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12 Best Signings Of The Season

With most of the leagues around the globe set to be concluded soon, here are the top 12 signings made in the 2018/19 campaign, including the world's second-most expensive goalkeeper along with a former Premier League flop.

Click through the gallery above to see the top 12 signings made over the past year, according to Soccer Laduma!

Eyebrows were raised when Jurgen Klopp made Alisson Becker the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of the game in July 2018 (later overtaken by Chelsea's Kepa Arrizabalaga).

Liverpool bought the Brazilian from AS Roma for a fee of £65 million (R1.1 billion), and he has since repaid the faith shown in him by Klopp.

With the shot-stopper having been awarded the Golden Glove for his 21 clean sheets in his maiden EPL season at Anfield, it's easy to understand why predecessors Simon Mignolet and Lorius Karius are now a forgotten memory for Liverpool fans.

Alisson was not the only great signing ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, though.

Not many expected Borussia Dortmund to challenge for the Bundesliga title this season after the German side went through a squad overhaul and also changed coaches. However, following a few smart signings, Dortmund have rivalled Bayern Munich for the league crown this season and could still win it.

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One of their key signings was Paco Alcacer, who was deemed not good enough for FC Barcelona. The Spaniard has netted 18 goals in 25 Bundesliga appearances for BVB, becoming one of the pillars of their success in 2018/19. He has impressed so much that Dortmund have already activated their purchase option on the player following their initial loan agreement with Barca.
 
After spending four largely disappointing years in the Premier League with Southampton, Dusan Tadic found a new lease of life in the Eredivisie, where he penned a four-year deal with Ajax Amsterdam.
 
The Serbia international has been a driving force behind Ajax's record-breaking season, finding the back of the net on 38 occasions across all competitions in his debut season with the Dutch giants – 14 more goals than he managed to score in all four years he spent at St Mary's.
 
Tadic, who is Ajax highest goalscorer across all competitions this season, has finished the campaign with a domestic double consisting of the league and Dutch Cup titles.

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Other new signings who impressed during the 2018/19 campaign include an FC Barcelona star and an Arsenal midfielder – you can see all of them in the gallery above!

Which player do you think is the signing of the season? Have your say in the comments section below.

 

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