There have been a lot of close and exciting matches in the third season of the Indian Super League already. The competitiveness and quality of both the players and the managers have gone up, which is why the points table has almost no breathing space at the moment.
The close games and the individual moments of brilliance have arguably made this edition of the tournament the best so far.
One of the main factors behind the impressive performance of the teams is the work done behind the scenes - in the transfer market. The managers have been very shrewd in signing players who can add quality to their sides, rather than just star power. They have brought in players who can play according to their established systems, and that has worked out pretty well this season.
A few of the buys have stood out in particular because of the impact they have created on the tournament. Here is the list of top 5 successful transfers this season.
#1 Prabir Das - Delhi Dynamos to Atletico de Kolkata
Prabir Das has been a top signing by Atletico de Kolkata this season. The full-back did not make a single appearance for Delhi Dynamos last season, but has been in red hot form for Atletico this year.
The Jose Molina-led team have one of the best defensive records in the league so far, conceding just 10 goals from nine games. They were even unbeaten in their first five matches.
Das has contributed greatly to the team's success, and definitely deserves credit for his performances. A natural right-back, Das has been playing as the team's left-back and has adapted well to his new role.
The Kolkata player, who has made eight appearances for the team so far, has been omnipresent, running tirelessly up and down the pitch. It is his tenaciousness that has helped him get more chances in the team, and he has made full use of those chances.
Das has been a revelation for the Bengal outfit and will be a key component of the team in their upcoming fixtures.