2021 summer Premier League signings so far – Day 31
So, where are we up to with the 2021 summer Premier League signings so far.
The transfer window opened on Wednesday 9 June.
Which means we are now into the 31st day of this window and Steve Bruce 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.”
Well Newcastle United and Mike Ashley / Steve Bruce are certainly doing their best to make that prediction ring true. Not a single NUFC signing as yet and it doesn’t appear that there are even any serious moves to try and bring any players in.
Premier League clubs signings agreed so far in 2021 summer transfer window:
Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich
Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan
Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg
Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke
Michael Olise – £8m from Reading
Jacob Montes – Undisclosed fee from Georgetown University
Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona
Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City
Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City
Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg
Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille
Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton
Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig
Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund
Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa
Billy Gilmour – Loan from Chelsea
Ben Gibson – £9m from Burnley
Dimitrios Giannoulis – £6m from PAOK Salonika
Angus Gunn – £5m from Southampton
Milot Rashica – £11m from Werder Bremen
Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest
Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton
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
Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea
Francisco Trincao – Loan from Barcelona with £25m option to buy
Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional
The running total for the Premier League spending now exceeding £300m and that doesn’t even include the undisclosed fee signings.
You have new managers appointed at the likes of Spurs, Everton and Crystal Palace who will clearly be given backing in the transfer market.
In addition, a lot of rumoured big signings set to happen in the near future, Arsenal needing a third bid to try and land Ben White from Brighton after two knockbacks, the Seagulls said to value the defender at £50m. The Gunners also trying to sign £30m rated Manuel Locatelli. The likes of Man City after Harry Kane, whilst Man Utd expected to follow up the Sancho deal with other big money signings to have a proper attempt at winning the league.
As for Newcastle United, even the media stories don’t come close to raising any excitement levels, with media reports of Mike Ashley refusing to allow a transfer fee to be paid for £4m rated Mario Lemino at Southampton, as well as claims of NUFC ready to pay £1m for Wolves defender Dion Sanderson who was on loan last season at League One Sunderland.
Considering the Newcastle United squad returned for pre-season at the start of this week you have to be concerned, pre-season friendlies for NUFC kicking off in only nine days time (Sunday 18 July) and the pre-season training camp near York only three days from now.
There are exactly 84 days between the final game of the 2020/21 season (2-0 win at Fulham) and the 2021/22 Premier League season kicking off for Newcastle United, we are now at the point of 47 days since last season ended and only now 37 days until the new campaign begins. The new season is rushing towards us and will Newcastle be ready for the challenge?
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