With the transfer window stepping up a gear and players moving in and out of the Premier League, now seems like a good time to take stock of the deals that have taken place so far.

There have been a few high-profile transfers and with many more beginning to materialise, the next few weeks could be the start of the most intense and busy transfer period in recent years. 

Here is a possible XI made up of the Premier League's newcomers so far.

GK: Maarten Stekelenburg | Fulham

The move from Roma to Fulham was very quiet and almost unnoticed.

Stekelenburg was famous in Italy for being a good barrier between the sticks and with the fact that his transfer was done on the cheap suggests Fulham have grabbed a bargain.

If anything, I believe that Stekelenburg should be nearing his peak at the age of 30. A worthy goalkeeper who deserves to be in the newcomers XI.

RB: Jernade Meade | Swansea

Not many have heard of this talented right-back. Meade moved from Arsenal to Swansea and I believe that he has the potential to be a good full-back for many years to come.

He is quick, energetic and most importantly not afraid of a challenge.

Though he stands at around 5ft 5", he is still a fighter and willing to do whatever to help out his side.

CB: Modibo Diakite | Sunderland

The strong, tall, fast and versatile centre-back is a handful for most strikers rather than the other way round.

Diakite has the ability to turn danger to his advantage and though he is only 26, he has 83 appearances for Lazio's first-team, and can only improve under Paolo Di Canio.

CB: Kolo Toure | Liverpool

The former Manchester City and Arsenal centre-back is experienced and just what liverpool need after the departure of Jamie Carragher.

His experience will be needed at the back of the team to help keep the team in tough situations.

Though he is not a newcomer, his move across to Anfield shows that he wants first-team football and he is ready to fight for his place.

LB: Antolin Alcaraz | Everton

The new addition to the Toffees is well-known in the Premier League now. He is a good tactician and seems to read the game well compared to his teammates.

Though we have seen him play at the centre of defence, the fact that he played in a defence of three meant that he had to defend against wingers as well as strikers, which explains his ability to be a left-back.

RM: Emanuele Giaccherini | Sunderland

A new boy to the Premier League, Giaccherini has moved from Juventus and after a fine display in Serie A and also in the Confederations Cup.

He is fast and a hard worker and labelled by Di Canio as being a 'special player'. Only next season will tell whether his ability comes to fruition.

CM: Victor Wanyama | Southampton

The powerhouse who has moved from Celtic, comes with a hefty price-tag and looks like a possible star for next season.

In January of last season, clubs such as Manchester United and Arsenal were interested in the player but were warded off by the price, however Southampton paid their highest ever fee to bring the player in.

Wanyama's strength and vision will be vital for Southampton to survive in the league and to push on for a good league standing.

CM: Fernandinho | Manchester City

This man set the Champions League alight when he tore apart Chelsea's midfield and defence.

He is a composed and balanced midfielder and is a better player than the likes of Gareth Barry and James Milner. He will partner Yaya Toure, and they will be able to go back and forth to attack and defend.

He is a great addition and will hopefully bring Manchester City closer to the title.

LM: Stevan Jovetic | Manchester City

The boy from Montenegro made a name for himself as he helped Fiorentina get very close to the Champions League spot in Serie A.

After clubs such as Chelsea and Arsenal tracked him for months, Manchester City swooped in and acquired his signing in a few swift days.

A great deal by the looks of it, as Jovetic has shown potential and ability in the few games I have watched. He may be one to look out for in the future.

ST: Alvaro Negredo | Manchester City

Negredo moved from Sevilla to Manchester after a few weeks of negotiations and it seems as if he is a replacement for Carlos Tevez.

He is tall and able to challenge in the air with the majority of defenders. He has played 14 times for the Spain national team and scored 70 times in 139 appearances for Sevilla.

He will be a good player, similar to Edin Dzeko, and will be able to hold up the ball for the team.

ST: Wilfried Bony | Swansea

The striker from the Ivory Coast is one of Swansea's most expensive signings ever.

Bony is a hard worker, a prolific scorer and an athletic and explosive player.

Swansea signed him despite interest from other clubs and they will be hoping he can be as effective as Michu was in his debut Premier League season.

Substitutes: Vito Mannone, Gary Hooper, Yaya Sanogo, Arouna Kone & Paulinho

 

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