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The 10 best signings by English clubs in the last 5 years

The 10 best signings by English clubs in the last 5 years

Premier League clubs have always attracted the best players in the world, and have fought fiercely over them in the transfer market. Arguably the best league in the world,the  Premier League has been known for it’s unpredictability and competition. The latter has certainly increased since 2010, when Manchester City joined the big boys. A result of this is that now clubs have to invest in new players and invest smartly.

So let’s take a look at the best signings by the English club since 2010.

Note: The selection is done on various factors such as transfer fee, the player’s impact on the club, and the age of the player signed.

10. Yohan Cabaye — Newcastle United

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Transfer Fee: £3.5 million(From Lille)

Season: 2011-12

Age at time of signing: 25 years

Yohan Cabaye made an instant impact on the team in his first season at Newcastle, which saw the club finishing fifth in the league. Having a creative mind, a great passing accuracy and wonderful right foot, Cabaye proved to be an amazing signing for Newcastle. Often scoring from free-kicks, the Frenchman carried The Magpies over the line. He famously scored in the club’s 1-0 victory over United at Old Trafford, making their first win there in 41-years. Cabaye drew the attention of big clubs with Arsenal making a bid, which was refused by Newcastle.

Signed at a mere fee of £3.5, Cabaye proved to be one of the best signings in recent times for The Toons, and eventually left the club for PSG for a fee of around £20m.

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