Top Transfers in Epl 2012-2013

Lukas Podolski

Signing fee: Around £10m

Previous Club: Cologne

Position: Striker

Verdict:  Podolski who can play as a left winger and also as a second striker could just be perfect for Arsenal. With more than 100 International caps for Germany he is got all the experience and the physical attributes that is needed to play in the premier league.

Prediction: Podolski would be a success provided he puts his head down and work hard.

Olivier Giroud

Signing fee: £12.8m

Previous Club: Montpellier

Position: Striker

Verdict: Giroud was the top scored in the French league last season with 21 goals in 36 appearances for Montpellier. He is a physical player who is good in air and can hold the ball upfront. Just breaking into the International team for France he will have all the confidence in the world to try and prove his worth in the Premier league

Prediction: Would initially struggle with the pace and intensity of the premier league but can manage it by the second half of the season

Jan Vertonghen

Signing fee: Undisclosed fee

Previous Club: Ajax

Position: Central Defender

Verdict: A central defender with more than 150 appearances for Ajax who and is only 25. Definitely a nice fit for Tottenham. His versatility of playing at left back he adds more value to his case.

Prediction: A decent First season

Marko Marin

Signing fee: Around £10m

Previous Club: Werder Bremen

Position: Winger, Attacking Midfielder

Verdict: A Ridiculous signing considering the fact that he is not a proven midfielder even in the Bundesliga. He has lots of talent in the bag but has to work hard if we wants to shine in the Premier league

Prediction: Will have a long and tough First season in the premier league and will have to work hard for the starting place.

Eden Hazard

Signing fee: £32m

Previous Club: Lille

Position: Attacking Midfielder, Winger

Verdict: With a price tag of £32m , Chelsea fans would be hoping to see some first class football from the Belgium Midfielder. Hazard is one of the hottest prospects of Europe and with the age on his side he can learn quickly and adapt to life in Premier league

Prediction: Will initially take time to settle down, but once he settles down he can add an attacking flare up front for Chelsea

shinji kagawa

Signing fee: Initial amount of initial £12m, which could go up to £12m depending on performances

Previous Club: Borussia Dortmund

Position: Attacking Midfielder, Winger

Verdict : A talented , strong Asian lad who has pace and skills. Would be perfect for Manchester United as he comes as a bargain buy from Sir Alex Ferguson

Prediction: Would have a good Number of assists , provided he starts enough matches.

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