Transfer News & Odds

Ranking each Premier League club’s summer transfer window

By Muhammad Butt

Published: 20:00, 3 September 2022

And there we have it, after three long months the Premier League’s summer transfer window has shut.

Clubs have had since early June to register players for the 2022/23 campaign and some have been a lot busier than the others. The start of the Premier League season didn’t affect business either, with clubs still putting an equal focus to the transfer market right until 11pm on Thursday.

With teams using the opening matches to find out what else their squads need, there was a whole host of late business in the final few hours of the market. And with that, we’ve ranked every single Premier League club by the quality of their transfer window.


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20. Leicester

It took them until August 12th but Leicester finally made a signing! Sure it was a goalkeeper from the Championship, likely to be backup to Danny Ward, but it’s a signing! To be serious, Leicester haven’t had a good transfer window, standing still for the most part while also allowing Kasper Schmeichel to move to Nice and Wesley Fofana to join Chelsea. While their squad is very good, they were already showing signs of stagnation last season so definitely needed to do more than Wout Faes on the final day. If only something came of those Marcelo rumours.

Players In:

  • Alex Smithies from Cardiff (free)
  • Wout Faes from Reims (£15m)

Players Out:

  • Tyrese Shade to Swindon (free)
  • Vontae Daley-Campbell to Cardiff (free)
  • Eldin Jakupovic (released)
  • Jacob Wakeling to Swindon Town (free)
  • Khanya Leshabela to Crewe (loan)
  • Ben Nelson to Rochdale (loan)
  • Kasper Schmeichel to Nice (£1m)
  • Hamza Choudhury to Watford (loan)
  • Jakub Stolarczyk to Fleetwood (loan)
  • Welsey Fofana to Chelsea (£75m)
  • Callum Wright to Blackpool (undisclosed)
  • Callum Hulme (released)

19. Bournemouth

The Cherries are still in the market after sacking Scott Parker following a poor start to the season (and falling out with the board). Promoted to the Premier League in the summer, Bournemouth did have a slow start to the window but things picked up, with five new arrivals including £10m on Marcus Tavernier and £12.6m on Marco Senesi. Compared to the other newly-promoted sides this isn’t much at all, but maybe they feel they had a Premier League-ready squad last season. Time will tell, especially when a new manager comes in.

Players In:

  • Joe Rothwell from Blackburn (free)
  • Ryan Fredricks from West Ham (free)
  • Marcus Tavernier from Middlesbrough (£10m)
  • Neto from Barcelona (free)
  • Marco Senesi from Feyenoord (£12.6m)
  • Jack Stephens from Southampton (loan)

Players Out:

  • Gary Cahill (released)
  • Gavin Kilkenny to Stoke (loan)
  • Robbie Brady to Preston (free)
  • Sam Sherring to Northampton (undisclosed)
  • Zeno Ibsen Rossi to Cambridge United (undisclosed)
  • Nathan Moriah-Welsh to Newport County (loan)
  • Christian Saydee to Shrewsbury (loan)

18. Wolves

In 2021/22 Wolves appeared better than they were because Jose Sa had a miracle season where he prevented 8.7 goals, by far the most in the league (Alisson was next with 2.1 goals prevented). Sa won’t do that again and Wolves have just added Nathan Collins to their defence, while allowing Conor Coady, Willy Boly, Marcal and Romain Saiss to leave. But they have added some big names further forward, including the club-record signing of Matheus Nunes from Sporting CP for £38m, £3m more than they paid for Fabio Silva in 2020. Their latest arrival up top is perhaps the biggest of them all, with 6 ft 7in Sasa Kalajdzic joining from Stuttgart, while a cheeky loan deal for Boubacar Traore was also wrapped up in the closing hours.

Players In:

  • Nathan Collins from Burnley (£20.5m)
  • Goncalo Guedes from Valencia (£27.5m)
  • Matheus Nunes from Sporting CP (£38m)
  • Sasa Kalajdzic from Stuttgart (£15.4m)
  • Boubacar Traore from Metz (loan)

Players Out:

  • Ruben Vinagre to Sporting (£8.5m)
  • Ryan Giles to Middlesbrough (loan)
  • Ki-Jana Hoever to PSV (loan)
  • Romain Saiss to Besiktas (free)
  • Marcal to Botafogo (free)
  • John Ruddy to Birmingham (free)
  • Louie Moulden to Solihull Moors (loan)
  • Dion Sanderson to Birmingham (loan)
  • Taylor Perry to Fleetwood Town (loan)
  • Renat Dadashov to Grasshopper (free)
  • Lewis Richards to Harrogate Town (loan)
  • Mertian Shabani to Grasshopper (undisclosed)
  • Theo Corbeanu to Blackpool (loan)
  • Fabio Silva to Anderlecht (loan)
  • Conor Coady to Everton (loan)
  • Morgan Gibbs-White to Nottingham Forest (£35m)
  • Joe O’Shaughnessy to Bradford (loan)
  • Bruno Jordao to Santa Clara (loan)
  • Patrick Cutrone to Como (undisclosed)
  • Luke Cundle to Swansea (loan)
  • Willy Boly to Nottingham Forest (£4.7m)
  • Christian Marques to Forest Green (loan)
  • Leander Dendoncker to Aston Villa (£13m)

