The 2012/13 season has seen a number of players make their Premier League debuts after summer transfers that brought them to one of the world's most competitive divisions. 

And whilst the move has worked wonders for many, not all have settled on English shores. Here's a look at those who have flourished in their new surroundings, with ten of the Premier League's best transfers of the season.

10. Nathaniel Clyne | Southampton

Clyne has looked at home on the right of Southampton’s defence in his debut Premier League season. He has all the attributes necessary to excel into a top quality international full back which is good for a reported £2.5m fee.

9. Jan Vertonghen | Tottenham

Vertonghen is strong, he can tackle, he is dominant in the air, and his technical ability is impressive for a centre-half. Tottenham snapped all this up for just £10m this summer. The former Ajax captain has shined in recent weeks, and his consistent level of performances have earned him a regular starting place at the heart of Spurs’ defence.

8. Romelu Lukaku | West Brom (on loan)

The big Belgian has been somewhat of a revolution for the Baggies this season scoring 13 goals in the same number of league starts. His performances even made people question whether Chelsea should recall him in January to replace their £50m flop Fernando Torres.

7. Robin van Persie | Manchester United

The Dutchman’s class showed last season for Arsenal, propelling them to a third place finish. Since his move to United he has continued his excellent record scoring 19 goals in 25 league starts.

6. Shinji Kagawa | Manchester United

Despite a tricky start due to an injury, recently Kagawa has proven he was well worth United’s £12m outlay for him in the summer with performance like that of last weekend in which he bagged a magnificent hat trick against Norwich City.

5. Oscar | Chelsea

The talented Brazilian has the potential to go to the very top of the game  with his creativity and vision. He has impressed playing in both an attacking position and a role which requires far more discipline in the centre of Chelsea’s midfield.

4. Santi Cazorla | Arsenal

Cazorla made an instant impact for Arsenal collecting man of the match against Sunderland on debut and scoring his first Arsenal goal at Anfield in a 2-0 win. Since then he has never looked back, scoring 11 league goals and making 6 for his team mates. It is a testament to Cazorla’s ability that he is already considered a vital and influential member of Arsenal’s midfield.

3. Moussa Sissoko | Newcastle United

One of several French signings for Newcastle this summer, Sissoko has been the most impressive by far. He scored two goals against Chelsea in February won the game and he has looked like a fantastic signing ever since making his move from Toulouse in January.

2. Christian Benteke | Aston Villa

Scoring 16 goals in 29 goals for a relegation threatened side is a great return for a £7m investment. At 22, Benteke is already a well accomplished striker, and has been the shining light in an in-experienced Villa team, at times without any support.

1. Michu | Swansea City

Roberto Martinez's knowledge of the Spanish transfer market has paid dividends in unearthing the gem of Michu for just £2m. His goalscoring record is unbelievable considering he is usually played behind another striker, and having signed a fresh long-term contract recently, he market value has rocketed to closer to £20m than £2m.

 

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