From Jesús Vallejo to George Hirst: 10 astute Premier League summer signings

Guardian
Amid all the headlines of record-breaking deals, some top-flight clubs have made clever acquisitions for a fraction of the price David Martin, goalkeeper, Millwall to West Ham, freeYou may recall Martin as the goalkeeper who made the catastrophic error that cost Millwall a place in the semi-finals of last season’s FA Cup when he allowed Solly March’s free-kick to drift past him and pull Brighton back into the tie. And yet Martin was able to make a dream move to play for the Premier League club he has supported since birth; his father is the former West Ham captain Alvin Martin, who played for the club for 21 years. At 33, he has been signed to provide experienced back-up to the undisputed first-choice Lukasz Fabianski and Roberto, the Spanish keeper signed on a free transfer from Espanyol this summer. JB Related: Transfer window 2019 – every summer ...
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