Transfer windows let clubs to get the most out of every hottest want away players.
Look no further than the 24 years old wonderkid, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, or the the Viking dead ball specialist, Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Chamberlain was turned into an explosive right wing back, even Victor Moses had to shave his head off to match his speed, while Sigurdsson pulled all the strings in attack and became the savior of Swansea.
Both players had shown what they are capable of and their ambition fueled for the transfer down North to live with the Scousers.
The untimely coincidence made it more entertaining. Both had a good season, moved to Liverpool, bought for 40 million, both are not replicating their previous season.
Such a shame for Sigurdsson though, he used to hold the key to Swansea’s front line. Now all he ever held was his head high up for Iceland in qualifying for the World Cup.
Chamberlain might be overly ambitious when he professes his love for a place in center midfield when all his wonderkid years had only been on the flanks and then decided to move to a midfield-overloaded Liverpool.
Though, this is not to say they are bad players, but just bad signings. Given the two new tarnished residents of Liverpool, it is about right to talk about which club made the best business over the summer.
Ederson to Manchester City (35 mil to Benfica)
Claudio Bravo didn’t live up to his name nor his price tag. Reinforcement was added especially when Guardiola has worked with the best sweeper keeper, Neuer. Ederson is bound to be the new Neuer of the Premier League when he swept Mané’s boot with his face. Bravo!
Kurt Zouma to Stoke City (On loan from Chelsea)
Chelsea fans might scratch their heads when the loan move was announced. He was the perfect Stoke defender because of his huge physicality. Zouma was rock solid behind when they managed to stop United from scoring more. Something Arsenal cannot do.
Davinson Sánchez to Tottenham (42 mil from Ajax)
Sánchez, Vertoghen and Alderwiereld formed a solid back three for Spurs, with Dier shifted up as an anchorman, the team looked unbeatable and well-balance as the wing backs could focus on the attack. Beating Real Madrid was the best example.
Sead Kolasinac to Arsenal (Free from Schakle)
The aging Monreal and the departure of Gibbs made the Bosnian signing a must. There wasn’t any attacking flair, until Kolasinac arrived. He storms forward with any chance given and the physicality of Hulk made players scared of him. Better yet, he came for free.
Nemanja Matic to Manchester United (40 mil from Chelsea)
Here again, Chelsea fans are left clueless now. He played majority of the games with Kante in the title-winning season, and won most of it. Selling him to United is basically Chelsea giving the title for United, considering he sits back and let Pogba roam free in the midfield. Suicidal.
Mario Lemina to Southampton (16.3 mil from Juventus)
He didn’t embarrass his former club. He connects the defense to attack, and sits back during attacks. His unselfish ball distribution and passing accuracy made it more lethal. Something Arsenal lacks, but we all know he will end up in Liverpool instead.
Mohamed Salah to Liverpool (36.9 mil from AS Roma)
Don’t let the name deceive you from thinking he’s the WRONG buy for Liverpool. In fact, he’s the best buy. Liverpool’s attack was blunt ever since Suarez left, Firminio couldn’t fill in the void of being ‘deadly’, but the combo together with Coutinho made it possible for the Uruguayan to be replaceable. Just needed 3 men to do it.
Richarlison to Watford (11.5 mil from Fluminense)
Those who knew Renato Sanches would have never heard of Richarlison. Contributed 9 goals out of 15 games, he’s been one of the most reliable attacking outfit, becoming the focal point in front. Bellerin let him slipped through his toes because of his tricks, but he should compete for diving, considering it’s one of his strength.
Alvaro Morata to Chelsea (58 mil from Real Madrid)
Torn between Lukaku, Morata gets my vote after the Manchester derby. He’s all-rounded and more consistent. He scores when needed and links up well with Fabregas and Hazard, contributing 14 goals in 19 games, a direct replacement for Diego Costa. Brings back to the old days of Lampard, Malouda and Drogba.
Marco Silva to Watford (Manager from Hull City)
Couldn't stop Hull from relegation, his management style was quickly noticed by Watford. Former manager of Watford, Mazzarri claimed that the team didn't have the mentality to win, but it doesn't seem to be the case when Silva is sitting top half of the table.