17. Everton

Frank Lampard’s side survived relegation by the skin of their teeth and yet they took a while to add to their squad. For some time James Tarkowski was the only arrival but he has since been joined by six more players including a return for Idrissa Gana Gueye and £33.8m man Amadou Onana. Given the £50m departure of Richarlison though, it will be interesting to see how Dwight McNeil and Neal Maupay help to replace the Brazilian.

Players In:

  • James Tarkowski from Burnley (free)
  • Ruben Vinagre from Sporting (loan)
  • Dwight McNeil from Burnley (£20m)
  • Conor Coady from Wolves (loan)
  • Amadou Onana from Lille (£33.8m)
  • Neal Maupay from Brighton (£15m)
  • Idrissa Gueye from PSG (£2m)
  • James Garner from Man Utd (£15m)

Players Out:

  • Jonjoe Kenny to Hertha Berlin (free)
  • Cenk Tosun to Besiktas (free)
  • Fabian Delph (released)
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (released)
  • Ellis Simms to Sunderland (lona)
  • Richarlison to Tottenham (£50m)
  • Jarrad Branthwaite to PSV (loan)
  • Ryan Astley to Accrington Stanley (loan)
  • Joao Virginia to SC Cambuur (loan)
  • Harry Tyrer to Chester (loan)
  • Tyler Onyago to Burton (loan)
  • Lewis Dobbin to Derby (loan)
  • Nathan Broadhead to Wigan (loan)
  • Lewis Gibbon to Bristol Rovers (loan)
  • Dele Alli to Besiktas (loan)
  • Jean-Philippe Gbamin to Trabzonspor (loan)
  • Niels Nkounkou to Cardiff (loan)
  • Andre Gomes to Lille (loan)

16. Fulham

The last time Fulham were promoted to the Premier League, they signed an entire team’s worth of players. That was the wrong approach and couldn’t save them, so they’re understandably being cautious. Their signings have strengthened the team and on deadline day they added depth in attack in the form of Carlos Vinicius from Benfica. He can’t do any worse than he did at Tottenham, surely?

Players In:

  • Joao Palhinha from Sporting CP (£17m)
  • Kristian Sekularac from Juventus (undisclosed)
  • Andreas Pereira from Man Utd (£10m)
  • Kevin Mbabu from Wolfsburg (£6.4m)
  • Manor Solomon from Shakhtar Donetsk (loan)
  • Bernd Leno from Arsenal (£3m)
  • Shane Duffy from Brighton (loan)
  • Issa Diop from West Ham (£15m)
  • Layvin Kurzawa from PSG (loan)
  • Willian from Corinthians (free)
  • Carlos Vinicius from Benfica (£4.5m)
  • Daniel James (loan)

Players Out:

  • Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa to Napoi (£10.2m)
  • Fabio Carvalho to Liverpool (£5m)
  • Taye Ashby-Hammon to Stevenage (loan)
  • Sonny Hilton to Carlisle (loan)
  • Timmy Abraham to Walsall (free)
  • Jean Michael Seri to Hull (free)
  • Michael Hector (released)
  • Fabri (released)
  • Alfie Mawson to Wycombe (free)
  • Cyrus Christie to Hull (free)
  • Steven Sessegnon to Charlton (loan)
  • Kieron Bowie to Northampton (loan)
  • Luca Ashby-Hammond to Aldershot (loan)
  • Michael Olakigbe to Brentford (undisclosed)
  • Rodrigo Muniz to Middlesbrough (loan)
  • Joe Bryan to Nice (loan)
  • Sylvester Jasper to Bristol Rovers (loan)
  • Paulo Gazzaniga to Girona (loan)

15. Brentford

Brentford are great. Of course, part of what makes them great is their savvy recruitment of players, and they have broken their transfer record twice this summer. They also lost Christian Eriksen, and took some time to replace him but compatriot Mikkel Damsgaard was eventually brought in, a highly-rated midfielder. Not that they’re showing any signs of missing Eriksen anyway.

