Might as well add this to this thread,
Signing of the season: Premier League 2010-11 review
From Javier Hernández to Cheick Tioté, here are our nominations for the season's best transfer. What are yours?
Welcome to guardian.co.uk's review of the 2010-11 Premier League season. As the campaign draws to a close, we want you to help us find the most spectacular goal, biggest flop and best signing, as well as the winner in a host of other categories. Our writers have nominated some contenders, but this is just the starting point for the conversation: we would like you to suggest more so that we can compile the best into final polls that you can vote on. As the season obviously doesn't finish until Sunday afternoon, the nomination blogs will be open until later that evening, with the polls then open from Monday 23 May. Thanks.
Little Pea arrived for a small fee but proved to be a big-time player. Manchester United would not have been champions without him. Not only did he score important goals at crucial times (late winners against Wolves and Everton, plus that first-minute killer goal against Chelsea), but his speed and movement made him the perfect partner for Wayne Rooney, thereby helping revive the England striker and enabling United to click into a slicker groove in the second half of the campaign. A natural-born striker and dynamic worker, Hernández was £6m well spent. His excellence even deflected attention from that £7.4m spent on Bébé …
Eyebrows were raised when Gérard Houllier splurged £18m on Bent but so too were Aston Villa. His nine goals in 15 games, and his nifty linkage with the likes of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing, dispelled Villa's relegation worries and proved that Bent is England's best out-and-out striker. His movement continually beguiles defenders, his pace embarrasses them and, as experience has conferred greater composure, his finishing consistently surpasses anything Sandra Redknapp could muster. He can be Rooney's Hernández for England for years to come.
Campbell was on loan at Blackpool last season but signing the striker on a permanent basis in the summer was perhaps the smartest of the many smart acquisitions made by Ian Holloway ahead of their Premier League debut (unheralded recruits such as Matt Phillips, Luke Varney and Elliot Grandin have also looked at home in the top flight). Campbell has combined tireless running with a subtle touch and a keen predatory instinct. He is one of the principal reasons why Blackpool's attacking approach has worked. If the Seasiders go down, plenty of clubs will try to lift Campbell out of the soup. West Brom's prolific Peter Odemwingie, signed for just £1m, would be a contender but he appears on our player of the season list.
Rafael van der Vaart
The Dutchman parachuted into White Hart Lane just before the transfer window shut on deadline day and for the rest of the season he showed a similarly finely tuned sense of timing, frequently arriving at the end of Peter Crouch knock-downs or pull-backs from Tottenham wingers. Given the bluntness of their main strikers Spurs would have been sunk without Van der Vaart, who, though he occasionally disappears in matches and is disturbingly injury-prone, often also showed himself to be a canny creator. That was £8m well invested.
Behold the Ivorian platform on which Joey Barton and Kevin Nolan are invited to strut their stuff. If Newcastle have never really seemed threatened by relegation this season it is partially because Tioté has given them a stability on the pitch that has seldom been associated with the club recently. He tackles, he passes, he drives and he screens. Oh, and he booms volleys in from 35 yards to complete comebacks from 4-0 down.http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2011/may/18/signing-of-the-season-premier-league