The 2013 transfer window brought some great player additions to the Premier League, but five players stand out above the rest.
All manner of deals have been made this summer, with those hoping to avoid relegation relying on wily signings, as well as one or two surprises, and those hoping for silverware looking to add quality where necessary.
These five signings aren't considered the best based on what players have done so far(especially considering quite a few haven't played for their new teams yet), nor are they really a prediction for who will be the best.
We'll look at, and grade out of 10, five categories when considering these signings; club need, player quality, transfer fee, future impact and current impact.
While it's certainly easy to look at the big-name signings—because they usually have a significant impact on the league, team or world of football entirely—there may be a surprise or two. Loans won't be considered, only full transfers.
Here are the five best Premier League signings.