Top 10 Expensive Transfers During the Summer Transfer Window

The top 10 biggest deals of the summer can finally be revealed after the transfer window slammed shut. And the Premier League dominated the market, with English clubs accounting for seven lucrative moves.

Jack Grealish to Manchester City

The biggest transfer of the summer was Jack Grealish’s £100million switch to Manchester City. The champions moved quickly to sign Aston Villa’s captain after Euro 2020 by meeting his release clause. And with Harry Kane’s proposed City move from Tottenham falling through, as well as Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid switch being KO’d by PSG, Grealish held on to claim top spot on the list.

Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea

The second biggest transfer was Romelu Lukaku’s £97.5m Chelsea move from Inter Milan.

Jadon Sancho to Manchester United

That was a fair deal more than No.3, which saw Jadon Sancho join Man United for £73m from Borussia Dortmund.

Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain

Next up was the highest amount paid by a non-English club, Achraf Hakimi’s £51.5m switch from Inter Milan to Paris Saint-Germain.

Ben White to Arsenal

And the top five was completed by Arsenal’s £50m transfer for Brighton defender Ben White.

Dayot Upamecano to Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich took sixth place with their £36.5m deal for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano. Former team-mate Ibrahima Konate also brought in £36m for Leipzig when he joined Liverpool.

Raphael Varane to Manchester United

Man Utd’s £34.2m move for Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane was eighth on the list.


Varane’s first interview as a Manchester United player

Check out Raphael Varane’s first interview as a Manchester United player after joining from Real Madrid in August 2021.


Tammy Abraham to Roma

And next was Tammy Abraham’s £34m move from Chelsea to Roma.

Emi Buendia to Aston Villa

The final spot in the top ten went to Aston Villa, who paid Norwich £33m for Grealish’s replacement Emi Buendia. In total, the top ten transfers of the window came to a staggering £545.7m, making it a summer of plenty – especially for the Premier League.