Best Premier League newboy XI after crazy summer transfer window featuring Sancho, Bailey and Chelsea old boy Lukaku

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs have once again splashed hundreds of millions of pounds on some mega new signings this summer.

With the British transfer record broken, a £97million striker due any moment and a host of ambitious clubs making deals, the best XI of the transfers we know about so far is of the highest quality.

Not only are the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United represented in our line-up, but smaller clubs show that excellent deals can be made outside of the 'big six'.

Here, SunSport details our top team of Prem newboys from the summer so far.

GK: Pierluigi Gollini – Atalanta to Tottenham (loan)

Very few Prem clubs have invested in a first-choice goalkeeper this summer with the majority focusing on signing veterans or youngsters.

Tottenham's addition of Pierluigi Gollini is the most proven shot-stopper arriving in the English top-tier after spending three years as the No1 for Atalanta, making ten Champions League appearances.

And the loan deal provides a great opportunity for the Italian to challenge Hugo Lloris and stake a claim for the 34-year-old's spot in the long-term.

CB: Ben White – Brighton to Arsenal (£50m)

At 23, Ben White's rise to stardom has been breathless with all four tiers of the English football pyramid ticked off in the last four seasons.

Sceptics will predict that this is one step too far for the centre-back, with Arsenal battling a long-running slide down the table.

But White excelled at Brighton and rightly earned a spot at Euro 2020, and is capable of starring in a Gunners revival under Mikel Arteta.

CB: Raphael Varane – Real Madrid to Manchester United (£41m)

Not officially completed yet, this deal would represent a true upgrade in the Old Trafford backline at a very reasonable fee.

Varane is one of the modern game's most decorated defenders and brings a new level of title-winning experience to Manchester United.

How quickly he can adapt to the Premier League pace remains to be seen but any rival fans criticising his arrival will, perhaps secretly, have loved to see him join their team.

CB: Cristian Romero – Atalanta to Tottenham (£47m)

It was a toss-up between the Tottenham newboy and Ibrahima Konate for the final spot of this defence.

And each player represents a potential star of both now and the future.

Romero edges ahead as the better deal however as Liverpool already boast a stronger centre-back selection, albeit when not injured, than a Tottenham side desperately in need of fresh talent.

RM: Emiliano Buendia – Norwich to Aston Villa (£38m)

Aston Villa made an early statement signing by beating Arsenal to Argentine playmaker Emiliano Buendia.

Not only did the Midlands club edge out a 'bigger' rival, they convinced a newly-promoted side to give up arguably their best player.

Buendia led a number of stats rankings for his creativity in both the Championship and Premier League while at Carrow Road, and will aim to lift Villa into European contention.

CM: Billy Gilmour – Chelsea to Norwich (loan)

With impressive loanee Oliver Skipp and the aforementioned Buendia leaving Norwich this summer, Daniel Farke was in need of a strong, ball-carrying midfielder.

In Billy Gilmour, the Canaries have secured a player who has not only shone in a burgeoning career, but one who has done so in the high pressure environments of Stamford Bridge and Euro 2020.

Quickly striking up an on-pitch rapport with Todd Cantwell and Teemu Pukki will be the Scot's next task after Norwich were handed a very tough start by the fixture calendar.

CM: Boubakary Soumare – Lille to Leicester (£17m)

An under-the-radar signing earlier in the summer, Boubakary Soumare comes into a Leicester midfield that sorely missed not having adequate backup to James Maddison and Co last season.

The 22-year-old may not immediately star in the Foxes' starting XI, such is their strength in the position when everyone is fit.

But his potential to help them finally get over the line and compete on multiple fronts at the business end could make him a steal at £17m.

LM: Leon Bailey – Bayer Leverkusen to Aston Villa (£30m)

Part two of the triumvirate replacing Jack Grealish at Villa Park, Leon Bailey brings skill and pace to a league that has high demands for both.

The Jamaican is at the top of his game after hitting 15 goals last season, in addition to 11 assists.

And although Albert Sambi Lokonga, Michael Olise and Bryan Gil can all light up the Prem this campaign, it is Bailey who completes our midfield.

RW: Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United (£73m)

Manchester United's swoop for Varane and Jadon Sancho serve as both statement signings and genuine improvements in their line-up.

For Sancho, his ability to rack up goals and assists has been shown to be beyond doubt in the Bundesliga – the Red Devils just need to guarantee one of their striker's can finish off his moves.

The winger can also drag their home form into a more title-worthy realm by getting fans off their seats to help rebuild Old Trafford into a fortress.

LW: Jack Grealish – Aston Villa to Manchester City (£100m)

Pep Guardiola's embarrassment of riches has grown even further with the addition of British football's most expensive product.

Jack Grealish faces a big task in slotting into his demanding manager's system as soon as possible, as well as fending off the mountains of competition in the Manchester City dressing room.

Yet if this moves comes off, the defending champions will have one of the most exciting players in world football at their disposal.


ST: Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan to Chelsea (£97.5m)

Like Varane, this signing is not fully over the line but is virtually complete ahead of a very exciting addition to the Premier League.

English football fans know all about Romelu Lukaku, although Chelsea supporters are arguably the ones who need the most convincing following his earlier spell at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian is a very different player to eight years ago and his presence atop the Champions League holders' attack assures their position as very strong title contenders.

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