Players In:

  • Aaron Hickey from Bologna (£18.6m)
  • Keane Lewis-Potter from Hull (£16m)
  • Thomas Strakosha from Lazio (free)
  • Ben Mee from Burnley (free)
  • Michael Olakigbe from Fulham (undisclosed)
  • Lucias Vine from Aldershot (free)
  • Mikkel Damsgaard from Sampdoria (£12.7m)
  • Max Wilcox from Bolton (undisclosed)
  • Isaac Holland from Sheff Wed (undisclosed)

Players Out:

  • Dominic Jeffries to Gillingham (undisclosed)
  • Ben Hockenhull to Tranmere (undisclosed)
  • Zanka Jorgensen (released)
  • Julian Jeanvier to Auxerre (free)
  • Christian Eriksen to Man Utd (free)
  • Jaakko Oksanen to KuPS (free)
  • Nathan Young-Coombes to Wimbledon (loan)
  • Paris Maghoma to Wimbledon (loan)
  • Lachlan Brook to Crewe (loan)
  • Dominic Thompson to Blackpool (undisclosed)
  • Daniel Oyegoke to MK Dons (loan)
  • Marcus Forss to Middlesbrough (£3.5m)
  • Ellery Balcombe to Crawley (loan)
  • Tariqu Fosu to Stoke (loan)
  • Myles Peart-Harris to Forest Green (loan)
  • Joel Valencia to De Graafschap (loan)
  • Halil Dervisoglu to Burnley (loan)
  • Mads Sorensen to Nice (loan)

14. Brighton

Brighton may have lost their midfield engine and star defender but they’ve added little bits of quality to their squad including Pervis Estupinan to replace Marc Cucurella. And, most importantly, they’ve retained the services of manager Graham Potter for yet another season.

Players In:

  • Julian Enciso from Libertad (£9.5m)
  • Simon Adringra from Nordsjaelland (£6.9m)
  • Benicio Baker-Boaitey from Porto (undisclosed)
  • Levi Colwill from Chelsea (loan)
  • Pervis Estupinan from Villarreal (£15.1m)
  • Billy Gilmour from Chelsea (£9m)
  • Imari Samuels from Reading (undisclosed)
  • Luca Barrington from Man City (undisclosed)

Players Out:

  • Yves Bissouma to Spurs (£25m)
  • Jayson Molumby to West Brom (£1m)
  • Alex Cochrane to Hearts (undisclosed)
  • Lars Dendoncker (released)
  • Tudor Baluta to FCV Farul (free)
  • Fynn Talley to Cliftonville (loan)
  • Simon Adingra to Union SG (loan)
  • Haydon Roberts to Derby (loan)
  • Abdallah Sima to Angers (loan)
  • Aaron Connolly to Venezia (loan)
  • Carl Rushworth to Lincoln City (loan)
  • Ulrick Eneme-Ella to Angers (loan)
  • Leo Ostigard to Napoli (£4.2m)
  • Billy Arca to Penarol (free)
  • Taylor Richards to QPR (loan)
  • Marc Leonard to Northampton (loan)
  • Jensen Weir to Morecambe (loan)
  • Reda Khadra to Sheffield United (loan)
  • Teddy Jenks to Crawley (loan)
  • Andi Zeqiri to Basel (loan)
  • Michal Karbownik to Fortuna Dusseldorf (loan)
  • Marc Cucurella to Chelsea (£55m)
  • Shane Duffy to Fulham (loan)
  • Kjell Scherpen to Vitesse (loan)
  • Lorent Tolaj to Salford City (loan)
  • Matt Clarke to Middlesbrough (£2.5m)
  • Kacper Kozlowski to Vitesse (loan)
  • Neal Maupay to Everton (£15m)
  • Florin Andone (released)

13. Crystal Palace

Palace have lost Conor Gallagher, with the midfielder going back to Chelsea but Malcolm Ebiowei has “got an enormous amount of ability,” according to former manager Wayne Rooney, who added: “he is not afraid to take players on, to get tackled, to make mistakes. So he has got a really bright future.” Sounds like a good signing, right? Palace are building a nice squad under Patrick Vieira and the biggest deal could be keeping Wilfried Zaha for another season.

Players In:

  • Malcolm Ebiowei from Derby (undisclosed)
  • Sam Johnstone from West Brom (free)
  • Cheick Doucoure from Lens (£18m)
  • Chris Richards from Bayern Munich (£8.5m)
  • Cormac Austin from Linfield (free)

Players Out:

  • Jaroslaw Jach to Zaglebie Lubin (free)
  • Martin Kelly to West Brom (free)
  • Reece Hannam to Bromley (loan)
  • Jacob Montes (released)
  • Remi Matthews to St Johnstone (loan)
  • Tayo Adaramola to Coventry (loan)
  • Sean Robertson to Forest Green (loan)
  • Christian Benteke to DC United (undisclosed)
  • Scott Banks to Bradford (loan)
  • Jesurun Rak-Sakyi to Charlton (loan)
  • Cheikhou Kouyate to Nottingham Forest (free)
  • Luke Plange to Molenbeek (loan)
  • Jake O’Brien to Molenbeek (loan)
  • Rob Street to Shrewsbury (loan)

