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Our Sky Sports pundits pick their signing of the season

We asked our Sky Sports pundits to pick their Premier League signing of the season...

Graeme Souness, Thierry Henry, Jamie Carragher, Niall Quinn, Gary Neville and Alan Smith came up with a list of three contenders.

One from Manchester United, one from Chelsea and another from Liverpool. Do you agree with their selections? Have your say below…

Pundits' signing of the season

Graeme Souness Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Thierry Henry Sadio Mane
Jamie Carragher Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Niall Quinn David Luiz
Gary Neville Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Alan Smith Sadio Mane

Graeme Souness - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

I said at the start of the season Zlatan has to play well and be the main man for United, and that's how it has turned out.

I'd make him my player of the season simply because he is 35 years old and has single-handedly kept them in lots of competitions. I love his attitude because he gives a calming effect to the lesser lights - 'Do not worry, Zlatan's here'.

Manchester United's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Sunderl
Image: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 28th goal of the season against Sunderland

And he has dragged United into a healthy position, they have won one trophy already and I would imagine in the dressing room he is fabulous.

I love someone who can back up what he says and he can certainly do that.

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Thierry Henry - Sadio Mane

I have to give Ibrahimovic a lot of credit, but Sadio Mane has been the signing of the season.

Sadio Mane celebrates
Image: Liverpool struggled when Sadio Mane was at the Africa Cup of the Nations

Jamie Carragher - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

There were always questions surrounding Ibrahimovic because he never quite did it against English teams in Europe.

But he's now done it at 35, keeping United in contention for the top four, with a trophy already in the bag, and he may win another in the Europa League.

Niall Quinn - David Luiz

For guts and bravery, I like what David Luiz has done. I love the way he became a rock again at Chelsea having been scorned by managers.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31:  David Luiz of Chelsea celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea a
Image: David Luiz has established himself at the heart of Chelsea's back three

He wanted to come back and prove his doubters wrong. I remember the Chelsea he joined were flat and despondent. They had a bad year last year and he came back into the fold. I really admire what he's done.

In my eyes, his transformation and his performances for Chelsea this season merit mention.

Gary Neville - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ultimately he's been the best signing. He's given the players and the club a lot more confidence.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic takes a moment to reflect during the Premier League match against Bournemouth
Image: Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrived from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last summer

Alan Smith - Sadio Mane

When he came to Liverpool I was wondering how well he would do. But the goals he's scored and the impact he's had has been fantastic.

When he was absent, he showed just how big an influence he has on the Liverpool team.

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