Manchester United and Chelsea decided to spend big on the summer deadline day. Other Premier League teams also threw their financial weight around.
The summer transfer window will be remembered for the big numbers. While some teams would like to forget the summer transfer window.
MANCHESTER UNITED SPEND BIG ON DEADLINE DAY
Manchester United decided to spend big on the deadline day of the transfer window. The Red Devils paid Ajax €100m for winger Antony. They also signed Martin Dubravka on loan from Newcastle United. The loan deal will include the option to buy him next summer. Whereas, seven other Premier League clubs also spent in excess of €10m on a last-minute transfer.
The fee spent on Antony was the fourth highest fee in Premier League history. It was also the highest fee ever spent on deadline day. The move reunites him with Erik Ten Hag. The player will be available to play for Manchester United against Arsenal. Antony has said that the move will help him develop in his career. He has said that he wants to help United fight for the Premier League title.
OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS ALSO FLEXED THEIR FINANCIAL MUSCLES
Other than United, a number of Premier League clubs flexed their financial muscles. Chelsea were one of the clubs that spent big on the last day. They managed to sign Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona. The Blues also managed to sign Denis Zakaria on loan from Juventus with a view to a permanent transfer. Liverpool also managed to bring Arthur on loan from Juventus.
They also managed to convince the Italian giants to pay a part of his salary. Manchester City who made the best signing this summer in the form of Erling Haaland also spent on the deadline to sign a center-back. They managed to sign Manuel Akanji from Dortmund. Whereas Arsenal failed to sign Douglas Luiz. They did successfully manage to get rid of Ainsley Maitland Niles and Hector Bellerin. Nottingham Forest also took their spending past 150m.
Hence, almost all Premier League clubs including Manchester United spent big on the transfer deadline. Now all the focus will be on the field. All the clubs will be looking to be away from the relegation table before the World Cup season in Qatar starts.
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