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Top ten (10) English Premier League transfer deals



The transfer window has slammed shut after another summer of heavy spending in the Premier League.

Manchester United and Chelsea clinched the biggest deals with the signings of Romelu Lukaku and Alvaro Morata, but what were the other money-spinning moves?

From Lukaku to United to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool, here are the 10 most expensive Premier League deals of the window.

Romelu Lukaku – £75m, Everton to Manchester United

Lukaku seemed destined to return to Chelsea before Manchester United swooped in to make him the second-most expensive player in their history. The Belgian arrives at Old Trafford having scored 71 goals in 133 appearances for Everton. With three in three for his new club, he has already started justifying his price tag.

Alvaro Morata – £70m, Real Madrid to Chelsea

Having missed out on Lukaku, Chelsea set their sights on Morata to replace Diego Costa. The former Real Madrid and Juventus striker has big shoes to fill and a club-record fee to live up to, but he has started promisingly. In fact, he is the first player in Premier League history to both score and assist a goal in each of his first two home appearances for his club.

Alexandre Lacazette – £52m, Lyon to Arsenal

Arsenal broke their transfer record to bring in Lacazette. The France international boasted a formidable scoring record at boyhood club Lyon, and Arsene Wenger now hopes he can have the same kind of effect for the Gunners. Scoring on his debut against Leicester was a good way to start.

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Kyle Walker – £50m, Tottenham to Manchester City

Walker became the most expensive defender in history when he completed his £50m move from Tottenham to Manchester City. The 27-year-old was a key figure for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, and now looks set to feature prominently for a City side who lacked pace and power in the full-back areas last season.

Benjamin Mendy – £49.2m, Monaco to Manchester City

City’s full-back splurge continued with a £49.2m deal for Mendy. The 23-year-old starred for Monaco last season, helping them to the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League semi-finals. Like Walker, he has the physical attributes to get up and down the pitch and contribute at both ends.

Naby Keita – £48m (plus undisclosed premium), RB Leipzig to Liverpool

After failing in their attempts to sign Naby Keita this summer, Liverpool agreed a deal with RB Leipzig to bring him to Anfield in a year’s time. The Reds have paid the £48m release clause which comes into effect next season, as well as an undisclosed premium. It’s an unusual move which shows just how highly Jurgen Klopp rates the 22-year-old midfielder.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – £45m, Swansea to Everton

After one of the most protracted transfer sagas of the summer, Sigurdsson finally sealed his £45m move from Swansea to Everton in mid-August. The Iceland international has plenty of work to do to live up to his price tag, but Ronald Koeman will be happy if he can replicate his numbers from last season.

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Bernardo Silva – £43m, Monaco to Manchester City

Guardiola bolstered his attacking options with a big-money deal for Silva at the end of May. The Portuguese playmaker was outstanding for Monaco last season, starting all but one of their Ligue 1 games as they won the title. His next task is to nail down his place in City’s star-studded line-up.

Nemanja Matic – £40m, Chelsea to Manchester United

Eyebrows were raised when Chelsea decided to sell Matic to one of their title rivals, and the decision looks even more questionable after the Serb’s impressive start to life at Old Trafford. Antonio Conte has already described Matic as a “great loss”. It could be Manchester United’s gain.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – £40m, Arsenal to Liverpool

One of the most dramatic premier league transfers of the summer saw Oxlade-Chamberlain move to Liverpool just days after starting for Arsenal at Anfield. The England international turned down higher wages at Arsenal and rejected the chance to join Chelsea in order to link up with Klopp, who has promised to use him in his preferred central midfield position.

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