First Impressions

What did pundits and fans alike think about their new star signing when they arrived? Find out below...


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Man Utd “special” talent was tipped to be Van Nistelrooy 2.0, now he’s in League One

Man United were desperate for this academy prospect to come good, thinking they had the next Van Nistelrooy on their hands...

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Everton: "Blistering" talent hoped to be the next Dele Alli, but he was soon binned

Ronald Koeman had a testing time at Goodison Park, but handed the Blues an encouraging project by signing one star in particular...

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Aston Villa: "Menacing" signing was meant to replace Benteke, but he was soon binned

Aston Villa were sad to lose Christian Benteke in 2015, however Tim Sherwood thought he had the solution for his exit...

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Everton: £25m flop was compared to Yaya, now he's Moshiri's "worst signing"

This Everton midfielder had a torrid time with the Toffees, ranking high amongst recent duds at Goodison Park.

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Liverpool: £100k-p/w Luiz Suarez replacement flopped hard at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers was left searching for answers when Luis Suarez left the club, with one name unable to live up to the expectation of filling the void.

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Chelsea: £32m star was billed as the next Drogba but now he's struggling

Comparisons have been drawn to the Chelsea legend who scored 164 goals in 381 appearances for the club.

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Man Utd: £31m dud was dubbed the next CR7 after signing, but he became a huge flop

The Red Devils though they had their new Cristiano Ronaldo, but couldn't have been more wrong...

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Newcastle: £120k-p/w star was compared to Cabaye after signing, now he's struggling

Compared to a cult, this slightly unexpected addition is the face of Saudi-backed Newcastle's spending power but has yet to cash in on PL ability...

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Wolves: £27.5m flop was compared to Jota after signing, now he's exiled

One of countless in the Portuguese talent stream through Wolverhampton, this player's ultimately found his career waters muddied while returning home.

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Liverpool: Once dubbed the next Sterling, Reds flop is now worse than Woodburn

Liverpool have, unfortunately, endured their fair share of failed youth prospects over the years.

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Arsenal: Emery's £60m signing went from Henry comparisons to leaving a villain

Arsenal delighted fans when they delivered one star signing, however his fate was far from being the hero at the Emirates...

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Wolves: "Exciting" dud was meant to be Neto 2.0, then he cost £4m per goal

Wolves have had some top talents take to the stage at Molineux over the years, however it hasn't always worked out for some new arrivals...

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Everton: £15m flop was compared to Cahill after signing, now he's not at the club

A first emphatic goal was Cahill-like, but proved to be the first and last for an Everton forward who is now trying to find solace at a former club

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Spurs: Lilywhites dud was dubbed the next Eto'o when he signed, now he's a Turkey flop

The Lilywhites got it all wrong with one standout flop.

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Wolves: Nuno's teen signing had "potential" when he arrived, now he's worth £50m

Nuno unearthed an array of talent at Wolves, with not many stars as important as one in particular this season...

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Man Utd: Red Devils flop was dubbed the next Vidic, now he's "the worst signing"

The Red Devils got it all wrong with one signing in particular...

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Aston Villa: £75k-p/w star was "as important as Grealish" but now he's flopped

Unai Emery has an abundance of talent in his ranks at Villa Park, however one name has failed to live up to the hype from when he signed...

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Spurs: Once compared to Grealish, this £22m flop is now "utterly pointless"

Tottenham missed the mark when signing this player for £22m.

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Everton: £22m flop was compared to Arteta after signing, now he can't get a game

One Everton talent was destined to follow in the footsteps of Mikel Arteta but hasn't played all season.

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Leeds: 5ft 8 gem was dubbed a "luxury" when he signed, then he became better than Beckford

One former Elland Road star seemingly proved the doubters wrong after emerging as a true club legend.

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