The five best Premier League signings so far

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New players at Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Southampton, Fulham and Norwich City feature on the list, which looks at the best of the early business in the Premier League.

Here are five best new faces in the Premier League...

Paulinho - Tottenham Hotspur

The 24-year-old midfielder was a key player as Brazil romped to victory in the Confederations Cup, being chosen as the third best player in the tournament. A powerful presence in defence and a goal threat from open play as well as set piece, Paulinho has all the attributes to be a huge success at Spurs next season.

Maarten Stekelenburg - Fulham

Fulham wasted little time in the transfer window this summer, and the best of their early business was the signing of Stekelenburg from Roma for a rumoured fee of £3million. The towering keeper has over 50 caps for the Netherlands, and played in the 2010 World Cup final. Martin Jol pulled off a real coup in bringing the 30-year-old to Craven Cottage.

Ricky Van Wolfswinkel - Norwich City

Norwich have led the way in the transfer market so far, making several smart additions to their squad to ensure they keep well clear of a relegation battle next season. Of their new players, Van Wolfswinkel stands out as a a superb piece of business, even at a reported £8.5million. Van Wolfswinkel scored 45 goals in 88 appearances for Sporting Lisbon, and will be a handful for Premier League defences next season.

Dejan Lovren - Southampton

Few sides have shown as much ambition in the market as Southampton so far this summer, with Victor Wanyama, Ever Banega and Leandro Damiao all rumoured to be targets for Mauricio Pochettino. One man they already have brought in is Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren, and the 24-year-old could prove a fantastic acquisition next season as Pochettino looks to shore up Southampton’s porous defence. 

Andre Schurrle - Chelsea

The German player has the talent to shine even in Chelsea’s overloaded attacking midfield, and Schurrle’s direct style will thrill Premier League fans next season. Already a regular in the Germany squad, the 22-year-old is one of the most exciting young players in Europe, and Jose Mourinho will relish adding him to likes of Eden Hazard and Juan Mata in Chelsea’s side. 

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