Cantona, Bergkamp, Van Dijk – Five of the most transformative signings in Premier League history

Recruitment can often prove the difference between success and failure for Premier League clubs, with a manager’s reputation often hinging on their ability to find players and strengthen sufficiently in the transfer market.

Signing players is a huge part of a manager’s role, but occasionally it takes just one player to make a huge difference to the fortunes of their new employers.

Bruno Fernandes has made a massive impact since signing for Manchester United in 2020, whilst the arrival of Ruben Dias at Manchester City has been a major factor in Pep Guardiola’s side regaining the Premier League title in 2020/21.

We’ve decided to look back at some of the most transformative transfers the league has seen, here are five players whose arrivals sparked a significant upturn in fortunes.

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