The transfer window in the English Premier League and other European leagues is in full swing. Traditionally, Premier League clubs spend fantastic sums on new players and the 2023 summer transfer window is no exception. By mid-July, the clubs had spent a total of almost 1.1 billion euros on their newcomers. In this article, we take a look at the top 10 most expensive purchases by Premier League clubs in the half of the transfer window.
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Yourrien Timber (Ajax to Arsenal)
The transfer amount is 40 million euros.
The 22-year-old Dutch centre-back has already outgrown the Eredivisie level and accepted an offer from Arsenal. On account of Timber 85 matches in the Ajax shirt, where the defender scored 6 goals and gave 4 assists.
Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton to Liverpool)
The transfer amount is 42 million euros.
Many football analysts and experts rated this transfer of the Merseysiders at 5 points out of 5. The current owner of the World Cup attracted the attention of the leading clubs in Europe at the 2022 World Cup, where Argentina became a triumph. Prior to joining Brighton in 2020, Mac Allister played for Boca Juniors. On account of the Argentine attacking midfielder 98 matches in the Premier League (8 goals and 7 assists).
James Maddison (Leicester City to Tottenham)
The transfer amount is 46.30 million euros.
Following Leicester City’s relegation from the Premier League last season, attacking midfielder James Maddison has become one of the main targets for top clubs in England. Over the years spent with the Foxes, Maddison was able to become a real team leader, so he did not have to wait long for the transfer. Tottenham Hotspur were quickest to take advantage of the situation, paying €46.30 million for the midfielder’s transfer.
Matheus Cunha (Atletico Madrid to Wolves)
The transfer amount is 50 million euros.
The 24-year-old Brazilian center forward spent the second half of last season with the Wolves, convincing the club’s management that a contract buyout would be the best solution for the club. Cunha made 17 Premier League appearances for Wolverhampton, scoring 2 goals.
Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig to Chelsea)
The transfer amount is 60 million euros.
The transfer of the French striker was agreed in the winter, so with the opening of the summer transfer window, the parties only settled all the necessary papers among themselves.
Sandro Tonali (Milan to Newcastle)
The transfer amount is 64 million euros.
Newcastle are preparing for the Champions League and have already made one high-profile summer transfer. The team was strengthened by the 23-year-old defensive midfielder of the Italian national team Sandro Tonali. On account of the young Italian 130 matches in Serie A (8 goals and 17 assists).
Mason Mount (Chelsea to Manchester United)
The transfer amount is 64.20 million euros.
The Red Devils made attempts to get an England player a year ago, but then Chelsea bosses categorically refused. Now the situation has changed. Chelsea have a lot of new players, so Mount’s departure won’t be as painful. Mason has made 129 Premier League appearances, scoring 27 goals and providing 24 assists.
Dominik Soboslai (from RB Leipzig to Liverpool)
The transfer amount is 70 million euros.
The most expensive signing for Jurgen Klopp’s team was the signing of the 22-year-old attacking midfielder of the Hungarian national team. Soboslai made 46 appearances for RB Leipzig in all competitions last season, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists.
Kai Havertz (Chelsea to Arsenal)
The transfer amount is 75 million euros.
The Gunners are the real headliner of the summer transfer window. Arsenal have made two major Premier League signings to date, totaling more than €190m. The German attacking midfielder played 91 games for Chelsea, upsetting opposing goalkeepers 19 times and providing 10 assists.
Declan Rice (West Ham to Arsenal)
The transfer amount is 116.60 million euros.
The loudest and most discussed transfer in the Premier League. The Gunners have been in lengthy negotiations to sign the England defensive midfielder. And just recently they ended. Declan Rice is a West Ham graduate. During his career, the footballer played 204 matches in the Premier League for the Hammers, where he scored 10 goals and provided 10 assists. Rice is set to be the most expensive transfer of the 2023 summer transfer window, and one of the biggest in Premier League history.