You do not have to land a star striker like Robin van Persie to have the league’s best transfer window result.
Securing a stud midfielder in the manner of Eden Hazard certainly improves a club. But one impact signing is not the way to “win” the window.
Manchester City did not close August by overpaying for a “name” like David Villa. Instead, City did what well-run football clubs do at transfer time: they identified and addressed their needs.