Hundreds of millions of dollars were spent by English Premier League clubs during the last summer Mercato to sign new players in the hope of achieving victories and winning titles, but some deals lived up to expectations and others were disastrous and disappointing.
These are the best deals in the Premier League for the 2023-2024 season so far, depending on the player’s future, his individual performance, and the impact he has on his team and on his teammates.
- England's Declan Rice (Arsenal)
Declan Rice joined Arsenal for 105 million pounds ($133.55 million) after leading West Ham to the European Conference title at the end of last season. The English international proved to be a winning bargain and was able to be the leader of the Gunners' midfield since the start of the season. He will have a pivotal role if the London team wants to continue its adventure to win the Premier League title.
No player in Europe’s top five leagues has made more progressive passes this season than Declan Rice (184) 🎯
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Spaniard Pau Torres (Aston Villa)
The former Villarreal defender lived up to expectations at Villa Park, after having a difficult start in England when he was brought in to replace the injured Tyrone Mings. The Spaniard has since adapted and become a major part of one of the most organized defenses in the Premier League, and the “Villains” defense has become an impregnable fortress due to Torres’ strength and ability to repel the opposing team’s attackers.
- English Alex Scott (Bournemouth)
When Alex Scott was with Bristol City in the first division, he was wanted by several clubs in the Premier League, but Bournemouth won the race and the English midfielder established himself in the team, even though he moved to the “red and black” team for only 25 million pounds sterling ($31.8 million). .
England's Nathan Collins (Brentford)
He imposed himself as a key player in Brentford's lineup and defense line, and this is not an easy matter for any player, as coach Thomas Frank's team was one of the strongest defenses in the Premier League. With Brentford, Collins was able to overcome the challenge of suffering from recurring injuries.
- Brazilian Joao Pedro (Brighton)
Joao Pedro (22 years old) has excelled in the Premier League after moving from Watford. He scored 7 goals in 20 matches, and the majority of his goals came in the European League.
- Englishman Cole Palmer (Chelsea)
Cole Palmer presented himself excellently in the Premier League this season, scoring 12 goals in 16 league matches with the Blues, and has undoubtedly become the number one star at Stamford Bridge so far this season.
- English Jack Harrison (Everton)
Harrison got a second chance in the Premier League, after Everton loaned him from Leeds United, which was relegated to the English Premier League. Harrison scored one of the most beautiful goals of the season against Bournemouth. The 27-year-old player has become an essential part of coach Sean Dyche's squad.
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- Hungarian Dominik Szoboszlai (Liverpool)
One of the best deals the Reds have made this season. The Poland national team captain is performing at remarkable levels in his first season in the Premier League. The player scores, passes and assists, and is one of the reasons behind the Reds regaining their previous level and topping the Premier League table, and he may be one of the elements that brings the title back to Anfield. “.
- Belgian Jeremy Doku (Manchester City)
After moving to the Etihad Stadium from the French team Stade Rennes, Doku achieved great success with City and became the favorite winger of Spanish coach Pep Guardiola.
According to the “Squaka” sports statistics network, Doku – who has been absent from his team for some time due to injury – is the player who completed the most dribbles in the five major European leagues (133) during 2023.
- Danish Rasmus Hojlund (Manchester United)
He participated in 15 matches in the Premier League, but his potential was revealed in the Champions League, where he scored 5 goals in 6 matches.
The 20-year-old Danish international moved for 72 million pounds ($91.8 million) from Italian club Atalanta and still has plenty of time to develop and adapt to the atmosphere of the strongest league in the world.