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Premier League: Top five midfield signings

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With so many transfers of players that have come in and out of the Premier League, here's a look at five midfielders that have been signed over the summer who I feel deserve to be watched closely this season.

Nathan Redmond - Norwich City

Recent summer singing Adam Redmond joined Norwich from Birmingham earlier this summer. Redmond is an England Under-21 player and was one of their star performers at this summers Euro Under-21 championships.

Redmond has the ability to combine speed and skill to beat opposition players and bring his team further up towards the opponents goal.In his league debut for Norwich, Redmond had a very impressive display against Everton powering past Toffee players with his blistering pace and scored his first goal for the club scoring the winning goal in their recent victory over Southampton.

Mesut Ozil - Arsenal

Mesut Ozil has saved Arsenal from having another embarrassing transfer market. With almost no serious signings Arsenal looked to have failed to use the funds that were able to them. However, this deadline day transfer for the 24-year-old German is an astonishing one. 

Ozil made over 100 appearances for Real Madrid over three seasons, and has already represented his national side of Germany 47 times at such a young age. With plenty of experience and talent Ozil is surely a world-class addition to the Arsenal team. Undoubtedly, Ozil is one to keep your eyes on throughout the season. 

Jesus Navas - Manchester City

With Gareth Bale gone, Navas is one of the few players in the league with a devastating pace when having the ball at his feet. He has a great dribbling ability as well as speed but will definitely be terrorising defenders of the premier league.

The 27-year-old speedster has made 29 appearances for the Spanish national side and was a fantastic acquisition by new Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini. A great set-piece taker as well, surely as Navas settles more into the Premier League game he will become a fantastic player. Not City's most expensive signing however I feel he will be the most exciting to keep your eyes on. 

Erik Lamela  - Tottenham

Seen as a replacement for Gareth Bale, Lamela has been named 'the argentine Cristiano Ronaldo' by some. At 19-years of age Lamela was signed for 16 million by Roma in 2011. In just two seasons, Lamela managed 62 appearances and established himself as one of Europe's top young talents. 

Lamela’s poise, athleticism and ball control are reminiscent of a young Portuguese Ronaldo however not as fast as the Portugal Captain, Lamela has a great creative mind and has possibly a better understanding of the game. Surely a fantastic prospect, Lamela has joined one of England's top clubs and everyone will be watching him to see how he adapts and continues to develop as a player at White Heart Lane. 

Paulinho - Tottenham

Paulinho is a box-to-box midfielder who like fellow Brazilian midfielders Fernandinho and Ramires, has made the switch to the Premier League. He is strong, versatile and a master of timing when it comes to charging into the penalty box. 

Paulinho was one of the, if not the most important players in a Corinthians team that won the Brazilian Championship, Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup title - where the Brazilian club defeated Chelsea. Paulinho scored 34 goals in 167 games for Corinthians and should be a key player in the Spurs squad. 

There are obviously other players to watch such as Christian Eriksen of spurs and recent Manchester United signing Marouane Fellaini. With so many midfield talents joining the Premier League, surely the quality of football will continue to grow and they will light up England's top division with their abilities. 

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