Have Your Say: What's The Best Summer Transfer Deal?

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Have Your Say: What's The Best Summer Transfer Deal?
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As it is the case with every summer, a host of players have moved clubs around Europe. 

However, this transfer season has been one that will go down in the history books as many of the best players in the world moved in a bid to add to their personal trophy cupboard.

Without a doubt, the return of Florentino Perez in his reign as Real Madrid president has added thrill to the market this season. The signings of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Xabi Alonso, and Kaka have caught the eyes of the football world.

Also Manchester City did well to contribute to the inflation of prices, making fantastic signings along the way.

Despite Real Madrid and Manchester City making the most eye-catching, big-name signings, some clubs made excellent signings and brought in value for money.


Diego (Werder Bremen to Juventus) for €25million

The Brazilian star was amazing last season as he contributed to his side's excellent showing at the UEFA Cup. Bremen reached the final of the competition.

Diego will be among the stars of the new-shaped Juventus team that wants to challenge for all honors.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic swapped for Samuel Eto'o plus €40million (Barcelona and Inter)

I can't see where Barcelona will benefit from this deal. I see it as a deal for Inter.

This is probably the best deal I have ever seen Inter complete. 40 million Euros is a great sum of money and Samuel Eto'o is among the best finishers in world football.


Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United to Real Madrid) for £80m 

One of the finest wingers in the world and definitely among the best players in the world today, Cristiano Ronaldo chose to part ways with The Red Devils in favor of playing at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The deal wasn't really a bargain at £80 million, but surely it's a top signing for Real.


Lucio (Bayern Munich to Inter)

Although the clubs chose not to disclose the transfer fee, the deal is said to have cost Inter about €9million as Lucio was in his final year of contract. It's definitely a bargain for the towering Brazilian.


Gareth Barry (Aston Villa to Manchester City) for £12m

Simply, a superb signing. A reliable and versatile midfielder at £12 million, Barry can be City's most interesting player this season. 


Fabio Cannavaro (Real Madrid to Juventus) on a free-transfer

Even though Cannavaro has passed his peak, nobody can deny that he still has quality to offer. And signing a former World's Best Player for free isn't a bad deal at all!


Kaka (Milan to Real Madrid) for £50m

After a lot of drama in the media in the last two years, Kaka has moved to Real Madrid and away from his beloved Milan. 


Karim Benzema (Lyon to Real Madrid) for €35 million

Benzema was arguably the most-hyped player in the French Ligue 1. His move to Real Madrid came after interest from several parties including Manchester United and Chelsea.


Xabi Alonso (Liverpool to Real Madrid) for €35 million

Alonso's move to Real Madrid shows a huge change in the mentality of the Real Madrid board as the Spanish midfielder can man-mark as well as be pushed forward. 


Glen Johnson (Portsmouth to Liverpool) for £18.5 million

After Alvaro Arbeloa left Anfield in favor of a Real Madrid return, Liverpool had to sign a quality right-back. Johnson is arguably the best right-back in England today.


Wesley Sneijder (Real Madrid to Inter) €14million

Sneijder is exactly what Jose Mourinho's Inter wanted. He's a playmaker who can form the much-needed link between the forward and midfield line. It's a fantastic deal at €14m.


Arjen Robben (Real Madrid to Bayern) for €25m

Robben has proved himself to be a world-class winger at Chelsea as well as Real Madrid. Having been told he is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid after a host of talented players signed for Real, Robben moved to Bayern. 

With his talent and experience, Robben is an intriguing signing.


Michael Owen (Newcastle to Manchester United) on a free-transfer

I honestly don't believe that Owen will go back to his best, but signing a player with such a glorious past on a free-transfer has to be a good deal.

Plus, I wouldn't want to disappoint United fans.


Other top signings:

Kolo Toure (Arsenal to Manchester City) for £15m

Carlos Tevez (Manchester United to Manchester City) for £25.5m

Emmaneul Adebayor (Arsenal to Manchester City) for £25m

Joleon Lescott (Everton to Manchster City) for £22m

Fabio Grosso (Lyon to Juventus) for £3m

Thomas Vermaelen (Ajax to Arsenal) £10m

Stewart Downing (Middlesborough to Aston Villa) for £12m

Darren Bent (Tottenham Hotspur to Sunderland) for £10m

Marco Amelia (Palermo to Genoa) for €6m

Felipe Melo (Fiorentina to Juventus) €20m

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Zenit to Bayern) €12m

Marco Motta (Udinese to Roma) for £6m

Ramires (Cruzeiro to Benfica) for £6.5m

Peter Crouch (Portsmouth to Tottenham) £10m


So here you go, these are the top deals of the summer. Which one is the best?

Did I miss a great signing? Have Your Say! 


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