Every summer, after all the champions have been crowned, the talk of the town with European football is the summer transfer window. Last year Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid for the Italian club Juventus and people were shocked all over the world. This summer has left a mark on some fans and has also been very anticlimactic for others. After Liverpool won the Champions League over Tottenham last season, many fans believed Liverpool would have a big summer to make themselves even better, but Liverpool has spent the second to last amount of money in the entire Premier League this summer. Talk about a lackluster summer after being crowned Champions of Europe for the sixth time. This article will discuss some of the top transfer this summer around Europe and will also discuss which teams from the Premier League (England), La Liga (Spain), Bundesliga (Germany), and Ligue One (France) has spent the most amount of money during this transfer window. This article is about the transfers that have been made with a week remaining left during the transfer window.
Aston Villa, who just got promoted to the Premier League this upcoming season, has had a massive offseason. Aston Villa has spent over $145 Million and has brought in 14 new players to the club. Three of the top 6 clubs from the Premier League are seen in the top 5 biggest spenders for the summer. Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur are listed above with Man City spending over $100 Million so far this summer.
Top Three Transfers from the Premier League
- Rodri -- Atletico Madrid to Manchester City
- Tanguy Ndombele -- Lyon to Tottenham Hotspur
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka -- Crystal Palace to Manchester United
The big three of Spain have spent the most this summer transfer window. Real Madrid has spent over $345 Million after their disappointing season last year. Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona round out the top three in expenditures. This is not a surprise to many people as these three clubs are always near the top in spending every summer.
Top Three Transfers from La Liga
- Joao Felix -- Benfica to Atletico Madrid
- Antione Griezmann -- Atletico Madrid to FC Barcelona
- Eden Hazard -- Chelsea to Real Madrid
Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich have spent the most money this summer among the Bundesliga teams which is truly no surprise. Dortmund and Bayern’s rivalry is always a massive one, whether it is on the field or on the market for transfers. Bayer Leverkusen, Leipzig, and Frankfurt round out the top five in expenditures.
Top Three Transfers from the Bundesliga
- Lucas Hernandez -- Atletico Madrid to Bayern Munich
- Benjamin Pavard -- VFB Stuttgart to Bayern Munich
- Thorgan Hazard -- Borussia Monchengladbach to Borussia Dortmund
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), normally a dominant force in the summer transfer market, has not been as active this summer. The Parisian club has still spent over $93 Million but compared to other European clubs this is a very small amount. Lyon, Monaco, Lille, and Stade Rennais round out the top five in Ligue One of France. Will Neymar Jr. stay at PSG? This question will be the biggest discussion as the transfer window nears its closing.
Top Three Transfers from Ligue One
- Abdou Diallo -- Borussia Dortmund to Paris Saint-Germain
- Gelson Martins -- Atletico Madrid to AS Monaco
- Ander Herrera -- Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain
Conclusion: The summer transfer window of 2019 has been one of the books and could have some more drama near the end of the window. Players such as Antoine Griezmann, Matthijs De Ligt, Frenkie De Jong, Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard, and many many more have been on the move this summer. The big question remaining now is will there be more drama or have the biggest moves been made already?
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Andrew Johnson is a rising senior at Samford University, where he is majoring in Finance with a concentration in Sports Marketing. Andrew is from Nashville, TN and has held a passion for all types of sports since a young age. Here is a link to his LinkedIn profile.