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Only Champions League winners and Newcastle United are yet to make a signing…

2 months ago
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The 2021 Summer transfer window has now reached day 46.

Of the 84 days that it lasts, only the 38 left to go after today.

With the exception of only two, all Premier League clubs have made at least one signing in this summer transfer window, most of them more than that.

Over £400m spent by 18 Premier League clubs and that total set to soar with some major deals in the pipeline that have been in the making for a long time.

One of the clubs yet to make a signing is Chelsea, the reigning Champions League winners, finished fourth in the Premier League last season and a club that every summer loan out more players than other clubs have in their entire first team squads.

The other one is Newcastle United.

This was Steve Bruce talking to BBC Newcastle about the transfer situation yesterday (23 July 2021):

“We’re going to still have to be patient.

“I know that’s awful from me but we haven’t the biggest of budgets.

“In the market we’re looking at – loan market in particular – we’re going to have to let the big, big clubs go to work.

“We’ll keep bashing away at one or two things.

“It’s been difficult for every club. We’re weaker than we were last year because we haven’t got Joe Willock.

“We need to keep improving but it’s very difficult with limited funds, but I’ll keep bashing away to try to improve us, little by little.”

Patient…patient???

It is not only whether Newcastle United do actually make any signings this transfer window, you also have to factor in that whilst all the clubs competing with NUFC are bringing in players and giving them time to integrate into their squads long ahead of the new season, any signings that are made by NUFC are set to have minimal, if any, time before the Premier League kicks off.

Steve Bruce keeps on repeating that hardly any signings have been made, hardly any money spent…it is simply not true.

All the other clubs are making sure that they strengthen their squads from last season, Steve Bruce even admits that now not having Joe Willock, Newcastle United are actually weaker than at the end of last season.

When you look back at that run of twenty one games with only two wins for Newcastle last season in a four month period, the 2021/22 season looks daunting, so much over reliance on Callum Wilson and ASM for goals and creativity. What if they both got injured, again, as happened last season?

Premier League clubs signings agreed so far in 2021 summer transfer window:

Arsenal

Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica

Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht

Aston Villa

Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich

Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan

Brentford

Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland

Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic

Brighton

Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg

Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax

Burnley

Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke

Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Marc Guehi – Eventual fee could reach £20m from Chelsea

Michael Olise – £8m from Reading

Jacob Montes – Undisclosed fee from Georgetown University

Remi Matthews – Free transfer from Sunderland

Everton

Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen

Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth

Leeds

Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona

Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City

Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City

Leicester 

Patson Daka – £22m from Red Bull Salzburg

Boubakary Soumare – £17m from Lille

Ryan Bertrand – Free transfer from Southampton

Liverpool

Ibrahima Konate – £36m from Leipzig

Man City

Scott Carson – Free from Derby County

Man Utd

Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund

Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa

Norwich

Pierre Lees-Melou – £3.5m from Nice

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

Southampton

Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest

Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton

Tottenham

Pierluigi Gollini – Loan with option to buy for £13m from Atalanta

Watford

Imran Louza – £9m from FC Nantes

Ashley Fletcher – Free transfer from Middlesbrough

Danny Rose – Free transfer from Tottenham

Emmanuel Dennis – Undisclosed from Club Brugge

Peter Etebo – Loan from Stoke

Joshua King – Free from Everton

Dapo Mebude – Free from Rangers

West Ham

Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford

Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Wolves

Rayan Ait-Nouri – Undisclosed fee from Angers

Francisco Trincao – Loan from Barcelona with £25m option to buy

Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional

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