EPL Transfer Window Review

EPL Summer Transfer Review

The summer transfer window has been a strange window. In this EPL transfer window review, we will take a look into the business of each of the 20 clubs in the premier league this summer transfer window. Who did the best deals and the who didn’t do enough business in this summers transfer window? 


Arsenal has had a good transfer window as they have been able to strengthen their squad for the new season. Also, they have been able to add to positions that they were weak in or lacking players. Arteta has shown that the people above him trust in him. Arteta has shown in this transfer window that he has a clear idea of what he wants from his team and who he wants in his team. Arsenal have  brought in players that can compete with other players in the Squad. 

For Arsenal supporters, the biggest signing of the transfer window was their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He is critical to how Arsenal works due to him scoring in most of the goals last season and him being a threat even though he’s not in the game. 

Another player brought in, is William, who is an experienced player who has played in the Premier League with Chelsea. Also, a player that can add quality from the set pieces. Arsenal also bought in Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid who is a player that can connect the defence and attack distributed to the attack.


Gabriel Magalhaes (Lille) £27million
Tim Akinola (Huddesfield) Free
Salah-Eddine (Feyenoord) Free
Jonathan Dinzeyi (Tottenham Free
George Lewis (Fram Larvik) Free
Willian (Chelsea) Free
Pablo Mari (Flamengo) Undisclosed
Cedric Soares (Southampton) Undisclosed
Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid) Loan
Alex Runarsson (Dijon) Undisclosed
Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid) £45m

Score: 4.5 out of 5 


Aston Villa 

Aston Villa has spent big again this season, but they have spent Smart this season and will look to get 40 points very quickly and not be in a relegation battle.

Dean Smith identified that he needed to add quality to certain areas of the squad that need more quality, one of those being in the Striker department. He decided to sign a player that he signed before in Ollie Watkins who in the previous season, scored 20+ goals for Brentford. Ollie Watkins has all the potential to be a quality Premier League striker as he has the peaks he can score goals with his head, and he’s a target man.

Another position that Aston Villa lacked quality in was the goalkeeping position as they made so many changes in that position last season due to injuries and mistakes. This season they bought Martin is from Arsenal who had a good end of the season where he showed his quality, and he wanted to be the main man and not the second choice keeper. Ross Barkley and Traore Bertrand provide Dean Smith with talented options to choose from.

Emiliano Martinez (Arsenal) £20m
Ben Chrisene (Exeter) Undisclosed
Matty Cash (Nottingham Forest) £16m
Ollie Watkins (Brentford) £28m
Bertrand Traore (Lyon) £17m
Ross Barkley (Chelsea) Loan

Score: 4.5 out of 5 



Brighton has brought in players that will add to the squad. They have added some experience in Adam Allana, Who has been around the Premier League playing for Southampton and Liverpool. Also, Brighton has bought in players from around Europe you may know or don’t. Brighton does lack the striker power and reinforcements upfront. 

Joel Veltman (Ajax) £900,000
Zak Emmerson (Oldham) Undisclosed
Ulrick Eneme Ella (Amiens) Undisclosed
Jensen Weir (Wigan) Undisclosed
Adam Lallana (Liverpool) Free
Lars Dendoncker (Club Brugge) Free
Jakub Moder (Lech Poznan) Undisclosed
Michal Karbownik (Legia Warsaw) Undisclosed

Score: 2.5 out of 5 


Burnley had a quiet window this summer. The squad is small compare to other Premier League teams. They have a small squad what exposes them to injuries which could hamper their season. Also, Burnley have not added much quality to the squad only signing a few players one being a goalkeeper and the other being a midfielders. 

Will Norris (Wolves) Undisclosed
Marcel Elva-Fountaine (Reading) Free
Connor Barrett (Leicester) Free
Marc Richter (Augsburg) Free
Ismaila Diallo (Arsenal) Free
Dale Stephens (Brighton) Undisclosed

Score: 0.5 out of 5


Chelsea had a very productive Summer transfer window upfront as they have brought in some young attacking Talent in Timo Werner and kai Havertz from Germany. Also, Acquiring Ben Chilwell from Leicester, who is a young left-back Who can attack as well as defend. And Chelsea have bought in Hakim Ziyech who will bring quality out wide. Chelsea addressed the goalkeeping position and bought in Edouard Mendy and added some experience in the back by getting Thiago Silva on free this summer. 

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) Free
Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) Undisclosed
Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) £36m
Xavier Mbuyamba (Barcelona) Undisclosed
Ben Chilwell (Leicester) £45m
Malang Sarr (Nice) Free
Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen) £71m
Edouard Mendy (Rennes) £22m

Score: 4 out of 5 

Crystal Palace 

Crystal Palace had a quiet transfer window this summer. They didn’t add many signings to their small squad. But they did Acquire quality talent in Eberechi Eze, who was on the radar of many other premier league clubs due to his performance in the championship for QPR. Crystal Palace retained services of Wilfred Zaha for another season. 

