13 signings you’d forgotten were made by Premier League clubs in the summer

Don’t worry, you’d be forgiven for it...

13. Nathan Ake (Chelsea to Bournemouth, loan)

Ake hasn’t featured in the Premier League since August 27, playing only 13 top-flight minutes in total

Ake racked up 24 Premier League appearances during an excellent loan spell at Watford last season and probably thought a similar temporary move to Bournemouth would provide much the same this time around.

Perhaps he should have realised it was always going to be a tough ask to play regularly, though: Charlie Daniels was among the best full-backs in the division last season and hasn’t missed a game for the Cherries yet this term. Ake hasn’t featured in the Premier League since August 27, playing only 13 top-flight minutes in total.

12. Stuart Taylor (unattached to Southampton)

When you’re a club in need of a new third-choice goalkeeper, who you gonna call? Now 35, Taylor has managed a phenomenal 75 league appearances for nine clubs since 1999, the most recent batch coming in a three-game stint for Leeds at the end of 2014/15. We assume he wasn’t very happy about it.

Stuart Taylor

Taylor's 18 league outings for Arsenal between 1997 and 2005 is the most he's managed for one club

11. Lys Mousset (Le Havre to Bournemouth)

The forward finally made his first Premier League debut off the bench in the Cherries’ last game against Sunderland

Bournemouth chucked £5.4m at Le Havre to snare Mousset, who plundered 14 goals in Ligue 2 last season.

The forward finally made his first Premier League debut off the bench in the Cherries’ last game against Sunderland, having played twice in the League Cup before their untimely extra-time exit to Preston. He’s only 20, though, and will doubtless get bit-part opportunities as the season wears on.   

10. James Weir (Man United to Hull)

The 21-year-old has yet to feature in the Premier League for Hull and instead been forced to endure a frustrated role as bench-warming onlooker

Weir became the second Manchester United player in two days to join Hull in late August, following Will Keane to the KC Stadium to link up with Sir Alex Ferguson's former assistant Mike Phelan.

Despite being one of 15 United debutants under Louis van Gaal last season, Weir made the smart decision to leave Old Trafford in search of top-flight football elsewhere. So far, however it’s not quite gone to plan: the 21-year-old has yet to feature in the Premier League for Hull and instead been forced to endure a frustrated role as bench-warming onlooker.

James Weir

Weir made his Manchester United debut against Arsenal last season

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