Top Five best summer signings 2016/17

With the appointment of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, Antonio Conte at Chelsea – as well as Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, it has been easy to pick some of the great summer transfer deals that have been made this summer.

Here are five of our favourites.

1) The Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester United

It remains to be seen whether the 34-year-old talismanic striker with zero league experience can lead Manchester United to a genuine title contender.

2) The German midfielder İlkay Gundogan from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City

The City were desperate in a midfield option, so they secured Gundogan, who will surely play a pivotal part for Guardiola’s side as soon as he returns from knee injury. It has been reported that City’s £21million signing could be in line to make Manchester City debut this Saturday.

3) The Kenyan defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham coming so close to the Premier League silverware last season must have been anxious, but it seems that Spurs remains confident to build on the smooth progress at White Hart Lane in recent times.

Wanyama, 25, will surely be a key addition to a midfield area that is already one of the toughest in the north London.

4) The Swiss playmaker Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal

Xhaka has come with quite a price tag given his limited experience, but his sensational role for his nation at the Euro 2016 will have confirmed the Gunners fans about what he could do to Arsene Wenger’s midfield.

5) The Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United

The 27-year-old midfielder was one of Europe’s most high-profile assist-makers last season. He is a very astute signing for Jose Mourinho. But could his arrival to Old Trafford spell the end of Juan Mata’s career?