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The top 11 transfers so far this summer

Falcao is a top buy for Monaco (©GettyImages)
Falcao is a top buy for Monaco (©GettyImages).

GiveMeSport looks at the best transfers of the summer window so far based on price, age and ability. This is the Transfer XI:

Goalkeeper | Mark Schwarzer | Chelsea and Australia

A back-up choice for Petr Cech, however on a free transfer from Fulham that is a great bargain with the experience and expertise of the 40 year old. He has had a number of great seasons with Fulham and will offer the Czech International some tough competition. 

Right-Back | Maicon Sisenando | Roma and Brazil

A very good buy indeed for Roma. The price was undisclosed but i can't see it being over £3 million as Maicon is definitely out of his prime. A position that was lacking for Roma and they had to fill it quickly to stand a chance to compete in Serie A and they may have done that.

Centre-Back | Marquinhos | PSG and Brazil

A breakthrough in teenage talent this year as the 19 year old was bought for £27 million, being the fifth most expensive defender of all-time. But you can see why; after just one season at the back for Roma what a brilliant year he had, and of course, he is only just 19.

Centre-Back | Mobido Diakite | Sunderland and France

This free transfer for Sunderland was an exceptional bit of business for the Northern team. No-one predicted such a good signing for the side and especially it being on a free. Diakite is a brilliant player, and at the age of 26, is coming into his prime now.

Left-Back | Emanuele Giaccherini | Sunderland and Italy

Another fantastic signing for Sunderland at just £6.5 million. That could be the bargain of the summer because after a brilliant Confederations Cup,  Giaccherini has definitely sprung into the limelight. Normally played as a left wing-back I think that Sunderland may deploy him higher up the field.

Right Midfield | James Rodriguez | Monaco and Colombia

A hefty price to pay for newly promoted Monaco of £45 million, but the never ending spending of this team can afford to make a risk or two. James has had a couple of great seasons at Porto and will be widely anticipated to take Ligue 1 by storm.

Centre Mildfield | Thiago Alacantra | Bayern Munich and Spain

A fee of around £20 million for Thiago seems a fair price to pay as he lit up the European Under-21 Championships. A great signing in terms of putting your voice out there as again Bayern snatch Thiago from several other clubs' paths. Their midfield could well be a midfield to retain the Champions League.

Centre Midfield | Isco | Real Madrid and Spain

Another signing for Real Madrid as they look to bolster their team after a quite disappointing season. A price of £24 million for the wonder kid and another great bargain. At only 21 years old he has plenty of time to nurture and become one of the best in the world. 

Left Midfield | Marco Van Ginkel | Chelsea and Netherlands

A fee of £9.5 million was agreed by the two clubs and not a bad price to pay for this kid who is tipped to be sensational. Many clubs were after signing him and Chelsea got their noses in front to pip them. A nice playmaker and it will be good to see how he improves. 

Striker | Radamel Falcao | Monaco and Colombia

A compatriot of James Rodriguez and a good friend. Falcao was tipped to be going to Real Madrid until negotiations fell through and he then swapped to go North and straight to Monaco. A fee of £50 million isn't cheap by any means but a prolific goal scorer like Falcao will work wonders in Ligue 1.

Striker | Wilfried Bony | Swansea and Ivory Coast

A record fee for Swansea of £12 million, which is another great buy in the Premier League. He proved himself in the last two years in the Dutch League scoring 46 goals for Vitesse. A powerful striker like himself will be incredibly suited for the Premier League. 

 

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