The summer transfer window allowed managers to make their moves in the market to ensure they have the correct personnel to succeed in the Premier League this season.

Whether it’s a big man in goal, a warrior in defence, a flair player in midfield or a goal scorer they are after, the speculation and rivalry between clubs is immense.

It’s important for a manager to improve their team regularly to keep things fresh and ensure they are keeping up-to date with the competitive nature of the Premier League.

So, let us look at the top three signings that have had the most impact on the Premier League this season.

Rafael Van der Vaart

What an inspired signing from Harry Redknapp. At £8 million this was a real bargain and a massive coup in the final minutes of the transfer window. A player who has been linked to most of the big clubs in the world arrived at White Hart Lane and has started to show the Spurs faithful what he is all about.

He possesses one of the best first touches in the Premier League and passes the ball around with ease. It is no wonder he is helping the club sell lots of new kits, because he has taken the burden of the club’s strikers, scoring seven goals so far and helping Spurs in their quest for Premier League and Champions League glory.

Asamoah Gyan

Many people thought Steve Bruce had panicked by buying Gyan after allowing Kenwyne Jones leave. Too often players who have a good World Cup fail to continue their form in the Premier League but the Ghanaian striker has hit the ground running at the Stadium of Light. He has been impressive and led the line well linking up superbly with Darren Bent up front.

His goal on debut certainly showed what he can do and ever since, he has proved he is a strong player who can really finish chances with ease. Gyan has already started to fulfil his hefty price tag and has become an instant hit in the North East.

Javier Hernandez

Little Pea has enjoyed a great start to his Manchester United career. The Mexican has scored some vital goals and really given the United faithful something to shout about.

Tipped as the next Ole Gunnar Solskjaer due to his impressive substitute appearances and clinical finishing, Hernandez has instantly won the fans over. He showed glimpses of what he could do in the World Cup and is a real star of the future at old Trafford.

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