5 Biggest Premier League Acquisitions Thus Far Into Summer Transfer Window

5 Biggest Premier League Acquisitions Thus Far Into Summer Transfer Window

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Ian Walton

The Barclays Premier league is hands down the toughest division of soccer in the world, from top to bottom. There are no powerhouses like Barcelona and Real Madrid that hold the rest of the league hostage. So each year there is a whole slew of players itching to join the ranks, and so far, this year has been no exception. These are the five biggest outside-the-BPL players to come to England for the 2014-15 season.

5. Lazar Markovic to Liverpool

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5. Lazar Markovic to Liverpool

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Markovic isn’t a big-name signing, and he surely won’t cover the loss of Suarez, but he’s young, talented and will have every opportunity to succeed at Anfield.

4. Filipe Luis to Chelsea

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4. Filipe Luis to Chelsea

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In typical Chelsea fashion, they broke the bank to bring in as many world-class players as possible. Luis will cover the loss of Ashley Cole.

3. Diego Costa to Chelsea

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3. Diego Costa

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I’m still convinced this will be a bust, but until we see how he plays, no one can say. Costa is a hulking offensive figure and he’ll be spearheading an already dangerous Chelsea attack.

2. Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea

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2. Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea

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This move is going to make Arsenal fans sick, but hopefully Sanchez can alleviate that sickness. Fabregas is one of the best in the world and Chelsea will benefit immensely from "Captain Fantastic" running their game from midfleid.

1. Alexis Sanchez to Arsenal

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1. Alexis Sanchez

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In what’s already being called the marquee Arsene Wenger signing, Alexis Sanchez could have an immense impact on the FA Cup champs. He will no doubt play a huge part in any trophy runs they’ll hope to make in the 2014-15 season.