Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher agree on five best Premier League signings ever

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have named their five best Premier League signings ever, including some real legends of the game.

In almost 30 years, the English top flight has seen almost everything, from shock title wins to some of the most brilliant footballing moments in history.

The Premier League has boasted some of the best to ever do it, including the likes of Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Looking back, Neville and Carragher revealed their best five signings of the Premier League-era on Sky Sports, though they admitted that it took some squabbling to come to an agreement.

Unsurprisingly, all five were title winners who costed their club a minimal fee in relation to their contributions.

In fifth place was Jamie Vardy, who cost just £1m from Fleetwood, and has gone on to become one of the deadliest strikers in the world.

Next up was Vincent Kompany; a £6.7m arrival from Hamburg in 2008, the Belgian went on to lead Manchester City to four league titles.

Arsenal legend Henry was third, costing the Gunners just over £10m for a club record amount of goals, and an Invincibles title among various others.

Just missing out on the top spot, Manchester United’s £1.2m acquisition of controversial genius Eric Cantona, who despite his flaws was a phenomenal player who won four titles in five seasons.

And at the very top, the man who led Blackburn to their only Premier League title, Alan Shearer’s departure from Southampton in 1992 for £3.6m was winner for Neville and Carragher.

Explaining their choices, Neville said: “I think those five are right. The impact they had on those clubs. Leicester winning the league? It’s unbelievable.

“I think Cantona is the most iconic Premier League signing in terms of what he did to United and the Premier League record they had after winning it for the first time. £1.2 million from Leeds – massive rivals – to be that can never be eclipsed in terms of signings.”

Meanwhile, Carragher added in his column for the Telegraph: "That’s one of many reasons why there may never be a better transfer than Vardy’s from Fleetwood Town to Leicester – not just in the Premier League era, but in football history.

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  • "I am always reluctant to definitively declare anyone or anything is ‘the best ever’. It can only be a matter of opinion. But if you were compiling a list of the greatest, most influential signings and judging it on value for money, who eclipses Vardy?

    "We can talk about many transfers which changed the course of Premier League history, such as Eric Cantona joining Manchester United, Dennis Bergkamp to Arsenal, Yaya Toure or David Silva moving to Manchester City, or Virgil van Dijk joining Liverpool."

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