12. Leeds

Leeds have lost two of their best players in Kalvin Phillip and Raphinha, but they used that money well. The likes of Tyler Adams, Brenden Aaronson and Luis Sinisterra all arrived at Elland Road for fees of £20m+, and even though there were a few more names that didn’t join, Jesse Marsch is building something in Yorkshire…

Players In:

  • Brenden Aaronson from Red Bull Salzburg (£24.7m)
  • Marc Roca from Bayern Munich (£10m)
  • Rasmus Kristensen from Red Bull Salzburg (£10m)
  • Darko Gyabi from Man City (£5m)
  • Luis Sinisterra from Feyenoord (£21.3m)
  • Tyler Adams from RB Leipzig (£20m)
  • Sonny Perkins from West Ham (free)
  • Joel Robles from Real Betis (free)
  • Wilfried Gnonto from Zurich (£3.9m)

Players Out:

  • Ryan Edmondson to Carlisle (free)
  • Nohan Kenneh to Hibernian (undisclosed)
  • Liam McCarron to Stoke (undisclosed)
  • Laurens De Bock (released)
  • Kalvin Phillips to Man City (£42m)
  • Charlie Cresswell to Millwall (loan)
  • Raphinha to Barcelona (£49m)
  • Tyler Roberts to QPR (loan)
  • Elia Caprile to Bari (undisclosed)
  • Jamie Shackleton to Millwall (loan)
  • Leif Davis to Ipswich (undisclosed)
  • Lewis Bate to Oxford United (loan)
  • Helder Costa to Al-Ittihad (loan)
  • Kiko Casilla to Getafe (free)
  • Jack Jenkins to Salford City (loan)
  • Ian Poveda to Blackpool (loan)
  • Mateusz Bogusz to Ibiza (loan)

11. Southampton

Saints have made some good improvements across the pitch, looking to build a more solid squad than the one that fought relegation last season. They were just missing a goalscorer to replace Danny Ings finally, and not put all the pressure on new signing Sekou Mara.

Players In:

  • Gavin Bazunu from Man City (£12m)
  • Armel Bella-Kotchap from Bochum (£8.6m)
  • Mateusz Lis from Altay SK (free)
  • Alex Iwumene from Sutton (undisclosed)
  • Joe Aribo from Rangers (£6m)
  • Romeo Lavia from Man City (£12m)
  • Sekou Mara from Bordeaux (£9.4m)
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles from Arsenal (loan)
  • Sam Edozie from Man City (£8m)
  • Juan Larios from Man City (£6m)
  • Duje Caleta-Car from Marseille

Players Out:

  • Kazeem Olaigbe to Ross County (loan)
  • Caleb Watts to Morecambe (loan)
  • Eddie Beach to Chelsea (free)
  • Fraser Forster to Spurs (free)
  • Harry Lewis to Bradford (free)
  • Shane Long to Reading (free)
  • Dan Nlundulu to Cheltenham (loan)
  • Will Smallbone to Stoke (loan)
  • Kegs Chauke to Exeter (free)
  • Thierry Small to Port Vale (loan)
  • Benni Smales-Braithwaite to Barrow (free)
  • Will Ferry to Cheltenham (undisclosed)
  • Nathan Tella to Burnley (loan)
  • Oriol Romeu to Girona (undisclosed)
  • Jack Stephens to Bournemouth (loan)
  • Mateusz Lis to Troyes (loan)
  • Dynel Simeu to Tranmere (loan)
  • Jan Bednarek to Aston Villa (loan)

10. Aston Villa

Steven Gerrard’s men moved fast and secured most of their transfer targets while Erik ten Hag was still figuring out where the toilets were at Carrington! Villa have signed smartly, securing important loanees and adding defensive quality. Expect a push for Europe, even with Diego Carlos being ruled out after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon and their iffy start.

Players In:

  • Diego Carlos from Sevilla (£26m)
  • Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona (£17.2m)
  • Robin Olsen from Roma (£3m)
  • Boubacar Kamara from Marseille (free)
  • Ludwig Augustinsson from Sevilla (loan)
  • Rory Wilson from Rangers (undisclosed)
  • Leander Dendoncker from Wolves (£13m)
  • Jan Bednarek from Southampton (loan)

Players Out:

