The Top 5 Value Transfers in the Summer Window

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With the summer transfer window now firmly slammed shut, now is the ideal time to assess the business completed throughout the English Premier League and across the EFL too. Below, we’ll outline five of the best ‘value’ transfers, giving teams much-needed quality without paying through the nose.

1. Erling Haaland

Norwegian striker sensation Erling Haaland has to be the winner of the value pick of the summer transfer window. Haaland’s £65m release clause with Borussia Dortmund capped his transfer fee, even if his market value is probably two or three times that amount. Haaland has already notched nine goals in his first five Premier League appearances. He’s taken to English football like a duck to water.

2. Gabriel Jesus

Former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre recently waxed lyrical about the Gabriel Jesus transfer. Although £45m may sound like a large chunk of change for the Gunners, giving Mikel Arteta a world-class centre forward could be the difference between a top-four finish and a title tilt. Jesus deserves a shot at being first choice at a Premier League giant, having played second fiddle to Sergio Aguero for much of his Manchester City career.

3. Tyler Adams

American international midfielder Tyler Adams was hand-picked by Jessie Marsch as a direct replacement for midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who departed Leeds United for Man City this summer. Adams was picked up by Premier League Leeds for almost a third of Phillips’ transfer fee from German Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig. After the opening four game weeks, only two players had covered more turf than Adams, demonstrating his strong

4. Scott Twine

Forward Scott Twine was in huge demand across most of the EFL after a landmark 2021/22 League One campaign with MK Dons. After notching 20 goals and countless assists in 45 appearances for MK Dons, Twine was understandably hot property among promotion- chasing Championship sides this summer. Although a step to the Premier League was likely to be one too far for the time being, Burnley saw fit to hand Twine a big-money switch to Turf Moor. He’ll play under Vincent Kompany and help to fire the Clarets back to the top flight at the first time of asking.

5. Marcus Harness

EFL League One title favourites Ipswich Town lacked firepower last season. Under boss, Kieran McKenna, the former Manchester United assistant manager has rebuilt the Tractor Boys into a defensively sound unit. The £700,000 purchase of Marcus Harness from League One rivals Portsmouth appears to have been an inspired signing to date. Harness, who has been deployed in a more central number ten role at Portman Road, is showing real goalscoring instincts with three goals in six league games.