Arsenal and Manchester City are top of the class after making shrewd signings, Chelsea spent big but the jury’s still out, while Leicester could struggle after a lack of activity – how EVERY Premier League club rated during the transfer window
- Premier League clubs collectively spent £2billion during the transfer window
- Nottingham Forest managed to sign an incredible 21 players across the summer
- However, East Midland rivals Leicester City only welcomed two new additions
- Arsenal and Manchester City are among the sides who will be happiest
Premier League clubs spent well over £2billion during the transfer window, but it’s fair to say some enjoyed the summer more than others.
The likes of Manchester United and Chelsea contributed nearly half-a-billion of that total, while Nottingham Forest went for quantity by signing an incredible 21 players.
But not everyone enjoyed pre-season, with Leicester making only one major signing while frugal Bournemouth could also be set to struggle following the departure of boss Scott Parker.
With that in mind, Sportsmail has rated every single Premier League team’s transfer business during an eventful window.
Manchester City’s £51m deal for Erling Haaland was one of the best buys of the summer – but not every team had a successful window
Ins: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City, £45m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Manchester City, £32m), Fabio Vieira (Porto, £30m), Matt Turner (New England Revolution, £5.75m), Marquinhos (Sao Paulo, £3m)
Outs: Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille £9.9m), Lucas Torreira (Galatasaray, £5.5m), Bernd Leno (Fulham, £3m), Kostas Mavropanos (Stuttgart, £2.9m), Hector Bellerin (Barcelona, free), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, free), Nicolas Pepe (Nice, loan), Nuno Tavares (Marseille, loan), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Southampton, loan), Pablo Mari (Monza, loan), Runar Alex Runarsson (Alanyaspor, loan)
Total spend: £115.75m
Arsenal supporters were surprisingly left fuming with their lack of deadline day deals, failing in a bid to land midfielder Douglas Luiz from Aston Villa. But five wins from five with Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko already clicking shows that the summer has been a very good one at the Emirates Stadium.
Window verdict: A-
Arsenal have quickly got up to speed with Gabriel Jesus in their attack following five wins
Ins: Diego Carlos (Sevilla, £26m), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona, £17m), Leander Dendoncker (Wolverhampton Wanderers, £15m), Robin Olsen (Roma, £3m), Rory Wilson (Rangers, £350,000), Ludwig Augustinsson (Sevilla, loan – £450,000), Ewan Simpson (Hearts, £250,000), Boubacar Kamara (Marseille, free), Jan Bednarek (Southampton, loan)
Outs: Carney Chukwuemeka (Chelsea, £20m), Matt Targett (Newcastle United, £15m), Trezeguet (Trabzonspor, £3m), Anwar El Ghazi (PSV Eindhoven, £2.5m), Lovre Kalinic (Hajduk Split, free), Conor Hourihane (Derby County, free), Bertrand Traore, Basaksehir, loan), Wesley Moraes (Levante, loan), Kortney Hause (Watford, loan), Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Cardiff City, loan), Keinan Davis (Watford, loan), Tim Iroegbunam (Queens Park Rangers, loan)
Total spend: £62.05m
Not too much high profile business from Steven Gerrard’s side with Philippe Coutinho effectively a carry over from last season. Their summer deals already have been hit though with main arrival Diego Carlos already ruled out injured for up to six months.
Window verdict: C
Ins: Marcos Senesi (Feyenoord, £12m), Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough, £12m), Ryan Fredericks (West Ham, free), Joe Rothwell (Blackburn Rovers, free), Neto (Barcelona, free), Jack Stephens (Southampton, loan)
Outs: Zeno Ibsen Rossi (Cambridge United, free), Robbie Brady (Preston North End, free), Gary Cahill (released), Gavin Kilkenny (Stoke City, loan), Christian Saydee (Shrewsbury Town, loan)
Total spend: £24m
Late in making worthwhile signings and even it’s hard to see the quality coming into the squad being enough to keep them in the Premier League. The departure of former boss Scott Parker speaks volumes about their window.
