English clubs completed their work in the market before another half of the season. The Premier League was the first European top league to close its summer transfer window. We summarize the work of the clubs highlighting the 10 largest transfers at a price. According to Transfermarkt, Manchester City spent the most on newcomers – £ 150.3 million, and Liverpool the least – 1.71 million.
Sébastien Haller to West Ham
The Hammers broke their transfer record by paying EUR 40 million for the Eintracht forward. The 25-year-old Frenchman was, in fact, a replacement for Marco Arnautovic, who went to the Chinese Shanghai SIPG. Last season, Aller scored 20 goals and made 12 assists in 41 matches. He competed and played with the newcomer of Real Madrid Luke Jovic. We will shortly see if the transfers pay off, but one is sure- the Germans earned huge money on this duet.
Joelinton to Newcastle
The manager of Newcastle also set a new club record after the purchase of the Hoffenheim striker. The 22-year-old Brazilian transferred to Newcastle for 44 million euros. The gigantic money that Premier League members receive from television and the league allows them to make stunning moves in the market. Joelinton played last season 35 matches, chalked up 11 goals and nine assists.
Mateo Kovacic to Chelsea
Chelsea took advantage of the right to buy out the midfielder of Real Madrid, who last season played for the “blue” on loan. It would be surprising if this did not happen, considering that the London club was forbidden to make new transfers. For a 25-year-old player paid 45 million euros. Kovacic took part in 51 Chelsea matches last season. He didn’t score goals, but he gave two assists. However, Kovacic role in a team is quite different. Frank Lampard will surely trust the Croat if he keeps playing like last year.
Youri Tielemans to Leicester
The transfer history of Tielemans is like the story of Kovacic. The 22-year-old midfielder played in the second part of last season for Leicester on loan: he appeared in 13 matches in which he scored three goals and noticed five assists. In the summer, the foxes took the opportunity to buy Thielemans from Monaco for 45 million euros. According to rumours, Manchester United claimed the Belgian, but the player remained in Leicester, where everything went well for him.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United
When Manchester United officially announced the transfer of Crystal Palace defender at the end of June, Aaron Wan-Bissaka became the third most expensive English player in history. Since the 21-year-old far has already played for the first England team, this transfer looked like a bold decision. Perhaps a young newcomer will help to include “MU” in the fight for the championship. In the previous season, Van Bissaka played 46 matches and gave four assists.
Tanguy Ndombele to Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham’s first transfer in a year and a half: Mauricio Pochettino finally got the long-awaited boost! The transfer of N’Dombelé cost the Champions League finalist € 60 million. The 22-year-old French midfielder is very talented and physically well developed, so he will undoubtedly strengthen the centre of the field. In the previous season, N’Dombelle took part in 49 matches of Lyon, became the author of three goals and eight assists.
João Cancelo to Manchester City
The Portuguese right-back has been Cristiano Ronaldo’s teammate all year. In Juventus, they decided to sell Cancela, in Manchester City they wanted to buy him. The English club paid 65 million euros to Italian for the transfer of a 25-year-old player. Last season, João Cancelo played 34 matches, scored one goal and gave five assists. By the way, Danilo set off in the opposite direction: he was sold to Juventus for 37 million euros.
Rodri to Manchester City
The champions of England bought the central midfielder Atletico, paying 70 million euros prescribed in his contract as compensation. Josep Guardiola compares the young Spaniard with Sergio Busquets from Barcelona. The newcomer to Man City stands out by his speed of thinking; he, with his height of 191 cm, should make the Citizens stronger. Rodry spent only a season at Atlético: he appeared in 47 matches, scored three goals and one assist.
Nicolas Pepe to Arsenal
The main summer purchase of Arsenal and the second most expensive transfer to the Premier League. The London club broke its record by paying Lille for the Ivorian 80 million euros. According to Unai Emery, the 24-year-old winger will add to the Gunners speed, strength, creativity and goals. Pepe scored 23 goals last season and gave 12 assists for 41 games in the French team.
Harry Maguire to Manchester United
The team of Ole Gunnar Solskjær became the most expensive defender in the history of football. Manchester United paid Leicester 78.3 million pounds (approximately 87 million euros) for the English national team player. Maguire must become the leader of the defence of the Manchester, which lacked reliability in recent seasons. The 26-year-old Sheffield native played 32 games last season, in which he scored three goals.
All these players that we mentioned you should watch out for. There is no doubt that most of them will become stars in their team, but we also encourage to observe who will be called the transfer failure.