Cabaye and Clasie headline new signings that could light up the Premier League

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GiveMeSport takes a look at four done deals which could produce some Premier League stars over the upcoming season.

This list will not include the more obvious superstars such as Memphis Depay and Roberto Firmino, enough has been written about them in my opinion.

A lot may have been written about Cabaye too but I just had to include him.


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1. Yohan Cabaye - Crystal Palace

Starting with what I believe to be arguably the smartest piece of business of the summer so far. Cabaye's time at Newcastle was admired by many high profile clubs although he failed to fit in at cash rich PSG.

Alan Pardew is creating a very promising squad at Selhurst Park with the side looking to establish themselves as a Premier League main stay.

Cabaye is exactly the type of player who will thrive under Pardew's system with pacey wingers to be on the end of his passes and other more defensive midfielders in place so his creative tendencies can thrive.

A player of his calibre is a big statement by Palace and now the club will feel that they could possibly have an outside chance at breaking into the Europa League places. A marquee signing and a relative bargain considering the current financial climate, kudos Palace.

2. Dimitri Payet - West Ham

Since Slavan Bilic was named the Hammers manager positivity seems to have engulfed the club. Impressive signings and a general sense of optimism are something we have not seen at Upton Park for a while and Payet may just be the most impressive of all.

His form for Marseille last season was lethal and, despite the club's poor finish to the campaign, Payet had arguably his finest individual season to date.

The former Lille man created 135 chances last season - more than any player in Europe - and recorded a sensational 17 assists - only two less than Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas.

At 28-years-old Payet is at the peak of his career, his creativity and passing skills are something West Ham are craving more than ever especially there chance-starved strikers.

3. Georginio Wijnaldum - Newcastle United

A signing which surprised me due to his age (24) and his international pedigree - he was a crucial member of Louis Van Gaal's Netherlands squad at the 2014 World Cup.

Nevertheless Newcastle have pulled off an impressive signing and one that could galvanise their stagnant and, let's be honest, average midfield.

As PSV captain last season, Wijnaldum led the Eindhoven club to the Eredivise title and won the prestigious crown of Dutch footballer of the year.

A midfielder blessed with skill, energy and creativity Newcastle may have made a very astute acquisition as long as they allow the Dutchman to flourish.

Oh and he also has an eye for goal to, with 56 goals in under 200 appearances during his time with PSV, not bad, not bad at all.

4. Jordy Clasie - Southampton

Another 24-year-old Dutchman has washed up on our England shores in the form of Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin replacement.

Jordy Clasie makes a reunion with former manager Ronald Koeman and the Dutch midfielder could be yet another smart piece of business by the South-coast club.

A midfielder with exceptional discipline and the ability to link defence to attack could be crucial alongside the enforcer Victor Wanyama.

He may not be a player who will steal the headlines but Clasie is capable of performing a vital role for Southampton and help the players in front of him.

He's a regular in the Dutch national team to, so he has to be pretty good even if they aren't the force they once were.

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