The new football season has already started. Today, we will look at the clubs that spent the most money during the last transfer window. Every break between the football seasons abounds in huge singings. Not different was last summer. Over ten teams have spent well over 100 million euros on new players.
10. Aston Villa – 148.6 million euros
Aston Villa returned to Premier League in the fantastic style. The Villans bought themselves almost a new team. The team’s newcomers are 12 players. Besides, the club has not sold anyone. Several players left the team as a free agent, someone went on loan, but there were no sales at all!
Purchases: Wesley (Brugge, 25), Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth, 22.3), Douglas Louis (Man City, 16.8), Matt Targett (Southampton, 15.5), Ezri Konsa (Brentford, 13.3), Marvelous Nakamba (Brugge, 12),(Kasimpasha, 10), Anwar El-Ghazi (Lille, 9), Tom Heaton (Burnley, 8.8), Bjorn Engels (Reims, 8), Hota (Birmingham, 4.5 ), Courtney House (Wolves, 3.4).
9. Arsenal – 152.5 million euros
More than half of the funds spent by Arsenal last summer went to one player – Nicolas Pepe. Winger immediately began to enter the field, and in the previous match marked the first assist in the T-shirt “Gunners”. Also significant is the transfer of young defender from Saint-Etienne William Salib. Another promising defender Kieran Tierni also was not cheap.
Purchases: Nicolas Pepe (Lille, 80), William Saliba (Saint-Etienne, 30), Kieran Tierney (Celtic, 27), David Luiz (Chelsea, 8.7), Gabriel Martinelli (Itano, 6.7).
8. Inter – 155 million euros
Antonio Conte led the club in Milan and conducted a large-scale transfer campaign. The biggest purchase was the transfer of striker Manchester United Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian turned out to be unnecessary to Ole Gunnar Solskjayer, but Manchester United managed to earn about 65 million euros for the player.
Purchases: Romelu Lukaku (Man United, 65), Valentino Lazaro (Hertha, 22), Matteo Politano (Sassuolo, 20), Ionut Radu (Genoa, 12), Nicolo Barella (Cagliari, rental price – 12), Eddie Salcedo (Genoa , 8), Gabi Brazao (Parma, 6.5), Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo, ar, 5), Lucien Agume (Sochaux, 4.5).
7. Sevilla – 158.75 million euros
Seville, like Aston Villa, bought players to create an entirely new team over the summer. Among the newcomers are three central strikers – Dabbur, de Jong and Chicharito, who should replace Ben Yedder and Muriel. But there is still a gap to replace Jesus Navas.
Purchases: Jules Kunde (Bordeaux, 25), Roni Lopes (Monaco, 25), Munas Dubbur (Salzburg, 17), Lucas Ocampos (Marseille, 15), Diego Carlos (Nantes, 15), Joan Hordan (Eibar, 14), Luc de Jong (PSV, 12.5), Oliver Torres (Porto, 12), Maximilian Weber (Ajax, 10.5), Chicharito (West Ham, 7.75), Fernando (Galatasaray, 4.5).
6. Manchester United – 159 million euros
“Red Devils” this summer acquired only three players, but still managed to spend more than 150 million euros. For Leicester to agree to sell Harry Maguire, United had to make the defender the most expensive player in his position in history. However, it is unlikely that the transfer window for Manchester United can be called ideal, since the team has not signed the player to the centre of the field or striker.
Purchases: Harry Maguire (Lester, 87), Aaron Van Bissack (Crystal Palace, 55), Daniel James (Swansea, 17).
5. Manchester City – 168 million euros
“Citizens” did not seem to be an active participant in the market, but they entered the top 5 of our list. That happened thanks to two high-value players – Rodry and Cancelo. However, we did not see any significant singings to back the defence.
Purchases: Rodri (Atlético 70), João Cancelo (Juventus 65), Pedro Porro (Girona 12), Angelino (PSV 12), Zac Steffen (Columbus Crew 8), Rotaro Meschino (Gamba Osaka 1).
4. Juventus – 188.5 million euros
Juventus once again conducted an almost exemplary transfer campaign. The signing of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabio as free agents can already be called genius. If we add the purchase of one of the most promising defenders in the world -De Ligt, we will have to shower Juventus’ management with all compliments. Despite the considerable amount spent, Juve is only one of the two clubs in our list that earned more on sales. The breakup with João Cancelo, Leonardo Spinazzola, Moise Kin, Stefano Sturaro and seven other players brought Juve more than 200 million euros.
Purchases: Matteis de Ligth (Ajax, 85.5), Danilo (Man City, 37), Christian Romero (Genoa, 26), Luca Pellegrini (Roma, 22), Merich Demiral (Sassuolo, 18).
3. Atletico – 243.5 million euros
And here is the second club, which has earned more than spent this summer. Simeone was faced with the task that he solved at the beginning of his journey to Atlético. Namely, he needed to build a new team in Madrid. The club left many leaders, and new players had to replace them. In a short time, the trainer will have to rally the team and introduce new guys to his philosophy.
Purchases: João Felisch (Benfica 126), Marcos Llorente (Real 30), Mario Hermoso (Hispaniol 25), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotell 22), Felipe (Porto 20), Renan Lodi (Atlético Paranaense 20).
2. Barcelona – 255 million euros
Barca made two significant purchases and found a rival for Jordi Alba. In general, the club did everything well, but with the close look, we can conclude some weaknesses, for example, in the offence. Barcelona has impressive players like Messi, Suarez and Griezmann, but no alternatives in case of injury.
Purchases: Antoine Griezmann (Atlético 120), Franky De Jong (Ajax 75), Neto (Valencia 26), Junior Firpo (Betis 18), Emerson (Atlético Minas Gerais 12), Marc Cucurella (Eibar 4 )
1. Real – 307.5 million euros
And here is our winner. Real spent the most in the world. Jovic, Militan, Mendi, Rodrigo – they are an investment for the future. To play the leading role and strengthen the team is Eden Hazard.
Purchases: Eden Hazard (Chelsea, 100), Luca Jovic (Eintracht, 60), Eder Militan (Porto, 50), Ferlan Mendi (Lyon, 48), Rodrigo (Santos, 45), Alberto Soro (Zaragoza, 2.5) , Alphonse Areola (PSG, rental price – 2).
The money spent during the last transfer window was huge. But we should have been used to so already. Stay with us to see the latest news from the football world.