With the transfer window now closed for the Premier League clubs in terms of registering new players, there has been a lot of noise regarding who made the best transfers of the summer.
Speculation dominates the offseason and there is always a rivalry with clubs getting their players across the line in time for the start of the campaign.
With that being said and over £1 billion spent this summer by Premier League clubs, here is the 2019 summer transfer window rated:
Best Transfer: Tanguy Ndombele
Tottenham might have spent £56 million on Tanguy Ndombele, but he will be worth every single penny should he fill the gap of Moussa Dembele and bolster the club’s midfield.
Coming from Olympique Lyon, Ndombele has a solid reputation of being not only a midfield enforcer that breaks up play effectively well, but also one that can transition from defence into attack and get his team moving forward quickly.
Mauricio Pochettino has not been able to spend in the last 12 months, primarily because of the new stadium, but Ndombele’s transfer shows a huge statement of intent from the Lilywhites and where they are at in terms of their finances.
Ndombele might need a slight adjusting period, but should he fulfil his promise, he will become a crucial asset to Spurs’ side for years to come.
Worst Transfer Window: Crystal Palace
After selling Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United for £45 million, the Eagles failed to replace their starting choice right back.
Not only have they lost a player who made them tick last season and was unbelievable in defence, they now have a disgruntled Wilfried Zaha, who failed to get his move due to the owners holding out for £80 million in cash.
Zaha has comfortably been Crystal Palace’s best player for a number of seasons now, but his attitude is likely to change somewhat coming into the new season.
The Eagles might have brought in: Gary Cahill, Victor Camarasa, James McCarthy and Jordan Ayew, but by their standards, it has been an underwhelming transfer window. It is expected that Roy Hodgson’s side will be scrapping out to remain in the division.
Transfer To Keep An Eye On: Moise Kean
Constantly talked about as one of Europe’s brightest sparks as well as Italy’s next big thing, Moise Kean made the switch from Juventus to Everton this summer.
In what was a surprising transfer due to the Bianconeri’s eagerness to offload him, Kean will come in and spearhead the Toffees’ attack.
The Italy international might only be 19-years-old, but he has great maturity in his game already and has shown in the Champions League and Serie A that he has the ability to make a difference for a big club.
Coming from Italy, it is likely that Kean is eased into the Premier League games rather than thrown in, but when his time comes, the Italian will grasp it with two hands and not look back. He is certainly one to keep an eye on this season.
Surprising Transfer: David Luiz to Arsenal
No one had anticipated this spectacular transfer to appear out of the blue with just 48 hours of the summer transfer window left.
With such little noise coming out of Chelsea and David Luiz’s camp, this move took the football world by storm but could work out to be an important move made by the Gunners.
Arsenal had been on the search for centre back this summer and by leaving William Saliba on-loan at St Etienne until the end of the season, they needed a stop-gap transfer that took the heat away from the defence.
Luiz has experience of the Premier League and with a modest fee of £8 million, it could work out to be an inspired move. It could, however, also backfire, with Luiz’s tendencies to make a mistake creeping through.
Either way, this one came out of nowhere and will be incredibly interesting to see how the Brazilian tackles North London.