The influx of television and sponsorship money has given ‘Premier League’ clubs greater leeway in the transfer market this season. Newly promoted sides Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester are using these funds to further improve their positions in the table. On the other hand, teams in the relegation zone are also investing these funds in the transfer market to save themselves from falling down in the ‘Championship’. Following are the cream of the crop in our opinion:
Mario Suarez: Fiorentina to Watford
The Spanish international midfielder has been the buy of the window in our opinion as Watford paid a mere 4 million pounds for the talented defensive midfielder. He was at the heart of Atheltico Madrid’s title winning season under Diego Simeone.
Juan Manuel Iturbe: Roma to Bournemouth
He has the pace required for the Premier League and a bit of x factor or game changing ability that every quality team requires. At the moment though, Iturbe is on loan from Roma and will cost in the region of 20 million pounds if Bournemouth decide to buy him.
Charlie Austin: QPR to Southampton
It was a surprise when nobody bought him in the summer transfer window when he had scored 18 goals in 35 premier league matches. He is a proven goal poacher and has been an absolute bargain at only 4 million pounds. Furthermore, he has hit the ground running at Southampton after scoring the winner at Old Trafford.
Jonjo Shelvey: Swansea to Newcastle
Newcastle has been fighting in the relegation zone since the beginning of this season and have been in search for a midfield general. Shelvey may be an expensive option (12 million pounds) but there is no doubt in his quality. Apart from his attitude he just may hold he key to take Newcastle forward.