Premier League clubs have no shortage of cash and they proved that during the summer transfer window. As many as thirteen top-flight teams broke their own transfer records while a record total of £1.165bn was spent until the deadline. For the first time in history, Premier League spending crossed the £1bn mark. However, you do not necessarily need to always break the bank to bolster your squad. Sometimes, you can get the job done without spending a fortune.
We have seen some amazing coups this summer and in this article, we will take a look at the best three.
Nolito – Manchester City
The Spanish international’s stocks were quite high before he joined Manchester City this summer from Celta Vigo. £13.8m is quite a bargain for a player of 29-year-old’s caliber. Nolito has already started impressing at the Etihad having scored thrice and setting up two goals for his teammates. A proven goalscorer from the left flank with a wealth of experience at top level, Nolito was a nice addition to the Sky Blues as Pep Guardiola reunited with the Spanish international.
Victor Wanyama – Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino reunited with old pal Wanyama at Spurs this summer and the deal took place for just £11m. Wanyama comes with plenty of experience at the top level having played for Celtic and Southampton. A brilliant protector of the back four and someone who can spray passes across the pitch from deep, Wanyama is a solid addition to the Lilywhites. He is easily a player who could have commanded a fee of at least £20-£25m considering how inflated the market is right now.
Viktor Fischer – Middlesbrough
An FM legend, Viktor Fischer was quite a well-known player and it was quite surprising to see the Dane moving to a newly-promoted club like Boro from Ajax. A winger who has an eye for goals, Fischer took the Eredivisie by storm from his young days. Getting a young player like him for just £3.8m is a massive coup from the Teessiders. The Danish international, already capped 11 times for his country, is yet to make his mark at the Riverside Stadium but in the long run, he can be a big success at the club. Fischer is a flair player, the breed of players a team needs to change a bad day into a good one.