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Collected the top 10 major transfers of the summer transfer window in Europe, which came to an end last night. Important clarification: there are no deals with clubs from Saudi Arabia in the selection – their fabulous injections are worthy of a separate article.
- From : Brighton;
- To: Liverpool;
- Cost : €42 million
Immediately after the Qatari World Cup, it became clear that the newly minted world champion would play in the Brighton shirt for a very short time. Chelsea, Arsenal, Juventus and Atlético lined up behind the Argentine, but Liverpool turned out to be the quickest of all – McAllister will cement the Reds midfield for the next five years.
- From: Inter;
- To: Manchester United;
< li class="article__list-item">Cost: €52.5 million
The ex-Inter goalkeeper has had a busy summer. First, he changed the Milan club to Manchester United, which, after 12 years of cooperation, said goodbye to David de Gea. And then Onana returned to the Cameroon national team, from which he left with a scandal right during the 2022 World Cup. In his debut match at Old Trafford, the Cameroonian conceded the following ball: 100%” height=”100%” allow=”autoplay; encrypted-media; fullscreen; picture-in-picture;” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=””>
- From: Milan;
- Where: Newcastle;
- Cost: €70 million
For fans “Milan” transfer of Tonali – a pupil of the club, captain and “heir to Gattuso” – was a real shock. And the Italian himself did not look happy upon arrival in Newcastle upon Tyne.
With the beginning of the season, everything changed: Sandro praises the atmosphere in the club and at the stadium, and during matches he dominates in the center of the field and even scores. Newcastle's top-notch buff for Champions League return.
- From: ” RB Leipzig”;
- Where: Manchester City”;
- Cost : €90 million
It would seem that the owners of the treble have nowhere to improve, but for Pep Guardiola there is no limit to perfection. The English champions have got a 2022 World Cup hero and one of the top young defenders in the world. Guardiol plays confidently under pressure, has a well-placed pass and is able to close both the position of the flank defender and the central one in the new hybrid formation of his almost namesake. Perfect hit.
Mason Mount/Kai Havertz
- From: Chelsea;
- Where: Manchester United/Arsenal;
- Cost: €64.2m/€70m
It turns out that Chelsea are not only buying but also selling! Immediately two winners of the Champions League of the 2020/21 season went to the direct competitors of the blues. Both players had an incoherent last season, a reboot at a new club is what they need.
- The mount, which Eric Ten Hag watched back in the Netherlands, is meant to be the missing puzzle in the center of the Manchester United field.
- Havertz in the Arteta system, on the contrary, will be able to play in a freer role and close positions from the “eight” to the center forward. Perhaps, away from the turmoil of an overcrowded Chelsea roster, both can bounce back.
- From: Brighton;
- To: Chelsea;
- Value: €116 million
In recent years, Brighton have become one of the main suppliers of talent to top English clubs. The new owner of Chelsea, Todd Bowley, laid eyes on the defensive midfielder Caicedo, but at the last moment, the Ecuadorian was almost taken away by Liverpool. The stakes had to be raised – Brighton made one of the biggest sales in the history of the English Premier League (EPL), and Chelsea got a player who, together with Enzo Fernandez, will make the most expensive pair of central midfielders in world football.
- From: Dynamo (Moscow);
- Where: Real Sociedad;
- Value: €13 million
The main Russian topic of the summer transfer window was Arsen Zakharyan's departure to Europe. Among the clubs that showed interest in Dynamo were Ajax, Lazio, Feyenoord, Strasbourg … Real Sociedad turned out to be the most persistent of all, which needed strengthening after David Silva left football. The player of the Russian national team has already made his debut for the Basque club and is ready to fight with the Spanish collections for a place in the starting line.
- < strong>From: West Ham;
- Where: Arsenal;
- Cost: €116.6 million
The most expensive crossing of this summer. “Arsenal” hunted for Rice for a long time, but “West Ham” traded to the last, knocking out fabulous money from their neighbors.
True, you should not obviously consider this transfer overpriced. Rice is only 24, but he is already the ready leader of a team capable of competing for the highest places. And after the departure of Granit Xhaka, it is the Englishman who will qualitatively fill the void in the center of the field.
- From: Borussia Dortmund);
- To: Real Madrid;
- Value: €103 million;
By the age of 19, the main English talent of recent years had become the undisputed leader in Dortmund and was ripe for the next step. Real Madrid, in contrast to the Mbappe saga, swiftly completed the transfer of Bellingham, sparing no expense. And he did not lose: Jude from the very first minutes on the field shows himself in all its glory. 4 + 1 in the first three matches of the season – only Cristiano Ronaldo started so brightly in Madrid.
And Bellingham does it from midfield!
- From: “Tottenham Hotspur”;
- Where: Bavaria”;
- Cost: €100m;
Tottenham's all-time top scorer finally leaves London to win trophies, and in that sense, Kane's move to Bayern, who have dominated the Bundesliga for over a decade, looks like absolutely logical. And the Germans, who never found a top forward after the departure of Robert Lewandowski, needed the Englishman. That's why such a price tag.
The main thing is that, along with the ability to score goals, Kane did not bring his “trophyless curse” to Munich , after all, in the first match with the new striker, Bayern suffered a huge loss in the match for the German Super Cup. Barcelona”. The transfer was announced with the phrase: “His dream came true.” The Catalans are counting on the striker until the end of the 2023/24 season, but they will not redeem the player.