The English Premier League summer transfer window has now been shut. All incoming business has concluded and we are on the eve of a brand new season. The 2019/20 campaign kicks off on Friday night as Liverpool host Norwich City.
It was a fantastic transfer window over the past three months. Just like the preceding ones, this summer transfer window was full of drama as well, as Premier League powerhouses put in immense effort, going head-to-head in an intense battle to beat one another and secure the finest deals in the market. This resulted in many high-profile switches and huge transfer sums.
In this article, we rank the five best Premier League transfers of this summer, taking into consideration the difficulty of completing the move, the value of the transfer and value addition to the team.
Note: All transfer fees are from Transfermarkt.
#5 Joao Cancelo
Transfer fee: €65m (Danilo + €30m)
To: Manchester City
On the fifth place of this list, we have Joao Cancelo who moved from Juventus to Manchester City this summer. It's a real surprise to see this man leaving Juventus after a very good first season in the Bianconeri shirt.
Cancelo's offensive qualities are immense and it's undoubtedly the primary reason for Guardiola bringing him in. He posted great attacking numbers last year and was one of Juve's main driving forces in pushing the ball up the field.
He is already one of the best players in his position and he could become another tactical masterstroke from Pep Guardiola. Under Pep Guardiola's guidance, he is expected to improve massively and evolve as a player. Manchester City fans should be really excited about their new man.