Window verdict: D-
Ins: Aaron Hickey (Bologna, £17m), Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull City, £16m), Mikkel Damsgaard (Sampdoria, £11.8m), Michael Olakigbe (Fulham, undisclosed), Thomas Strakosha (Lazio, free), Max Wilcox (Bolton Wanderers, free), Ben Mee (Burnley, free), Yehor Yarmoliuk (Dnipro, free), Lucias Vine (Aldershot Town, free)
Outs: Marcus Forss (Middlesbrough, £3.24m), Dominic Thompson (Blackpool, undisclosed), Luka Racic (Sonderjysk, undisclosed), Christian Eriksen (Manchester United, free), Julian Jeanvier (Auxerre, free), Mads Bech Sorensen, loan), Halil Dervisoglu (Burnley, loan), Tarique Fosu (Stoke City, loan), Joel Valencia (De Graafschap, loan), Fin Stevens (Swansea City, loan)
Total spend: £45.8m
The window started badly with the loss of Christian Eriksen to Manchester United, but Brentford have recruited well enough despite a mixed start to the season. The key signing will be Mikkel Damsgaard, who will hope to shine once again in England like he did with Denmark at Euro 2020 last summer.
Window verdict: C
Brentford will be hoping Mikkel Damsgaard can add quality to their attack this season
Ins: Pervis Estupinan (Villarreal, £14.9m), Julio Enciso (Libertad, £9.5m), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea, £9m), Simon Adingra (Nordsjaelland, £6m), Benicio Baker-Boaitey (Porto, undisclosed), Luca Barrington (Man City, undisclosed), Levi Colwill (Chelsea, loan)
Outs: Marc Cucurella (Chelsea, £62m), Yves Bissouma (Tottenham Hotspur, £25m), Neal Maupay (Everton, £15m), Leo Ostigard (Napoli, £4.5m), Matt Clarke (Middlesbrough, £2.34m), Tudor Baluta (Farul, free), Florin Andone (Las Palmas, free), Aaron Connolly (Venezia, loan), Shane Duffy (Fulham, loan), Michal Karbownik (Dusseldorf, loan), Andi Zeqiri (Basle, loan), Kjell Scherpen (Vitesse, loan), Simon Adingra (Union SG, loan)
Total spend: £40m
A big gamble at Brighton over the summer, with first-team stars including Cucurella, Bissouma and Maupay departing for over £100m. No real big names have come in to replace them but if anyone can unearth a gem and turn them into a Premier League star, there are not many better around than boss Graham Potter.
Window verdict: C-
Ins: Wesley Fofana (Leicester, £70m), Marc Cucurella (Brighton, £62m), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea, £50m), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli, £34m), Carney Chukwuemeka (Aston Villa, £20m), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona, £10m plus Marcos Alonso), Cesare Casadei (Inter Milan, £12.6m), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire, £13m), Omari Hutchinson (Arsenal, undisclosed), Eddie Beach (Southampton, undisclosed), Zak Sturge (Brighton, undisclosed), Tyler Dibling (Southampton, undisclosed), Denis Zakaria (Juventus, loan)
Outs: Timo Werner (RB Leipzig, £25.3m), Emerson (West Ham United, £15m), Billy Gilmour (Brighton & Hove Albion, £9m), Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan, loan – £6.9m), Malang Sarr (Monaco, £900,000), Kenedy (Real Valladolid, undisclosed), Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid, free), Andreas Christensen (Barcelona, free), Matt Miazga (Cincinnati, free), Jake Clarke-Salter (Queens Park Rangers, free), Charly Musonada (Levante, free), Marcos Alonso (Barcelona, player exchange), Ross Barkley (released), Danny Drinkwater (released), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Bayer Leverkusen, loan), Ethan Ampadu (Spezia, loan), Gabriel Slonina (Chicago Fire, loan), Abdul-Rahman Baba (Reading, loan)
Total spend: £271.6m
It’s like Roman Abramovich never went. New owner Todd Boehly has come in and splashed the cash in just about every area of the pitch. The Blues are facing something of a transition season with a number of new faces – but will they all click together? It’s the return of Aubameyang to the Premier League that could prove the most interesting. Can the ex-Arsenal man finally end Chelsea’s wait for a reliable goal scorer? Or will he follow the curse of the club’s previous No 9s?
