The transfer window has been fairly quiet and subdued this summer with many clubs doing deals early or even without a manager which is a bit strange. However there have been a few interesting signings to say the least.
Here we take a look at the top five Premier League newcomers to watch out for this season:
5: Paulinho – Tottenham Hotspur
Paulinho caught the eye of Tottenham boss Andre Vilas-Boas after a string of incredible performances for Brazil at this summer’s Confederations Cup.
The 25-year-old was the rock in the centre of midfield, he broke up the pieces which enabled the great attacking players to get on and attack the opposition.
Paulinho will do exactly the same for Spurs. He’ll hold and anchor the midfield to enable the likes of Aaron Lennon, Mousa Dembele, and Lewis Holtby to go forward and score goals.
4: Ricky van Wolfswinkel – Norwich City
Van Wolfswinkel will be a great addition to the Norwich city squad. The Dutchman will strengthen their attack as Luciano Becchio failed to perform at all well last season.
With Grant Holt moving to Wigan Athletic, there will be a lot of expectation on the shoulders of Van Wolfswinkel.
The 24-year-old's strapline is ‘Feed the wolf and he will score’ and I for one believe he will live up to that slogan.
3: Roberto Soldado – Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham lacked an out-and-out goalscorer last season, which evidently cost them their place in the top four. But the recruitment of Roberto Soldado will without doubt solve that problem.
The 28-year-old comes to North London with a heavy price tag on him, but he has a proven goalscoring record in La Liga and also performed well for Spain in the Confederations Cup.
2: Wilfried Bony – Swansea City
Bony’s arrival has come as a surprise considering Michu’s stunning debut season last time out netting 23 goals.
Bony will add power to their strike force as he is an out-and-out goalscorer.The Ivorian scored 31 goals last season for the Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem.
It should be interesting to see how Michael Laudrup plays both Michu and Bony, and if they can conjure a formidable partnership. If they can Swansea could end up having a very successful season.
1: Jesus Navas – Manchester City
Navas is a highly-rated pacey winger who likes to get down the line and cross the ball into the box.
This is promising when considering the likes of Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo on the receiving end of those pin-point deliveries.
Navas will be a great asset to Manuel Pellegrini’s squad. He could be pivotal to Manchester City’s hopes of regaining the Premier League title from arch rivals Manchester United.
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