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There are always those that are unlucky to miss out on these rankings, and the race to finish in the top ten of the Signings of the Summer list was as tightly contested as ever.
Here are three players that were also in the reckoning:
Steven Pienaar (Everton, £5.1m)
There was just something not right about seeing Steven Pienaar turn out for Tottenham (when he got a rare chance to play).
So justice and nature were finally restored when Everton finally brought him back on a permanent basis in the summer, following a half-season loan spell at Goodison Park at the end of last season.
Pienaar has since slotted straight back into David Moyes’ side and has linked superbly with Leighton Baines, contributing to an impressive sixth place position currently held by the Blues.
Danny Rose (Sunderland, Loan)
Eyebrows were raised when Martin O’Neill took Danny Rose, he of untested Tottenham potential, to the Stadium of Light on loan.
Those that originally questioned the deal will now firmly take their words back, as Rose has put in performance after performance of defensive solidity and impressive attacking from his left-back position.
Sunderland might find themselves in the wrong half of the table, but Rose will have done his career no harm with such a promising first half of the season gone by.
Christian Benteke (Aston Villa, £7.7m)
The fee that brought Belgian striker Christian Benteke to Villa Park this summer was eye-catching, to say the least, and your columnist also questioned the wisdom behind bringing in a player untested in Europe’s big leagues on such considerable terms.
That is now irrelevant as Benteke has pushed the prolific Darren Bent to the sidelines and has set the bar for goal-scoring battering rams.
His one-man demolition of Liverpool at Anfield in December was one to remember, but his overall contribution to the Aston Villa cause and combination play with young Andreas Weimann has been cause for huge encouragement.