The total now stands at 18 Premier League transfers that have been confirmed so far.

There have been 16 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 extreme, the fact that over £250m 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 and press claims at the weekend of Rafa Benitez not being impressed with the lack of progress made by the club on his targets, isn’t exactly a positive.

These are the 18 Premier League transfers agreed so far as confirmed by BBC  Sport:

22 March

Elias Kachunga (Ingolstadt – Huddersfield) £1.1m

31 March

Tom Cleverley (Everton – Watford) Undisclosed

19 May

Pascal Gross (FC Ingolstadt 04 – Brighton) Undisclosed

24 May

Christian Atsu (Chelsea – Newcastle) Undisclosed

26 May

Bernardo Silva (Monaco – Manchester City) £43m

Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City – West Ham) Free

30 May

Dominic Solanke (Chelsea – Liverpool) Compensation

1 June

Darren Fletcher (West Brom – Stoke) Free

6 June

Sead Kolasinac (Schalke – Arsenal) Free

8 June

Ederson Moraes (Benfica – Manchester City) £35m

14 June

Victor Lindelof (Benfica – Manchester United) £31m

15 June

Davy Klaassen (Ajax – Everton) £23.6m

Harry Maguire (Hull – Leicester) £17m

Jordan Pickford (Sunderland – Everton) £25m rising to £30m

16 June

Mathew Ryan (Valencia – Brighton) Undisclosed

22 June

Mohamed Salah (Roma – Liverpool) £34m

23 June

Laurent Depoitre (Porto – Huddersfield) Undisclosed

24 June

Will Hughes (Derby County – Watford) £8m

  • Down Under Mag

    Window doesn’t officially open until 1st of July…no use panicing just yet. We have actually done business in getting Atsu tied up on a permanent deal and we have a history of not even hearing about signings until the deal has been done. Hopefully there will be some good news on the player front soon, but I think much will depend on getting some bodies shifted to the outgoing pile before we can feasibly bring any more in (squad numbers and Ashley not wanting to pay for players who can’t play would suggest this to be the case).

    • HarryHype59

      As I was saying to the charming Clarko, shifting the “deadwood” won’t be easy due to their high wages and long contracts.

  • Moo

    Bournemouth haven’t signed anyone? No?

  • Leazes Ender

    Christian Atsu’s current market value makes interesting reading on transfermarkt….. its nowhere near £6.2, we have seemingly paid four million over the odds for his capture.

    • steve

      What is with the ridiculous importance you place on that website?

    • HarryHype59

      According to that website almost every single player is worth less than the club paid for them. Mitro is valued at 8m.

  • Jimblag23

    So only half the league have signed anyone but we’re panicking saying Rafas quitting.

  • We have plenty of time to get signings in. If this becomes 1st of August then we need to worry :) We need experienced players who can slot right in and a few youngsters with potential. I believe we definitely need to break the bank for 2 quality signings (20+Mln) and a few youngsters with potential, however, I feel we need to look for them in Arsenal/Man U/ City/ Chelsea second strings as those players offer huge value and want to leave.