During the recent Transfer Window, there were quite a lot of expensive Transfers in the Premier League as well. Due to the covid struck market being a bit more eased out. We got to see some really expensive summer transfers take place. While come of them might have come at the cost of the club’s performances. Most of these have only allowed there to be a deeper dent in the club’s pockets. In this article, we will be looking at the top 5 most expensive Transfers this season.
It must be stated that during this article we look at each player’s transfer amount. While ignoring the total amount of money spent on transfers by the clubs. Last Season the most expensive transfer was of Kai Havertz to Chelsea for £72.00m. Let’s see if any club has gone over that amount this season.
5. Ben White To Arsenal (£52.65 Million)
Arsenal had signed Ben White from Brighton for a Whooping £52.65m this summer market. The 23-year-old English centre defender appeared in 36 games, contributing to Brighton’s 11 clean sheets last season. In Brighton’s system, Ben White would mostly play as the right centre back. When necessary, he has played as the centralfensive midfielder in certain games. Using his ability to play a variety of roles for his side. The centre-back, on the other hand, had a difficult start to his career at the Emirates Stadium. White was defeated on his Premier League debut against Brentford and afterwards contracted COVID-19. Having said that, the 23-year-old has been brought in to create a future team.
4. Achraf Hakimi (£54.00 Million)
Achraf Hakimi is one of Europe’s most highly prized full-backs. Last season, he had a spectacular season with Inter Milan and was linked to several teams throughout the transfer window. The 22-year-old cost Paris Saint-Germain €60 million to sign from a willing seller in Italy.
PSG brought in stars such as Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, and Gianluigi Donnarumma. However, Hakimi was the club’s most costly newcomer. In Mauricio Pochettino’s star-studded side, the right-back will seek to win the UEFA Champions League. Already this season, the player has scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists in the League.
3. Jadon Sancho ( £76.50 Million)
In the summer transfer window, Manchester United eventually signed Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. The Red Devils had to wait an extra year to get the Englishman back to England after previous discussions fell. The 20-time English winners had to pay less than the Bundesliga team had estimated last year.
The highly regarded winger cost the Red Devils €85 million, making him one of the most expensive moves in 2021. He is also the club’s third-most expensive signing, after only Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire. The former Manchester City youth product was one of four big signings at Old Trafford this summer. This season the player has yet to contribute to a goal of providing a goal. While not being at the form everyone wished to see out of him. The 20-year-old still has years under his belt to prove his mark on the League.
2. Romelu Lukaku ( £103.50 Million)
Now we have crossed the 100 million mark in the transfers. While this in itself would be the most expensive transfer in most seasons. This season it seems to be otherwise.
After joining Chelsea in the summer, the Belgian’s career came full circle. Lukaku cost the reigning UEFA Champions League champions a staggering €115 million. The striker began his career with Chelsea before going on to Everton, Manchester United, and finally, Inter Milan, where he scored several goals.
Chelsea couldn’t pass up the chance to bring Lukaku back to London at a time when Inter Milan was seeking to reduce their losses. Furthermore, with this agreement, Lukaku becomes the club’s most expensive acquisition in its history.
1. Jack Grealish (£105.75 Million) Most Expensive Transfers
After years of conjecture, Jack Grealish has completed a big-money transfer. In the summer, the former Aston Villa captain joined Manchester City. The club paid €117.5 million to recruit the English attacker. Grealish was a standout performer for England at UEFA Euro 2020 and was eager to move on to a greater challenge.
As a result of this move, he has also become the most expensive British player. The signing also set a new club record for Manchester City. He is also the most expensive signing ever made by a Premier League team. While many would claim that the price paid isn’t worth the money. One must realise that the player due to playing for England already has an English tax on him. Due to the stature and the player’s talent, the value for the deal isn’t justified but it does give context over such a high amount.
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