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Day 57 transfer window update – Or ‘Wednesday’ as Newcastle United fans call it…

2 months ago

Welcome to day 57 of the 2021 Premier League summer transfer window.

The latest significant deal on Wednesday (4 August 2021) morning seeing a £30m arrival of Leon Bailey.

The now former Bayer Leverkusen winger added to Aston Villa’s squad.

This now takes total Premier League spending so far towards £600m, though one club is valiantly trying to keep that ever rising total down.

Step forward Mike Ashley and Newcastle United. The only Premier League club yet to sign a single player in this transfer window.

Embarrassingly, Steve Bruce has once again claimed that hardly anybody is spending money this summer, despite all the evidence to the contrary (see below).

Even worse, Bruce stating at the weekend that Newcastle United are doing absolutely everything they can to sign Joe Willock and other players, yet in the next breath he admits that NUFC have not made a single bid for a player so far.

Only at Newcastle United…

With not a single player bought in the January 2021 transfer window, we could well see Mike Ashley repeating his extraordinary transfer window ‘activity’ of seven / eight years ago. Not a single player was bought in the summer 2013 and January 2014 transfer windows as Mike Ashley blocked all spending, a period of 18 months without one player bought by Newcastle United. Only 27 days of this transfer window to go and Mike Ashley seemingly going for a repeat of that ‘achievement’…

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

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

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

Scott Carson – Free from Derby County

Man Utd

Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund

Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa


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


Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest

Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton


Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla

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


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

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

Yerson Mosquera – Undisclosed fee from Atletico Nacional


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