Premier League clubs near £1bn mark – Record transfer window now inevitable
The 2022 summer transfer window for the 20 Premier League clubs officially opened on Friday 10 June.
The window lasting 84 days / twelve weeks, until 11pm on Thursday 1 September when the window closes.
So far, thirty nine of these transfer window days have passed, with 45 (including today – Tuesday 19 July) remaining.
We are now at the point where 61 incoming signings by Premier League clubs have been confirmed (listed below), with some £980m committed already in initial transfer fees.
The 20 Premier League clubs are now set for an all but guaranteed record summer window.
Premier League clubs are now on track to beat their previous record of £1.43bn spent on signings back in summer 2017.
With less than 47% of this summer 2022 window gone, the Premier League clubs are already collectively around 69% of that all-time record set five summers ago.
With any number of big signings speculated as still set to happen, I can’t see how that record isn’t going to be broken, maybe even by the time the season kicks off in two and a half weeks time.
So which Premier League clubs have been busy so far…?
A breakdown below for each club with Tottenham Man City and Leeds leading the way, then Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd, then Newcastle United in eighth.
This gives us the following breakdown of all 20 Premier League clubs as at 11am 19 July 2022, total money spent so far:
£105m Tottenham (Fraser Forster Free, Ivan Perisic Free, Yves Bissouma £25m, Richarlison £60m, Clement Lenglet Loan, Djed Spence £20m)
£96m Man City (Erling Haaland £51m, Stefan Ortega Moreno free, Kalvin Phillips £45m)
£91m Leeds (Brenden Aaronson £25m, Marc Roca £10m, Rasmus Kristensen £10m, Luis Sinisterra £21m, Tyler Adams £20m, Darko Gyabi £5m)
£89.7m Arsenal (Matt Turner £7.5m, Marquinhos £3m, Fabio Viera £34.2m, Gabriel Jesus £45m)
£83m Chelsea (Kalidou Koulibaly £33m, Raheem Sterling £50m)
£73.2m Liverpool (Fabio Carvalho £5m, Darwin Nunez £64m, Calvin Ramsay £4.2m)
£70m Man Utd (Tyrell Malacia £13m, Lisandro Martinez £57m, Christian Eriksen free)
£60m Newcastle United (Matt Targett £15m, Nick Pope £10m, Sven Botman £35m)
£53.5m Nottingham Forest (Taiwo Awoniyi £17m, Dean Henderson loan, Moussa Niakhate £13m, Giulian Biancone £5m, Neco Williams £17m,Brandon Aguilera £1m, Wayne Hennessey £0.5m)
£52.5m West Ham (Nayef Aguerd £30m, Alphonse Areola £10.5m, Flynn Downes £12m)
£46m Aston Villa (Boubacar Kamara Free, Philippe Coutinho £17m, Robin Olsen £3m, Diego Carlos £26m)
£41.1m Southampton (Gavin Bazunu £12m, Mateusz Lis Free, Armel Bella-Kotchap £8.6m, Romeo Lavia £10.5m, Joe Aribo £10m)
£33m Brentford (Aaron Hickey £17m, Keane Lewis-Potter £16m, Thomas Strakosha free)
£27m Fulham (Joao Palhinha £17m, Andreas Pereira £10m)
£23m Crystal Palace (Malcolm Ebiowei £2m, Cheick Doucoure £23m)
£20.5m Wolves (Nathan Collins £20.5m)
£15.5m Brighton (Julio Enciso £9.5m, Simon Adingra £6m)
£0 Bournemouth (Ryan Fredericks Free, Joe Rothwell free)
£0 Everton (James Tarkowski Free)
Djed Spence [Middlesbrough – Tottenham] £20m
Brandon Aguilera [Alajuelense – Nottingham Forest] Reported £1m
Kalidou Koulibaly [Napoli – Chelsea] Reported £33m
Lisandro Martinez [Ajax – Manchester United] Reported £57m
Christian Eriksen [Brentford – Manchester United] Free
Wayne Hennessey [Burnley – Nottingham Forest] Reported £0.5m
Thomas Strakosha [Lazio – Brentford] Free
Raheem Sterling [Manchester City – Chelsea] £50m
Nathan Collins [Burnley – Wolves] £20.5m
Keane Lewis-Potter [Hull City – Brentford] Reported £16m
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