Eberechi Eze (QPR) £19.5m
Nathan Ferguson (West Brom) Free
Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) Loan
Nathaniel Clyne (Unattached) Free
Jack Butland (Stoke)

Score: 2.5 out of 5


Everton has made game-changing transfers this summer, as they have brought in real talent to the squad. The most significant transfer would be James Rodriguez as he teams up with Ancelotti again. Ancelotti knows how to play Rodriguez and Rodriguez look hand playing under Ancelotti. Another player, the manager, bought in was Allan from his time at Napoli and the signing of Aboulaye Doucoure, who is an excellent acquisition from relegated Watford. Ben Godfrey adds cover, while Roma goalkeeper Robin Olson will be cover for Jordan Pickford.

James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) £20m
Niels Nkounkou (Marseille) Free
Allan (Napoli) £22m
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Watford) £20m
Ben Godfrey (Norwich) £25m
Robin Olsen (Roma) Loan

Score: 4.8 out of 5



Fulham has made late signings this summer transfer window, but they feel like they are trying to plug holes in the squad. They bought in two defenders on the final day of the window shows of desperation. Fulham has the shakiest defence in the Premier League at the moment bringing in two defenders on the last day of the window unlikely to help them in the short term. But Fulham has made good business in loaning Ademola Lookman who already looks like he Fulham best player in few appearances and could be a real asset to Fulham.

Fulham looks like a team that did not expect to be back in the premier league. They made some bargain signing like Ruben loft us cheek from Chelsea on loan. 

Antonee Robinson (Wigan) £2m
Anthony Knockaert (Fulham) Undisclosed
Mario Lemina (Southampton) Loan
Harrison Reed (Southampton) £6m
Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain) Loan
Kenny Tete (Lyon) Undisclosed
Ola Aina (Torino) Loan
Ademola Lookman (RB Leipzig) Loan
Joachim Andersen (Lyon) Loan
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) Loan
Tosin Adarabioyo (Manchester City) Undisclosed
Terence Kongolo from Huddersfield

Score: 1 out of 5


Leeds have added quality and numbers to their squad that will help them this season.This will allow them to be competitive within the squad. Bielsa plays his trusty players who got him promoted to the premier league.  Leeds Bought in another striker that can add goals in Rodriguez from Valencia who can add pace upfront. They Had to look for other options in the market when they were unable to permanently sign Ben White from Brighton, who was an essential part of a promotion. Leeds Have added competition in every position and look in good hands Bielsa at the helm. 

Helder Costa (Wolves) £16m
Illan Meslier (Lorient) Undisclosed
Cody Drameh (Fulham) Undisclosed
Charlie Allen (Linfield) Undisclosed
Joe Gelhardt (Wigan) Undisclosed
Jack Harrison (Manchester City) Loan
Sam Greenwood (Arsenal) Undisclosed
Dani Van Den Heuvel (Ajax) Free
Rodrigo (Valencia) £26m
Robin Koch (Freiburg) Undisclosed
Diego Llorente (Real Sociedad) Undisclosed
Raphinha (Rennes) Undisclosed

Score: 3 out of 5

Leicester city 

This window for Leicester has been about filling the gaps that have been left by Ben Chilwell who left for Chelsea. Ben Chilwell was quickly replaced by Timothy Castagne who can play left and right back. The need to fill the centre back position was important for Leicester city. They managed to sign Wesley Fofana to fill the gap. Leicester still seems short and will need to balance the squad as they have European football to contend with this season.

Wesley Fofana (St Etienne) £32m
Timothy Castagne (Atalanta) £25m
Cengiz Under (Roma) Loan

Score: 1.5 out of 5


Liverpool didn’t need many new signings this summer, but they did need players to challenge the players already there. It was more about improving on the players that were already there that needed moving on. Jurgen Klopp Was able to bring in quality and strengthen the squad this summer. One of the signing Klopp was able to bring into Liverpool was Thiago Silva from Bayern Munich Who can find the past and it’s very dynamic when on the ball Adding another element to Liverpool attack. Klopp added To the defence by bringing in full back Kostas Tsimikas  that can be back up for full-backs.

Diogo Jota (Wolves) £45m
Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich) £20m
Kostas Tsimikas (Olympiakos) £11.7m

Score: 4 out of 5

Manchester City 

Man City’s priority this season was to fix the defence as it has been a problem for many years even when Vincent Kompany was there. This summer they bought in Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake. Since Kaululoa has come to Man City has spent a lot of money on defenders that have worked and haven’t worked.  As Man City trying to fix one problem, another problem pops up as they lack the attackers upfront as Sergio Aguero is regularly injured and he Gabriel Jesus it’s unavailable.