Window verdict: B-
Big spending Chelsea under new owner Todd Boehly (left) have splashed out £271m – including on Leicester defender Wesley Fofana (right)
Ins: Chris Richards (Bayern Munich, £8.5m), Cheick Doucoure (Lens, £18m), Cormac Austin (Linfield, undisclosed), Kofi Balmer (Larne, undisclosed), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion, free), Malcolm Ebiowei (Derby County, free)
Outs: Christian Benteke (DC United, £4.9m), Cheikhou Kouyate (Nottingham Forest, free), Martin Kelly (West Bromwich Albion, free), Jaroslaw Jach (Zaglebie Lubin, free),
Total spend: £30.8m
Patrick Vieira’s side started the summer quickly yet have not added to their ranks since July. There is promise following the arrival of Doucoure in midfield while keeping Wilfried Zaha once again can always be seen as a bonus.
Window verdict: C+
Ins: Amadou Onana (Lille, £34m), Dwight McNeil (Burnley, £20m), Neal Maupay (Brighton, £15m), James Garner (Manchester United, £15m), Idrissa Gueye (£5.4m), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers, loan), James Tarkowski (Burnley, free), Ruben Vinagre (Sporting Lisbon, loan)
Outs: Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur, £60m), Jonjoe Kenny (Hertha Berlin, free), Cenk Tosun (Besiktas, free), Fabian Delph (released), Gylfi Sigurdsson (released), Andre Gomes (Lille, loan), Dele Alli (Besiktas, loan), Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Trabzonspor, loan), Jarrad Branthwaite (PSV Eindhoven, loan), Niels Nkounkou (Cardiff City, loan), Joao Virginia (Cambuur, loan)
Total spend: £89.4m
Frank Lampard has not had much to spend this summer but while the departure of key man Richarlison has hurt the first-team, it has allowed Everton to bring in some new faces. The key moment this summer though has been fending off interest from Chelsea, Tottenham and Newcastle for rising star Anthony Gordon.
Window verdict: C+
Ins: Joao Palhinha (Sporting Lisbon, £17.2m), Issa Diop (West Ham United, £15m), Andreas Pereira (Manchester United, £10m), Carlos Vinicius (Benfica, £9.5m), Kevin Mbabu (Wolfsburg, £6.4m), Bernd Leno (Arsenal, £3m), Willian (Corinthians, free), Kristian Sekularac (Juventus, free), Callum McFarlane (Bradfield College, free), Manor Solomon (Shakhtar Donetsk, loan), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion, loan)
Outs: Andre Zambo Anguissa (Napoli, £13m), Fabio Carvalho (Liverpool, £7.7m), Jean Michael Seri (Hull City, free), Alfie Mawson (Wycome Wanderers, free), Cyrus Christie (Hull City, free), Michael Hector (released), Fabri (released), Rodrigo Muniz (Middlesbrough, loan), Joe Bryan (Nice, loan), Paulo Gazzaniga (Girona, loan), Terence Kongolo (Le Havre, loan), Steven Sessegnon (Charlton Athletic, loan)
Total spend: £61.1m
Fulham made some crazy signings when returning to the Premier League in recent times, and even this summer they are still trying to offload the deadwood from those campaigns. Business looks promising, but desperate last day raids for Carlos Vincius and Willian who respectively flopped at Tottenham and Arsenal two years ago, looks as worrying as it is bizarre.
Window verdict: B-
Fulham made some promising deals this summer – but a few desperate late moves, including for Tottenham flop Carlos Vinicius, look bizarre
Ins: Brenden Aaronsen (Red Bull Salzburg, £25m), Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig, £21m), Luis Sinisterra (Feyenoord, £21m), Marc Roca (Bayern Munich, £10.3m), Rasmus Kristensen (Red Bull Salzburg, £8.5m), Darko Gyabi (Man City, £3.8m), Joel Robles (Real Betis, free), Sonny Perkins (West Ham, tribunal fee)
Outs: Raphinha (Barcelona, £56m), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City, £45m), Leif Davis (Ipswich Town, £1m), Liam McCarron (Stoke City, undisclosed), Kiko Casilla (Getafe, free), Laurens De Bock (Zulte Waregem, free), Dan James (Fulham, loan), Tyler Roberts (Queens Park Rangers, loan), Helder Costa (Al-Ittihad, loan), Charlie Cresswell (Millwall, loan), Jamie Shackleton (Millwall, loan), Ian Poveda (Blackpool, loan), Mateusz Bogusz (Ibiza, loan)
Total spend: £89.8m
Having stayed up in dramatic circumstances with a final day win last season, the last thing Leeds needed was the departure of key stars Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips. Jesse Marsch’s team though have brought in plenty of fresh faces this summer to help fill gaps but time will tell if their raids in Germany, Austria and Holland will pay off.
