Best transfers 2015-2016

Discussion in 'Football' started by gerd, 16 March 2016.

  1. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    A very intersting article on the website of the Guardian.

    It's about the best transfers in the big competitions.

    Except Di Maria no stars and plenty of players who were supposedly not good enough for the EPL.

    Here is the list.

    Ngolo Kante
    Delle Alli
    Dimitri Payet
    Toby Alderweireld

    Douglas Costa (Bayern)
    Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen)
    Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund)
    Joshua Kimmich (Bayern)

    Paolo Dybala (Juventus)
    Mohammed Salah(AS Roma)
    Mathias Destro (Bologna)
    Sami Khedira (Juventus)

    Angel Di Maria (PSG)
    Lassana Diarra (Olympique Marseille)
    Hatem Ben Arfa (OGC Nice)
    Thomas Lemar (As Monaco)

    Yannick Carrasco
    Roberto Soldado (Villareal)
    Borja Baston (Eibar)
    Iago Aspas (Celta de Vigo)

    Average transfer fee: 9,1 million pound.

    Any thoughts?

    Seems a very accurate list.
  2. Damjan

    Damjan World Cup Winner

    16 July 2011
    bacca should be on the list for italy. yoshinori muto for germany. bakambu for spain.
  3. fd1972uk

    fd1972uk ---------------------

    9 January 2002
    Mahrez has been excellent too and cost a fraction of those figures.

  4. Godotelli

    Godotelli Stroking Silva's Hair

    27 July 2012
    Manchester City
    PL rejects doing well in France is hardly surprising tbh
  5. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Not only in France, also in the Bundesliga, arguably a league that is as strong as the EPL.

    Also in La Liga (Soldado).

    If you look at the results in Europe the EPL might well be the weakest of all these leagues (but that is not the best benchmark).

    A player like Ben Arfa did reasonably well in England, but he had to play under a clown of a manager (Pardew) who never used him.

    And Di Maria was Real Madrid's best player in the year they won the CL. Things didn't went his way at United. One could say exactly the same about Soldado at Spurs.

    One might ask if a player does not perform well for a certain club, if he is to blame or the manager...
  6. PLF

    PLF Legend

    2 August 2004
    Contrary to popular belief, history actually tells us, that IS somewhat surprising. That's because you won't be able to name too many 'rejects' doing well in Ligue 1 prior to this year.

    Although that's a pretty dumb term anyway as it's subjective and how do you really define a 'reject'?

    What's funny is that English fans always seem to forget about the players that did POORLY in the other top European leagues but flourished in EPL! There are quite a few...
  7. gerd

    gerd Retired Footballer

    8 January 2002
    Over the moon
    KRC Genk, Spurs
    Thiery Henry and Dennis Bergkamp for example.
  8. ss4_goku

    ss4_goku Premiership

    26 May 2004
    Hong Kong / Toronto
    Man Utd
    Each league, no even team, is too different and their systems vary that it's really hard to say if a player failed is because of the player, the manager, the team or the league.

    There are easier definitions out there that speaks of the physicality of EPL/Bundesliga vs that of Spain where fouls are given more frequently, but apart from that, it is really hard to say which league is more about skills, which is more about speed....and thus, different players will work flourish under different environments.

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