Five top summer 2018 transfers: Kevin Traap, Davy Klaasen, Paco Alcacer, Leon Goretzka and Axel Witsel (l.-r.) - © © gettyimages
Five top summer 2018 transfers: Kevin Traap, Davy Klaasen, Paco Alcacer, Leon Goretzka and Axel Witsel (l.-r.) - © © gettyimages

Paco Alcacer, Axel Witsel, Leon Goretzka, Kevin Trapp and Davy Klaasen: The Bundesliga's top 5 summer transfers

As the clock struck 6pm on Friday, all trading on the summer transfer window was officially over.

Paco Alcacer

The 18 Bundesliga sides have spent the summer wheeling and dealing, finding the players they believe can deliver them success this season. Among the many movers and shakers, have picked out five to keep an eye on…

Age: 25
Nationality: Spanish
Position: Striker
Arrives from: Barcelona (loan)

What to look out for:

Could the Spain international be the final piece of the puzzle for Dortmund? Following the departures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Michy Batshuayi, BVB were at risk of going into this without a recognised first-team striker. Alcacer is that, and he guarantees goals.

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Davy Klaassen

Those two are, indeed, role models for the dynamic, box-to-box midfielder who likes nothing more than to have the ball at his feet, progressing from deep and creating opportunities or, if needs be, showing his own shooting ability to deadly effect.

Age: 25
Nationality: Danish
Position: Attacking midfielder
Arrives from: Everton

What to look out for:

Klaassen really caught the eye in the 2013/14 campaign when he scored 12 goals and provided four assists across all competitions for Ajax on their way to the Dutch league title. He proved he was no one-hit wonder the following season with eight more goals and a further 12 assists and such was his influence on the team by that point that he was made Ajax captain at start of 2015/16 and he repaid the club's faith in him with another barnstorming year that ended with him being voted Dutch Player of the Year by his fellow professionals in 2016.

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A move to Everton followed, but he struggled to make his mark in the Premier League and he now arrives in Germany with the burning desire to prove the critics wrong, and Bremen fans are licking their lips in anticipation of the Ajax version of defence-destroying Davy Klaasen.

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