Who are the 5 most expensive transfers this summer in the Premier League? With the Summer Transfer season closed, we now have the answers.
We have just witness one of the most active summer transfer seasons in the Premier League. The transfer window opened on 16 May 2019 and closed at 17:00 BST on 8 August. Since then there have been many deals across the country. Some that have taken stars outside England, while many that have bought them in.
For this list we will only focus on the signings that happened within the Premier League and/or incomings from club outside the English league. Loans and swap deals, including player plus cash will not be counted. Which means, transfers such as Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Jaoa Cancelo won’t make this list. With that out of the way, let us look to answer one of the most asked questions at the end of every transfer window.
Who are the 5 most expensive transfers this summer in the Premier League?
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace to Manchester United €55 m)
Manchester United have looked to overhaul their back four and new signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka was integral to that end. The young right-back however didn’t come cheap as United had to fork out €55m to recruit him. This makes him the most expensive English player who was uncapped at the time of transfer. Nonetheless, Wan-Bissaka is an exciting talent who racked up interesting numbers last season.
He had the most clearances, most tackles won, most take-ons completed and most interceptions. To top it all, Wan-Bisakka also had the highest tackle success rate of any defender in the EPL last season.
Wan-Bissaka has been very impressive in the pre-season and fans are eager to see him in action once the Premier League starts. He is most certainly going to start in the playing eleven over the more seasoned Ashley Young.