The summer transfer window is getting set to close. Now that the season creeps closer and closer, we can once again get ready for match day and cheer on our favorite clubs.
All the big signings have mostly been completed, with the awaiting completion or ongoing talks of a few (Sneijder, Tevez, etc). Teams have signed who they believe will lead them to where they want to go, while others simply retooled for another trophy run.
I have picked five players who I believe will be able to carry their new teams as they move forward in the new season and make some big impacts with their new clubs.
The €15 million transfer from AS Roma to Juventus was a disappointing sign after they were unable to grab the signatures of Sergio Aguero and Giuseppe Rossi. This will definitely be a huge chip on Vucinic' shoulder, when he realizes he was a third choice.
Now in terms of helping his squad, Vucinic will most likely be on the left wing or a secondary striker to Alessandro Matri. Vucinic's inconsistency is why he is not as big a signinng as others, but when he does have a good day he is one of the smartest attackers on the field.
If Vucinic can stay consistent he will help carry Juventus back to the top of of the Serie A, with his ability to win balls in the air and his nice possession.
Gervinho is a top flight attacker and will be on many of the highlights coming this season. The £10 million transfer came at what some might call a steal. Some say that was a low amount, but what could you expect from a shrewd Arsene Wenger.
Gervinho is going to have a monumental impact with the Gunners, now that he is surrounded by first class players to go along with his top flight touch, pace and skill. He is a very flexible player, meaning wherever Wenger needs him to be he can play.
Best as a second striker or left wing, Gervinho, Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott will combine for a bushel of goals this year.
The Irishman is a top goalie in the league even with the injuries that sidelined him a year before. Given makes this list because he is going to be one of the top reasons that Villa is able to keep their head above water.
The 20-year-old Barcelona youth product was one of the most coveted young players in this transfer window and he finds a home with AS Roma.
Pep Guardiola once was quoted as saying "When he plays he scores. It is as simple as that and I am happier than anyone when he is successful." That is quite a statement especially on such a high caliber team like Barcelona.
The young Krkic only started in seven games for Barca. Expect that number to go up substantially with Roma. Expect Krkic to show the Serie A why he was so beloved—and why he has been such a headline since 2007.
Helping as a second striker to Totti, Roma will have a nice season as they move forward.
Probably the hottest player in the last couple months, his game has caught fire as of late and was the highest touted transfer signing this summer.
The 23-year-old Argentinian displays wonderful pace, skill and creativity, with a nice group of players feeding him balls to do wonders with. Aguero will be the top goal scorer when the 2011/2012 season is all said and done with (I know, very bold).
Manchester City fans have a lot to be happy with, and if for some reason Tevez stays the Eastlands will be in a frenzy. Aguero will carry this team to the top of the Premier League with or without Tevez.