Top 5 2012/13 Premier League Signings
There have some been great signings made by Premier League clubs this season. Here are the five best in my opinion.
Michu to Swansea City
Michu signed a three-year contract with Swansea in July 2012 for the princely sum of just £2 million.
Considering this season has been his first season in English football, he’s played superbly scoring 15 goals in 28 Premier League matches as well as three goals in six matches in the League Cup and one goal in the FA Cup.
That works out at just over £105,000 per goal since he arrived at the club.
Robin van Persie to Manchester United
Van Persie moved to Manchester United from Arsenal in a deal worth £24 million but it’s the context and the overall value of his move, which is significant.
Sir Alex Ferguson reacted to bring in a solid goal scorer after losing the title to Manchester City in the 2011/2012 season and it’s worked because the Dutch forward has 19 goals in 29 Premier League games as well as eight assists.
Add to that the three goals he scored in the Champions League during his first season at the club and it’s clearly one of the best signings of the football year.
Santi Cazorla to Arsenal
Cazorla joined the Gunners from Malaga at the end of last summer as Malaga faced financial problems that saw the player sold off at cut costs (around £15 million.)
The Spaniard has scored 11 goals in 29 Premier League appearances so far this season and has also contributed with 6 assists.
Cazorla’s consistent, quality performances have made him a key player at the Emirates, he has really shone this season.
Christian Benteke to Aston Villa
Benteke was a £7 million capture for the club from Genk and he arrived under a lot of pressure due to the presence of Darren Bent and the young age of the Aston Villa side.
They are still stuck in a relegation fight but his 13 goals in 27 league games have gone a long way to help the side avoid the drop so far. It’s a remarkable tally when you consider that Villa have scored only 32 goals all season and he’s only 22-years-old.
He’s also bagged four goals in the League Cup this season, which helped the side into a semi-final slot where they were eventually beaten by Bradford City.
Dimitar Berbatov to Fulham
Berbatov made his £6 million move to Fulham after becoming a fringe player at his previous club, Manchester United.
Since joining the Cottagers the Bulgarian has instantly made himself at home, scoring 11 Premier League goals in total.
Berbatov has proved he is still one of the best players in England and for such a low price he’s easily one of the top signings this season.
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