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Ranking The Top Premier League Signings Of 2018-19

Darren - June 12, 2019
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Ranking The Top Premier League Signings Of 2018-19

Darren - June 12, 2019

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3. James Maddison (Norwich – Leicester)

Another young player who has the world at his feet, Maddison arrived at Leicester City from Norwich with great fanfare. The hype was justified as he was superb in his first season in the Premier League. The 22-year-old signed for a fee of about £20 million and is probably worth at least double that now.

He scored seven goals in thirty-one appearances for the Midlanders. Maddison has also become renowned for his free-kick taking ability. It’s actually unnatural how good he is at taking them. Still maturing as a player – he was sent off for diving – his ceiling is as high as the Sistine Chapel.

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2. Ricardo Pereira (Nice – Leicester)

James Maddison might get the headlines, but he wasn’t voted the club’s player of the season. No, that honour fell to their Portuguese right-back Ricardo Pereira, signed from Nice in a £20 million deal. It was smart business by the Foxes as they looked to upgrade a position held for a number of seasons by Danny Simpson.

Pereira is one of the best right-backs in the division, his signing was a coup by Leicester. His attacking threat is up there with the best, while he is also excellent defensively. He was one of only four players with over 100 completed tackles by April.

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1. Raul Jimenez (Benfica – Wolves)

Move over Chicharito, there’s a new Mexican in town and he’s brilliant. There were question marks over Jimenez’s abilities when he arrived at Wolves from Benfica on loan, but they’ve been answered. A physical presence and a consistent goalscorer, Jimenez links up brilliantly with Diogo Jota to create a unique threat for the Wolves attack.

He completed a £35 million transfer to the West Midlands team in January which looks like a great bit of business. The Mexico international lashed in 13 goals in the league last season.

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