The total now stands at 15 Premier League transfers that have been confirmed so far.
There have been 13 deals agreed since the middle of May, including Christian Atsu’s permanent move to Newcastle. His fee was undisclosed but widely reported as £6.2m.
Transfers won’t formally go through until the transfer window properly opens in July, these include a couple of permanents moves that were announced as early as March, during the later stages of the 2016/17 season.
Whilst the number of transfers announced isn’t particularly high, the fact that over £200m has already been committed across those deals, tells you that this summer is surely going to be the most expensive one ever – as Premier League clubs pay ever bigger fees.
From the Newcastle perspective, fans had hoped there would have been more transfer activity by now but aren’t panicking just yet.
However, you do have to acknowledge that promoted clubs will almost certainly need to bring in more players than your average Premier League club, as they try to up the quality in order to compete.
Whilst no exact transfer fees were disclosed, fellow promoted club Brighton have already broken their transfer record twice this summer, with first German midfielder Pascal Gross brought in, before then new first choice keeper Mathew Ryan was recruited last week, this widely confirmed in the media as having broken the Seagulls’ transfer fee record once more.
These are the 15 Premier League transfers agreed so far as confirmed by BBC Sport:
Elias Kachunga (Ingolstadt – Huddersfield) £1.1m
Tom Cleverley (Everton – Watford) Undisclosed
Pascal Gross (FC Ingolstadt 04 – Brighton) Undisclosed
Christian Atsu (Chelsea – Newcastle) Undisclosed
Bernardo Silva (Monaco – Manchester City) £43m
Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City – West Ham) Free
Dominic Solanke (Chelsea – Liverpool) Compensation
Darren Fletcher (West Brom – Stoke) Free
Sead Kolasinac (Schalke – Arsenal) Free
Ederson Moraes (Benfica – Manchester City) £35m
Victor Lindelof (Benfica – Manchester United) £31m
Davy Klaassen (Ajax – Everton) £23.6m
Harry Maguire (Hull – Leicester) £17m
Jordan Pickford (Sunderland – Everton) £25m rising to £30m
Mathew Ryan (Valencia – Brighton) Undisclosed