The 10 most fascinating signings of the transfer window: selection dilemmas of the city and the United

The transfer window closed earlier than ever, giving us a brief moment to reflect before the Premier League season begins on Friday night.

We have seen the world record rate of a goalkeeper broken twice by the clubs of the Premier League, since the Big Six have been expected to be big, with the exception of Tottenham.

But aside from the almost guaranteed success we expect from some of the signings, there are intriguing stories to tell throughout the league, as managers wait to see if the bets pay off and try to fit in with their new men.

Here, Sportsmail go through the 10 most fascinating transfers of the summer window, in no particular order.

Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from Leicester for £ 60 million at the start of the window

Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from Leicester for £ 60 million at the start of the window

Riyad Mahrez joined Manchester City from Leicester for £ 60 million at the start of the window

Joao Moutinho (Monaco to the Wolves, £ 5m)

A familiar name for the spectators of the Champions League and the soccer of international tournaments during the last decade, Moutinho is one of the eight Portuguese players who are now in the books of the new wolves promoted due to the influence of the agent Jorge Mendes.

Having been close to joining Tottenham at its best in 2012, it will be interesting to finally see how, at age 31, it faces the heat of a Premier League battle.

The experienced midfielder Joao Moutinho is the last Portuguese star to move to the Wolves

The experienced midfielder Joao Moutinho is the last Portuguese star to move to the Wolves

The experienced midfielder Joao Moutinho is the last Portuguese star to move to the Wolves

Jean Michael Seri (Nice to Fulham, £ 18m)

The eyebrows were raised when this transfer was made last month, given that Seri was close to joining Barcelona last summer and has aroused the interest of Arsenal.

The trio of the Fulham midfielder formed by Kevin McDonald, Stefan Johansen and Tom Cairney was outstanding in his promotion last season, so Slavisa Jokanovic must find a way to fit Seri without upsetting the balance.

The Ivorian Jean Michael Seri has joined Fulham from Nice after having attracted Barcelona

The Ivorian Jean Michael Seri has joined Fulham from Nice after having attracted Barcelona

The Ivorian Jean Michael Seri has joined Fulham from Nice after having attracted Barcelona

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester to Man City, £ 60m)

Having created a scandal when a Manchester City attempt was rejected by Leicester in January, the 2016 PFA Player of the Year received his wish this summer.

For years Mahrez, now 27 years old, has been the leading man in Leicester. It will be interesting to see if he can adapt to Pep Guardiola's high pressure style and become a team man, as he tries to evict Raheem Sterling in the right wing.

Mahrez obtained his wish with a transfer to the city after they saw an offer rejected in January

Mahrez obtained his wish with a transfer to the city after they saw an offer rejected in January

Mahrez obtained his wish with a transfer to the city after they saw an offer rejected in January

Max Meyer (Schalke to Crystal Palace, free)

Like Seri, it's fair to say that Meyer has attracted more glamorous suitors than Crystal Palace in the past, but the German international opted to move south of London when his contract with Schalke expires.

Palace fans are waiting to see how it will fit into Roy Hodgson's team, like a No. 10, a deeper or even open midfielder, and the neutrals will be tuning in to see if Meyer, at only 22, has the potential to return. to the Champions League one day.

German international midfielder Max Meyer has joined Crystal Palace in a free transfer

German international midfielder Max Meyer has joined Crystal Palace in a free transfer

German international midfielder Max Meyer has joined Crystal Palace in a free transfer

Richarlison (Watford to Everton, £ 44m)

Despite flashes of brilliance in his Premier League debut season at Watford, that Everton was willing to pay £ 44m for the Brazilian winger was a surprise.

However, new manager Marco Silva worked with him daily on Vicarage Road and clearly believes that it is worth it. Only time will tell when the 21-year-old enters the left side of Silva's new side.

Richarlison is priced at £ 44 million to be up to the task after meeting with Marco Silva

Richarlison is priced at £ 44 million to be up to the task after meeting with Marco Silva

Richarlison is priced at £ 44 million to be up to the task after meeting with Marco Silva

James Maddison (Norwich to Leicester, £ 24m)

Another fee raised his eyebrows this summer, Maddison is an attacking midfielder who burst onto the scene at the Norwich Championships last season.

Taking into account the fees spent, Claude Puel should have the intention of putting the 21-year-old directly on his team, either outside or in his preferred position as No. 10. He will surely do well to live up to his price. this season.

English midfielder James Maddison joined Leicester from Norwich this summer

English midfielder James Maddison joined Leicester from Norwich this summer

English midfielder James Maddison joined Leicester from Norwich this summer

Angus Gunn (City of Man to Southampton, £ 13.5m)

Like Maddison, Gunn is another young Englishman who is preparing for a first season in the Premier League after excelling at Norwich last season.

Pep Guardiola qualifies England goalkeeper U-21 enough to have inserted a buy-sell clause in his contract with the Saints. With Fraser Forster and Alex McCarthy breathing in his neck, establishing himself as number 1 at St. Mary's is the first challenge.

English Under-21 goalkeeper Angus Gunn has made the switch from City to Southampton

English Under-21 goalkeeper Angus Gunn has made the switch from City to Southampton

English Under-21 goalkeeper Angus Gunn has made the switch from City to Southampton

Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk to Manchester United, £ 52m)

Despite its huge transfer fee, the Brazilian midfielder is a kind of unknown amount on these coasts, especially given his limited playing time in the World Cup.

Against the backdrop of being the main signing in a frustrating window for José Mourinho, it will be fascinating to see how Fred faces the pressure and how the United coach chooses to balance his midfield.

Brazilian international Fred is signing in a quiet summer for Man United

Brazilian international Fred is signing in a quiet summer for Man United

Brazilian international Fred is signing in a quiet summer for Man United

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal to West Ham, free)

What Jack Wilshere will we see in West Ham? Wilshere prone to injuries that lost his place in Arsenal? Or the rejuvenated Wilshere who was a rare bright light in a poor season for the Gunners last season?

His only previous time outside the Emirates was a lackluster loan season in Bournemouth where he again fought for form and fitness. The fans of Hammers and England will pray for the setting and the shot of Wilshere.

Jack Wilshere moved through London on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal this summer

Jack Wilshere moved through London on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal this summer

Jack Wilshere moved through London on a free transfer after leaving Arsenal this summer

Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon to Wolves, free)

Another outstanding stroke of Wolves courtesy of Mendes. Patricio has long been established as the number 1 of Portugal and, at 30, is reaching his best moment as an archer.

He should have the game to suit the more physical nature of the Premier League and keep out the title-winning goalkeeper, John Ruddy, but off the pitch his transfer could go from a free one to £ 50m if the former club Sporting Lisbon has success in his complaint to FIFA after breaking his contract to leave the club.

The movement of Rui Patricio to the Wolves is object of a complaint of the Sporting of Lisbon before FIFA

The movement of Rui Patricio to the Wolves is object of a complaint of the Sporting of Lisbon before FIFA

The movement of Rui Patricio to the Wolves is object of a complaint of the Sporting of Lisbon before FIFA

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