Roundup: Europe’s Top Transfer Business
Posted: 1 September 2021
The world’s leading football leagues in Europe saw the transfer window closing at midnight. The Beautiful Game, alongside it’s partners Sky Sports, take a closer look at clubs that did the most shrewd business in this window;
Paris Saint Germain: The French giants bought well this summer, however, the club’s top acquisition was that of Lionel Messi, who arrived from boyhood club FC Barcelona on a Bosman Free. The Principality club also brought in Achraf Hakimi, Gigi Wiljnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Nuno Mendes.
Manchester United: The arrival of prodigal son, Christiano Do Santos Ronaldo is by no means the second biggest purchase after Messi. Ronaldo’s signing is a clear signal of intent, and the 36-year-old returns to Old Trafford as a five-time Balon D’Or winner, multiple European Champions League winners among others. United have also sealed a deal for long-time target Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.
Chelsea: At 28, Romelu Lukaku returns to Stamford Bridge a totally different footballer; a goal-scoring machine, can hold-up play, bring midfielders into play, it is a no-brainer that The Blues parted with £97.5m for Lukaku. Chelsea also signed Saul Niguez late last night, another gifted playmaker.
Manchester City: Pep Guardiola sanctioned a £100m signing of Aston Villa’s skipper Jack Grealish, who was also given the jersey number ten shirt, previously won by club legend Sergio Kun Aguero. Grealish will have to prove his worth this season, but no pressure son, no pressure.
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