  • Matt Targett to Newcastle (£15m)
  • Conor Hourihane (released)
  • Indiana Vassilev to Inter Miami (loan)
  • Lovre Kalinic to Hajduk Split (free)
  • Trezeguet to Trabzonspor (£3.4m)
  • Viljami Sinisalo to Burton (loan)
  • Louie Barry to MK Dons (loan)
  • Wesley to Levante (loan)
  • Jaden Philogene-Bidace (loan)
  • Carney Chukwuemeka to Chelsea (£20m)
  • Aaron Ramsey to Norwich (loan)
  • Kaine Kesler-Hayden to Huddersfield (loan)
  • Keinan Davis to Watford (loan)
  • Bertrand Traore to Istanbul Basaksehir (loan)
  • Kortney Hause to Watford (loan)
  • Ben Chrisene to Kilmarnock (loan)
  • Anwar El Ghazi to PSV (£2m)
  • Tyreik Wright to Bradford (loan)
  • Brad Young to Ayr United (loan)
  • Hayden Lindley to Newport (loan)
  • Tim Iroegbunam to QPR (loan)

9. Newcastle

The source of Newcastle’s newfound wealth is never something that can be ignored, it hangs over their every transfer like a cloud. For what it’s worth Newcastle have signed very well so far, adding proven quality to a squad in need of just that.

Players In:

  • Sven Botman from Lille (£31.9m)
  • Matt Targett from Aston Villa (£15m)
  • Nick Pope from Burnley (£10m)
  • Alex Murphy from Galway (undisclosed)
  • Charlie McArthur from Kilmarnock (£350k)
  • Aleksandar Isak from Real Sociedad (£59m)

Players Out:

  • Freddie Woodman to Preston (£1m)
  • Lewis Cass to Port Vale (free)
  • Isaac Hayden to Norwich (loan)
  • Mo Sangare to Accrington (free)
  • Jake Turner to Gillingham (free)
  • Dan Langley to Gateshead (loan)
  • Ciaran Clark to Sheffield United (loan)
  • Jeff Hendrick to Reading (loan)
  • Oisin McEntree to Walsall (free)
  • Dwight Gayle to Stoke (undisclosed)
  • Lucas De Bolle to Hamilton (loan)
  • Martin Dubravka to Man Utd (loan)
  • Matty Longstaff to Colchester (loan)
  • Kelland Watts to Peterborough (loan)
  • Federico Fernandez to Elche (free)

8. Manchester United

The Red Devils were low down on this list for some time but they have shot up with recent signings, even if they haven’t filled all the gaps in their squad. Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez alone were not good enough, but Man Utd have finally signed the DM they needed in five-time European champion Casemiro, while Antony adds to the attack. This is more like it from the Red Devils, even if they still need a right-back and a striker.

Players In:

  • Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord (£12.9m)
  • Christian Eriksen from Brentford (free)
  • Lisandro Martinez from Ajax (£48.5m)
  • Casemiro from Real Madrid (£51m)
  • Antony from Ajax (£85.6m)
  • Martin Dubravka from Newcastle (loan)

Players Out:

  • Reece Devine to Swindon (free)
  • Nemanja Matic to Roma (free)
  • Juan Mata (released)
  • Jesse Lingard to Nottingham Forest (free)
  • Paul Pogba to Juventus (free)
  • Lee Grant (retired)
  • Edinson Cavani to Valencia (free)
  • Dean Henderson to Nottingham Forest (loan)
  • D’Mani Mellor to Wycombe (free)
  • Andreas Pereira to Fulham (£10m)
  • Dylan Levitt to Dundee United (£300k)
  • Martin Svidersky to Almeria (free)
  • Alvaro Fernandez to Preston (loan)
  • Alex Telles to Sevilla (loan)
  • Ethan Laird to QPR (loan)
  • Eric Bailly to Marseille (loan)
  • Hannibal Mejbri to Birmingham (loan)
  • Amad Diallo to Sunderland (loan)
  • Ethan Galbraith to Salford (loan)
  • James Garner to Everton (£15m)
  • Tahith Chong to Birmingham (undisclosed)

7. Chelsea

Chelsea have been working hard to overhaul their squad this season and have focused heavily on the defence, bringing in Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and most recently Wesley Fofana. In attack, the marquee signing of Raheem Sterling is massive but they did let their star arrival from last season leave on loan, and sold Timo Werner.

Players In:

  • Eddie Beach from Southampton (free)
  • Raheem Sterling from Manchester City (£50m)
  • Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli (£33.8m)
  • Omari Hutchinson from Arsenal (undisclosed)
  • Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fire (£8.3m)
  • Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa (£20m)
  • Marc Cucurella from Brighton (£55m)
  • Cesare Casadei from Inter Milan (£12m)
  • Wesley Fofana from Leicester (£75m)
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona (£10.3m)
  • Denis Zakaria from Juventus (loan)

Players Out:

  • Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan (loan)
  • Sam McClelland to Barrow (loan)
  • Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid (free)
  • Lucas Bergstrom to Peterborough (loan)
  • Ethan Wady to Woking (loan)
  • Jake Clarke-Salter to QPR (free)
  • Danny Drinkwater (released)
  • Charly Musonda to Levante (free)
  • Andreas Christensen to Barcelona (free)
  • Nathan Baxter to Hull (loan)
  • Ian Maatsen to Burnley (loan)
  • Jamie Cumming to MK Dons (loan)
  • Gabriel Slonina to Chicago Fire (loan)
  • Henry Lawrence to MK Dons (loan)
  • Tino Anjorin to Huddersfield (loan)
  • Levi Colwill to Brighton (loan)
  • Timo Werner to RB Leipzig (£18m)
  • Malang Sarr to Monaco (loan)
  • Emerson to West Ham (£13m)
  • Ross Barkley (released)
  • Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayer Leverkusen (loan)
  • Baba Rahman to Reading (loan)
  • Xavier Mbuyamba to Voldendam (undisclosed)
  • Xavi Simons to Hull (loan)
  • Dujon Sterling to Stoke (loan)
  • Ethan Ampadu to Spezia (loan)
  • Jayden Wareham to Leyton Orient (loan)
  • Harvey Vale to Hull (loan)
  • Kenedy to Rayo Vallecano (undisclosed)
  • Bryan Fiabema to Forest Green (loan)

6. West Ham

Key to West Ham’s successes last season was their ability to defend, and to that end they’ve added four solid defensive players and a midfielder to keep them a hard-to-breach unit. Gianluca Scamacca is the big striker signing they’ve been after, while Lucas Paqueta will provide for the Italian, handing West Ham a pretty frightening squad.

Players In:

  • Gianluca Scamacca from Sassuolo (£35m)
  • Nayef Aguerd from Rennes (£29.8m)
  • Alphonse Areola from PSG (£7.8m)
  • Flynn Downes from Swansea (£12m)
  • Patrick Kelly from Coleraine (undisclosed)
  • Maxwel Cornet from Burnley (£17.5m)
  • Thilo Kehrer from PSG (£10.1m)
  • Emerson from Chelsea (£13m)
  • Lucas Paqueta from Lyon (£36.7m)

Players Out:

  • Nathan Holland to MK Dons (free)
  • Ryan Fredricks to Bournemouth (free)
  • Andriy Yarmolenko to Al-Ain (free)
  • David Martin (released)
  • Mark Noble (retired)
  • Aji Alese to Sunderland (undisclosed)
  • Ossama Ashley to Colchester (free)
  • Sonny Perkins to Leeds (free)
  • Arthur Masuaku to Besiktas (loan)
  • Issa Diop to Fulham (£15m)
  • Nikola Vlasic to Torino (loan)
  • Joseph Anang to Derby (loan)
  • Thierry Nevers to Newport (loan)
  • Dan Chesters to Colchester (loan)
  • Mipo Odubeko to Port Vale (loan)
  • Armstrong Oko-Flek to Swansea (loan)
  • Emmanuel Longelo to Birmingham (loan)

5. Arsenal

Arsenal had their requirements at the start of the window and they have worked very quickly the fill those roles. Fabio Vieira first came in to help with the creativity behind a No.9, that was recently added in Gabriel Jesus. His former team-mate Oleksandr Zinchenko has also joined to make it a second straight summer of spending over £100m.

The return of William Saliba from loan has left Arsenal look somewhat well-stocked in defence and Gabriel Jesus has been in electric form up-top. Could Arsenal be for real? They just might be.

Players In:

  • Fabio Vieira from Porto (£30m)
  • Matt Turner from New England Revolution (£4.7m)
  • Marquinhos from Sao Paulo (£3m)
  • Gabriel Jesus from Man City (£45m)
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko from Man City (£30m)

Players Out:

  • Matteo Guendouzi to Marseille (£9m)
  • Konstantinos Mavropanos to Stuttgart (£3m)
  • Jordi Osei-Tutu to Bochum (free)
  • Mika Biereth to RKC Waalwijk (loan)
  • Tyreece John-Jules to Ipswich (loan)
  • Harry Clarke to Stoke (loan)
  • Omar Rekik to Sparta Rotterdam (loan)
  • Alexandre Lacazette to Lyon (free)
  • Daniel Ballard to Sunderland (£2m)
  • Nikolaj Moller to Den Bosch (loan)
  • Zak Swanson to Portsmouth (undisclosed)
  • Ovie Ejeheri to Chelmsford (loan)
  • Auston Trusty to Birmingham (loan)
  • Omari Hutchinson to Chelsea (undisclosed)
  • Marcelo Flores to Real Oviedo (loan)
  • Ryan Alebiosu to Kilmarnock (loan)
  • Arthur Okonkwo to Crewe (loan)
  • Nuno Tavares to Marseille (loan)
  • Mazeed Ogungbo to Crawley (loan)
  • Bernd Leno to Fulham (£3m)
  • Folarin Balogun to Reims (loan)
  • Charlie Patino to Blackpool (loan)
  • Lucas Torreira to Galatasaray (£5m)
  • Pablo Mari to Monza (loan)
  • Alex Runarsson to Alanyaspor (loan)
  • Brooke Norton-Cuffy to Rotherham (loan)
  • Salah-Eddine Oulad M’hand to Hull (loan)
  • Nicolas Pepe to Nice (loan)
  • James Olayinka to Cheltenham (undisclosed)
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles to Southampton (loan)
  • Miguel Azeez to Ibiza (loan)
  • Hector Bellerin to Barcelona (free)

