How well have the Premiership title chasers spent?

With the transfer window remaining in full swing, clubs still trying to get in their last minute buys before the season begins on Saturday, takes a look at the summer investments of the Premiership’s ‘top 5’ clubs.

Owen_Hargreaves_football_bootsOwen Hargreaves (Man Utd) has shipped his Adidas +Predator Absolute boots from Munich to Manchester (£17 million) to join fellow new boys Nani (Nike Mercurial Vapor III) and Anderson (Adidas +Predator Absolute) at Old Trafford. He will be hoping to create a solid midfield partnership in the Manchester United engine room with fellow England international Michael Carrick (Puma V-Konstrukt II). Are Hargreaves and Carrick too alike? Will they be able to play alongside each other?

FB Rating 3.5/5

florent_maluoda_football_bootsFlorent Malouda (Chelsea – Nike Total 90 Laser). The Fulham Road club fought off competition from Liverpool to sign up pacy winger and France’s footballer of the year, Florent Malouda. Malouda has already shown his huge talent, holding off England international Rio Ferdinand, to notch against Manchester United in the Community Shield. He will be hoping that his Nike T90 Laser’s can help supply the ammunition to the blues striker force Didier Drogba (Nike Mercurial Vapor III Cactus), Andrei Shevchenko (Reebok Sprintfit), and fellow Chelsea new boy, Claudio Pizarro (Adidas +Predator Absolute), and reclaim the Premiership title from their north west rivals. Malouda looks a quality signing, and is sure too be a fine replacement should Arjen Robben (Adidas +F50 Tunit 2) leave the club.

FB Rating 4.5/5

fernando_torres_football_bootsFernando Torres (Liverpool – Nike Total 90 Laser). ‘El Nino’ (the Kid) progressed through Atletico Madrid’s youth system and became one of Europe’s most sought after strikers following an impressive showing in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Not renowned for his prolific goal scoring, he will be hoping fellow new boy Ryan Babel (Nike Mercurial Vapor III) can create the chances for him to find the net with his Nike T90 Laser’s; thus finally replacing Michael Owen (Umbro X Boot III) as Liverpool’s twenty goal a season striker.

FB Rating 3.8/5

eduardo_da_silva_football_bootsEduardo da Silva (Arsenal – Nike Mercurial Vapor III). Brazilian born Croatia striker Da Silva knows that he and fellow attackers Robin Van Persie (Adidas +Predator Absolute) and Emmanuel Adebayor (Adidas +F50 Tunit 2) have a difficult task in replacing the prolific Thierry Henry (Reebok Sprintfit). The former Dinamo Zagreb man has already been described as a ‘great asset’ by Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, and began to repay his faith by scoring on his Arsenal debut against Lazio in the recent Amsterdam tournament. Only time will tell if he can replace Henry.

FB Rating 3.7/5

gareth_bale_football_bootsGareth Bale (Spurs). Exciting 18 year old Welsh international and Adidas +F50 Tunit 2 wearer Gareth Bale has swapped the south coast for London joining Spurs crop of youthful team for an upfront payment of £5 million, which could raise to £10 million on appearances. Bale, who is renowned for his precise free kicks, will be hoping to pick out fellow new boy, Darren Bent, and his Nike Mercurial Vapor III’s. Bale, at 18, looks to have an extremely bright future ahead of him.

FB Rating 4.2/5

Do you think the Premiership’s top 5 have spent wisely? Who else would you like to see your team bring in before the transfer window closes at the end of the month?

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  1. says: ivana

    Arsenal have spent wisely for sure.Buying Dudu (Eduardo da Silva) was one of the smartest and the best possibly moves.I’m from Zagreb and I watched Dudu playing.I think he’ll become one of the best Premiership players ever,if not this season,then next for sure.


  2. says: pizan

    how can u give united such a low rating for there tranfers? surely they have made the best ones as with tevez arriving will be difficult to beat! chelsea n arsenal have signed very poorly yet u give them a better rating!?! and eduardo da who? i an guarantee 95% of ppl have never even heard of him! torres is also well over priced im sure he will make an impact but for that much money u gotta ask urself was it worth it!

    1. says: Alex

      I agree Tevez could turn out to be a very good signing. Rooney is a great player but does he score enough goals? Hopefully Tevez will score his fair share. I’m sure Nani and Anderson will develop under Alex Ferguson after settling in. I decided to give Hargreaves this rating based on for the amount of money Utd spent will Hargreaves and Carrick be able to play alongside each other as they are often both employed as defensive holding midfielders letting other players push forward. Can they play in the same team?? But please feel free to disagree with my opinion….that’s what these boards are all about…personal opinion. Let the debate begin….

      1. says: Tommy

        rooney scored 23 goals last year i think dats good enough and carrick is supposed to replace scholesey so him and hargreves should be fine

  3. says: tyson

    arsenal needs one more big time striker. their supporting cast is great but they are still going to lack that absolute go to man, like a didier or a tevez.
    go arsenal!!!!

  4. says: ivana

    Eduardo Da Silva is a great player and it doesn’t matter how many people heard about him but the way he plays and how many goals he can score

  5. says: shawn

    From hindsight, have to say that Liverpool deserves a 5/5 for the well spent ratio. Only a couple actually is closer to the rating like Eduardo and Hargreaves.

  6. says: Pauleta

    Well, it looks like Liverpool’s signing was the best, also Bale is going to grow into an amazing full back. Thirdly Eduardo had been playing amazingly, and hopefully will return from injury in the same way.

    TEVEZ #1

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