Mercato: the top 10 biggest transfers of the summer

Mercato: the top 10 biggest transfers of the summer

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It’s time to take stock. Since September 1 at 11:00 p.m., the summer 2022 transfer market has been closed in most countries, although it is still in full swing in some places. As usual, the transfer market has had its share of surprises and big transfers, especially in the Old Continent and in the five major European championships. Focus on the 10 biggest transfers of the summer, which added up to a modest sum of 778.8 million euros (excluding premiums).

Manchester United takes the cake in this summer ranking. The Red Devils shelled out 95 million euros (+5 million bonus) to convince Ajax Amsterdam to let go of their talented Brazilian striker Antony (22). The player from São Paulo, signed in 2020 by the Lancers for €15.75 million, allowed Ajax to get a nice capital gain in this transfer that becomes the most expensive in the history of the Eredivisie. Hard not to leave the overwhelming Premier League. Wesley Fofana (21), sold for 80.5 million euros by Leicester to Chelsea, ranks second in this ranking. Magnificent progression of the French defender trained at AS Saint-Étienne.

Two French on the podium

Decidedly, the French have the rating. Bought for €80 million (with bonuses that could increase the deal to €100 million) from AS Monaco, Aurélien Tchouameni (22 years old) completes the podium and confirms a little more that he does embody the future of the Blues in midfield. Behind the former Bordeaux comes Darwin Núñez (23), the Uruguayan striker signed by Liverpool from Benfica in exchange for a check of 75 million euros. A colossal investment destined to make Sadio Mané forget, who went to Bayern. The top 5 ends with Casemiro (30), for whom Manchester United, once again, squanders (70 million paid to Real Madrid).

Visibly frustrated at failing on several tracks this summer, Newcastle were quick to spend €70m for Alexander Isak (22). A choice considered crazy or a panic buy for some. The Swede, now a former Real Sociedad goalscorer, will be keen to show that the Magpies made the right decision. Another great transfer, that of Matthijs de Ligt (23) from Juventus to Bayern Munich (67 million euros). The opportunity for the Dutchman to remember why the Vecchia Signora invested 85.5 million euros in him in 2019.

The Premier League, queen of the transfer window

For once, the last three most expensive movements in the market concern the English. Chelsea, who spent heavily under new owner Todd Boehly, bolstered their left wing with Marc Cucurella (24), sold for €65.3m after just one good season in the Premier League with Brighton. Erling Haaland (22), the new Manchester City superstar, earned him “only” 60 million euros at Borussia Dortmund due to his termination clause paid by the Cityzens. In view of his thunderous debut in England (9 goals in 5 games), it’s a cheap price.

There are two signings to close this ranking. Tied are Richarlison (25), for whom Tottenham put €58 million on the table to snatch it from Everton’s clutches, and Raphinha (25), bought for the same amount by FC Barcelona in Leeds. Lucas Paquetá (25), sold by OL to West Ham for 61,630 million euros, including 18,680 million euros in bonuses spread over the player’s 5-year contract, cannot be included in this top 10. The average age of this ranking does not exceeds 23.5 years. , proof that clubs are often more inclined to spend on players of the future. The Premier League confirms its dominance in the figures (8 English buyers of 11,573.8 M€ spent).

The 10 most expensive signings of the summer

  • Anthonyfrom Ajax to Manchester United for €95 million

  • Wesley Fofanafrom Leicester to Chelsea for €80.5 million

  • Aurelien Tchouamenifrom Monaco to Real Madrid for €80 million

  • Darwin Nunezfrom Benfica to Liverpool for €75 million

  • Casemirofrom Real Madrid to Manchester United for €70 million

  • alexander isakfrom Real Sociedad to Newcastle for €70 million

  • matthijs de ligtfrom Juventus to Bayern Munich for €67 million

  • Marc Cucurellafrom Brighton to Chelsea for €65.3 million

  • Erling Halandfrom Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City for €60 million

  • Richarlisonfrom Everton to Tottenham for €58 million / raphinhafrom Leeds to FC Barcelona for 58 million euros

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