Ruben Dias (Benfica) £62m
Nathan Ake (Bournemouth) £41m
Ferran Torres (Valencia) £21m
Pablo Moreno (Juventus) Undisclosed
Yan Couto (Coritiba) £5.5m

Score: 3 out of 5

Manchester United 

Man United spent the whole window trying to sign Jadon Sancho from Dortmund and forgot that they have under areas of their squad that need attention.  The Centre back position is one of them as they Needed reinforcements in that area. They have not to add any reinforcements in the area would mean that they will have to rely on the centre backs they have already at the club. But Man United was able to bring in left-back Alex Tete from Porto and  Edinson Cavani on a free transfer which could be their best signing, and he didn’t cost them anything. 

Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua) Loan
Donny van de Beek (Ajax) £40m
Alex Telles (Porto) £13.5m
Willy Kambwala (Sochaux) Undisclosed
Amad Diallo Traore (Atalanta) Undisclosed
Edinson Cavani (Unattached) Free
Facundo Pellistri (Penarol) £10m

Score: 1 out of 5


Newcastle had a good transfer window this summer bringing in some good quality players. They bought in Callum Wilson From relegated Bournemouth. And he was joined by his former Bournemouth teammate Ryan Fraser who will sign on the free. Newcastle used the knowledge of the relegated teams and free transfer market to sign Jamal Lewis from Norwich and also bring in Jeff Hendricks on free. These are all sensible signings for Newcastle.

Mark Gillespie (Motherwell) Free
Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) Free
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) £20m
Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) Free
Jamal Lewis (Norwich) Undisclosed

Score: 4 out of 5


Sheffield United 

Sheffield United Window wasn’t the best, but they managed to redeem themselves by bringing in Rhian Brewster from Liverpool late in the window. The Blades needed a striker. They lacked goals last season as none of the Sheffield united strikers managed to hit double-figure last season. 

Jayden Bogle (Derby) Undisclosed
Max Lowe (Derby) Undisclosed
Wes Foderingham (Rangers) Free
Aaron Ramsdale (Bournemouth) £18.5m
Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea) Loan
Oliver Burke (West Brom) Swap for Callum Robinson
Rhian Brewster (Liverpool) £23m

Score: 1.5 out of 5



Southampton’s transfer window was lacking in numbers coming in. The return of Theo Walcott is a good piece of business; he will want to prove a point to Ancelotti. He seemed to be surplus to requirements at Everton.  Southampton bought in Mohamed Salisu from Valladolid in Spain and Ibrahima Didallo from Stade Brestois 29 in France too unknown young players. Both these players maybe once to look out for in the future. Squad depth could prove to be costly in a condensed season.

Mohammed Salisu (Real Valladolid) £10.9m
Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham) £12m
Ibrahima Diallo (Brest) £11m
Theo Walcott (Southampton)

Score: 2 out of 5


 Spurs transfer window was excellent!!!  They addressed the areas in the squad that needed strengthening. When you examine the deals closely, it will show that Spurs spent wisely and the figures will look good on the balance sheet.

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) Loan
Sergio Reguilon (Real Madrid) £21m
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (Southampton) Undisclosed
Joe Hart (Burnley) Free
Matt Doherty (Wolves) £14.7m
Carlos Vinicius (Benfica) Loan
Joe Rodon(Swansea) £15m

Score: 5 out of 5


West Bromwich Albion

 West Brom’s transfer business seems to concentrate on adding and improving the squad depth and bringing in eight players. The standout signing was the signing Grady Diangana on a permanent deal from West Ham this season. 

Matheus Pereira (Sporting Lisbon) Undisclosed
Cedric Kipre (Wigan) Undisclosed
Grady Diangana (West Ham) Undisclosed
David Button (Brighton) Undisclosed
Callum Robinson (Sheffield United) Swap for Oliver Burke
Branislav Ivanovic (Zenit St Petersburg) Free
Conor Gallagher (West Brom) Loan
Filip Krovinovic (Benfica) Loan

Score: 2 out of 5

West Ham United

 West Ham have bought in six players, but the squad is still lacking in enough quality in depth.  They moved out some quality players that only compounds their squad situation. They still need at least three more quality additions. 

Vladimir Coufal (Slavia Prague) £5.4m
Tomas Soucek (Slavia Prague) £15m
Craig Dawson (Watford) Loan
Said Benraham (Brentford) Loan


Score: 2 out of 5


Wolves have been busy in the transfer window and have added some quality to an already talented squad. They have brought in five player’s, all who are quality and will add depth to a very strong squad. 

Marcal (Lyon) £2m
Fabio Silva (Porto) £35m
Vitinha (Porto) Loan
Ki-Jana Hoever (Liverpool) £9m
Nelson Semedo (Barcelona) £27m
Rayan Ait-Nouri (Angers) Loan

Score: 3.5 out of 5

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