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The deadline day signings you need in your FPL team - & how much they cost

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Ronaldo will set you back £12.5m
Ronaldo will set you back £12.5m / Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images
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It was extremely fun while it lasted, but the 2021 summer transfer window has finally slammed shut.

The drama continued right up until deadline day, with a shed load of intriguing deals completed at the eleventh hour.

Now the dust has settled there is only one thing that matters: working out which deadline day signings are good enough for your Fantasy Premier League team.


1. Cristiano Ronaldo (£12.5m)

We may have all known that Cristiano Ronaldo was returning to Manchester United on Friday but it took until Tuesday's deadline for the deal to be confirmed.

CR7 is not cheap, in fact he's the joint most expensive player on FPL, but he may be worth the investment. Ronaldo outscored Romelu Lukaku in Serie A last season and should have even better service this time around.

You are likely to end up getting him in eventually, so why wait?

2. Nikola Vlasic (£6.0m)

West Ham are the kings of mid-tier midfielder assets with Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen all representing intriguing options this season.

You can now add deadline day arrival Nikola Vlasic to that list. The former CSKA Moscow man has registered over 10 league goals in each of his past two seasons and is a million miles away from the player who struggled in the Premier League with Everton back in 2017.

3. Daniel James (£6.0m)

With Jadon Sancho and Ronaldo arriving, Daniel James was never going to get much game time this season.

As a result he has opted for a move to Leeds United - a club that came within minutes of signing him a few years ago. James' pace and energy make him a perfect fit for Bielsa-ball and, provided he can displace Jack Harrison in the starting XI, he could be a prolific point scorer.

4. Emerson Royal (£5.0m)

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Royal has made two moves this summer - it's complicated / JOSEP LAGO/Getty Images

Emerson Royal is an explosive right-back who loves to bomb forward. He managed 10 assists in two seasons for Real Betis and also chipped in with four goals, giving him excellent FPL point-getting potential.

Tottenham have also looked pretty good defensively so far this season, which should help the Brazilian rack up plenty of clean sheets too.

5. Marc Cucurella (£5.0m)

Marc Cucurella
Cucurella has the best hair in FPL / Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Brighton defenders were a must last season thanks to their cheap price tag and impressive clean sheet tally.

The same is likely to apply this time around and new arrival Marc Cucurella could also contribute in the final third. Signed from Getafe, he is a forward-thinking wing-back who has accumulated 11.1 expected assists (xA) over the past three La Liga seasons.

6. Takehiro Tomiyasu (£4.5m)

Takehiro Tomiyasu should slot straight into the Arsenal side at right-back after Cedric Soares' and Calum Chambers' poor starts to the season.

He has shown himself to be a solid, if not overly flashy, defender during his time with Bologna and becomes the Gunners' latest cheap defensive asset.

After their tough start, Arteta's men are likely to stop leaking goals with such regularity soon, making Tomiyasu worth considering for sure.

7. Ademola Lookman (£6.0m)

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Lookman has not quite fulfilled his potential yet / Ronny Hartmann/Getty Images

Ademola Lookman is one for your watchlist but you might want to hold off signing him right away.

Although Leicester's forwards have not pulled up any trees so far this season, they have enough credit in the bank to keep loan signing Lookman out of the starting XI for now.

For now then, he is likely to have to content himself with a place on the bench. In the long term, though, the exciting wideman has enough in the locker to displace Ayoze Perez.

8. Odsonne Edouard (£6.5m)

Odsonne Edouard has been liked with a Premier League move for years and FPL players will finally be able to select him this season.

Priced the same as Ivan Toney, does Edouard have the skills to displace the Brentford man as the most popular budget forward? Maybe.

Edouard's scoring record in Scotland has been consistently impressive and with Wilfried Zaha feeding him the ball, he should get plenty of chances to score from the off. Palace are short of quality strikers too, so he is likely to get plenty of playing time.


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