Top 5 bargains this transfer window
FC Twente to Tottenham Hotspur (£7million)
The Premier League’s Belgian revolution continues as Tottenham snapped up the impressive winger to add to their now impressive line-up, which includes their two other fantastic new signings, Roberto Soldado and Paulinho. Occasionally compared to Cristiano Ronaldo owing to his technique and pace, Chadli will bring stability to an already strong midfield at White Hart Lane, at the same time providing a goalscoring threat. Labelled by former Spurs manager Co Adriaanse as the “complete player”, Chadli will give manager Andres Villas-Boas various options owing to his versatility, and is likely to contribute to the Spurs’ title challenge this season.
Athletic Bilbao to Juventus (free)
In what has got to be the most remarkable coup of the season, Juventus has managed to acquire Spanish striker Fernando Llorente completely for free. Having played for nine seasons at Bilbao after graduating from their youth academy, he is arguably in the prime of his career and should have no problem adapting to life with the Bianconeri, with the support of the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal. Manager Antonio Conte’s side will now be the team to beat in the Serie A, with what is probably the best defence in Italy, and one of the strongest midfields.
Sevilla FC to Liverpool (£6.8million)
With new manager Brendan Rodgers labelling him “another Philippe Coutinho”, the young forward is the latest to join the Premier League’s ever-growing Spanish Armada. Considered to be one of Sevilla’s most promising players since Jesus Navas, Alberto is still relatively untested but clearly has massive potential, and is wonderfully adept at controlling the ball and times his runs almost perfectly. Not having got much of a chance to showcase his talent at Andalucia, he hopes to remedy that at his new club, who clearly have tremendous belief in him.