2013 and has since scored 34 goals in 177 appearances.

Issa Diop - Toulouse to West Ham, £21.9m

West Ham broke their transfer record twice this window with French centre back Issa Diop recruited by Manuel Pellegrini to stabilise an often leaky defence.

The Chilean may have to curb some of the Frenchman's more impulsive urges however, the big defender accumulated two reds cards and 23 yellows over the course of his three seasons at Toulouse.

 

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