English Premier League 2018 summer transfers: Names you don't want to miss

Published: 14th August 2018 02:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2018 03:52 PM  

Loan-deals apart, here are some of the most-discussed signings from the top-tier league in England this summer. (Photos | Twitter, AP)
Jorginho
JORGINHO (CHELSEA): Chelsea have signed midfielder Jorginho from Napoli on a five-year deal, with the Italy international becoming new head coach Maurizio Sarri's first recruit. The Blues did not disclose financial details but British media reports said that the deal for the Brazilian-born player was worth in the region of 57 million pounds (USD 75.42 million). The 26-year-old played an important role in Sarri's Napoli and the deep-lying playmaker is seen as the perfect fit for the high-tempo, possession-based style of play that the new boss is expected to bring to Chelsea. (Photo | Chelsea FC Twitter)
RIYAD MAHREZ (MANCHESTER CITY): Algerian international Riyad Mahrez secured his move to City, with the Premier League champions paying a reported club-record £60 million (USD 79.6 million) for the winger. The 27-year-old - a pivotal figure when Leicester stormed to a shock league title in 2016 - signed a five-year contract. It comes seven months after City refused to pay Leicester's asking price of £80 million, having offered £50 million plus young winger Patrick Roberts, who was valued at £15 million.(Photo | Riyad Mahrez Twitter)
Brazilian Fred of Manchester United
FRED (MANCHESTER UNITED): The 25-year-old Brazilian international midfielder completed his move to the team he says are the 'biggest club in the world' Manchester United for a reported £50 million (USD 67 million). Mourinho's task will now be to harness Fred's passing ability, while also finally getting the best out of Pogba in his third season since an £89 million move from Juventus. Fred will hope to make the same impact on the Premier League as Brazilian international team-mates Willian and Fernandinho, who also arrived in England via spells with Shakhtar. (Photo | AP)
KEPA ARRIZABALAGA
KEPA ARRIZABALAGA (CHELSEA): Spaniard Arrizabalaga became the most expensive goalkeeper in history after the London club confirmed his 80 million euro (USD 92 million) move from Athletic Bilbao. The 23-year-old, who has played 53 times in La Liga for Bilbao over the last two seasons, has signed a seven-year contract with Chelsea following Thibaut Courtois's move to Real Madrid. (Photo | AP)
Alisson
ALISSON BECKER (LIVERPOOL): Another astonishing stopper-signing of the summer, 25-year-old was signed from Roma 72.5 million euros. Alisson is a key signing for Jurgen Klopp who was desperate for a new goalkeeper to replace Loris Karius following his calamitous Champions League final performance against Real Madrid. (Photo | Liverpool Twitter)
XHERDAN SHAQIRI
XHERDAN SHAQIRI (LIVERPOOL): The 26-year-old Swiss winger's move for a reportedly USD 17 million follows Stoke's relegation from the Premier League.'I'm very happy to be here. It's a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach (Jurgen Klopp),' Shaqiri told liverpoolfc.com. He put a stamp on his debut with a spectacular bicycle-kick goal against Manchester United in the International Champions Cup match in front of a crowd of 101,000 in USA on 29 July. (Photo | Xherdan Shaqiri Twitter)
Lucas Digne
LUCAS DIGNE (EVERTON): The 25-year-old French defender comes from Spanish champions Barcelona on a five-year contract. He made 46 appearances across all competitions, as the Nou Camp outfit won the La Liga last term and retained the Spanish Cup. Everton manager Marco Silva praised Digne's attributes and welcomed the competition with Leighton Baines at left-back. (Photo | Everton Twitter)
FABINHO (LIVERPOOL): Liverpool reached a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho from Monaco in a transfer reportedly worth 50 million euros (USD 58 million). Fabinho is seen as a replacement for Emre Can, who is out of contract at Anfield and has been linked with a move to Juventus. Fabinho has made more than 200 appearances for Monaco and played a key role in helping the team win the French league and reach the Champions League semifinals in 2016-17. (Photo | AP)
ANDRE SCHURRLE (FULHAM): The former Chelsea player, who comes back to English soil after a spell with Dortmund in Germany was reportedly impressed in Fulham's passing game and thus struck a deal with the Slavisa Jovanovic side - rejecting a handful of other offers in hand. (Photo | Fulham Twitter)
JOE HART (BURNLEY): After two seasons out on loan with Torino and then West Ham, the 31 year-old 'keeper was keen to put down roots again. Hart played almost 350 games for Manchester City before having completed a £3.5 million (USD 4.5million)-worth deal. Hart, who has 75 England caps, faces a battle for the number one spot at Burnley. He will be competing against two fellow England internationals, Nick Pope and Tom Heaton, as well as Anders Lindegaard. (Photo | Burnley FC Twitter)
SOKRATIS PAPASTATHOPOULOS (ARSENAL): Seasoned Greek international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos became Arsenal manager Unai Emery's third signing in the close season, putting pen to paper on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee. The 30-year-old, capped 79 times, will be reunited with former Dortmund teammates, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He joins Swiss veteran full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and German goalkeeper Bernd Leno in linking up with the Gunners ahead of the new season. (Photo | Arsenal FC Twitter)
JACK WILSHERE (WEST HAM UNITED): The England midfielder said it felt 'special' to be joining West Ham on a free transfer as it is the club he and his family supported. The 26-year-old - whose lack of form towards the end of the season with Arsenal led to his being omitted from the World Cup squad - signed a three year contract with the Hammers. Wilshere - scorer of 14 goals in his 197 appearances for the Gunners and who won two FA Cup winners medals in 2014 and 2015 - said it was well known the strong emotional ties he had with West Ham. (Photo | West Ham United Twitter)
YERRY MINA and Andre Gomes
YERRY MINA (EVERTON): Everton secured the services of Colombian World Cup star Yerry Mina from Barcelona on an unusually quiet deadline day in the Premier League as Manchester United failed to satisfy manager Jose Mourinho's desire to sign a centre-back. Mina scored three times in three games at the World Cup in Russia, yet failed to impress in making just six appearances for Barca after joining from Palmeiras in January and the Catalan giants were keen to cash in on the 23-year-old, who cost just 11.8 million euros seven months ago.In picture, he is seen with his Barca teammate Andre Gomes, who was also loaned out to Everton. (Photo | Everton Twitter)
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