Window verdict: B-
Ins: Wout Faes (Reims, £15m), Alex Smithies (Cardiff City, free)
Outs: Wesley Fofana (Chelsea, £70m), Kasper Schmeichel (Nice, £900,000), Eldin Jakupovic (released), Hamza Choudhury (Waford, loan), George Hirst (Blackburn Rovers, loan)
Total spend: £15m
Disaster. That’s one word we can use to sum up Leicester’s summer. It was bad enough losing a key centre-back in Fofana as well as veteran and influential keeper Schmeichel. But to not adequately replace them is alarming and to add no further additions elsewhere should be a huge concern for Brendan Rodgers and his side. It could be a very long season for the side currently bottom of the Premier League.
Window verdict: F
Leicester City have struggled this summer with boss Brendan Rodgers seeing few arrivals
Ins: Darwin Nunez (Benfica, £85m), Fabio Carvalho (Fulham, £7.7m), Calvin Ramsey (Aberdeen, £6.5m), Arthur (Juventus, loan)
Outs: Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich, £35.1m), Neco Williams (Nottingham Forest, £16m), Takumi Minamino (Monaco, £15.5m), Marko Grujic (Porto, £10.5m), Ben Davies (Rangers, £4m), Divock Origi (AC Milan, free), Sheyi Ojo (Cardiff City, free), Ben Woodburn (Preston North End, free), Loris Karius (released), Sepp van den Berg (Schalke, loan), Rhys Williams (Blackpool, loan)
Total spend: £99.2m
The loss of Sadio Mane was a big blow for Liverpool but Jurgen Klopp has realistically done the best he can to replace the forward with Nunez, who has started well at Anfield. Carvalho is also promising much while landing Arthur on loan from Juventus could help paper over some cracks in a Reds midfield that had been starting to show signs of a lack of depth.
Window verdict: B+
Liverpool opted to replace Sadio Mane by landing Darwin Nunez from Benfica in their attack
Ins: Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund, £51m), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United, £45m), Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund, £15m), Sergio Gomez (Anderlecht, £11m) Stefan Ortega (Arminia Bielefeld, free)
Outs: Raheem Sterling (Chelsea, £50m), Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal, £45m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal, £32m), Gavin Bazunu (Southampton, £15m), Romeo Lavia (Southampton, £14m), Samuel Edozie (Southampton, £10m), Pedro Porro (Sporting Lisbon, £7.65m), Juan Larios (Southampton, £6m), Ko Itakura (Borussia Monchengladbach, £4.5m), Arijanet Muric (Burnley, £3m), Fernandinho (Athletico-PR, free), Zack Steffen (Middlesbrough, loan)
Total spend: £122m
Pep Guardiola can’t complain about Manchester City’s summer – he has pretty much got what he wanted. In Haaland he finally has a striker he feels he can rely on, he has replaced the veteran legs of Fernandinho with England international Phillips, while the defence has also been improved… all on a profit of around £60m. Nice work.
Window verdict: A
Ins: Antony (Ajax, £85.5m), Casemiro (Real Madrid, £70m), Lisandro Martinez (Ajax, £46.5m), Tyrell Malacia (Feyenoord, £14.6m), Christian Eriksen (Brentford, free), Martin Dubravka (Newcastle United, loan)
Outs: James Garner (Everton, £15m), Andreas Pereira (Fulham, £10m), Eric Bailly (Marseille, loan – £1.8m), Tahith Chong (Birmingham City, £1.5m), Paul Pogba (Juventus, free), Jesse Lingard (Nottingham Forest, free), Nemanja Matic (Roma, free), Edinson Cavani (Valencia, free), Juan Mata (released), Lee Grant (retired), Alex Telles (Sevilla, loan), Dean Henderson (Nottingham Forest, loan), Amad Diallo (Sunderland, loan), Hannibal Mejbri (Birmingham City, loan)
Total spend: £216.6m
Any club spending over £200m on new signings should be pretty happy with their business but United’s summer was far from smooth with a summer long chase of Frenkie de Jong ending in failure, while there were bundled pursuits of Marko Arnautovic and Adrien Rabiot too. Cristiano Ronaldo’s future was never really sorted with a stalemate seeing him stay at the club, but still boss Erik ten Hag has made some smart purchases and after a terrible start might be starting to turn the Red Devils around.
