07 Aug 2022 | 00:12 | LATEST POSTS
The summer transfer market is once again the private arena of the Premier League. To date, Premier League clubs continue to invest heavily, far outpacing the other big four European leagues such as La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.
Premier League teams spend €1.16bn on player acquisitions, according to Transfermarkt. This once again shows the financial strength of the most attractive tournament on the planet.
For the second summer in a row, Arsenal (so far) top the table with €132m, €35m less than last summer. However, Premier League clubs are “relatively frugal” compared to the past. In the summer of 2019, the event cost 1.7 billion euros in the transfer market. The peak was in the summer of 2017, when a figure of 2.16 billion euros was recorded.
From the ranking point of view, Serie A spent 498.18 million euros this summer, ranking second. The next positions are the Bundesliga (378.43 million euros), La Liga (305.65 million euros) and Ligue 1 (268.65 million euros).
Manchester City are going through the biggest transfer window in Premier League history, according to The Sun. In the 2022 summer transfer window, Manchester City has just introduced four new recruits, including Ortega (free agent), Julian Alvarez (£14 million), Erling Haaland (£51 million) and Karl Vin Phillips (£45m). While only adding four new faces, City believe they have not been weakened and are well-positioned for the title defence to begin next week.
By comparison, Manchester City earned around £174m, higher than the £166m Chelsea earned five years ago by selling players, notably Sterling (£47.5m Chelsea), Gabriel Jesus and Zinchenko (£45m and £32m respectively). Arsenal)… In addition, the Citizens also made £55m from the sale of Ferran Torres to Barcelona in the 2022 winter transfer window.
This all allowed City to set an English football record in 2017 for selling players in a calendar year belonging to Chelsea. Even Manchester’s green half is capable of reaching or exceeding the £200m figure. Because the transfer period is still very long.
After spending more than £110m on new players in this summer’s transfer window, the Emirates Stadium side are trying to sell players they no longer need.
Bernd Leno is set to leave the Emirates in the 2022 summer transfer window. The German goalkeeper is no underdog for Arsenal signings, but has lost his starting berth since Ramsdale arrived at the Emirates. Runar Alex Runarsson is also another goalkeeper on Arsenal’s liquidation this summer.
Nicolas Pepe has been considered a failed deal for Arsenal so far. The Gunners once spent as much as £72m to get Lille to get players’ autographs. Arsenal are ready to sell Pepe for around £25m. Ainslie Maitland-Niles is also a name Arsenal are looking to sell this summer. The Englishman failed to impress during his loan spell at Roma last season.
Lucas Torreira is also about to leave Arsenal. He spent the first two seasons on loan at Atlético de Madrid and Fiorentina respectively. Hector Bellerin wants to leave Arsenal this summer.
Pablo Mari has had no place in Arsenal’s defence following the return of midfielder Willian Saliba this summer. The Spaniard made just two Premier League appearances last season. With the arrival of rookie Oleksandr Zinchenko, Nuno Tavares has become Arsenal’s current third option at left-back.
After parting ways with Zinchenko, Manchester City accelerated Cucurella’s move. Manchester City have reached a personal deal with the Brighton left-back, according to British media reports.
The remaining question now is the transfer fee. Manchester City were recently rejected for a £30m offer. The Brighton side will only accept ‘releases’ if they receive £50m. Brighton did not want to lose any more pillars after parting ways with central defender Ostigarde (to Napoli) and midfielder Bisuma (to Tottenham) this summer.
Despite being said to have run out of motivation to play for Barca, midfielder Frenkie de Jong remains determined to stay at Camp Nou to claim the 17 million euros owed by the host club. However, multiple sources from Spain have confirmed that De Jong will not be coming to Manchester United following his split with the Blaugrana, but the Dutch midfielder’s desire is to wear a Chelsea shirt.
Kasper Schmeichel is said to be ready to join Nice despite having one year left on his contract with Leicester City. The reason the Danish goalkeeper wants to move to Nice is because he needs a long-term guarantee for his future, and Leicester City don’t – as the club’s leadership still hasn’t mentioned a contract extension.
While Leicester City and Kasper Schmeichel are still fighting over his future, the Foxes are said to only let Kasper Schmeichel go if a replacement is found. Of course, it’s hard for Kasper Schmeichel to blame Leicester’s leadership because to be fair, the team needs to make sure another goalkeeper takes his place before he can leave.
Crystal Palace have just completed the process of recruiting Chris Richards from Bayern Munich. It is unclear what the exact transfer fee for Richards will be, but according to some sources, Bayern received between 12 and 20 million euros.
After completing his medical, the 22-year-old American signed a five-year contract with the British representative. Notably, Richards’ move to the foggy country to play football also helped his old club Dallas. While he never used Richards in the first team, when he sold the player to Bayern in 2018, the Dallas FC board included a special clause in the transfer agreement. If Bayern sell Richards to someone else, the clause allows them to charge 35% of the transfer fee.
On the evening of July 27, Eriksen also attended the friendly match against Manchester United with Wrexham. Eriksen kept everyone happy when he scored, contributing to the home side’s 4-1 win over their little-known opponents.
Recently, statistics published by The Sun have made Ten Haag consider using the Danish star more, as he is second in the Premier League assists list since his debut in 2013, and there is a 2-year period. Moved to Serie A and played for Inter Milan.
More specifically, Eriksen has 66 assists in 237 Premier League appearances for Tottenham and Brentford, second only to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne. City’s commander has 85 assists in 208 games.
Next up are David Silva (62 assists/203 games), Mesut Ozil (54 assists/184 games) and Raheem Sterling (54 assists/291 games) ).
Chelsea are preparing to part ways with Hakim Ziyech in the near future. According to The Sun, Chelsea have accepted Ziyech’s loss of just over £24m for around £8m. The Moroccan has three years left on his contract worth around £25m, but Chelsea are looking to shut down the team quickly before the season starts.
In addition, Chelsea are also trying to push Timo Werner away. However, Stamford Bridge have only accepted to let the German striker leave on loan.