This summer transfer window is coming to a close and we have seen many teams make many transfers for their team.
As usual, the Premier League teams are spending big money on big players. But something interesting that stood out is that West Ham, Nottingham Forrest, and Newcastle are all in the top six biggest spenders for the summer.
Newcastle’s expenditure was expected as the financial takeover from the Saudi backed Public Investment Fund.
Chelsea and Manchester United are also in the top 6 biggest spenders, as usual this summer. Tottenham make an appearance as new manager Antonio Conte looks to turnover his squad and bring in players for his system.
David Moyes’ West Ham has brought in several players that look to take advantage of their Premier League move and make a statement this season.
From Ligue 1 West Ham have signed defenders Nayef Aguerd (39m), and Thilo Kehrer (14m). The big name moving from Ligue 1 is attacking midfielder Lucas Paqueta (48m).
Moving from Serie A is up and coming striker Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo will also be moving for roughly 40m.
Defender Emerson from Chelsea will also be moving across London to join West Ham this summer for roughly 17m.
West Ham have also made other minor signings, having the total cumulative amount for the signings this summer closing in on 200m. However they have fully reinvented and upgraded their starting eleven for the upcoming season.
With new ownership from the PIF, Newcastle united have now been given the funding to reinvent their squad. The money being spent this summer was expected by the fans, and been used to attract major talent to the team. Eddie Howe’s team has seen major turnover as evident by their signings
For a fee of roughly 77m, Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad will be moving to Newcastle. The young Swedish striker looks to be part of a major rebuild in Newcastle.
From Ligue 1, Sven Botman from Lille will also be joining for a fee of roughly 40m.
Signings from England include goalkeeper Nick Pope (13m), and left back Matt Targett (20m).
Howe’s Newcastle have spent roughly 150m but have made major additions to their squad. This could be a look at how transfer windows could look in the future, given the financial strength of the PIF.
Forrest have made 18 signings this summer and have spent roughly 170m doing so. Though most of the players they brought in were on loan, the transfer fees paid along with the loan fees have added up.
Big names brought in are Renan Lodi from Athletico Madrid (on loan), and Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves (33m).
Jessie Lingard on a free transfer is also a statement transfer for Steve Cooper’s side.
These mid table teams have spent large sums of money this summer and hopefully it will mean for a more competitive mid table battle. It might even be possible that we see them challenge for the Europa League spots.
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