4. Nottingham Forest

Forest came up via the play-offs but have made the most significant transfer dealings of any promoted side and it’s not even close. You need to get your fingers and your toes out to count the number of new faces at Forest, which finished at 22! The Reds have remarkably broken their transfer record on three separate occasions this summer alone, the latest with £35m for Morgan Gibbs-White, after spending £20m on Emmanuel Dennis and £17 on Taiwo Awoniyi. Forest mean business.

Players In:

  • Taiwo Awoniyi from Union Berlin (£17m)
  • Ryan Hammond from Millwall (undisclosed)
  • Dean Henderson from Man Utd (loan)
  • Giulian Biancone from Troyes (£5m)
  • Neco Williams from Liverpool (£16m)
  • Moussa Niakhate from Mainz (£8.7m)
  • Omar Richards from Bayern Munich (£8.5m)
  • Brandon Aguilera from Alajuelense (undisclosed)
  • Wayne Hennessey from Burnley (free)
  • Lewis O’Brien from Huddersfield (£6m)
  • Harry Toffolo from Huddersfield (£4m)
  • Jesse Lingard from Man Utd (free)
  • Orel Mangala from Stuttgart (£12.7m)
  • Emmanuel Dennis from Watford (£20m)
  • Cheikhou Kouyate from Crystal Palace (free)
  • Remo Freuler from Atalanta (£9m)
  • Morgan Gibbs-White from Wolves (£35m)
  • Hwang Ui-jo from Bordeaux (£3.4m)
  • Renan Lodi from Atletico Madrid (loan)
  • Willy Boly from Wolves (£4.7m)
  • Loic Bade from Rennes (loan)
  • Josh Bowler (Blackpool)

Players Out:

  • Tobias Figueiredo to Hull (free)
  • Jayden Richardson to Aberdeen (undisclosed)
  • Mohamed Drager to FC Luzern (loan)
  • Carl Jenkinson to Newcastle Jets (free)
  • Gaetan Bong (released)
  • Ethan Horvath to Luton (loan)
  • Brice Samba to Lens (£4.3m)
  • Riley Harbottle to Mansfield Town (loan)
  • Fin Back to Carlisle United (loan)
  • Jonathan Panzo to Coventry City (loan)
  • Will Swan to Mansfield Town (loan)
  • Tyrese Fornah to Reading (loan)
  • Brandon Aguilera to Guanacasteca (loan)
  • Nikolas Ioannou to Como (£500k)
  • Xande Silva to Dijon (undisclosed)
  • Braian Ojeda to Real Salt Lake (loan)
  • Nuno Da Costa to Auxerre (undisclosed)
  • Richie Laryea to Toronto FC (loan)
  • Baba Fernandes to Accrington (free)
  • Joe Lolley to Sydney FC (undisclosed)
  • Lewis Grabban to Al-Ahli (free)
  • Hwang Ui-jo to Olympiacos (loan)
  • Alex Mighten to Sheffield Wednesday (loan)

3. Liverpool

Losing someone as skilful and wonderful as Sadio Mane is never good and it remains to be seen how well Liverpool can challenge on all-fronts again without squad depth gods like Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi, but (arguably) the second-best team in the world just added a monster young striker to their already devastating attacks. The potential from Liverpool’s lethal full-backs crossing to the mighty Darwin Nunez is a prospect that should terrify every other team in the Premier League.

Players In:

  • Darwin Nunez from Benfica (£64.3m)
  • Fabio Carvalho from Fulham (£7.7m)
  • Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen (£4m)
  • Arthur from Juventus (loan)

Players Out:

  • Sadio Mané to Bayern Munich (£28m)
  • Takumi Minamino to Monaco (£15.5m)
  • Billy Koumetio to Austria Vienna (loan)
  • Jakub Orjzynski to Radomiak Radom (loan)
  • Adam Lewis to Newport County (loan)
  • Conor Bradley to Bolton (loan)
  • Sheyi Ojo to Cardiff City (free)
  • Loris Karius (released)
  • James Balagizi to Crawley (loan)
  • Marcelo Pitaluga to Crawley (loan)
  • Divock Origi to AC Milan (free)
  • Ben Woodburn to Preston (free)
  • Vitezslav Jaros to Stockport County (loan)
  • Neco Williams to Nottingham Forest (£16m)
  • Tom Clayton to Swindon Town (undisclosed)
  • Owen Beck to Famalicao (loan)
  • Anderson Arroyo to Alaves (loan)
  • Rhys Williams to Blackpool (loan)
  • Ben Davies to Rangers (undisclosed)
  • Tyler Morton to Blackburn (loan)
  • Leighton Clarkson to Aberdeen (loan)
  • Owen Beck to Bolton (loan)
  • Paul Glatzel to Tranmere (loan)
  • Sepp van den Berg to Schalke (loan)
  • Max Woltman to Doncaster (loan)

