Well, there have been some excellent signings already by some of the biggest hitters in the Premier League and if the rumours about Lionel Messi to Manchester City are true, then that would rock the footballing world to its very core!
However, those rumours now seem to have cooled somewhat but some of the continent’s best players are still making their way to some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.
With another three weeks until the transfer window closes, there could be more “WOW” signings to be made by some of the Premier League’s top clubs.
Let’s take a look at a few of these tasty deals to have happened this summer:
Willian – Chelsea to Arsenal – Free
This could be a shrewd bit of business by the Gunners. Willian knows what it takes to perform in the Premier League and after a very successful stint at Chelsea, he should fit well into Arsenal’s style of play. He could make his competitive debut on Saturday in the Community Shield against Liverpool.
Timo Werner – RB Leipzig to Chelsea – £47.5million
Chelsea are going to feature quite prominently in this list! They have made some stunning signings as they aim to wrestle the Premier League title from Liverpool’s grasp. Werner is one of the best strikers in Europe and Chelsea activated his release clause to swoop in and get the deal done. He could easily get 20 goals and give the Blues a real boost.
Nathan Ake – Bournemouth to Man City – £41million
Could he be the missing piece in Pep’s jigsaw? The defence has been City’s Achilles heel for the past couple of seasons but they have signed someone who is definitely up-and-coming. The Dutchman is a ball-playing centre-half who will fit in City’s system perfectly. Can he be the difference as City attempt to regain the title?
Ben Chilwell – Leicester to Chelsea – £50million
Another real statement of intent by the Blues as they signed England international Chilwell from top four rivals Leicester earlier this week. The left-back is now an established England squad member and his wand of a left foot could provide many assists for Werner and co. Leicester’s loss is Chelsea’s gain.
Joe Hart – Burnley to Spurs – Free
Possibly the most intriguing signing of the lot. Hart’s stock has fallen since Pep Guardiola took charge at the Etihad. Regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world four years ago, he now has an attempt to revive his career under Jose Mourinho and provide real competition to Hugo Lloris. Could be a masterstroke.
Kostas Tsimikas – Olympiakos to Liverpool – £11.7million
Tsimikas joins Liverpool with an excellent reputation. A marauding left-back, he will provide Andy Robertson with plenty of food for thought as he looks to get his place. A shrews signing by Klopp because if the Scottish defender gets injured, he has someone who can come straight in and fill the void.
Hakim Ziyech – Ajax to Chelsea – £36million
A dynamic attacker, the 27-year-old was one of the stars of Ajax’s run to the Champions League semi-final in 2019. His searing pace, trickery and keen eye for goal will make him a real hit in the Premier League. Another key new signing for Chelsea’s front three as Blues boss Frank Lampard has an embarrassment of riches in attack.
Ferran Torres – Valencia to Man City – £21million
Torres comes to England with a huge reputation. The 20-year-old could be a real start for Spain in years to come and who better than to get that untapped potential out of a young player than Pep? He is a jet-heeled right winger who will probably be made to wait for his opportunity but he could really dazzle on the biggest stage.
William Saliba – Saint Etienne to Arsenal – £27million
Another bright star from the continent has pitched up at the Emirates. The 19-year-old was one of the best players in Ligue 1 last season for Les Verts and he could be a Premier League star for years. Arteta is giving youngsters a chance at Arsenal and this could be the start of something special.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg – Southampton to Spurs – Undisclosed
The 25-year-old Dane had been one of Southampton’s most dependable players before moving to Spurs. He could be just what Tottenham need; a tough-tackling midfielder who can allow the likes of Dele Alii and Heung-Min Son to thrive in an attacking sense. If Spurs want to keep pace with the top sides, Hojbjerg could be a vital cog.
Donny van de Beek – Ajax to Man Utd – £40million
Van de Beek has long been touted as one of the best centre midfielders in Europe and he has got his big-money move to the Premier League. The Dutchman could be one of the signings of the summer and the fee, compared to some players, looks good value. United were already making good noises in the transfer market. This signing could propel them into the top three.
Kai Havertz – Bayer Leverkusen to Chelsea – £71million
A real statement of intent by Chelsea to sign one of the hottest properties in Europe. Havertz will add guile and craft to a Chelsea side who look to have a definite eye on the league title. With the likes of Werner and Ziyech already at Stamford Bridge, Havertz brings more threat to an already star-studded attack. One thing is for sure, Chelsea will be a delight to watch next season.
Matt Doherty – Wolves to Spurs – £14.7million
The Irish international spent many happy years at Molineux but Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho felt he needed to add a flying-full back to his squad. He has that now with Doherty, who could prove a real bargain at just under £15million.