Meet the new boys: 15 foreign Premier League arrivals you need to know about
There's still four weeks left before the transfer window slams shut, but Premier League clubs have still done their best to raid Europe's other top leagues as they aim to bolster their ranks before the big kick-off on Saturday.
While the high-profile additions of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Roberto Firmino have stolen headlines, plenty of clubs from outside the top six have also made some astute signings from overseas. Get used to seeing their names over the next 10 months...
Dimitri Payet (West Ham)
An integral member of Marcelo Bielsa’s thrill-a-minute Marseille side, Payet was one of the most impressive players in Ligue 1 last term - indeed, he created more chances than anyone in Europe's major leagues.
A versatile forward who is comfortable in any number of attacking positions, Payet is likely to be deployed as a central No.10 by new West Ham manager Slaven Bilic this term.
That will excite the likes of Diafra Sakho, Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia, strikers who will all hope to benefit from the ammunition Payet regularly provided for Andre-Pierre Gignac at Marseille.
A superb return of 17 assists in 36 league games in 2014/15 demonstrated his creative capabilities, with the Hammers hoping that the team’s setup will also allow him to chip in with a few goals of his own.
With a European adventure still in motion for the first time in nine years, Payet is precisely the type of player who will ensure they don't look out of place.
Jordan Veretout (Aston Villa)
All too often players are classed as the best of their generation, but for the likes of Paul Pogba, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Kurt Zouma the hype is justifiable. Fellow Frenchman Veretout, still only 22 years old, has had to grow up very quickly. A transfer embargo meant FC Nantes were unable to sign anyone new for the past two summers, and in that time the central midfielder blossomed into a true leader for Les Canaris.
Adept at both the No.8 box-to-box role and as a classic No.10, Veretout is often quiet and unassuming, but is capable of bursting forward to either create chances or look to finish them on his right foot. Boasting strong vision and technical ability to pick a pinpoint pass, he's also not afraid to put his body into a challenge.
It will take some time to adjust to the pace and power of the Premier League, but in his young career he has yet to face a challenge he hasn’t conquered.
Veretout words: Andrew Gibney