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Premier League: Top five transfers so far

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GMS contributor Josh Lindley picks his top five transfers of the summer so far, do you agree?

Will the likes of Paulinho, Simon Mignolet and Fernandinho feature? Here are five of the best: 

Nicklas Helenius | Aalborg to Aston Villa | Undisclosed fee

Taking everything into account, this deal has to go down as one of the best of the summer so far. With Villa heavily relying on Christian Benteke last season, Paul Lambert needed someone to be able to share the goalscoring burden with him, so in came Helenius. 

At only 22, he's a towering 6ft 5', and came second in the top scorer's list in the Danish Superliga last season to another Premier League new boy, Cardiff's Andreas Cornelius.

His 16 goals for Aalborg last season helped them achieve a fifth place finish, and catch the eye of the Villa scouts. He's already scored twice this pre-season for Aston Villa, and could well be a great piece of business.

Fernando Amorebieta | Athletic Bilbao to Fulham | Free

The centre-back will become the first Venezuelan to play in the Premier League when he pulls on a Fulham shirt, and an experienced one at that. Before his summer move, he had been at Athletic Bilbao since 2004, and put in some impressive performances in the Europa League and La Liga, attracting the attention of many clubs. 

Fulham however want to partner him with Brede Hangeland to try and attract more free flowing football to Craven Cottage, and to bring Amorebieta in on a free transfer is a great bit of business by Martin Jol.

Jonjo Shelvey | Liverpool to Swansea | £5m

I personally think this is a great deal for everyone involved. Shelvey's not going to get as much game time as he would like at Liverpool, especially with Coutinho keeping him out of the side with his impressive displays.

Swansea are going to be in the Europa League after winning the Capital One Cup last season, so their squad needs more depth to it. If he wants to add to his solitary England cap, he needs to be playing regularly, and with Swansea having more games next season, he's going to do that. He may not completely fit the way they play, but he's set to be a good option.

Ricky van Wolfswinkel | Sporting Lisbon to Norwich | £8.5m

For me, Norwich have done the best out of all the Premier League clubs this transfer window. Bringing in players like Gary Hooper, Leroy Fer and Nathan Redmond will really push them on as a Premier League club this season. But the stand out deal for me is for van Wolfswinkel. 

Sporting endured a terrible season by their standards with a seventh place finish last year, with van Wolfswinkel netting 14 times. They hadn't qualified for Europe, so that attraction wasn't there anymore for the Dutchman, who has been capped only twice for his national side, but the most recent of those was in June 2013, and will hope to add to those caps at Norwich.

Victor Wanyama | Celtic to Southampton | £12.5m

Finally, Victor Wanyama's move to the Premier League is one that has been expected for a while. Like Amorebieta, he'll be the first player from his country to play in the Premier League. 

The Kenyan has commanded a large transfer fee, but the player that Southampton get for that money is a powerful, young talent that will add some bite to a midfield that already contains creativity in the form of Adam Lallana and Gaston Ramirez. 

It's also a good statement from Southampton's perspective, with this signing, along with Dejan Lovren, they obviously mean business and expect to be going from strength to strength. 

 

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