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Five of the most underrated Premier League signings of the summer transfer window

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With the window having officially slammed shut for another couple of months at least, attention switches towards which clubs have the strongest squads to complete in the Premier League.

In a season the promises to be like no other, keep up to date with all the latest live scores, stats and updates via the Flashscore app or website.

Unsurprisingly, Premier League clubs have once again broken their spending record, with over £1.5 billion spent by sides in England’s top flight.

Erling Haaland, Darwin Nunez and Antony are just some of the standout names teams have spent big on this summer, but here are five underrated signings made by clubs in the Premier League this summer.

Pervis Estupinan – Brighton & Hove Albion

Having let two star players in Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma leave the AMEX Stadium this summer, there may have been some concern over how Brighton & Hove Albion bounce back.

In typical Brighton fashion, they have picked out a diamond amongst the rough, with Pervis Estupinan joining from Spanish side Villarreal for a fee of just under £15 million.

Getting off to a flying start in the blue and white of Brighton, the attacking left-back has already started to fill the gap left behind by the departing Cucurella.

It’s not just going forward where Estupinan has impressed, with the 24-year-old part of a defence that conceded just three goals in their opening five matches. Tidy stuff!

Cheick Doucoure – Crystal Palace

It’s difficult to argue with the job Patrick Viera has done at Crystal Palace, having transformed the Eagles’ fortunes in just over one season as boss.

Having had to rebuild last summer, Viera has been given much more freedom in this window and the signing of Cheick Doucoure from Ligue 1 side RC Lens could prove one of the best pick-ups of the season.

A combative holding midfielder, Doucoure earned plaudits for his ability to win the ball back in midfield and create attacks with a high-intensity counter-pressing approach to play.

Comfortable on the ball, Doucoure has caught the eye with his Palace performances so far this season and it’s expected he’ll go from strength to strength under the tutelage of former midfielder Viera.

Nathan Collins – Wolverhampton Wanderers

After dropping out of the Premier League at the back end of last season, Burnley underwent somewhat of fire sale, with Wolverhampton Wanderers swooping in and picking up Nathan Collins for a modest £20.5 million.

While he only played one season of Premier League football for Burnley, the Republic of Ireland international impressed during his time with the Clarets, earning a move to Wolves as a result.

Towering over attackers at 6 foot 3 inches, Collins possesses the physical traits needed to succeed as a defender in the Premier League and has already struck up a decent partnership with fellow Wolves centre-back Max Kilman.

At just 21-years-old, Collins has the potential to enjoy a successful career in England’s top-flight, with Wolves having done well to acquire his services.

Romeo Lavia – Southampton

Drilling home a 25-yard strike in Southampton’s recent 2-1 victory over Chelsea, Romeo Lavia became the first player in the Premier League to score a goal having born in the year 2004.

Let go by Manchester City at the start of the window, the £10.5 million Southampton paid for Lavia could turn out a bargain, should the Belgian under-21 international live up to his lofty potential.

A ball winning midfielder, Lavia is comfortable sitting deep in a midfield three, with his inspirations in the game being fellow holding midfielders Sergio Busquets and former City teammate Fernandinho.

Granted, City are reported to have a £40 million buy-back clause in the 18-year-old’s contract, but should Lavia continue his current trajectory, it’s likely he’ll be worth much more than that in the years to come.

Brenden Aaronson – Leeds United

After guiding Leeds United to Premier League survival on the final day of last season, Jesse Marsch has turned to some familiar faces to try and help this time around.

One of those being American starlet Brenden Aaronson, who Marsch has worked with in the past and arrived from Red Bull Salzburg for a fee in the region of £25 million.

A high-energy advanced midfielder, Aaronson will provide an extra dimension to a Leeds attack that struggled to create at times last season.

There have been concerns that Aaronson’s goal output is a little low for the position he plays, but as a regular starter for the US Men’s National Team, there is no denying his ability as a player.

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Written by Amos Murphy