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In an era when £30 million is splashed around as if it is a 10p down a slot machine, it is hard to sign good solid Premier League player for little money, unless they are very young and raw or older and have no resale value. So it is testament to the three clubs that have managed to find a cheaper gem in the window.
Here are the three best bargain additions for the Premier League so far this season.
Idrissa Gueye - £7.1 million
Because players nowadays are so expensive, a release clause in a contract is often a route clubs will try go down to poach players for cheaper prices. Everton did exactly this for Aston Villa's Senegalese midfielder Gueye, paying £7.1 million according to BBC Sport. Yet it wasn't the most obvious option for the Toffees.
Gueye hardly pulled up any trees for Villa last season as they were relegated from the top flight with a massive whimper so it was a surprise that Ronald Koeman made the move to bring the 27-year-old to Goodison Park.
However, he has looked very assured playing in the Kante-esque role as Everton have started the season fairly brightly. With his energy alongside Gareth Barry's experience and Ross Barkley's flair, the Merseysiders have a very good midfield.
Nathan Redmond - £10 million
Usually, it is the English players whose prices are most hiked up, perhaps due to the 8 British players in every 25 man squad rule. Hence, clubs are bringing in more foreign players to try and counteract that issue.
However, Southampton managed to sign Nathan Redmond for £10 million (BBC Sport) from relegated Norwich and he has been in impressive form so far, combining his obvious dribbling ability and pace with a better final ball, which has seen striker Charlie Austin's form also take a big upturn.
In reality, the 22-year-old winger has been unlucky not to earn a call up to the England side following his form but if he keeps it up then he will surely be in contention. Regardless, he has been a terrific signing so far.
Steven Defour - £8 million
Once touted as a superstar footballer in Europe and a mainstay for the Belgian national team, the tough midfielder has seen his career not quite go to the heights that were promised to him early on.
However, he got his chance in the Premier League after Sean Dyche spent a then club record £8 million fee (BBC Sport) for the 51 times capped Belgian and so far he has looked like the one player who will add the required quality for the club to survive in the Premier League.
His long range goal against Hull and double assist against Watford have shown he has the capabilities of doing something special in the game the Clarets need to win in order to survive and is looking like a terrific deal at £8 million.
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