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Cologne - All 18 clubs are putting the finishing touches on their pre-season preparations as they enter the final stretch before the start of the 53rd Bundesliga campaign. It all kicks off on August 14 with several new faces set to help further improve their respective outfits.

In anticipation of the 2015/16 season, bundesliga.com has picked out a handful of the top transfers and analysed exactly what it is they will bring to the table. Just click on your player of choice and follow the link found in the drop down.

FC Bayern München - Arturo Vidal  

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Missing puzzle piece

How Arturo Vidal will improve FC Bayern München

Borussia Mönchengladbach - Josip Drmic  

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Proven goalscorer

How Josip Drmic will improve Borussia Mönchengladbach

Bayer 04 Leverkusen - Christoph Kramer  

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Box-to-box midfield engine

How Christoph Kramer will improve Bayer 04 Leverkusen

FC Augsburg - Philipp Max  

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Football in the blood

How Philipp Max will improve FC Augsburg

FC Schalke 04 - Franco Di Santo  

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Unpredictable and cunning

How Franco Di Santo will improve FC Schalke 04

Borussia Dortmund - Gonzalo Castro  
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Kevin Kuranyi  

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A classic No9

How Kevin Kuranyi will improve TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Eintracht Frankfurt - Luc Castaignos  
SV Werder Bremen - Anthony Ujah  

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Pace and power

How Anthony Ujah will improve SV Werder Bremen

1. FSV Mainz 05 - Yoshinori Muto  
1. FC Köln - Anthony Modeste  

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Quick out of the traps

How Anthony Modeste will improve 1. FC Köln

Hannover 96 - Mevlüt Erdinc  

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Explosive team player

How Mevlüt Erdinc will improve Hannover 96

Hamburger SV - Emir Spahic  

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No-nonsense centre-back

How Emir Spahic will improve Hamburger SV

SC Darmstadt 98 - Junior Diaz  

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Unparalleled experienced

How Junior Diaz will improve SV Darmstadt 98