Window verdict: B
Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag landed his former Ajax winger Antony this summer
Ins: Alexander Isak (Real Sociedad, £60m), Sven Botman (Lille, £32m), Matt Targett (Aston Villa, £15m), Nick Pope (Burnley, £12m), Alex Murphy (Galway United, undisclosed), Charlie McArthur (Kilmarnock, undisclosed), Jude Smith (East Fife, undisclosed), Jordan Hackett (Tottenham, free)
Outs: Freddie Woodman (Preston North End, undisclosed), Federico Fernandez (Elche, free), Dwight Gayle (Stoke City, free), Isaac Hayden (Norwich City, loan), Jeff Hendrick (Reading, loan), Martin Dubravka (Manchester United, loan), Ciaran Clark (Sheffield United, loan) Matty Longstaff (Colchester United, loan), Kell Watts (Peterborough United, loan)
Total spend: £122m
The chequebook is now open at St James’ Park but there hasn’t been a crazy spending spree. More like a flex of financial muscle with the late arrival of Alexander Isak a sign of what could come in future windows. There hasn’t been many big names arriving for Eddie Howe’s team but there have been many sensible transfers that should see them compete for a place in Europe this term.
Window verdict: B+
Ins: Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolverhampton Wanderers, £25m), Emmanuel Dennis (Watford, £20m), Taiwo Awoniyi (Union Berlin, £17.5m), Neco Williams (Liverpool, £16m), Moussa Niakhate (Mainz, £13m), Orel Mangala (Stuttgart, £12.75m), Omar Richards (Bayern Munich, £10m), Giulian Biancone (Troyes, £9m), Remo Freuler (Atalanta, £9m), Lewis O’Brien (Huddersfield Town, £8m), Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid, loan – £4.7m), Hwang, Ui-jo (Bordeaux, £4m), Willy Boly (Wolverhampton Wanderers, £2.25m), Harry Toffolo (Huddersfield Town, £2.16m), Josh Bowler (Blackpool, £2m), Brandon Aguilera (Alajuelense, £900,000), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United, free), Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, free), Wayne Hennessey (Burnley, free), Dean Henderson (Manchester United, loan), Loic Bade (Rennes, loan)
Outs: Brice Samba (Lens, £4m), Nuno Da Costa (Auxerre, £1.8m), Joe Lolley (Sydney FC, undisclosed), Tobias Figueiredo (Hull City, free), Lewis Grabban (Al-Ahli, free), Carl Jenkinson (Newcastle (Australia), free), Nikolas Ioannou (Como, free), Xande Silva (Dijon, free), Gaetan Bong (released), Hwang Ui-jo (Olympiacos, loan), Richie Laryea (Toronto, loan), Jonathan Panzo (Coventry City, loan), Josh Bowler (Olympiacos, loan), Braian Ojeda (Salt Lake, loan), Ethan Horvath (Luton Town, loan), Alex Mighten (Sheffield Wednesday, loan)
Total spend: £156m
Where do you start? Forest at least recognised a problem in that they got promoted with a squad that contained many stars at the club only on loan and that they needed a major outlay this summer to have any chance of staying up. It’s safe to say they have at least made an effort, but with an incredible TWENTY ONE additions, have they made too many? Still there are some good signings in there, not least the signings of Lingard and Henderson from Manchester United – but they’re surely going to have serious issues gelling as a team.
Window verdict: C
Morgan Gibbs-White was the most expensive of Nottingham Forest’s 21 summer signings
Ins: Gavin Bazunu (Manchester City, £15m), Romeo Lavia (Manchester City, £14m), Sekou Mara (Bordeaux, £11m), Armel Bella-Kotchap (Bochum, £10m), Joe Aribo (Rangers, £10m), Samuel Edozie (Manchester City, £10m), Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille, £8m), Juan Larios (Manchester City, £6m), Alex Iwumene (Sutton United, undisclosed), Mateusz Liz (Altay, free), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal, loan)
Outs: Oriol Romeu (Girona, undisclosed), Yan Valery (Angers, undisclosed), Fraser Forster (Tottenham Hotspur, free), Shane Long (Reading, free), Harry Lewis (Bradord City, free), Jan Bednarek (Aston Villa, loan), Jack Stephens (Bournemouth, loan), Will Smallbone (Stoke City, loan), Nathan Tella (Burnley, loan), Dan N’Lundulu (Cheltenham Town, loan)
Total spend: £84m
A poor end to last season but a reasonable start to this season suggest the summer hasn’t been too bad for Southampton, but much of their transfer outlay has gone on potential. In fact, the Saints have spent £45m just on youth talent from Manchester City and it’s a bold gamble for Ralph Hasenhuttl who came into the new campaign already under a bit of pressure.
