You can’t take your eye off Premier Leagues clubs this summer for fear they’ll stack up another bunch of signings in a flash, with newly-promoted Middlesbrough housing a whopping eight fresh faces already.
They’re not all household names though, so we’ve got the rundown on five men leaving football fans up and down the country scratching their heads, saying ‘Who?’:
Ragnar Klavan – Liverpool
This 30-year-old centre-half went through six clubs between 2001 and 2012, including fantastically-named Estonian outfit Flora, before finally finding a measure of football fame at German minnows Augsburg.
After turning out 140 times for the Bavarians, who bagged their best ever Bundesliga finish, fifth, in 2014/15, Klavan was snapped up for €5m earlier this summer, no doubt on the recommendation of boss Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool are 6/4 for a top-four finish in 2016/17.
Bernardo Espinosa – Middlesbrough
This Colombian, generally known as Bernardo, never quite made it at Sevilla after moving to southern Spain as a teenager, making just one La Liga appearance for the Andalusian side before loan spells with Racing Santander and Sporting Gijon.
Since signing permanently for the latter three years ago the 27-year-old’s stock has risen considerably, with Boro picking him up on a free transfer this summer despite Bernardo missing the second half of last term with a dreaded knee injury.
Brice Dja Djedje – Watford
Maybe the most well-known player on this list following three campaigns with Ligue 1 Marseille, this 25-year-old right-back also has seven Ivory Coast caps to his name.
Starting 33 times in the French top flight during hugely-influential Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa’s sole term at Stade Velodrome suggests Dja Djedje’s a player to watch.
Lys Mousset – Bournemouth
The Cherries picked up this France Under-20 forward from Ligue 2 Le Havre in June, and while second-division strike-rates are never trustworthy barometers, 14 goals in 28 games last term is none too shabby.
West Ham’s Diafra Sakho managed only a slightly better return in the same division for Metz in 2013/14, prior to bagging ten in 23 Premier League outings during his first campaign in east London.
If Mousset manages as much next season he’ll look very cheap at a fee thought to be around €7m.
Mark Birighitti – Swansea
This one-cap Australia international goalkeeper has already had a taste of European football, spending the second half of 2014/15 on loan at Italian Serie B side Varese, making four appearances towards the end of the campaign.
No doubt Birighitti, signed from A-League outfit Newcastle Jets on a two-year deal, will be on backup duty in Wales, with number one Lukasz Fabianski going nowhere, meaning a battle to make the bench against fellow reserve stoppers Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel.