23 Premier League 2021 summer transfer window signings so far – Spending set to pass £300m
The 2021 summer Premier League transfer window opened on Wednesday 9 June.
We are now into the 17th day of this window and Steve Bruce had made this prediction ahead of it.
Steve Bruce: “I think what you are going to see, especially during the pandemic, is that we haven’t seen many big transfers [in January 2021] and I can’t see things changing in the summer.”
So what has proved to be the reality so far, compared to the NUFC Head Coach’s prediction?
Well, Newcastle United are doing their bit so far in attempting to keep signings and spending money to an absolute minimum, by signing nobody, even though pre-season preparations for the NUFC squad start in only 10 days time (Monday 5 July).
However, ten Premier League clubs have made at least one signing ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League season.
Watford (six new signings) and Norwich (four), have been the busiest, while West Ham have signed three, Aston Villa, Brentford and Wolves have brought in two each , with Liverpool, Palace, Southampton and Burnley one apiece.
With Arsenal set to buy Ben White from Brighton for around £50m, that will send the figure towards the £200m mark for Premier League clubs with seven weeks until the new Premier League season kicks off.
Man City have already seen their £100m opening bid for Harry Kane turned down and whilst Spurs are making noises about not willing to sell. They are really only playing the game and waiting for Man City to make a realistic bid close to their valuation, as Kane himself has made clear that he will be moving this summer. Tottenham will also want to seal the deal early on, so that they can then use some of the cash on a replacement. It is all but guaranteed that Kane’s eventual fee will be closer to £150m than £100m, which would then mean the total spend by Premier League clubs would easily soar past the £300m mark.
Steve Bruce was full of talk about banging on Mike Ashley’s door as loudly as possible to demand / beg for new signings and money to be spent.
Maybe he needs to be banging with a sledgehammer…
Premier League clubs signings agreed so far (as per BBC Sport and official PL site) in 2021 summer transfer window:
Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich
Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan
Nathan Young-Coombes – Undisclosed fee from Rangers
Dom Jefferies – Undisclosed fee from Salisbury
Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke
Jacob Montes – Undisclosed fee from Georgetown University
Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig
Kenny Coker – Undisclosed fee from Southend
Angus Gunn – £5m from Southampton
Milot Rashica – £11m from Werder Bremen
Flynn Clarke – Undisclosed fee from Peterborough
Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton
Kwadwo Baah – Undisclosed from Rochdale
Mattie Pollock – £250,000 from Grimsby Town
Imran Louza – £9m from FC Nantes
Ashley Fletcher – Free transfer from Middlesbrough
Danny Rose – Free transfer from Tottenham
Emmanuel Dennis – Undisclosed from Club Brugge
Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford
Thierry Nevers – Undisclosed fee from Reading
Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
Louie Moulden – Free from Man City
Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional
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