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Five word review: Europa League squad building exercise.
In: Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem, £12m), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool, £5m rising to £6m), Jordi Amat (Espanyol, £2.5m), Alejandro Pozuelo (Real Betis, £425,000), Gregor Zabret (NK Domzale, Undisclosed), José Cañas (Real Betis, Free), Alex Gogic (Olympiakos, Free), Jernade Meade (Arsenal, Free), Jonathan de Guzman (Villareal, Loan), Alvaro Vazquez (Getafe, Loan).
Out: Kemy Agustien (Brighton, Free), David Cornell (St Mirren, Free), Mark Gower (Charlton, Free), Kyle Bartley (Birmingham, Loan), Gwion Edwards (St Johnstone, Loan), Alan Tate (Yeovil Town, Loan), Ki Sung-Yeung (Sunderland, Loan).
- Kept last season’s team together despite plenty of interest.
- Added quality signings with a nice sprinkling of potential bargain buys.
- More bodies to cope with this season’s Europa League commitments.
- The usual doubts the accompany big-money prolific scorers from the Dutch league.