16 of the best Scottish Premiership summer signings - from Celtic's £16m man to experienced international midfielders

A look back at the success stories of the summer transfer window


With around 120 players signed by the 12 Scottish Premiership sides it was always going to be the case that there were going to be a number of hits as well as misses. Some recruits were always likely to be an upgrade and success - Celtic's Fraser Forster for example. There were others which raised eyebrows, plenty of unknown names and ones which were simply intriguing. We take a look back at the recruitment of the league's club and pick out 16 of the best recruits.

The wideman has added spark to Aberdeens attack. At times he looks like the player Niall McGinn was in his first spell at the club with the drop of the shoulder and crossing ability.

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For 16million worth you expect something special. The Norwegian has so far delivered, both in Europe and domestically. Reminiscent of Scott Sinclair in his first season where he looks a level above.
Imperious so far for Neil Lennon. Struggled against Lyndon Dykes but used as a learning process. Great in the air, strong and a danger in the opposition box.
A signing for the future but the Manchester City youth product has made fans fall in love with his precocious and enthusiastic performances so far.
Started the season excellently for Accies. Combative, leading presence that is required. Needs to have a consistent defence around him.
Not played a great amount of football yet for the Tynecastle side but it is easy to see his qualities. Both long and short passes are accurate and brings the side midfield composure.
Has given the Hibs midfield a semblance of balance. Showcased his ability to read the game and protect in the 1-1 draw with Celtic.
Made Killie fans forget about Greg Taylor with a number of assured displays. Athletic performer capable of getting up and down the flank.
Had a couple of shaky moments but has largely been an excellent presence between the sticks with a number of fine stops.
A coup bringing him back to Scotland. Has allowed Livi to switch to a back four and the right-backs physical and mental qualities fit into the side.
Has found a new lease of life at the Tony Macaroni Arena. Seems to have discovered an extra yard to pace, a robust presence in the middle and has even shown his capabilities further forward.
A danger in both boxes but one of the best defenders in the league this season. Earned a Scotland call-up.
Filled the David Turnbull hole as the playmaker recovers from injuries. Progressive and incisive with his passing. A good set-piece taker also.
A composed and elegant defender. Clear he has played at a high level and is forming a formidable partnership with Connor Goldson.
Is fulfilling a different role in his second spell at Ibrox. Has shown his intelligence and experience at the base of the Rangers midfield.
Has been a consistent player for the Buddies. Nothing flashy but works hard for the team, providing a bit of dig in front of the defence.