If you win the midfield battle, you are well on your way to winning the match. That’s why midfield signings are so important.
Taking into consideration factors including price, what the player achieved during his time at the club and their overall contribution, talkSPORT has assessed the best midfield signing in the Premier League era for every club currently in the top flight.
Not only that, but we’ve ranked them from worst to first midfield signing, so take a look at the slideshow above to see who’s number one.
And we have only included proper midfielders, or central midfielders if you like. That means no room for wingers or wide attackers who some might describe as midfielders.
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