7 Summer Signings Who've Succeeded at New Clubs But Stayed Under the Radar

During a summer of hefty transfer fees and record breaking deals, some clubs chose to be more shrewd in their business - picking themselves up some quality additions for a respectable fee. 


Most of these players have gone under the radar - impressing at their individual clubs across Europe. To bring them to your attention, here are seven signings that went under the radar this summer who are performing very well for their new club.

7. Marco Benassi - Torino to Fiorentina (£9m)

The cut rate at which Fiorentina picked up Benassi was an absolute miracle given the turbulence at the Viola this summer. A changing of the guards at manager as Paulo Sousa made way for Stefano Pioli while losing key players Federico Bernardeschi and Matías Vecino left the club's direction in question.


However, the arrival of Benassi has helped steady the ship somewhat. At 23 years of age, Benassi has already made over 100 Serie A appearances and earned a call up to the national side. Netting three times and assisting twice this season, Benassi's role in the midfield is to create and score. 

6. Richarlison - Fluminese to Watford (£11.5m)

A more well-known signing this summer, Richarlison has hit the ground running at Watford having arrived from Brazil. His impact in the Premier League has been noticed, but the bargain of his transfer fee - not so much. 


The 20-year-old has scored four times and assisted three times in the league - a last minute winner against Swansea and a late equaliser against West Brom gave Watford four crucial points from the brink of nothing. 

5. Jean-Kevin Augustin - PSG to RB Leipzig (£14.3m)

The Frenchman's piece of skill against Porto in October went viral but it was probably the first you would have heard of Augustin. Currently playing a bit part role for RB Leipzig, the future remains bright for the 20-year-old. 


Mostly making substitute appearances this season, Augustin has failed to cement his place in a classy, high-flying Leipzig side. However, his impact off the bench has been impressive - scoring three times and assisting twice. 

4. Milan Skriniar - Sampdoria to Inter (£20.7m)

Skriniar has got Inter fans signing "Forza Inter" in what is a truly astonishing noise within the San Siro at times. The Serbian arrived at Inter for just over £20m and has become a fan favourite - sparking rumours of a move to Barcelona. 


Skriniar said of that move though: "I am not interested in Barcelona. I play for Inter and my objective is to play for Inter. I want to get them to win." 


Playing every minute of every game in the Serie A this season, Skriniar has helped Inter to five clean sheets so far this season. 

3. Pascal Gross - FC Inglostadt to Brighton (£2.6m)

A Premier League hit, Pascal Gross has helped Brighton sail into the top half of the table. FC Inglostadt clearly let go of a gem here and at just £2.6m the German has proved to be an absolute steal.


Gross has been the main man for Brighton this season, making seven goal contributions in 11 appearances. Gross has thrived in the second striker role, proving to be an outlet for the midfield and defence to play through. 

2. Bertrand Traore - Chelsea to Lyon (£9m)

Failed to be given a chance at Chelsea like many academy starlets before him - Bertrand Traore has made a name for himself elsewhere. Arriving in the stylish Lyon for £9m this summer, Traore has been a menace for defenders in Ligue 1. 


Possessing incredible pace and an eye for goal, Traore has been a hit in France - scoring six times in all competitions. The pick of the bunch was a bullet of a free kick roughly 25 yards out against Bordeaux in a 3-3 draw. 

1. Simone Zaza - Juventus to Valencia (£14.4m)

The same Zaza that missed a crucial penalty at the Euros and flopped at West Ham has been making waves in La Liga this season. Valencia are the joint highest scorers in Spain with Barcelona - mostly due to the exploits of the Italian frontman. 


Zaza has scored a staggering nine goals in all competitions which is impressive given the reputation that has followed him previously. A goal-scoring run of six games ended recently against Leganes - with all of his goals contributing to crucial wins. Maybe Italy could have done with his services against Sweden. 

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