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Premier League clubs summer transfers v Newcastle United – 100 to 1

3 weeks ago
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At 11pm on Tuesday night (31 August), Premier League clubs were left reflecting on the business done, as well as what might have been.

A few deals completed following the 11pm deadline after some Premier League clubs informed the officialdom they needed more time.

However, for Newcastle United there was no need for last minute panic…apparently.

Newcastle United starting the season so poorly, losing three games and a lucky draw in the other after having been dominated by a relegation rival, out of the League Cup already and conceding eight goals in only the three Premier League matches.

So many areas of this Newcastle United squad looking in desperate need of strengthening.

Yet no effort on deadline to realistically sign any player(s) who could help safeguard NUFC against the challenges of this season.

The day started with the Mike Ashley PR briefing journalists (and Steve Bruce…) that signings would be made, but that turning 180 degrees late deadline day morning with a second briefing informing media (and Steve Bruce…) that all NUFC transfer business was done, before then a third briefing in late deadline day afternoon saying that the club were now doing ‘all’ they could to make at least one, possibly two, final day loan deals happen.

However, for a bemused Newcastle United fanbase watching on, it all ended in tears / manic laughter, no deal even for Bruce’s main target Hamza Choudhury happening because Mike Ashley wouldn’t agree to any loan fee being paid, plus insisting on Leicester still paying a significant part of the midfielder’s wages.

So in the final analysis, eleven Premier League clubs doing incoming business on deadline day – Arsenal, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Leeds, Leicester, Man Utd, Tottenham, West Ham.

Whilst overall, when it comes to the 19 Premier League clubs v Newcastle United, the complete set of first team PL signings in this window by my calculations (see below) was 100 to 1 (well 102 to 1 in exact figures but quoting 100 to 1 for more dramatic effect…)

Premier League clubs signings agreed in 2021 summer transfer window:

Arsenal

Aaron Ramsdale – £24m from Sheffield United

Takehiro Tomiyasu – £15m from Bologna

Martin Odegaard – £30m from Real Madrid

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

Brentford

Yoane Wissa – £9m from Lorient

Alvaro Fernandez – loan from Huesca

Frank Onyeka – £10m from Midtjylland

Myles Peart-Harris – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Kristoffer Ajer – £13.5m from Celtic

Brighton

Marc Cucurella – £15.4m from Getafe

Enoch Mwepu – £22m from RB Salzburg

Abdallah Sima – Undisclosed from Slavia Prague

Kaoru Mitoma – Undisclosed from Kawasaki Frontale

Kjell Scherpen – Undisclosed from Ajax

Burnley

Nathan Collins – £12m from Stoke

Connor Roberts – Undisclosed from Swansea

Maxwel Cornet – £13m from Lyon

Aaron Lennon – Free agent

Wayne Hennessey – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku – £97.5m from Inter Milan

Saul Niguez – Loan from Atletico Madrid

Marcus Bettinelli – Free transfer from Fulham

Crystal Palace

Odsonne Edouard – £14m from Celtic

Will Hughes – £6m from Watford

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

Everton

Demarai Gray – £1.7m from Bayer Leverkusen

Salomon Rondon – Free from Dalian Professional

Andros Townsend – Free transfer from Crystal Palace

Asmir Begovic – Free transfer from Bournemouth

Leeds

Daniel James – £25m from Man Utd

Junior Firpo – £13m from Barcelona

Kristoffer Klaesson – Undisclosed from Valerenga

Amari Miller – Undisclosed fee from Birmingham City

Jack Harrison – £11m from Man City

Leicester 

Jannik Verstergaard – £15m from Southampton

Ademola Lookman – Loan from Leipzig

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

Jack Grealish – £100m from Aston Villa

Scott Carson – Free from Derby County

Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo – £20n from Juventus

Raphael Varane – £34m from Real Madrid

Jadon Sancho – £73m from Borussia Dortmund

Tom Heaton – Free from Aston Villa

Newcastle United

Joe Willock – Eventual £25m from Arsenal

Norwich

Ozan Kabak – Loan from Schalke

Brandon Williams – Loan from Man Utd

Christos Tzolis – £9m from PAOK

Mathias Normann – Loan from Rostov

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

Southampton

Lyanco – £7m from Torino

Adam Armstrong – £15m+ from Blackburn

Armando Broja – Loan from Chelsea

Romain Perraud – £12m from Stade Brest

Tino Livramento – Undisclosed from Chelsea

Theo Walcott – Free transfer from Everton

Tottenham

Emerson Royal – £26m from Barcelona

Cristian Romero – £42m from Atalanta

Pape Matar Sarr – £18m from Metz

Bryan Gil – £21m from Sevilla

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

Watford

Moussa Sissoko – £3m from Tottenham

Ozan Tufan – Loan with option to buy from Fenerbahce

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

Nikola Vlasic – £26m from CSKA Moscow

Alex Kral – Loan from Spartak Moscow

Kurt Zouma – £30m from Chelsea

Alophonse Areola – Loan from PSG

Craig Dawson – Undisclosed fee from Watford

Pierre Ekwah Elimby – Undisclosed fee from Chelsea

Wolves

Rayan Ait-Nouri – Undisclosed fee from Angers

Jose Sa – Undisclosed fee from Olympiakos

Hwang Hee-chan – Loan from Leipzig

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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