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New Premier League hitmen looking to make their mark in the 2015/16 season

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The Premier League is considered by many football fans to be the best and most competitive league in the world. When a club doing battle in this league comes knocking on your door, asking you to sign a contract, it's tough to say no.

During the past few months, the transfer market has been at it's peak in terms of new arrivals and departures.

Many new faces are set to grace the top flight of English football, so let's take a look at some of the strikers, who will be hoping to impress in their maiden English Premier League season.

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Jordan Ayew

The younger brother of Andre Ayew (who penned a deal with Swansea) has signed for Tim Sherwood's Aston Villa.

Having enjoyed a successful season with FC Lorient, where he managed 13 goals and five assists in all competitions, the Ghanain striker will be hoping that he can go a long way in replacing the goals of now Liverpool frontman, Christian Benteke.

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Patrick Bamford

The 21-year-old Englishman has signed for Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace on loan, after impressing fans all around England with his displays in the Championship for Middlesborough.

He notched up 19 goals and two assists over the 2014/15 season and will be looking to tie down a regular spot for Palace. He may find it tough, with competition from the likes of Glen Murray, Frazier Campbell and Dwight Gayle.

But having scored a handful of goals already in the pre-season friendlies, he certainly will be hovering around Alan Pardew's radar.

Shinji Okazaki

The Japanese marksmen comes with a big reputation, having already scored 43 goals for his native Japan. He joins Leicester after an impressive stint with FSV Mainz, where he found the net on 29 occasions over two seasons.

He will face stiff competition for a place up front in Claudio Ranieri's lineup, but fans will be expecting big things from Japan's third highest ever goalscorer.

Divok Origi

Having signed for Liverpool back in July 2014, Origi was then loaned back out to Lille where he struggled at times, netting nine goals in 44 appearances.

He returns to Anfield for the coming season, looking to fight off the likes of Benteke, Ings and Sturridge for a starting position. However, at just 20-years-of-age, fans may have to wait a season or two before Divock Origi fulfills his potential at Liverpool. 

Aleksander Mitrovic

The 20-year-old Serbian, having already been capped on international level 13 times, has signed for Newcastle United. He joins of the back of a very fine season in Belgium, where he netted 28 times in 51 matches.

With Papiss Cisse struggling to maintain fitness, and Ayoze Perez potentially being deployed out wide, the Toon Army will be hoping Mitrovic will not prove to be another Emmanuel Riviere.

Eder

The Portuguese striker, formerly plying his trade for Braga, has penned a deal at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea's new recruit will be turning 28 in a few months time, and will be hoping to make his experience in the Premier League a positive one.

He scored 13 times last season in 36 appearance but will have to fend off Bafetimbi Gomis if he wants to become Swansea's first choice striker.

So these are just some of the face fans can get used to seeing on their television screens for the next ten months, but there are plenty new faces to look forward too from the three promoted teams. Let's hope this season is full of goals!

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