Last summer’s transfer window was some of the most iconic moves where players swapped the Bundesliga for a life in the Premier League.

However, it is fair to say that Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Thiago did not quite achieve the effect that Chelsea and Liverpool fans would have hoped for at the beginning of the season.

In fact, some high profile players have struggled to adapt to life in the top English league, such as Shinji Kagawa, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sokratis and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, all of whom failed to live up to the hype.

That being said, we shouldn’t forget that some of the best imports in English football come from German football. In the last 10 years names like Edin Dzeko, Marko Arnautovic, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Joel Matip and Christian Pulisic have made the short flight to the northwest with varying degrees of success.

With this in mind, we have decided to present five of the best transfers from Bundesliga to Premier League:

Ilkay Gundogan

He has been quietly going about his business since Ilkay Gundogan’s arrival in Manchester City in June 2016. But it was only this season that the German international really stood out. He scored nine goals in 17 games in the Premier League and helped City towards a five-point cushion at the top of the top flights with some notable performances.

After taking on Pep Guardiola’s first signing at Etihad – an arrival from Borussia Dortmund worth £ 20million – Gundogan has played 186 games in all competitions, scoring 33 goals.

The noble midfielder came to Manchester after he had already tasted the success of the Bundesliga and played a key role in Jürgen Klopp’s title win in 2011/12. Since then, he has expanded his collection to include an FA Cup, three EFL Cups and two medals for Premier League winners. He’ll likely add a third in May.

Privacy settings

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

After Robert Lewandowski had already confirmed in February 2013 that he would not renew his contract with Borussia Dortmund, the Black and Yellows were looking for a new star striker, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned out to be this man.

After 141 goals in 213 games that led Dortmund to two consecutive German Super Cups and ended the 2016/17 season as the Bundesliga’s top scorer, rumors circulated that one of the best in the world was on his way to the Premier League.

After a month-long will-he-will-he saga, Arsenal managed to secure the signature of the coveted Gabonese national player on January 31, 2018. The club’s record fee is said to be £ 56 million. Auba got too much fanfare and scored five goals in his first six games for the Gunners. This made him the first player in the club’s history to do so.

Arsenal’s leading man was one of the few highlights in an otherwise dreary time for the club in north London. He later became the club’s captain, inspiring his team to last season’s FA Cup and scoring 78 goals in 130 games – 22 of them in the successful 2018/19 season when he won the Premier League Golden Boot Award.

Roberto Firmino

When Roberto Firmino’s transfer from Hoffenheim to Liverpool was finalized on July 4, 2015 for £ 29million, he had no idea how much success he would face. The Brazilian joined a team led by Brendan Rodgers that included superstars like Alberto Moreno, Christian Benteke and Joe Allen. He must have wondered what his agent had done to him when he secured the move to Merseyside.

But when the German puzzle Jürgen Klopp replaced Rodgers’ ax in October 2015, something special was just around the corner and Bobby would be the center of attention.

After being switched from an attacking midfielder to a false nine and supported by Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Firmino von Klopp became a third of the Premier League’s most feared threesomes.

Narrowly defeated by Real Madrid in the 2017/18 Champions League final, the Reds went one step further the following year, beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid to win the European football grand prize. The following year, they would win their first Premier League title in 30 years.

Liverpool number nine has 84 goals and 57 assists in 276 games and has been a revelation since arriving, leaving memories of the poor team he firmly joined in the rearview mirror.

Son of Heung-Min

A few eyebrows were raised when Tottenham Hotspur spent £ 27million on Bayer Leverkusen’s star winger in August 2015, making him the most expensive Asian footballer in history.

Spurs came back from a decent first season in which Mauricio Pochettino was in charge and tried to build on their fifth place. Sonny wanted to add the much-needed firepower to aid Harry Kane’s scoring results.

He didn’t set the world on fire in his first season in north London and only scored eight goals in 40 games, but that didn’t matter as Spurs secured third place and a Champions League return for a third time in five years.

The following season, Son began to prove his worth. He scored 21 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions and helped the White Hart Lane Club to a second place in the Premier League, ending up seven points behind eventual winners Chelsea.

Since then, Son has made leaps and bounds and is now one of the best footballers in the world. During his time in England, he scored 102 goals in 261 games, including two major goals in the quarter-finals of the 2018/19 Champions League in Manchester City.

Spurs beat City on two legs before breaking a total deficit of three goals after an impressive hat trick from Lucas Moura and beating Ajax on away goals in the semi-finals in Amsterdam. However, the final was a step too far and resulted in a 2-0 defeat by Liverpool.

This season the South Korean superstar was in brilliant shape, scoring 13 goals in 22 Premier League games. He’s forged a deadly partnership with Harry Kane, with the two of them supporting each other at will, and although Spurs have gotten out of hand lately, you wouldn’t bet against the deadly duo that is turning things around.

Kevin De Bruyne

If we thought the eyebrows were raised when Son joined Spurs, and when Kevin De Bruyne came to Manchester City from Wolfsburg in August 2015 to pay a world-shattering record fee of £ 54 million, the same eyebrows were raised so high that you couldn’t see where the eyebrows stopped and the hairline began.

In fact, all you have to do is look at Jeff Stelling and the guys’ scathing comments on football Saturday at the time of the transfer. Phil Thompson said, “The world is going insane. The money they’re paying for this boy is absolutely insane. “Paul Merson said,” I just don’t see £ 50m for this player. I really don’t see it at all. ”

With those words in his ears, the Belgian midfielder set out to prove otherwise. He did that with 60 goals and 104 assists in 245 games.

He has been named City Player of the Season three times and has been named twice on the Premier League Team of the Season. In 2019/20 he won the PFA and Premier League Player of the Year award.

He performed brilliantly as Belgium finished third at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, won a number of silverware with the Cityzens, including two Premier League titles, and is expected to finish third at the end of the current campaign.

Last season, De Bruyne took second place in the UEFA Player of the Year awards for Robert Lewandowski and is rightly considered one of the best footballers in the world. Not bad for a Chelsea flop like Merse?

Read – “This is Liquid Football!” – Five of the best comedy football sketches of all time

Also Read – Top of the Pops: Count Down 10 of Our Favorite 90s PL Goals