2013-14 Premier League summer transfers XI
Fernandinho (Manchester City)
Signed from Shakhtar Donetsk for a massive £34 million, Fernandinho has been earmarked as Yaya Toure’s central midfield partner at Manchester City, and in his early appearances has shown ability that is worth the pricetag that he came for.
The Brazilian will be key in City’s claims for success in the Premier League and in Europe, and should see great success for Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United)
Having been linked with a move away from Everton all summer, Fellaini finally left the club on deadline day, joining Manchester United on a big-money contract.
The Belgian scored 12 times last season and was a major reason for Everton’s success, and should be a massive feature for the Premier League champions this term, for his height as well as his skill on the ball.
Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur)
The first signing in Andre Villas-Boas’ spending spree this summer, Paulinho came to White Hart Lane with a big reputation following excellent performances for Brazil at the Confederations Cup, and has already become a regular in a Tottenham side looking to break the top four.
A midfielder equally capable of distributing and defending, Paulinho is an all-action player who is suited to the Premier League’s style of play, and could be a huge success by the end of the season.
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Having been left frustrated all summer, Arsenal fans rejoiced on deadline day as Arsene Wenger made his biggest-ever signing at the Emirates by claiming Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid.
It was a surprise that Madrid let him leave, given the success that he saw at the Spanish club over the years, and Arsenal are expected to reap the benefits of breaking the bank for their £42 million signing this season.