Window verdict: C-
Ins: Richarlison (Everton, £60m), Cristian Romero (Atalanta, £42.5m), Yves Bissouma (Brighton & Hove Albion, £25m), Djed Spence (Middlesbrough, £20m), Destiny Udogie (Udinese, £15m), Will Lankshear (Sheffield United, £2m), Tyrell Ashcroft (Reading, undisclosed), Josh Keeley (St Patrick’s Athletic, undisclosed), Ivan Perisic (Inter Milan, free), Fraser Forster (Southampton, free), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona, loan)
Outs: Steven Bergwijn (Ajax, £28m), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Celtic, £6m), Tanguy Ndombele (Napoli, loan – £450,000), Jack Clarke (Sunderland, undisclosed) Sergio Reguilon (Atletico Madrid, loan), Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal, loan), Destiny Udogie (Udinese, loan), Harry Winks (Sampdoria, loan), Joe Rodon (Rennes, loan)
Total spend: £164.5m
Spurs fans were left giddy when they took a change of pace and signed some players early on in the window but have grown frustrated with their side’s lack of additions later on in the window. Spurs still seem short in midfield and in attack, while they never really managed to upgrade on last season’s defence. Still, the summer additions look to be promising ones for Antonio Conte’s men.
Window verdict: B
Tottenham Hotspur have bolstered their attack with the £60million signing of Richarlison
Ins: Lucas Paqueta (Lyon, £50.8m), Gianluca Scamacca (Sassuolo, £30.5m), Nayef Aguerd (Rennes, £30m), Maxwel Cornet (Burnley, £17.5m), Emerson (Chelsea, £15m), Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint-Germain, £10.8m), Flynn Downes (Swansea City, £9m), Alphonse Areola £7.75m)
Outs: Issa Diop (Fulham, £15m), Andriy Yarmolenko (Al-Ain, free), Ryan Fredericks (Bournemouth, free), Mark Noble (retired), David Martin (released), Nikola Vlasic (Torino, loan), Arthur Masuaku (Besiktas, loan), Nathan Trott (Vejle, loan)
Total spend: £171.35m
West Ham were one of the biggest spenders during the transfer window and they look to have done some excellent business including the arrival of Paqueta. What’s more, they have not lost any key stars as well, with Declan Rice always looking likely to stay at the London Stadium despite long links with Chelsea.
Window verdict: B+
Ins: Matheus Nunes (Sporting Lisbon, £38m), Goncalo Guedes (Valencia £35m), Nathan Collins (Burnley, £20.5m), Sasa Kalajdzic (Stuttgart, £15.3m), Hwang Hee-chan (RB Leipzig, £15.03m), Boubacar Traore (Metz, loan)
Outs: Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest, £25m), Leander Dendoncker (Aston Villa, £15m), Ruben Vinagre (Sporting Lisbon, £9m), Willy Boly (Nottingham Forest, £2.25m), Patrick Cutrone (Como, undisclosed), Renat Dadashov (Grasshoppers, undisclosed), Romain Saiss (Besiktas, free), Marcal (Botafogo, free), John Ruddy (Birmingham City, free), Conor Coady (Everton, loan), Fabio Silva (Anderlecht, loan), Ki-Jana Hoever (PSV Eindhoven, loan), Bruno Jordao (Santa Clara, loan), Luke Cundle (Swansea City, loan)
Total spend: £123.83m
This could be a transitional season for Wolves who have dispense with young talent including Gibbs-White as well as centre-back star Conor Coady to Everton. But there have been no Premier League signings to replace them. Signing Collins for £20m seems a little overpriced while their other major arrivals once again look at trying to make best with what Portugal have to offer – although the signing of international Guedes looks to be a promising one.
Window verdict: B-
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