Premier League 2017/18: Best Signing XI Of The Season

Premier League 2017/18: Best Signing XI Of The Season Premier League 2017/18: Best Signing XI Of The Season

Everyone judges – to judge is natural. You bet it is. Everyone judges – right from the cradle to the grave. And when it comes to football transfer - with more than a billion pounds being thrown around in the transfer window by Premier League clubs, each and every move make is sure to come under scrutiny.

This is what brings us today with a compilation of the best signings made by Premier League clubs this season. Finding the right player at the right time can make all the difference in this league. It could be the difference between challenging for the title and finishing a disappointing fourth. Meanwhile at the bottom of the table, it can prove to be the difference between staying up and ending up in the bottom three. 

So, without much adieu let us present to you, the Best Signings XI in the Premier League in 2017/18.

Goalkeeper - Ederson (Benfica to Manchester City)

The goalkeeping rejig at Manchester City has probably been one of Pep Guardiola’s biggest test so far. It was hard to say goodbye to Joe Hart but Guardiola had to do that. However, Carlos Bravo’s solitary season between the sticks had the doubters start wondering about the ex-Barcelona gaffer's plans.

Guardiola finally got his man this season – Ederson for £35m last summer and he looks tailor-made for Guardiola’s system. His qualities regarding his distribution combined with his ability to step out of the penalty box to sweep away has any danger has been eye-catching.

However, he is also no slouch when it comes to reaction saves and his shot-stopping ability.

Right Back - Kyle Walker (Tottenham to Manchester City)

Walker, 27, is enjoying his best season in the Premier League – having won the coveted trophy for the first time in his career in his first season with the Cityzens.

He has been praised by his manager Pep Guardiola as “one of the best'' right-backs in the world and has certainly looked well worth the £50million that City had furbished to lure the England international from White Hart Lane.

His pace down the flanks has always been a telling factor about his success. This season, however, has seen him mature into a mature young defender who doesn’t always have to use his physical attributes to get the better of his man.

Centre Back - Harry Maguire (Hull City to Leicester)

Many might have laughed at Leiceser City for coughing up £17 million to sign Maguire from Hull last summer. They surely aren’t laughing any more. The 6ft 4in man has become the focal point at the back for the Foxes and his physical tough-tackling approach has helped him become a fan favourite at the Kings Power stadium.

A vital part of Claude Puel’s tactics at the back, the England international looks set to be named in the 23-man-squad to be named by Gareth Southgate for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.

Centre Back - Davinson Sanchez (Ajax Amsterdam to Tottenham)

Tottenham are still odds on favourite to clinch a Champions League place this season despite their recent struggles and one of the biggest reasons for their success so far has been the presence of young Davinson Sanchez at the heart of the defence.

Spurs’ transfer-record breaking fee of £42m shelled out for the youngster now looks to be justified as the young Colombian has taken to the upper echelons of club with the utmost grace.

With Tony Alderweireld out for large portions of the campaign, the former Ajax man has fitted in seamless into Mauricio Pochettino’s scheme of things at the back with the Lilly Whites boasting of the third-best defensive record in the league.

Left Back - Andrew Robertson (Hull City to Liverpool)

The trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane might hog the limelight as Liverpool brandish their style of attacking flair upon all and sundry.

A few yards back on the field (not always – as has been evidenced by his brilliant runs down the flank) another player has quietly become one of the vital cogs in Jurgen Klopp’s machinery.

Robertson has been brilliant since forcing his way into the team at the turn of the year and has more than lived up to his reputation of being an ‘attacking’ full-back who has been able complements his actions with astute defensive performances.

Having been signed for just around £8m in the summer, he certainly has been the biggest bargain buy this summer.

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