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The Best 'New Arrival XI' From The Top 4 Leagues In Europe This Transfer Window

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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As the transfer deadline approaches, there have been some crazy deals completed over the past eight weeks or so.

We've had post-major-tournament fever, players handing in transfer requests, and new managers laying down the law and forcing players out of their clubs, not to mention some of the most expensive deals ever seen.

With all the talk of the new Premier League money being ready to splash, how do the new recruits for the Premier League stack up against their opponents? Significantly better, is the answer.

Yes, there is no question which league has the best new stars on show this season, but for the purpose of this discussion we have excluded inter-league transfers and focused only on those who have left one league for another. Keep in mind that the majority of La Liga and Serie A deals were done within the league, which tells it's own story to be fair.

With that in mind, here are the best players who are new arrivals in Europe's top four leagues.

The Premier League - England

A 3 at the back formation thanks to the lack of new fullbacks, this is still one hell of a team.


The signings of the likes of Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gundogan, Xkaha, and Sane suggest that the biggest draw in Europe is still England's top tier... Either that or they pay the best wages.


La Liga - Spain

An usually weak new XI for La Liga, mainly due to the fact that Barca and Real Madrid were so inactive.

The biggest deals, such as Andre Gomes from Valencia to Barca, were done in house, and so few foreign defenders were brought in we had to stick big Martin Demichelis at the back! Jean Martin is a smart buy for Real Betis, and Kevin Prince-Boateng signing for Las Palmas is just strange enough to make it in.

Bundesliga - Germany

This team is just under half Dortmund, which shows you just how crazy their summer has been.


The goalkeeper and back four are nothing special, but with so much young German talent coming through it appears that the big signings have been left to the attacking spots, although Raphael Guerreiro looks a great buy at left-back, as do Renato Sanches and Allen Halilovic.

Serie A - Italy

The big Italian clubs finally flexed their financial muscles this summer, but the biggest deal, for former Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, was to Juventus.

Joe Hart and Dani Alves are certainly notable names, and Joao Mario could prove to be an excellent buy, along with Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik brought in from Ajax. Ever Banega on a free is a great bit of business for Inter.


So there you have it, the Premier League has had a block-buster summer, Italian clubs have cash to spend again, and Spanish and German teams are keeping things Spanish and German, and who could blame them.


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