A number of clubs made significant signings during the summer transfer window, and the world record fee for a goalkeeper was even broken twice.
However, Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Chelsea’s signing of Jorginho from Napoli represents the best deal of the summer.
“I’m going to go with Jorginho. I know he wasn’t great in the Community Shield but Pep Guardiola wanted to buy him and that tells you everything,” Merson told Sky Sports.
“The lad can play and £50m in this day and age is a cup of tea, if I’m honest.
“It might be obvious or it might be not, but when he gets used to it he’s a very special footballer.
“He’s tidy, he can pass the ball, he breaks things up.
“The problem is, just like Alberto Aquilani when he was at Liverpool – and given how highly rated he was at Roma – is getting used to the different pace of the game over here compared to Italy.”