2. Tottenham

Antonio Conte’s pleas for signings have been heard. They’ve strengthened in four key areas with genuine quality and energy, and made Cristian Romero’s loan move permanent. There’s not much more to say except that they’ve done supremely. Whisper it quietly, but Spurs may have a squad capable of sustaining a title challenge.

Players In:

  • Yves Bissouma from Brighton (£25m)
  • Fraser Forster from Southampton (free)
  • Ivan Perisic from Inter (free)
  • Richarlison from Everton (£50m)
  • Clement Lenglet from Barcelona (loan)
  • Djed Spence from Middlesbrough (£12.5m)
  • Destiny Udogie from Udinese (£16.8m)
  • Cristian Romero from Atalanta (£42.7m)
  • Will Lankshear from Sheffield United (undisclosed)
  • Josh Keeley from St Patrick’s Athletic (undisclosed)
  • Josh Tyrell from Reading (undisclosed)

Players Out:

  • Cameron Carter-Vickers to Celtic (£6m)
  • Steven Bergwijn to Ajax (£26.5m)
  • Jack Clarke to Sunderland (£1m)
  • Josh Oluwayemi to Portsmouth (free)
  • Troy Parrott to Preston (loan)
  • Joe Rodon to Rennes (loan)
  • Kion Etete to Cardiff (£500k)
  • Thimothee Lo-Tutala to Hull (undisclosed)
  • Giovani Lo Celso to Villarreal (loan)
  • Destiny Udogie to Udinese (loan)
  • Tanguy Ndombele to Napoli (loan)
  • Harry Winks to Sampdoria (loan)
  • Sergio Reguilon to Atletico Madrid (loan)
  • Marcel Lavinier to Swindon (undisclosed)

1. Manchester City

In 2021/22 Manchester City, arguably best team in the world, were lacking just one thing: a consistent goalscorer. Someone who could pull them out of a jam with his genius. Well, they only went and got literally one of the four best strikers in the world. And he’s only 22. And his dad used to play for City. Erling Haaland for just £51.5m is a staggeringly good bit of business and leaves City comfortably top of the transfer window power rankings before we even consider Kalvin Phillips, Manuel Akanji and Sergio Gomez.

Players In:

  • Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund (£51.5m)
  • Stefan Ortega from Arminia Bielefeld (free)
  • Kalvin Phillips from Leeds (£42m)
  • Sergio Gomez from Anderlecht (£11m)
  • Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund (£15.1m)

Players Out:

  • Gavin Bazunu to Southampton (£12m)
  • Pedro Porro to Sporting (£7.2m)
  • Fernandinho to Athletico Paranaense (free)
  • James Trafford to Bolton (loan)
  • Jayden Braaf to Borussia Dortmund (free)
  • Ko Itakura to Borussia Monchengladbach (£4.2m)
  • Taylor Harwood-Bellis to Burnley (loan)
  • CJ Egan-Riley to Burnley (undisclosed)
  • Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal (£45m)
  • Darko Gyabi to Leeds (£5m)
  • Tommy Doyle to Sheffield United (loan)
  • Raheem Sterling to Chelsea (£50m)
  • Diego Rosa to Vizela (loan)
  • Ryotaro Meshino to Gamba Osaka (free)
  • Zack Steffen to Middlesbrough (loan)
  • Lewis Fiorini to Blackpool (loan)
  • Kwaku Odurah to Derby (free)
  • Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal (£30m)
  • Aro Muric to Burnley (£2.5m)
  • Yan Couto to Girona (loan)
  • Cieran Slicker to Rochdale (loan)
  • Pablo Moreno to Maritimo (undisclosed)
  • Yangel Herrera to Girona (loan)
  • James McAtee to Sheffield United (loan)
  • Slobodan Tedic to Barnsley (loan)
  • Nahuel Bustos to Sao Paulo (loan)
  • Kayky to Pacos de Ferreira (loan)
  • Nahuel Ferraresi to Sao Paulo (loan)
  • Issa Kabore to Marseille (loan)
  • Liam Delap to Stoke (loan)
  • Ante Palaversa to Troyes (undisclosed)
  • Marlos Moreno to Troyes (undisclosed)
  • Claudio Gomes to Palermo (undisclosed)
  • Luke Mbete to Huddersfield (loan)
  • Sam Edozie to Southampton (£8m)
  • Juan Larios to Southampton (£6m)