English Premier League clubs have a bad habit of overspending every year when it comes to the soccer’s two official transfer windows. They shell out millions and millions of pounds on mediocre players as the clubs jostle for the league title. Many big-money transfers end up being flops while others are well worth the money.
These 10 players listed below should have the most impact this season after changing clubs during the summer transfer frenzy. Some of them were absolute bargains since they moved on free transfers while others cost their clubs record fees. If they play up to their potential, they should all prove to be great signings.
10. Wayne Rooney
When Everton acquired Manchester United and England’s all-time leading scorer for free then it was hard to argue that is was anything but a great deal. Sure, Wayne Rooney’s older and slower now at the age of 31, but he still knows how to play the game and can deposit the ball in the net when he gets the chance. Rooney’s also a pretty dependable penalty taker and adds plenty of experience to the squad. This is a guy who can also play in the midfield when needed as well as up front. Moving back to his former club and his hometown could also rejuvenate him and he should be well motivated since he’d like play in one more World Cup before hanging up his boots.