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19 Premier League clubs spend over £800m on 69 signings – Newcastle United still stand alone

1 month ago

Premier League clubs are all continuing preparations for the big kick-off in a few days time.

All of them doing their very best to strengthen the playing squads and ensure they are in the best possible shape ahead of the new season.

Signings continue to be made in recent days, with the likes of Southampton, Watford, Spurs and Villa all adding another signing each.

The hopes of Newcastle United fans were of course raised at the weekend with claims that a deal to buy Joe Willock could be imminent but so far, nothing official.

A bit of a reality check is maybe in order because whilst we do have the Willock speculation, the truth is that this is day 63 of the summer transfer window and Newcastle United are still the only club not to have signed a single player. The transfer window closes three weeks today and whilst there are hopes of signing the Arsenal player, it doesn’t answer the question as to why Newcastle haven’t even made a bid for any other player, despite repeated media claims of interest in a host of potential signings.

Even if Joe Willock signs, the fact remains that the NUFC squad is weaker than it was at the end of last season. A defence that conceded more goals than all but two who finished outside the bottom two places in last season’s Premier League, no real credible goalscoring alternative for an injury prone Callum Wilson, very few goals and little creativity in the rest of the team.

The other 19 Premier League clubs have signed players well ahead of the new season, giving them a chance to integrate into the squad and team, ahead of this weekend’s big kick-off.

Not Newcastle United though.

This also to a backdrop of Martin Dubravka playing no part in pre-season and out injured for the start of the campaign, along with Paul Dummett, whilst the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson only came back and managed 45 minutes each on Saturday against Norwich, having missed the previous three and two friendlies respectively. Jonjo Shelvey another, missing most of pre-season and only managing 76 minutes in the last two friendlies this past week.

Meanwhile, on the transfer window front, the other 19 Premier League clubs have signed at least 69 players (see below) and committed spending of over £800m, so far.

With Lukaku set to sign for Chelsea in a £100m move, quite clearly these next three weeks are set to see total spending by Premier League clubs go beyond £1billion, a very different story to Steve Bruce’s claims that very very few clubs would be doing much business. Indeed, with any number of clubs expected to be active (even Newcastle?) in these next three weeks, we could even see the final spend heading up towards the record past transfer windows, especially if Harry Kane did get his move to Man City.

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


Ben White – £50m from Brighton

Nuno Tavares – £8m from Benfica

Albert Sambi Lokonga – £15m from Anderlecht

Aston Villa

Danny Ings – £30m from Southampton

Axel Tuanzebe – Loan from Man Utd

Leon Bailey – £30m from Bayer Leverkusen

Emiliano Buendia – £33m from Norwich

Ashley Young – Free from Inter Milan


Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland

Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic


Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg

Kaoru Mitoma – Undisclosed from Kawasaki Frontale

Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax


Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke

Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace


Marcus Bettinelli – Free transfer from Fulham

Crystal Palace

Joachim Andersen – Eventual fee could reach £18m from Lyon

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

Conor Gallagher – Loan from Chelsea


Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen

Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth


Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona

Kristoffer Klaesson – Undisclosed from Valerenga

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

Man City

Jack Grealish – £100m from Aston Villa

Scott Carson – Free from Derby County

Man Utd

Raphael Varane – £41m from Real Madrid

Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund

Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa


Josh Sargent – £9m from Werder Bremen

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


Armando Broja – Loan from Chelsea

Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest

Tino Livramento – Undisclosed from Chelsea

Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton


Cristian Romero – £42m from Atalanta

Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla

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


Juraj Kucka – Undisclosed from Parma

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

Alophonse Areola – Loan from PSG

Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford

Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea


Rayan Ait-Nouri – Undisclosed fee from Angers

Jose Sa – Undisclosed fee from Olympiakos

Bendeguz  – Undisclosed fee from Fehervar

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

Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional


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