A crisis is not a crisis, the big European clubs turned the hundred million dollar transfer wheels to record speeds in the summer. The Premier League has never seen more spending than this summer, with the previous record from the 2017/2018 season broken by a third! It’s harder than ever to pick just the ten biggest transfer gems this year, but let’s do it!
Erling Haaland, 21, Norway
Borussia Dortmund > Manchester City
60 million euros
The most feared attacker of the moment with a balance of 117 goals in 118 games (since his move to Salzburg) is back in the place where he spent the first three years of his life. Expectations are high, but with a market price of 150 million euros, this is the bargain of the century.
Robert Lewandowski, 33, Poland
Bayern Munich > Barcelona
45 million euros
Since he joined Bayern in 2014, no one in the world has scored more goals than him. Even Messi with Ronaldo! Although Lewa didn’t fit into Barca’s rejuvenation treatment, which was penned last summer, if he doesn’t make it a success, no one will.
Raheem Sterling, 27, England
Manchester City > Chelsea
56 million euros
In seven years at the Etihad, he scored over 200 points in Canada and won eleven trophies. Now one of the most agile wingers returns to London, where he started football, to add to his fifth league title with the new owners.
Gabriel Jesus, 25, Brazil
Manchester City > Arsenal
52 million euros
He should be the one to show everyone that Arsenal are a force to be reckoned with. Gunners legend Mikael Silvestre drew the line between success and failure for him at twenty league goals. Personal record? Fourteen…
Aurélien Tchouameni, 22, France
Monaco > Real Madrid
80 million euros
Nominally the biggest transfer of the summer and the fourth most expensive purchase in Real history! A lot of money for a defensive player who has only played two full seasons in the seniors, but in Madrid they see him as the new Makélélé.
You can find the remaining five transfers that HATTRICK editors consider the greatest in the new issue – featuring Robert Lewandowski on the cover – which is on newsstands today!