Six Biggest Premier League Transfers So Far

The Premier League transfer window is open and with just over a month to go, clubs are starting to make big money moves before the opening weekend on August 13th 2021.

It is now more competitive than ever and sides are having to bring in better players just to keep up with the rest of the league. Chelsea and Manchester City, the Champions League and Premier League winners, are both yet to spend and you would imagine they will both want to strengthen before the end of next month.

So, who are the six biggest transfers so far?

Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United: £73 million)

The ex-Manchester City winger was linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, but the club weren’t willing to spend the £100 million that Dortmund were asking for. This appears to have been a good decision as they have now bagged the 21 year old, a year later, for a lot cheaper which is a huge bonus.

Manchester United have needed a right winger for a long time, having struggled to find balance in the forward line. Sancho brings with him goals and assists, having recorded over ten assists in the Bundesliga for each of the last three seasons. He is a very exciting player and one that could help get United back to the top. Sancho has signed a five year contract with the club and will wear the number 25 shirt.

Ben White (Brighton to Arsenal: £50 million)

White is yet to be officially unveiled as an Arsenal player, with a medical the only thing left to do. It is set for this week and given that he has been away with England all summer, it is thought he should have no issues in passing it.

White has been in the Premier League for one season but came with a big reputation after a successful loan move to Leeds. Arsenal have been keen to bring him in all summer, having had big offers of £40m and £47m previously rejected. Arteta’s side have looked very weak at the back and with White he should make an instant improvement as well as a long term signing.

Raphael Varane (Real Madrid to Manchester United: £34 million rising to £42 million potentially)

Just like the Ben White deal, this one is yet to be officially confirmed by the United camp, but various news outlets and football journalists have all confirmed this is a done deal. Varane is expected to fly into Manchester and undertake his medical next week.

He is 28 years old so has a few more seasons at the top still to go. With four Champions League and one World Cup to his name, he brings a wealth of experience that Manchester United have been lacking in defence. Alongside Harry Maguire they could form a partnership that can make United real title contenders once again.

Emi Buendia (Norwich City to Aston Villa: £38 million)

The Argentinian forward had a fantastic season in the Championship with Norwich, helping them win the league and gain promotion to the Premier League. He scored 15 goals and got 16 assists, which helped him go on to with Championship Player Of The Season.

Moving to Aston Villa for £38 million, meant he was the record signing for his new club. Many think he is coming in to potentially replace Jack Grealish who is linked with a move to Manchester City. Buendia could be a very good signing for Aston Villa who heavily rely on Grealish and if he stays at the club, could form a very good partnership with the new forward.

Ibrahim Konate (RB Leipzig to Liverpool: £36 million)

Another French defender getting a big money move to the Premier League is Ibrahim Konate. The 22 year old has impressed many over his four years at RB Leipzig and has been linked with a lot of big clubs around Europe.

Liverpool had a defensive crisis last season with all three of their senior centre backs picking up long injuries. Konate is one for the future but could easily force his way into the starting eleven at Liverpool. He has bags of pace and at 6 foot 4, won’t look out of place alongside Virgil Van Dijk.

Patson Daka (RB Salzburg to Leicester: £23 million)

Daka is the second player to leave the Red Bull franchise for a Premier League club this summer, but this time from the Austrian side. He is just 22 years old and plays anywhere across the front three.

Daka has had a fantastic time at Salzburg, scoring 68 goals in 125 games. Last season he won the Austrian Bundesliga Player Of The Year award, scoring 27 goals in 28 games. With Jamie Vardy getting older and his goal scoring slowing down, parson Daka could be seen as a replacement, especially if he keeps up his goal scoring form!