The summer transfer window has been done and most of the players signed appeared to have settled at their new clubs while some are still battling injury. This article will look at the best signings of the 2020 summer transfer window.
The likes of Victor Osimhen and Thomas Partey are currently nursing injuries after joining Napoli and Arsenal respectively, making them to be part of the players paid huge amounts for but has not had enough time to prove their worth on the field.
However, there are some who became instant hits at their new clubs and became an important part of the squad members. These are the ones that strengthened their teams as they appear to be the missing puzzle of their sides.
Each transfer window comes with its best and worst investment, but the players will be judged by their performances at the end of their first season. For instance, Eden Hazard has spent more time on the treatment table than on the field for Real Madrid.
Best signings in the 2020 summer transfer window
Manchester United finally got their long term target at the age of 33 after having an illustrious career at PSG by becoming their all-time highest goalscorer.
The Urugyuan proved that he still has more in his locker despite aging. Having proven himself to be a prolific striker, it took Cavani no time to settle into the Man United squad and he has become an important player.
The only reality that has set in is that he can’t guarantee Ole Gunnar Solksjaer 90 minutes of football. Each time he has come on to the field, he has proven to be a class act.
Injury and quarantine rules also restricted his number of games for Man United so far. He has scored 5 goals in 12 games across all competitions, which include a brace in the comeback win over Southampton.
Coming in as a free transfer, he apears to be a good bargain form United.
Luis Suarez is already a household name in footballl as he is known for his prolific goalscoring and creativity.
Athletico is glad to have the Urugyuan in its stead as their goalscoring prowress has increased and they maintain their lead on the La Liga table.
Having a player of this magnitude on a free transfer is a huge steal on the part of Athletico and the Uruguayan has proven to Barcelona that he is not a finished product as he has netted seven goals in ten La Liga games and created an assist.
If not for COVID-19, he could have netted more and be on top of the La Liga goalscorers chart.
Spanish striker, Alvaro Morata has regained his coring boot t the Bianconerri in his second return. He has formed an impressive partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 28-year-old has one of the best striking partnership record this season. He has so far scored ten goals in 17 games across all competitions and created seven assist in the process.
The 20-year-old midfielder has proven to be another revelation in Italian football after choosing AC Milan over Inter purely on game time. It appeared to be a good decision as he continues his development under Pioli as the Diavolo maintained the top spot into the new year.
The individual brilliance of Tonali is not in doubt having formed a great partnership with Hakan Canhanoglu and Franck Kessie despite not being 100 percent fit.
He has been doing the dirty job in the middle of the park alongside Kessie shielding the Milan defense.
After his loan deal, AC Milan is expected to pay Brescia €32m for his service. He is indeed a good addition to the Rossoneri.
The Spanish playmaker is another good signing of the summer as he proved his importance to Liverpool in the few games he has played so far.
His playing time has been reduced due to injury setback and COVID-19. The 29-year-old central midfielder has so far played just two Premier League games for the Reds and contributed to the team goals during those games.
The German might be firing blank at the moment, but he has proven to be a good buy. Although he missed a lot of scoring chances, he has been a team player laying assists and contributing to the team’s progress under the watchful eyes of Frank Lampard.
Werner who cost Chelsea €64.00m from RB Leipzig has so far scored four goals and created five assist in the 14 Premier League games he has played so far. He has also netted three and created an assist in 6 Champions League matches while scoring one in one Carabao Cup.
The 22-year-old has proven to be an important player in every team he plays for. He has continued from where he left last season with Borussia Dortmund at Inter Milan, who paid Real Madrid €54.00m to finally get him on a permanent basis.
It was obviously a hard decision for Zinedine Zidane and the Real Madrid board to make in selling the young Morroccan, knowing his talent. But they had to let him go as Dani Carvajal is the preferred right back choice.
Hakimi has even proven to be a game winner each time Inter Milan attacker find it hard to get the goals.
His pace, creativity and assist has made him indespensable in Antonio Conte’s squad.
Scoring four and creating another four assist in 14 Italian Serie A outings is an impressive ststa for a defender.
Unfortunately he couldn’t help Inter progress to the next round of the Champions League as he recorded just one assists in five games.
No doubt, his talent can’t be question as he continues to improve everyday. He is therefore one of the best signings of 2020.