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Ranking The Top Five Signings Of The 2018/19 Premier League Season

As the Premier League season nears its end, it is time to look back on the campaign that was, and more specifically the league’s new arrivals.

A whole host of teams added to their star-studded squads in the summer and winter transfer windows, but which players have impressed the most in their new surroundings?

Here Pundit Arena ranks the top five signings of the 2018/2019 Premier League season.

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1) Raul Jimenez (Wolves)

A relatively unknown quantity when he arrived at Molyneux, Mexican striker Raul Jimenez has been a massive part of Wolves’ unprecedented success this season.

With 12 goals and seven assists, Jimenez has been involved in more goals than any signing this season and his partnership with Diogo Jota has proven crucial to the way Wolves play the game.

It’s no surprise that Nuno Espirito Santo is keen on making the 27-year old a permanent figure at Wolves over the coming seasons with the club expected to meet the £35 million fee he demands.

If Wolves are to reach Europe this season, he will be a massive reason why.

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2) Alisson (Liverpool)

A couple of relatively high profile errors aside, Alisson has been just the addition Liverpool’s title charge needed this season.

A serious step-up from previous net-minders Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius, Alisson has been tremendous between the Liverpool sticks keeping 17 clean sheets; the most in the league.

The Brazilian is also excellent with his feet and his distribution has been a constant positive throughout Liverpool’s stand-out campaign.

An excellent signing.

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM – JULY 19: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Alisson after signing a new contract for Liverpool FC at Melwood Training Ground on July 19, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

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3) Lucas Digne (Everton)

The Frenchman’s performances have kept legendary left-back Leighton Baines out of the Everton side since his arrival from Barcelona in the summer.

Digne’s deliveries have been tremendous this season while he has been directly involved in seven goals, scoring four and making three.

The left-back has also created more chances than any other defender this season and has arguably been Everton’s stand-out player in what’s been a highly inconsistent campaign.

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4) Saloman Rondon (Newcastle)

It’s difficult to know where Newcastle would be in the table had it not been for the goals of Venezuelan striker Saloman Rondon.

Signed from West Brom following their relegation, Rondon has proven to be a shrewd bit of business from the Magpies as he has been their main attacking threat throughout the season.

Rondon has been involved in 14 goals, scoring nine and setting up five, which accounts for nearly half of Newcastle’s 31 total throughout the season.

His overall play has also been exceptional, with his ability to hold the ball up and link with others invaluable to Newcastle’s fight against relegation.

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5) Felipe Anderson (West Ham)

The Brazilian has gone off the boil a little for West Ham as of late but he can still be classed as an excellent addition to the Hammers’ side.

Anderson is West Ham’s top scorer this season with eight goals and has chipped in with four assists – only Robert Snodgrass has more for the club.

The 25-year old is a silky and talented midfielder but his work rate has also been high this season with Anderson currently ranking among the top fifteen for tackles in the league.

After settling in well, he looks like he could be the type of player who could kick on and have an even better campaign next year.

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