EPL 2016-2017: 5 best signings of the summer transfer window so far
The football transfer market is well underway and there have already been some major deals which have been completed in the transfer window. As always, EPL clubs with their greater spending power have secured some high-profile signings.
All the big clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have made some big signings with the likes of Granit Xhaka, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ilkay Gundogan making their way to the Premier League.
However, there have been some extremely intelligent signings as well this transfer window by EPL teams. We take a look at the 5 best signings made by EPL teams in the summer transfer window:
Note: Free transfers have not been considered
#5 Nolito – Celta Vigo to Manchester City (£13.8 million)
Spanish forward Nolito was Pep Guardiola’s second signing at Manchester City, and it seems to be a shrewd piece of business by the former Barcelona manager. Nolito is known for his direct pace and dribbling skills and will add an extra dimension to the City attack.
The prospect of Nolito and Aguero linking up for Manchester City will provide opposition defences with a lot of problems in the Premier League. Capable of scoring crucial goals, Nolito will also be able to lessen the burden on Aguero.
The Spanish winger’s skills had caught even Barcelona’s eye, but the presence of Pep Guardiola was able to convince Nolito to move to the Premier League:
"The truth is, I enjoyed working with him in Barcelona even though it wasn't much time. It's a reason for me to come here but not the only one," Nolito, 29, was quoted as saying by the Guardian on Monday, recalling his time under Guardiola's helm in 2010-2011.
"I wish Barcelona all the best. I am very proud of Barcelona's interest, but now I am here and I think I made the best decision to come here," the Spanish forward added. At £13.8 million, Nolito is easily one of the best signings of this transfer window.