The summer window isn’t even halfway through, but we’ve already seen so many big big movements in the transfer market. Clubs are determined to spend money in order to improve their squads ahead of the new season and more players are still expected to move with http://liontips.com/tips/soccer offering the best tips on the next players to big money moves. Let’s take a look at the top 5 biggest transfers of this summer so far.
- Aurelien Tchouameni (Monaco to Real Madrid)
Given that Tchouameni was expected for €40 million a year ago, Monaco did a remarkable job of doubling his transfer fee and would probably get a further €20 million in add-ons. Despite losing one of their finest players, they made a great business decision by signing him from Bordeaux for €17.5 million in 2020.
Age is catching up with Madrid’s midfield of Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Casemiro, which is still among the best in the world. Tchouameni, 22, and Eduardo Camavinga, 19, will help to ensure the midfield’s continued success in the future. Since Tchouameni is one of the best young midfielders in Europe, Madrid did extremely well to secure his signature before competitors.
- Darwin Nunez (Benfica to Liverpool)
The Uruguayan international was bought by Benfica from Almeria in 2020 for roughly €24 million, and he has since grown in stature. As the leading scorer in Portugal’s top division after a breakout season in which he scored 34 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions, it was not surprising that a major club approached Benfica with an offer the team couldn’t refuse.
Nunez will do well if he achieves even half of the success of Luis Suarez, the most prominent Uruguayan striker to play at Anfield. Liverpool might spend an additional €25 million on add-ons, but they already have one of the best young attackers in the world, and at 22, he still has plenty of time to improve.
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund to Man City)
€60m (£51m, $65m)
Dortmund inserted a release clause when they bought one of the best young strikers in the world from FC Salzburg in 2020, so there wasn’t much they could have done to keep him. However, €60 million is considerably less than the €75 million that was initially reported and his valuation of €180 million if there had been no clause. Fortunately, they already had a replacement in mind for €38 million (see below).
This could end up being one of the City’s best decisions ever. Although only 21, Haaland is one of the world’s best. He is a superstar in every way, and Pep Guardiola should get along well with him. Manchester City needed a central striker, so they outbid their competitors to sign the best one available.
- Richarlison (Everton To Tottenham)
Struggling Everton did the right thing by cashing out on one of their best players since they knew they would never be able to satisfy the Brazil international this summer. The team can be well rebuilt for $50 million.
Richarlison has scored 43 goals in 135 Premier League games, and his mobility should allow him to fit in throughout the front line despite the high price tag, especially for Spurs. The team has found a highly trustworthy replacement for Harry Kane after searching for one.
- Nuno Mendes (Sporting CP to PSG)
Mendes’ loan was always likely to be made permanent after his loan deal. Sporting was given the €40 million purchase option in the loan agreement. The team can move on and concentrate on finding the next big thing because the 19-year-old has already outgrown the Portuguese division.
After making 40 appearances this season and making an impression, PSG made the decision to sign the young left-back permanently. The French champions did a great job of securing him ahead of many other interested teams despite the player’s inexpensive transfer fee and potential to secure his spot in the team for the ensuing ten years.