Best transfer buys of the 2015-16 Premier League season

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All week at ProSoccerTalk we are reviewing the dramatic 2015-16 Premier League season.

From dishing out awards to looking back at the highs and lows in the as 20 teams battled it out, we’ll have every angle covered.

MORE: All 2015-16 PL season reviews ]

It was a big season for new faces in the Premier League, and narrowing down a Top Ten is a very difficult proposition.

Consider the names that don’t even make our honorable mention: Timm Klose and Andros Townsend nearly saved their clubs seasons, while Jan Kirchhoff and Wahbi Khazri played huge roles in Sunderland surviving.

Without further adieu, here’s a look at our most effective new faces in the Premier League.

10. Nathaniel Clyne, Liverpool

The speedster proved strong at both ends of the Anfield pitch.

SWANSEA, WALES - MAY 15: Andre Ayew (2nd L) of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Manchester City at the Liberty Stadium on May 15, 2016 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

9. Andre Ayew, Swansea City

Thrived as Swans survived a relegation battle to rise up near midtable.

8. Lamine Kone, Sunderland

A January buy, Kone helped fix a very leaky Stadium of Light back line.

7. Toby Alderweireld, Tottenham Hotspur

Was pretty good for Saints last year, and found a new level under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.

6. Anthony Martial, Manchester United

Yes, he cost a lot of dough, but he’s got a good shot at being a force for a great many years. Turns out the Thierry Henry comparisons are just kinda ridiculous, not patently absurd. By next year, we could be saying even more.

5. Robert Huth, Leicester City

The Foxes also added Christian Fuchs, but Huth’s defensive pairing with Wes Morgan was a brilliant part of their run to the final.

4. Virgil Van Dijk, Southampton

We knew he was good at Celtic, but his seamless transition to a much tougher league helped Saints make a strong run.

3. Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City

If he was healthy the whole year, City may’ve finished second… or higher? Dominant return to the PL.

2. Dimitri Payet, West Ham United

Kante’s championship mettle is the only thing that could detract from Payet’s addition, as the star wattage of the French playmaker lit up the Boleyn Ground’s final season.

1. N'Golo Kante, Leicester City

He’s quite simply the most impactful end-to-end player in the league. So yeah, a good addition.


Honorable mention: Benik Afobe (Bournemouth), James Milner (Liverpool), Christian Fuchs (Leicester City), Giannelli Imbula (Stoke City), Petr Cech (Arsenal), Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Pedro (Chelsea), Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa).