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The five most underrated transfers of the summer window

Thursday 8th September 2016
Big things were expected over this summer transfer window, particularly with the increase in revenue due to a blockbuster TV deal kicking in. We've seen the most money spent over one transfer period, with close to £1.2billlion was dished out by the twenty Premier League sides.
We've decided, however, to take a look at the five most underrated bits of business completed by the top tier teams, and there are some real gems included in here.

Nathan Redmond

The former Norwich winger was an excellent signing for the South coast side. Redmond is talented, and already has plenty of Premier League experience considering he is only 22-years-old.

His signing cost Southampton around £12million which is a drop in the ocean for Premier League clubs at the moment – considering what he offers on the pitch, as well as potential sell-on value in the future.

Redmond made a bright start to life by scoring on his debut for his new side, immediately paying off some of the transfer cost. You get the feeling he'll be playing week-in-week-out this season, which will only help him develop and grow as a player/

Victor Wanyama

The Kenyan midfielder is an outstanding player and isn't really regarded as one of the best in the league, which is criminal. Whilst at Southampton he became their real general in a key area of the field – and a move to a so-called bigger club was eventually inevitable.

Tottenham have got one of the bargains of the summer here, as the 25-year-old cost a mere £11million. Alongside Eric Dier, Pochettino has a midfield combination that could dominate the Premier League for the next five years.

Wanyama is a big game player, and like Redmond before him, he already has a match-winning goal under his belt for his new side.

Eric Bailly

Although Eric Bailly cost £30million, the Premier League could play host to the Ivorian for at least the next ten years. We've already seen just how capable of a player Bailly is, and he has scooped all three Man of the Match awards in the games he has played in so far.

He looks calm, composed and a real assured defender, which is something Manchester United have been lacking since Nemanja Vidic's departure a few years ago.

He is just 22, which makes it all the more exciting for Manchester United fans in particular. What a big future this boy has.


This is a signature that certainly went under the radar. The 29-year-old Spaniard had spent the last few years playing for Celta in the Liga BBVA. However, Pep Guardiola sanctioned just over £10million to bring him to The Etihad Stadium, and his talents and capabilities are there for all to see.

He's versatile, can play on either wing, has plenty of pace, and also chips in with a goal as we've already witnessed. His talents have been recognised by the Spanish national team, too, as he has amassed 14 caps over the last couple of years – proving that he's still got something to offer despite him being in the latter part of his career.

Joe Allen

The Welsh Xavi didn't really have a good time of things whilst at Anfield, and over the last year or so he has found himself completely out of the starting line-up, meaning he simply had to move away.

Stoke City and Mark Hughes came calling and managed to prise the 26-year-old away for a fee of £13million. The midfielder can dictate a game on his day, and when you add his quality to Stoke City's brilliant starting line-up, The Potters are more than capable of beating anyone if things go their way.
Jordan Street

Jordan Street, 25-year old sports writer. Avid Manchester United fan and season ticket holder. Lover of the Premier League. Enjoys American sports. Tom Brady's biggest admirer, Kyrie Irving for MVP.

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