Manchester City and England goalkeeper Joe Hart signed for Italian side Torino on loan for the rest of the season while his teammates Wilfried Bony, Samir Nasir & Elaquim Mangala joined Premier League club Stoke city, La Liga clubs Sevilla & Valencia on loan respectively. Sunderland signed Gabon international midfielder Didier Ndong from Lorient for £13.6m. Burnley didn’t leave behind & signed Jeff Hendrick £10.5m record signing from Derby county. Chelsea signed Marcos Alonso for £23m from Fiorentina but what got people talking was the re-signing of David Luiz from PSG for £32m. The 2015-16 Premier League winners Leicester City signed Islam Slimani from Sporting Lisbon for a fee around £30m. Slaven Bilic snapped up Alvaro Arbeloa on loan from Real Madrid. Tottenham Hotspur made a bid for Newcastle’s Moussa Sissoko & it went through for a fee of £30m. Moussa snubbed Everton for the Spurs move. Tottenham Hotspur also signed Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou for £9m on a five-year deal. Liverpool offloaded Mario Balotelli to FC Nice on a free transfer.
So many surprises. So many snubs. So much money spent. The excitement levels explode every year when the owners unleash their wealth to sign the top players.
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