The Top 5 Premier League transfers so far!

Published on 3 July 2023 at 13:00

In the very early stages of the 2023 transfer window, teams are starting to make their mark in the transfer market with various entries and exits to their squads. Some clubs are very prominent so far in this campaign where as some are holding back and potentially being 'more wise' with their purchases. Saying this there has been a lot of exciting new entries to the Premier League in the window so far so let's take a look at the Top 5 purchases so far...


Firstly it is important to address that the players that have been selected are based on the affect that they can provide to the particular team and not who the best players are that have signed so far this window.


5.  Mateo Kovacic



Following the major departure of Ilkay Gundogan Manchester City have a gap they need to fill. It is important to mention that the squad depth of the treble winning side is second to none, however finding a replacement for the German is vital and for me Kovacic is a great replacement. Now more about Kovacic, if we're being honest the Croatian won't be their stand out midfielder this season with the likes of Rodri and De Bruyne featuring, but he is more than capable of holding his own in the side.

The former Chelsea midfielder has got himself four Champions League medals over his career and this serial winning mentality is one of the main reasons I think Kovacic is one of the signings of the window so far. 

4. Youri Tielemans



The Belgians form over the last year or so hasn't been what we all expected. Over previous years the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have shown their interest in the midfielder however nothing was ever finalised. 

There has been an evident downwards trajectory for Leicester City over the last year which could be the somewhat reasoning to his dip in form. Therefore I feel that a free transfer for a player who was favoured with many major European clubs is a great signing for Aston Villa to take a punt on.


3. Jordan Beyer


Jordan Beyer was one of the main successes in Vincent Kompanys title winning season last year and they would have certainly gone amiss without him this year. The German and Taylor Harwood-Bellis was the Clarets rock at the heart of the defence last campaign and proved to give them great success after losing such an important defensive partnership that they've had over the last few years. 

Consequently returning to the Premier League without such an important player could make Burnley's season a lot more difficult in this upcoming campaign. Hence why the permanent signing of Bayer is third on my list.


2. Kai Havertz



Now for the transfer that has sparked a lot of controversy over recent weeks, Kai Havertz to Arsenal! The German international has had a lot of criticism over his time at Stamford Bridge being described as a 'flop' by many. 

However the 24 year old still has a lot to prove and I don't see why he can't in this positive looking arsenal side. With the signing of Declan Rice becoming more and more of a reality Kai Havertz could be the final piece to one of the best midfield trips in Europe. Rice, Havertz and Odegaard in midfield could cause issues for many teams they face and could provide a positive start to their first year back in the Champions League for 6 years.

1. James Maddison



Is this your most important transfer of the summer so far? James Maddison has looked like a big fish in a small pond for the last few years at the Foxes and it was eveident that it was time for a change. The England international could be the signing that Spurs have needed for some time. 

With plenty of Premier League experience the Coventry City graduate is a more risk free purchase than what they've had over the last few years. Furthermore with the Harry Kane departure looking more realistic, it is vital that they take as little risks as possible to try and get them back in Europe with what is looking like a complete rebrand at the club. 

Moreover Son Heung-min's form in the last year hasn't been anywhere near what we've witnessed in previous years. Maybe just maybe James Maddison could help change Tottenham Hotspur's attacking outlet for the better this campaign.


Harry Lucas

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