December is traditionally the month where people start making lists. I’d like to start this month by making a top five with the best Premier League signings so far. In this top 5 I will look at the signings that were made in the summer. This was the first Premier League season under the new rules, hence all transfers were made before the start of the season. Find my best Premier League 2018-2019 signings below.
Best Premier League 2018-2019 signings so far
These are my best Premier League 2018-2019 signings of the season so far. This list is made in no particular order.
Unai Emery – Arsenal
It might comes as a shock to some of you, but the first top signing I want to mention is manager. Unai Emery has one of the hardest tasks in Premier League football, he needs to replace Arsene Wenger. The Frenchman, who has been Arsenal manager for the last 22 years, left the club in the summer. It’s hard to understand how difficult it is to replace a manager who’ve been at the club for such a long time. Unai Emery however makes it look like it’s an easy job. He turned Arsenal around in his first few months at the club and looks to be building something beautiful. The fans believe in him and the players look different under the new manager.
James Maddison – Leicester City
I hadn’t heard of Maddison when Leicester signed him in the summer. I don’t follow the Championship so I didn’t knew him before. It says a lot about his development that he’s seen as one of the best midfielders amongst the club outside of the top 6. He even received his first call up to the English national team for the UEFA Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain. This is another who is going to use Leicester City as a step towards the top of the Premier League.
Alisson Becker – Liverpool
One of the most expensive signings of the summer, but he already has proven he’s worth the money. Liverpool struggled with goalkeepers for years, so it was about time to end the struggle. Jurgen Klopp decided Alisson Becker was the solution for his problems and he was right. Liverpool only conceded 5 goals in their 14 Premier League matches. This is a huge difference with the 18 goals they conceded in the first 14 Premier League matches last season. Becker is a huge part of this better defensive solidity.
Felipe Anderson – West Ham United
It’s no surprise for me that Anderson is doing such a good job lately. The Brazilian midfielder came from Lazio Roma and is doing bits for West Ham now. He had a rocky start in the Premier League, but is doing great the last couple of matches. He scored four goals in the last four matches and I believe there is much more to come from this player.
Lucas Torreira – Arsenal
Everybody who followed the World Cup, has seen this guy playing for Uruguay. He is exactly the type of players Arsenal lacked for years. Torreira is a true hard defensive midfielder. He has got a great tackle, but can also play the ball. The moment of his Arsenal career so far, was his goal in the North-London derby against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday. It was his first goal, with which he decided the derby. Lucas Torreira has everything to become the best defensive midfielder in the league.