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Report: Xhaka, Mahrez, and Mané - the most successful Premier League transfers of the past 5 years?

Only two other players beat Liverpool's Sadio Mané as the most 'successful' transfer of the past half a decade
Only two other players beat Liverpool's Sadio Mané as the most 'successful' transfer of the past half a decade

The Premier League transfer window runs until August 31, with Jack Grealish’s arrival at Manchester City tipping the money spent by top tier clubs close to an incredible £700m this summer thus far. Will he be worth it? Will he being heating up the league, or the bench? Only time will tell.

But as we're royally rooted in a flurry of footballers flocking and flitting here, there, and everywhere, BettingOdds has examined every single transfer of the past five years, since 2016, to see which players have been utilized the most by their clubs following their respective moves.

We’ve looked at all the player movements across the division over the past half a decade and calculated the top 20 footballers who have provided the most to their respective clubs. 

Coming out top are Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka who has averaged 3648.6 minutes Premier League minutes per season since he moved to the club ahead of the 2016/17 season, Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City, with 3643.3 minutes, and Liverpool’s Sadio Mané, 3531 minutes.

This trio are the centre-piece of the Best XI : Most Successful Premier League Transfers Of The Past 5 Years (based on average appearances and minutes following transfer) which we have organised and presented below.

The results were compiled from data taken from the Premier League and Transfermarkt.

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Most Successful Premier League Transfers Of The Past Five Years 

(based on average appearances and minutes per season following transfer)

1. Granit Xhaka (£33.8m to Arsenal / Summer 2016 - ) Seasons: 5  Appearances: 161  Minutes: 18,243  Average Minutes Per Season: 3648.6

2. Riyad Mahrez (£60m to Manchester City / Summer 2018 - ) Seasons: 3  Appearances: 139  Minutes: 10,930  Average Minutes Per Season: 3643.3

3. Sadio Mané (£34m to Liverpool / Summer 2016 - ) Seasons: 5  Appearances: 162  Minutes: 17,655  Average Minutes Per Season: 3531

4. Wilfred Ndidi (£15m to Leicester City / Jan 2017 - ) Seasons: 4.5  Appearances: 146  Minutes: 15,572  Average Minutes Per Season: 3460.4

5. = Emiliano Martínez (£17m to Aston Villa / Summer 2020 - ) Seasons: 1  Appearances: 38  Minutes: 3420  Average Minutes Per Season: 3420

5. = Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (£15m to Tottenham Hotspur / Summer 2020 - ) Seasons: 1  Appearances: 38  Minutes: 3420  Average Minutes Per Season: 3420

7. Rui Patrício (Free to Wolverhampton Wanderers / Summer 2018 - ) Seasons: 3  Appearances: 37.3  Minutes: 10,080  Average Minutes Per Season: 3360

8. Ollie Watkins (£28m to Aston Villa / Summer 2020 - ) Seasons: 1  Appearances: 37  Minutes: 3329  Average Minutes Per Season: 3329

9. Jordan Pickford (£25m to Everton / Summer 2017 - ) Seasons: 4  Appearances: 145  Minutes: 13,003  Average Minutes Per Season: 3250.75

10. Harry Maguire (£80m to Manchester United / Summer 2019 - ) Seasons: 2  Appearances: 72  Minutes: 6468  Average Minutes Per Season: 3234

11. Ederson (£35m to Manchester City / Summer 2017 - ) Seasons: 1  Appearances: 37  Minutes: 3329  Average Minutes Per Season: 3329

12. Ashley Westwood (£5m to Burnley / Jan 2017 - ) Seasons: 3.5  Appearances: 135  Minutes: 11,039  Average Minutes Per Season: 3154

13. Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£50m to Manchester United / Summer 2019 - ) Seasons: 2  Appearances: 69  Minutes: 6131  Average Minutes Per Season: 3065.5

14. Vladimir Coufal (£5.4m to West Ham United / Summer 2020 - ) Seasons: 1  Appearances: 34  Minutes: 3055  Average Minutes Per Season: 3055

15. Tyrone Mings (£20m to Aston Villa / Summer 2019 - ) Seasons: 2  Appearances: 69  Minutes: 6098  Average Minutes Per Season: 3049

16. Mohamed Salah (£34m to Liverpool / Summer 2017 - ) Seasons: 4  Appearances: 145  Minutes: 12,151  Average Minutes Per Season: 3037.75

17. Martin Dúbravka (£5m to Newcastle United / Summer 2018 - ) Seasons: 3  Appearances: 101  Minutes: 9090  Average Minutes Per Season: 3030

18. Harry Maguire (£12m to Leicester City / Summer 2017 - Summer 2019) Seasons: 2  Appearances: 69  Minutes: 6019  Average Minutes Per Season: 3009.5

19. Nélson Semedo (£27.6m to Wolverhampton Wanderers / Summer 2020 - ) Seasons: 1  Appearances: 34  Minutes: 2988  Average Minutes Per Season: 2988

20. Alisson (£66.8m to Liverpool / Summer 2018 - ) Seasons: 3  Appearances: 100  Minutes: 8935  Average Minutes Per Season: 2978.3

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Best XI : Most Successful Premier League Transfers Of The Past 5 Years*

*based on the average amount of EPL minutes played per season for each respective club after transfer. Players organised by predominant position.

 

GK : Emiliano Martinez (Argentina / Aston Villa)

£17m to Aston Villa / Summer 2020 - Seasons: 1  Appearances: 38  Minutes: 3420  Average Minutes Per Season: 3420

 

LB : Andrew Robertson (Scotland / Liverpool)

£8m to Liverpool / Summer 2017 - Seasons: 4  Appearances: 132  Minutes: 11, 661  Average Minutes Per Season: 2915.25

CB : Harry Maguire (England / Manchester United)

£80m to Manchester United / Summer 2019 - Seasons: 2  Appearances: 72  Minutes: 6468  Average Minutes Per Season: 3234

CB : Tyrone Mings (England / Aston Villa)

£20m to Aston Villa / Summer 2019 - Seasons: 2  Appearances: 69  Minutes: 6098  Average Minutes Per Season: 3049

RB : Aaron Wan-Bissaka (England / Manchester United)

£50m to Manchester United / Summer 2019 - Seasons: 2  Appearances: 69  Minutes: 6131  Average Minutes Per Season: 3065.5

 

LW : Sadio Mané (Senegal / Liverpool)

£34m to Liverpool / Summer 2016 - Seasons: 5  Appearances: 162  Minutes: 17,655  Average Minutes Per Season: 3531

CM : Granit Xhaka (Switzerland / Arsenal)

£33.8m to Arsenal / Summer 2016 - Seasons: 5  Appearances: 161  Minutes: 18,243  Average Minutes Per Season: 3648.6

CM : Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark / Tottenham Hotspur)

£15m to Tottenham Hotspur / Summer 2020 - Seasons: 1  Appearances: 38  Minutes: 3420  Average Minutes Per Season: 3420

RW : Riyad Mahrez (Algeria / Manchester City)

£60m to Manchester City / Summer 2018 - Seasons: 3  Appearances: 139  Minutes: 10,930  Average Minutes Per Season: 3643.3

 

CF : Mohamed Salah (Egypt / Liverpool)

£34m to Liverpool / Summer 2017 - Seasons: 4  Appearances: 145  Minutes: 12,151  Average Minutes Per Season: 3037.75

CF : Ollie Watkins (England / Aston Villa)

£28m to Aston Villa / Summer 2020 - Seasons: 1  Appearances: 37  Minutes: 3329  Average Minutes Per Season: 3329

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