This summer has served up one of the craziest transfer windows in football history, in which an exorbitant amount of money has been laid out by ambitious clubs on acquiring the biggest names to proper themselves to glory, especially clubs in the Premier League. In England's top flight alone, an unprecedented £1.32bn has been shelled out, with the fact that there are still just under two weeks left of the window making that stat all the more absurd. On the contrary, some Premier League clubs...
Jonathan Walters - Burnley
Transfer Fee: £3m
The 33-year-old Irishman has always been a workmanlike footballer, giving his all for the team whilst also being fairly prolific throughout the years. His seven seasons at Stoke saw him notch 62 goals in 271 appearances, before his bargain move to Turf Moor this summer.
Something about Walters playing under Sean Dyche just seems right, as they are both very industrious and professional in their work. He may not set the world alight, but Walters is certainly an excellent buy at £3m.
Andrew Robertson - Liverpool
Transfer Fee: £8m
The Scot was a consistently impressive performer for Hull during his three years at the KCOM Stadium, staying loyal to the Tigers during their yo-yo spell between the Championship and Premier League.
At 23 years of age, Robertson's marauding runs and exquisite crossing ability defy his years, and having recently been awarded man of the match on his Liverpool debut, the Anfield faithful are right to get excited about their new £8m man.
Jairo Riedewald - Crystal Palace
Transfer Fee: £7.9m
Having been given his professional debut under Frank de Boer at Ajax aged only 17, Riedewald is an astute signing by the new Crystal Palace boss.
The now 20-year-old was statistically the best passer in the Eredivisie last season, with a pass success rate of 92.4%, and given the fact de Boer will be hoping to implement a more possession based style, Riedewald may be a vital cog in the Eagles' transition.
Additionally, at only £7.9m, the Dutch international could be one of the shrewdest moves of the summer.
Nathaniel Chalobah - Watford
Transfer Fee: £5m
The 22-year-old finally wrestled himself free from the shackles of being a Chelsea loanee this summer, and put his future into his own hands by joining Watford in a permanent move. The fact that Chalobah no longer wanted to stay at Stamford Bridge comes as no surprise, given the lack of first team chances on offer.
What is surprising, however, is the fee. Watford have been particularly impressive in the market this summer, and could potentially have featured on this list again due to their £8m captures of both Will Hughes and Tom Cleverley, but Chalobah at £5m is set to be the best capture of the lot.
Aaron Mooy - Huddersfield Town
Transfer Fee: £8m
Awarded the Terriers player of the season award last year as they won the play-offs, Mooy is a fan favourite at the Kirklees Stadium, and rightly so.
The 26-year-old signed permanently for the club this summer having been on loan last season, and the Australian international has hit the ground running, recording one goal and one assist in two games already this season, including a winner against Newcastle.
At only £8m, and given his age, Mooy represents great value for money for the Terriers and looks set to take the Premier League by storm.
Bruno Martins Indi - Stoke City
Transfer Fee: £7m
After spending the whole of last season on loan at the bet365 Stadium, Martins Indi looked unlikely to return as Stoke dithered over signing him and Crystal Palace swooped in.
Luckily for the Potters, the move materialised and Stoke fans are rightly ecstatic at his return. The Dutch international was a consistently solid player last season, and will look to form a potent partnership with Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma this time round.
Asmir Begovic - Bournemouth
Transfer Fee: £10m
The Bosnian just manages to make this list, priced at exactly £10m, and what a signing he could be for the Cherries. Aged just 30-years-old, Begovic surely has at least five more years of top level football in him, and the sentimentality in his return to Dean Court could see the former Stoke man end his career on the South Coast.
His signing was a necessity due to the inconsistent performances of previous number one Artur Boruc, and Eddie Howe will be delighted to have filled a gap for such a low fee.
Pascal Groß - Brighton & Hove Albion
Transfer Fee: £2.6m
Newly promoted Brighton managed to beat off competition from clubs in the Premier League and Europe to secure Groß' signature, and for only £2.6m could have pulled of the coup of the summer.
Despite his former club Inglostadt's relegation last season, the 26-year-old scored four goals but more impressively, created the most chances in a league that consists of the likes of Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Marco Reus, Ousmane Dembele and many more stars.
It remains to be seen whether the German can replicate his form in England, however his fee means it was a risk worth taking for the Seagulls.
Sandro Ramirez - Everton
Transfer Fee: £5.3m
Sandro Ramirez is undoubtedly the signing of the summer. The former Barcelona man scored 16 goals in 31 appearances for a struggling Malaga side last season, and at 21-years-old, his price tag should really have been significantly higher.
Were it not for a clause in his contract, the Spaniard's fee in this market could easily have been ten times higher. Atletico Madrid looked the most likely destination for the La Masia academy graduate, although they were hit with a transfer ban.
Real Madrid were reportedly in the running for Sandro's coveted signature as well, but Ronald Koeman and Everton managed to pull off a major coup and lure the natural goalscorer to Merseyside, where he will undeniably become a star.