Who was the Premier League’s best signing of last summer?
Last Updated: 03/01/17 12:04pm
Who was the pick of the Premier League summer signings? Zlatan Ibrahimovic with his goals or N’Golo Kante with his midfield domination?
Here's your chance to rank 12 of the best buys in order.
But first, let's have a quick summary of what the best buys have brought to their new teams…
Liverpool let Joe Allen go for £13m in the summer despite his brilliant performances for Wales at Euro 2016 and the midfielder has maintained that form at new club Stoke. In fact, Allen has even weighed in with five Premier League goals this season - the best haul of his career so far.
The Spaniard did well at Bolton and Sunderland but there was not too much excitement when Marcos Alonso pitched up at Chelsea in the summer. And yet, his arrival from Fiorentina has facilitated Antonio Conte's switch of system with his efforts at left wing-back impressing everyone.
It has been a tough start to the season for Crystal Palace but Christian Benteke has still made a strong contribution with eight Premier League goals already for the Eagles. It did not work out for the big Belgian at Liverpool but expect him to thrive under Sam Allardyce at Selhurst Park.
There were not many positives in Aston Villa's relegation season but Everton saw enough in tough-tackling Idrissa Gueye to take him to Goodison Park in the summer and he has impressed. The Senegal international tops the tackling charts this term and has become a pivotal figure already.
Perhaps the biggest name signing of the summer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic knew he had to hit the ground running to be adjudged an astute signing given his age. That's exactly what he has done. With 18 goals in his first 28 appearances for United, the Swede has proven his reliability yet again.
The driving force behind Leicester's title triumph, N'Golo Kante is threatening to pull off a repeat at Chelsea. Just about everyone was interested in the France international but there might have been a few still wondering whether he was a one-season wonder. Those doubts have been dispelled.
The return of David Luiz might have been seen as a backward step for Chelsea, but it now looks a masterstroke by Antonio Conte as the Brazilian has become central to their 3-4-3 system. The Blues have conceded only four in 13 Premier League games - and David Luiz has started in all of them.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher acknowledged recently that some had questioned the £34m fee that the club paid Southampton for Sadio Mane, but the Senegal international has been a revelation for the Reds. With nine Premier League goals already, he is the club's top scorer this season.
There were more spectacular signings in the summer but when it comes to value, Liverpool's acquisition of Joel Matip is hard to beat. A free transfer arrival from Schalke, the Cameroon international is unbeaten in his first 14 starts for his new club - an indication of his importance.
A £35m signing from Valencia, Shkodran Mustafi has done much to justify that fee with an assured start to life at Arsenal. Indeed, the 24-year-old defender has gone unbeaten in his first 17 games for the club - with his subsequent injury sparking a dip in Arsenal's form. He's already vital.
Fees don't come bigger than the £89m that Manchester United parted with to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford but the midfielder has shrugged off all that expectation to make a meaningful contribution under Jose Mourinho. And there's a feeling that Pogba's very best is still to come.
Having scored six goals for Norwich last season and still just 22 years old, Nathan Redmond always appeared something of a bargain buy for Southampton at around £10m and so it has proved. With three goals in his first nine Premier League games for Saints, he has made a quick impact at the club.