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One of the best things about the opening day of the new season of EPL is it’s the first opportunity for us to see our new signings. All 20 clubs have a considerable amount of money to spend due to the new TV money, coming into the Premier League.
The English Premier League may have lost Luis Suarez following his transfer from Liverpool to Barcelona, but there will be plenty of new faces when the 2014/15 season begins.
We have listed top 10 English Premier League transfers in 2014. Here is it—
Top 10 English Premier League transfers in 2014:
1. Diego Costa
Atletico Madrid (Spain) to Chelsea
Transfer fees: €40 million
The Brazil-born Spanish striker Diego Costa, 25 joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid after firing 27 goals in the La Liga, last season. In the World Cup 2014, his form was not promising at all, but Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hopes Diego Costa will be the final piece in his title jigsaw.
2. Eliaquim Mangala
Porto (Portugal) to Manchester City
Transfer fees: €54 million
Although UEFA has imposed a spending cap on them for contravening Financial Fair play regulations, Manchester City found the funds to bring France defender Eliaquim Mangala to the Etihad Stadium. The 23-year-old defender spent last three years at Porto, winning two league titles and has played three times for France. Pellegrini is supposed to have some tactics with Man City’s defensive lines.
3. Alexis Sanchez
FC Barcelona (Spain) to Arsenal
Transfer fees: €44 million
It has been just twelve months they have signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Now again Arsenal flexed their financial muscles again with a big money move for Alexis Sanchez, the Chilean star forward, who can play wide or as a central striker. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said about Sanchez,
“ He will add creativity, power and much quality to our squad.”
4. Cesc Fabregas
FC Barcelona (Spain) to Chelsea
Transfer fees: €36 million
After playing long three years for Barcelona, the former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas returns to the English Premier League and this time with Chelsea. Fabregas will come up against old mates for the first time on October 5, when Arsenal will visit Stamford Bridge.
5. Ander Herrera
Athletic Bilbao (Spain) to Manchester United
Transfer fees: €36 million
Following an aborted transfer in the summer of 2013, Ander Herrera has become one of the first new recruits during Van Gaal era at Old Trafford. The midfielder has impressed in pre-season matches with his slick distribution.
6. Romelu Lukaku
Chelsea to Everton
Transfer fees: €35.3 million
21-year-old Belgium playmaker Romelu Lukaku elected to join Everton on a permanent basis, having scored 16 goals while on loan at Goodison Park last premier league season. Everton was too desperate that they broke their club record to sign him and the manager Roberto Martinez said Lukaku was “worth every penny”
7. Luke Shaw
Southampton to Manchester United
Transfer fees: €34 million
19-year-old defender Shaw joined Manchester United in a move that made him the fourth most expensive defender in the history. In fact, Shaw is a Chelsea fan but that doesn’t change the fact that making to the move to Manchester United, particularly under the shadow of the world-class coach Louis Van Gaal, the most exciting one he could make.
8. Adam Lallana
Southampton to Liverpool
Transfer fees: €31 million
Another Southampton player who pastures new after breaking into the England National Team, the attacking midfielder Adam Lallana left St Mary’s after eight years of service. The two-footed, versatile Lallana can play in any position in support of the striker.
9. Lazar Markovic
Benfica (Portugal) to Liverpool
Transfer fees: €25 million
The 20-year-old Serbia international winger Markovic is one of the most promising attacking players joining EPL this summer. Liverpool manager Brendon Rodgers hopes it will soften the blow of Luis Suarez’s departure. For Benfica, Markovic scored seven goals in 49 appearances in last season as the club won the domestic treble and reached the Europa League final.
10. Frank Lampard
New York City FC (USA) to Manchester City
Transfer fees: Loan
After playing 13 years for Chelsea, the 36-year-old Frank Lampard is now leaving New York City FC, only to be immediately loaned to their sister club Manchester City. On September 21, the England midfielder will come up against his former Chelsea teammates for the first time.