€157.5 million; seven players. It was a busy summer for Andoni Zubizarreta as FC Barcelona bolstered their squad ahead of their impending FIFA-imposed transfer ban, adding a whole host of new players to their ranks. From superstar strikers to back-up defenders, we scoured the market for the best deals and the players we perceived to be the best fits for our team. In some cases, the moves have paid dividends -- for others, the jury is still out. Oh, and there's at least a couple that have gone down as well a lead balloon.
However, has anything ever thought about ranking our summer transfers, in order, from best to worst?
What better time than now to do just that; we've seen what almost all of them can offer and based on their performances (or lack thereof) to date, along with their price-tag and perhaps their reputation, we all have an opinion about who is fitting in the best. Vote in our special Ranker-powered poll below to let us know what you think!
For me, the undisputed best signing of the summer has been Claudio Bravo. At just €12 million, the Chilean shot-stopper represented one of our cheapest deals of the summer and his performances in La Liga have been exceptional, saving us multiple points in what has still been a somewhat shaky start. At the weekend for instance, his sliding challenge on Victor Sanchez helped us keep Espanyol's lead to a single goal, enabling Lionel Messi to turn the match around.
What do you think? Let us know, and comment with your ranking below.Arron's Ranking: 1 - Claudio Bravo 2- Ivan Rakitic 3- Jeremy Mathieu 4- Marc-Andre ter Stegen 5 - Luis Suarez 6 - Douglas 7 - Thomas Vermaelen
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