EPL: Five signings to watch

EPL: Five signings to watch

GARY LIM lists the high-profile Premiership quintet set to take the league by storm this season

ADAM LALLANA Club: Liverpool (from Southampton) Fee: £25m ($52.5m) Age: 26 Position: Attacking midfielder

ROMELU LUKAKU Club: Everton (from Chelsea) Fee: £28m ($58.7m) Age: 21 Position: Striker

ALEXIS SANCHEZ Club: Arsenal (from Barcelona) Fee: £30 million ($62.9m) Age: 25 Position: Winger/forward

DIEGO COSTA Club: Chelsea (from Atletico Madrid) Fee: £32m ($67.1m) Age: 25 Position: Striker

ANDER HERRERA Club: Manchester United (from Athletic Bilbao) Fee: £28.4m ($59.6m) Age: 24 Position: Midfielder

Sanchez carries his country's flag wherever he goes.

The first Chilean to play for Barcelona, and now Arsenal, he stole the imagination during the World Cup in Brazil, performing a starring role as Chile bulldozed their way to a round-of-16 spot at the expense of Group B favourites Spain.

Although they were subsequently knocked out by hosts Brazil via a penalty shoot-out, Sanchez had stamped his class by then, scoring two goals and setting up another in four matches.

In securing his signature, Arsenal may have pulled off the transfer coup of the season.

Sanchez is simply a delight to watch on the field, whether you are a fan or a manager.

Extremely quick and skilful, he may also be Arsene Wenger's attacking trump card as Arsenal look to build their first Premiership-winning team in years.

His humility and industry will endear him to the Gooners quickly.

An outstanding performance against Manchester City in Arsenal's 3-0 win in the Community Shield during the weekend augurs well.

When Mesut Oezil fizzled out after the halfway mark last term, Arsenal looked in desperate need of a man with the individual qualities to surprise opponents.

Sanchez fits that bill perfectly.

One of the many stars plundered from Southampton following their highly successful 2013/14 campaign, Lallana was perhaps the most coveted of the lot.

So impressive was he that the Saints captain was called up to the England World Cup squad.

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