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2013-14 Premier League summer transfers XI

Ayush Roy
SENIOR ANALYST
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04 Sep 2013, 15:17 IST

The Barclays Premier League saw an expenditure of over £600 million in this summer’s transfer window, with teams looking to bolster their squads with high-quality signings from around the world. The massive investment and big names made choosing a best XI a tough job. However, there were a few who stood out more than the rest, with those men forming the Premier League’s summer transfer XI.

Due to a lack of quality defenders signed by Premier League teams this summer, this team consists of an Italian-style back-three, with a couple of defensive-minded midfielders to help keep the goals out. Ahead, there are two inside-forwards and an attacking playmaker playing behind a central striker.

Goalkeeper

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)

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A few people questioned the sense in buying an expensive keeper in Mignolet when Liverpool already had Pepe Reina among their ranks, but the Belgian keeper has quickly proved his worth in the Reds’ shirt so far.

Keeping 3 clean sheets in as many games, Mignolet has become the bedrock in Liverpool’s tough defence, and could turn out to be £11 million well spent.

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