Bargain of the season
Jordan Ayew – Crystal Palace, £2.5 million
When Palace spent £2.5 million on Ayew after a season long-loan in South London, no one took notice. Barely an year later, the son of the legendary Ghanaian Abedi Pele has won Crystal Palace’s player of the season. He also collected the players player of the season and his audacious chip against West Ham after a great solo run won the goal of the season at his club.
Check out this great goal 👇👇👇
A hard working player blessed with deft dribbling has won a massive 17 points for palace this season and directly Contributed to over a third of his team’s goals this season (11/31).
An shrewd bargain and great investment made by the palace board.
Flop of the season
Joelinton – Newcastle United, £40 million
Steve Bruce was pregnant with expectation when he splashed £40 million on a man dubbed the next ‘Firmino’ at Hoffenheim. However after playing 38 games in the premier league, the Brazilian has got only 2 goals to show.
Statistics place him at 41 goals expected from the number of chances he gets and further more his conversion rate of shots to goals stands at a mere 4.88%.
The 23 year old however has got time to prove his doubters wrong this coming season. Many football fans are still eager to see whether he live to the billing of the exceptional Brazilian talents that have graced the English top tier league.
Signing of the season
Bruno Fernandes – Manchester United, £67.6 million
The Portuguese play-maker has been sensational to say the least since arriving from Sporting Lisbon in January this year. He appears to have been the missing piece in the United jigsaw and has added a new dimension to the Red Devils midfield . He has been directly involved in more goals than any player since his debut (15), 8 goals and 7 assists.
Manchester United were 5th, a massive 14 points behind Leicester when he arrived. Since then, United are yet to lose a premier league match and rose exponentially in the premier league table finishing third and securing champions league football next season.
Bruno has also won the player of the month twice in succession. The first United player to do so since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006. United fans are optimistic that he will lead their title charge in the upcoming season.
He has been undoubtedly been the cream of crop among the new arrivals in the British isles over the past year.