We saw Luis Suarez, a highly talented though controversial player, exit Liverpool to join the star-studded team of Barcelona which already boast the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr.
Both are the respective star players of their national teams, Argentina and Brazil though Neymar was ruled out towards the end of the World Cup due to a horrific injury.
Of course, with Suarez out of Anfield, Liverpool had been looking to replace their prolific striker who had formed a lethal and definitely memorable partnership with fellow strike partner Daniel Sturridge.
Perhaps, in an elevation of heightened controversy, manager Brendan Rodgers signed yet another controversial and troubled striker, Mario Balotelli, who has played for AC Milan and rivals Manchester City.
It has yet to be seen whether Balotelli will be able to form a potentially dangerous partnership with Sturridge on the pitch given his temperamental antics off the field, which Rodgers will be keeping an eye out for.
With Liverpool boosting their squad ahead of their Champions League involvement (they were drawn in the same group as defending champions Real Madrid), their fierce rivals Manchester United and Chelsea have been looking to do the same.
With the chosen one, Jose Mourinho, firmly in charge, Chelsea has sold David Luis to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) for a record fee and the latest, Fernando Torres who experienced a largely unhappy time at Chelsea ever since he moved from Liverpool. Ironically, Liverpool is thriving without Torres.
Torres is set to join AC Milan.
All eyes are certainly on Manchester United, which has largely languished and posed almost no imminent threat to the title challenge thus far. David Moyes was unceremoniously sacked towards the end of the season, with Ryan Giggs taking over as temporary player-manager for the remaining games of the season with limited success.
Then came the World Cup and Holland missed out on a spot in the finals though they eventually won third place under favoured head coach Louis Van Gaal.
Van Gaal was then shipped over to United after his tremendous success with Holland, and tasked with an arduous job of revamping the once formidable champions under Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, Van Gaal has gone four competitive games without a win, with a second string side crashing 4 - 0 unexpectedly to a team playing two leagues below. To cap off United's poor start to the season, they failed to beat newly promoted side, Burnley, which registered their first point on the board.
Match to watch today - Tottenham versus Liverpool