The following five individuals are players we have deemed to be the best signings of the 2017/2018 Premier League season in no particular order. All have contributed massively to the successes of their respective sides, and look to be a real coup regardless of the transfer fee paid for them.
When Manchester United nabbed Nemanja Matic from Chelsea, it really did feel like one of the coups of the season. Matic has proved to be one of the most talented holding midfielders in Europe in recent seasons, and was the exact type of player United have been crying out for, for a number of seasons.
The commanding Serbian has put in some magnificent performances for his new side this season, and is clearly adored by Jose Mourinho. He has played nearly every game for the Red Devils in their league campaign, scoring arguably the goal of the season along the way.
At 29, United will be hoping to hold on to Matic for the rest of his career, as he continues to solidify his team’s midfield through his calm and collected performances, allowing the likes of Paul Pogba to thrive.
Brazilian shot-stopper Ederson Moares has proved to be arguably the only goalkeeper to rival David de Gea for top dog in England’s top flight. Since signing the former Benfica man, Manchester City have been a whole new animal, and took the league by storm this season to be crowned Champions fairly early on.
Ederson has been a rock between the sticks, and looks to be the exact type of ‘keeper required for a Pep Guardiola side. City have only lost a couple of games in the league this season and, still with a questionable back four at times, the work of the Brazilian cannot be understated. At 24, the Citizens look to have the right man to hold things together at the back for the next decade, and there is no doubt he is definitely one of the season’s top signings.
Not much else needs to be said about Mohamed Salah. As the league’s top scorer, with over 40 goals in all competitions in his first season at Anfield, the Egyptian star has arguably played the best football of any player on the planet this year.
Dubbed the Egyptian Messi, Salah has arguably outperformed his Argentinian counterpart on all fronts, and still has the chance to be crowned European champion if Liverpool defy all odds and go on to win the Champions League next month.
For a man deemed surplus to requirements during his time at Chelsea, Salah has set the league alight like few before him in his first season at a new club and, should he maintain his current form for multiple seasons, he will definitely be considered as one of the best attacking players of his generation.
Pascal Gross signed for newly promoted Brighton from Ingolstadt, and has proved to be a massive player for the seagulls in his first season in English football. It is normal for newly promoted sides to fall away quickly down to the relegation spots, however, Brighton have defied all odds to enjoy a very strong season, especially for a club that has never been in the Premier League until this term.
Currently sitting mid table, the work of Gross in the midfield under Hughton has been massive for the south coast club, and the German has even chipped in on the goal-scoring front with six league strikes so far. Perhaps not as high profile as the likes of Salah and Matic, Gross’s work for Brighton cannot be overlooked and he has done a remarkable job at his new club.
The second ‘keeper on this list, Martin Dubravka was signed on loan from Sparta Prague by Newcastle United in January, after they experienced their fair share of goalkeeping woes in the first half of the season, and he has definitely played a major role in their survival.
A relative unknown name prior to his move, the Slovakian international helped keep a clean sheet against Manchester United on his debut, making a number of world class saves to keep the Red Devils at bay and, since that performance, Dubravka has not looked back.
Newcastle have experienced a real turnaround in terms of form this season, finishing the campaign strongly to secure their top flight status after it was in doubt following a tough first half to the season. With Dubravka between the sticks, the Magpies look a much better outfit, and Newcastle fans will be hoping they can make his signature permanent in the summer.