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Sep 4, 2019, 10:30:00 AM

Top Picks: Best deals of the 2019 summer transfer window

The 2019 summer transfer window can be described as a glorious period of heavy speculations, drama-filled negotiations, last-minute confirmations and some failed attempts. Sportsbet.io signals out the best deals from one of the most stem-winding business episodes.

DANIEL JAMES

Swansea City to Manchester United | Permanent

The 21-year-old Welsh winger has, to everyone’s surprise, excelled in the initial days of his Red Devils career with three goals in his first four appearances.

With regular strikers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial on a hit-or-miss patch, James, signed for just £15 million, is poised to develop as one of the leading attackers on the frontlines.

DANI CEBALLOS

Real Madrid to Arsenal | On Loan

The Spanish U-21 international is already creating waves in the Arsenal midfield and is turning out to be a fan favourite, given his imposing act in the recent North London derby.

With many already drawing comparisons to Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas, Ceballos’ form over the season could aid his quest for a regular berth in the Madrid first team next term.

JOAO FELIX

Benfica to Atletico Madrid | Permanent

The Portuguese wonderkid has already hit the right notes for Atletico, from a perfect pre-season (four goals, one assist) to recording his first contributions in the La Liga (one goal, one assist). 

A club-record £113 million signing, there is limited to no doubt about the 19-year-old’s outrageous potential to excel as Atletico’s new number 7.

PHILIPPE COUTINHO

Barcelona to Bayern Munich | On Loan

After two miserable seasons at Barcelona, the Brazilian penned a £7.8m loan deal with Bayern Munich and has made an instant impact with a pass success rate of 86.7% in 100 minutes for the Bavarians, in the Bundesliga.

While he foresees a future in Germany, the 27-year-old is poised to rediscover his lethal best that dissipated in his time in Spain.

RODRIGO

Atletico Madrid to Manchester City | Permanent

Another break-the-bank signing on the list, the Spanish midfielder has efficiently sat well in Pep Guardiola’s system and has aggregated an average of 58.75 passes from his first four games.

Brought in as a long-term replacement to Fernandinho, Rodri has earned praise from the Brazilian and Guardiola himself has hailed Rodri as the perfect ‘holding midfielder’.

Words: William Paul

Images: PA