It is becoming increasingly difficult not to splash excessive transfer fees these days. Transfer windows are as entertaining as ever in the present football world, and every football club worth its salt keeps creating administrative positions to oversee all player transfers. It appears to be the only way for football teams to be assured of real, long-lasting value.
But, not all transfers (no matter how much is spent) are successful. Injuries hamper some players; others fail to adapt due to new club ethics, country culture, language, or league intensity, and many fail to leave up to the hype. Players like Di Maria, Soldado, Bakayoko, Morata, and Mangala quickly come to mind when you think of players who failed to reach their true potential in the Premier League.
According to an article by Vwin99, an Asian sportsbook, detailing some of the most recent significant transfers in the Premier League. Also, you can bet on several football games and enjoy all sorts of betting options, including goals scored, corner kicks taken, and many more — all on Vwin.
So who are the best Premier League signings in the last seven years? The ones who have shown real value for the money spent. Let’s look at the five best value-for-money transfers in the Premier League.
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The Egyptian god took the Premier League by storm at the second time of calling. Led Liverpool to their first league title in 30years, having won them the champions league the previous year. Since he arrived at the club, no Liverpool player has out-scored him in the Premier League. He was crowned the PFA player of the year 2017-18 season, the same season he etched his name in Premier League history, as he became the player with the most goals in a single Premier League season. When you realize he was bought from As Roma for £36.9 million, you conclude he has repaid his money’s worth, and Liverpool was lucky to have him for that prize.
The 2018 world cup winner moved to Chelsea for £32 million and has gone on to win the Premier League, League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea. He’s been one of Chelsea’s most reliable, consistent,t and crucial players.
It is said that about 71% of the earth is covered by water, and Ngolo Kante covers the rest. He has given so much value to Chelsea for the fee they paid to get him.
Bruno is possibly Manchester United’s best signing since Paul Pogba. Despite not having an outstanding international reputation and lacking stability at club level, Fernandez settled quite nicely in United’s midfield.
He became half of the most deadly attacking midfield partnership in the Premier League, with his partner Paul Pogba. Since arriving at Manchester United, Bruno has had 83 goal contributions, and in the 2020/2012 season, he was one of the top prospects for the much-coveted PFA award. Bruno was certainly a bargain for United; it is pretty hard to get players of that quality much less for that price during the winter transfer.
Virgil Van Dijk
Van Dijk is easily the best defender in the world right now. The center back came to Liverpool from fellow premier league side Southampton for a world record fee of 75 million pounds. After joining Liverpool, Van Dijk cemented his name as an all-time great by being the first defender to win the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year and runner up for the Ballon d’Or. After 115 appearances for Liverpool, Van Dijk has 12 goals and over 50 clean sheets.
All of Van Dijk’s achievements for Liverpool are incomparable to the price he was bought. Being one the leaders of the team Van Dijk and his teammates returned Liverpool to Premier League glory after 30 years of asking and won the Champions League the previous season against all odds. Van Dijk is the definition of value for money.
After having terrible luck with goalkeepers, Mendy was a breath of fresh air for the Chelsea faithful. Thanks to Kepa Arizabalaga’s failure at Chelsea, Mendy quickly became the first choice in goal. Mendy had not had the best career club-wise, but his hunger to prove himself was apparent.
Mendy was the much-needed boost Chelsea needed to claim silverware and they claimed the grandest of them all; the Champions League. He became a behemoth in Chelsea’s goal and, kept more clean sheets than any goalkeeper during a short period.
For 22 million pounds, Chelsea got the best keeper in the world. That’s a premium bargain.
Just like any smart purchase, football transfers are ranked after drawing comparisons between the amount spent on the purchase and the value delivered. For the players we’ve just listed, the balance is entirely in their favour.
It is money well spent for the clubs who have them on their respective payroll.