The start of November seems like a good time to judge players who landed at different clubs in the summer.
It was another crazy summer of spending in the Premier League, with £1.4 billion being spent on players.
Romelu Lukaku, who joined Manchester United in a £75 million move from Everton, and Mohamed Salah have both shown their worth in the first three months of the season.
Indeed, Jamie Carragher said this week that Salah, who signed for Liverpool from Roma, has made the biggest impact of any summer signing.
But FourFourTwo don’t consider the Egyptian to be the best summer signing, instead ranking him number two in their list of top 10 moves based on performances so far in the campaign.
Here’s their entire list.
10. Harry Maguire (Hull to Leicester, £17m)
“After marking his arrival with a goal and assist in his first two league games, Maguire’s performances were still being noticed even while Leicester were in the relegation zone, and the 26-year-old has continued to be quietly excellent.”
9. Jack Cork (Swansea to Burnley, £10m)
“Cork’s composure in possession and defensive discipline have long made him one of the most underrated players in the country.”
8. Richarlison (Fluminense to Watford, £11.5m)
“Richarlison is hugely talented and offers directness and speed that is largely absent elsewhere in the Watford squad.”
7. Mario Lemina (Juventus to Southampton, £18m)
“Strong in the tackle and quick to anticipate a loose ball, Lemina is pulling all the strings at St. Mary’s.”
6. Davinson Sanchez (Ajax to Tottenham, £42m)
“Sanchez looks like he’s been part of the Tottenham defence for years.”
5. Romelu Lukaku (Everton to Manchester United, £75m)
“Lukaku was signed to score goals against stubborn, mid-table opponents. He is doing this job superbly.”
4. Sead Kolasinac (Schalke to Arsenal, free)
“Arsene Wenger has finally found a fierce leader capable of lifting the crowd and changing the shape of a Premier League game.”
3. Pascal Gross (Ingolstadt to Brighton, £3m)
“Incredibly, Gross has already bagged five assists and two goals in the Premier League this season, making him statistically the most prolific midfielder who isn't based in Manchester.”
2. Mohamed Salah (Roma to Liverpool, £36.9m)
“His directness in possession and speed on the flanks makes him the perfect foil for Sadio Mane and well-suited to the counter-pressing tactics of Jurgen Klopp.”
1. Ederson (Benfica to Manchester City, £35m)
“He is fast becoming the fulcrum of City’s possession-dominant tactics, preventing aggressive opponents from disrupting the rhythm of Pep Guardiola’s team.”
Nemanja Matic can probably feel slightly aggrieved to have missed out.