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Top 10 Premier League signings in January

Friday 17th February 2017
The Premier League clubs, as well as acquiring players on loan, spent a combined £220 million in the January transfer window. The recent arrivals are now beginning to adjust to their new surroundings, with most having already made their debuts. Here are the signings we think will make the biggest impact.

The top 10

10 - Kamil Grosicki to Hull City

Just making the list, Kamil Grosicki who joined Hull City from French club Rennes for £7 million. The Poland international has 48 caps for his country and displayed fine form at Euro 2016. The winger has an unorthodox style on the ball, but he poses a serious threat on the counter attack. Hull are battling for survival, which will go down to the wire; Grosicki's creativity is a major asset.

9 - Tom Carroll to Swansea City

Swansea City were in dire trouble before Paul Clement took charge. However, results have since improved, with the £4.5 million signing of midfielder Tom Carroll being a key factor. The former Tottenham Hotspur man is comfortable on the ball, which enables him to dictate play from the centre of the pitch. The 24-year-old Englishman has a promising future at the Liberty Stadium.

8 - M'Baye Niang to Watford

Watford secured the services of M'Baye Niang on a six-month loan deal from AC Milan. The French youngster is a precocious talent, with exciting dribbling skills, and he can play either as a winger or up front. Niang's had an excellent start to life in the Premier League, claiming a goal and an assist in the victory over Burnley. He adds much-needed firepower to the Hornets attack.

7 - Andrea Ranocchia to Hull City

Marco Silva needs to ensure his Hull side remain solid at the back; the arrival of Andrea Ranocchia was a step in the right direction. The Italian joined on loan from Inter Milan, a club he has appeared for 166 times. Ranocchia possesses experience and a good reading of the game, and his presence in the Tigers defence gives his new side a better chance of avoiding the drop.

6 - Robbie Brady to Burnley

Burnley splashed out a club record £13 million to obtain Robbie Brady from Norwich City. The Republic of Ireland international is accomplished at left-back or left of midfield, and his delivery from out wide is often lethal. In the Clarets last outing, Brady produced an outstanding free-kick to rescue a point against Chelsea. He's definitely an exciting new addition to Turf Moor.

5 - Jose Fonte to West Ham United

Jose Fonte was a crucial player for Southampton over a four-and-a-half-year period. West Ham United paid £8 million to purchase their man, who's a solid all-round central defender also capable with the ball at his feet. Fonte was heavily involved in Portugal's triumph at Euro 2016, so he should help tighten up the Hammers defence. He will prove a dependable signing for Slaven Bilic.

4 - Manolo Gabbiadini to Southampton

After being signed from Napoli for £17 million, Manolo Gabbiadini has hit the ground running. The Italian frontman, with six international caps to his name, has already scored three Premier League goals for Saints, in just two games. The 25-year-old is equally adept at linking up with teammates and finding the net himself. Gabbiadini can solve Southampton's problems in front of goal.

3 - Robert Snodgrass to West Ham United

West Ham fought off several clubs to sign Robert Snodgrass. The Scottish midfielder, who cost the east London side £10 million, deservedly makes it into the top three. Before departing Hull, he scored seven league goals this season - which proves he supplies plenty more than hard graft. It will be difficult to replace Dimitri Payet, but Snodgrass can offer the Hammers a great deal.

2 - Morgan Schneiderlin to Everton

Everton paid big money to acquire Morgan Schneiderlin - £24 million. However, the Frenchman is worth the large fee. Although he failed to establish himself at Manchester United, he was outstanding during his time with Saints. Schneiderlin's athleticism, ability to intercept the ball and power from central midfield will ensure he becomes an integral player at Goodison Park.

1 - Gabriel Jesus to Manchester City

At Number one, justifiably after his early performances - Gabriel Jesus; Manchester City paid Palmeiras £27 million for the talented attacker and he has made a massive impact. The Brazilian is a natural goalscorer, having struck four times in just six games for Brazil, while already finding the net on three occasions for Pep Guardiola's side. The 19-year-old is the future of Man City.
Danny Glendenning

Passions include reading, sport, and nights out with friends. A football fanatic whose writing career began in May 2016. Now 30 years old, lives in South Yorkshire - local team is Doncaster Rovers, although heart lies with Arsenal. Contributing editor for It's Round And It's White. Current claim to fame is an interview with Ron Atkinson. Always looking for work, either editing or writing. Contact via email: Dannysg1988@outlook.com. Or Twitter: @DannySG1988.



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