The Premier League is back to save us all exactly one month from today. Arsenal face Leicester on Friday, August 11 with Sh 7 billion (£52million) man Alexandre Lacazette hoping to get off to a flyer in front of the Emirates punters.
But Lacazette is not the most expensive signing of the summer after Manchester United agreed to sign Romelu Lukaku in a deal which could see Everton eventually bank a bonkers Sh 12 billion (£90m).
United’s only other signing has been Victor Lindelof and Jose Mourinho will no doubt want more players in before his side’s first game against West Ham. But Spurs fans will be even more concerned with Mauricio Pochetttino having failed to do a single bit of business so far this summer. Prem clubs have splashed an astonishing Sh 77 billion (£572m) so far this summer.
Here is a rating of the 20 Prem clubs by their summer deals to date:
IN: Wayne Rooney – Man Utd, free. Jordan Pickford – Sunderland, £30m. Davy Klaassen – Ajax, £23.6m. Henry Onyekuru – Eupen, £6.8m. Sandro Ramirez – Malaga, £5.25m. Michael Keane – Burnley, £30m. Josh Bowler – QPR, £4.25m. Cuco Martina – free agent. OUT: Tom Cleverley – Watford, £8m. Brendan Galloway – Sunderland, loan. Arouna Kone – released. Romelu Lukaku – Manchester United, £90m.
IN: Steve Mounie – Montpellier, £11.5m. Laurent Depoitre – Porto, £4m. Mathias Jorgensen – FC Copenhagen, £3.5m. Jonas Lossl – Mainz, loan. Aaron Mooy – Manchester City, £10m. Tom Ince – Derby County, £11.3m. Kasey Palmer – Chelsea, loan. Danny Williams – Reading, free. OUT: none.
IN: Asmir Begovic – Chelsea, £10m. Jermain Defoe – Sunderland, free. Nathan Ake – Chelsea, £20m. OUT: none.
4. MANCHESTER CITY
IN: Bernardo Silva – Monaco, £43m. Ederson – Benfica, £34.9m. OUT: Pablo Zabaleta – West Ham, free. Enes Unal – Villarreal, £12m. Gael Clichy – released. Jesus Navas – released. Willy Cabellero – Chelsea, free. Bacary Sagna – released. Angus Gunn – Norwich, loan. Aaron Mooy – Huddersfield, £10m.
5. MANCHESTER UNITED
IN: Victor Lindelof – Benfica, £31m. Romelu Lukaku – Everton, £90m. OUT: Zlatan Ibrahimovic – released. Wayne Rooney – Everton, free.Adnan Januzaj-Real Sociedad.
IN: Alexandre Lacazette – Lyon £52m. Sead Kolasinac – Schalke, free. OUT: Yaya Sanogo – released. Takuma Asano – Stuttgart, loan. Chris Willock – Benfica, undisclosed.
IN: Dominic Solanke – Chelsea, fee by tribunal. Mohamed Salah – Roma, £34.3m. OUT: Andre Wisdom – Derby, undisclosed. Alex Manninger – released.
IN: Harry Maguire – Hull City, £17m. Sam Hughes – Chester, Undisclosed. Vicente Iborra – Sevilla, £12.3m. OUT: Marcin Wasilewski – released.
IN: Willy Caballero – Manchester City, free. Antonio Rudiger – Roma, £34.2m. OUT: Juan Cuadrado – Juventus, £17.3m. Christian Atsu – Newcastle, £6.2m. Asmir Begovic – Bournemouth, £10m. Dominic Solanke – Liverpool, fee by tribunal. John Terry – released. Alex Davey – released. Bertrand Traore – Lyon, £8.8m. Nathan Ake – Bournemouth, £20m. Tammy Abraham – Swansea, loan. Kasey Plamer – Huddersfield, loan. Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Palace, season-long loan. Nathaniel Chalobah-Watford £6m.
IN: Roque Mesa – Las Palmas, £11m. Tammy Abraham – Chelsea, loan. OUT: Gerhard Tremmel – released. Marvin Emnes – released. Borja Baston – Malaga, loan. Jordi Amat – Real Betis, loan. Jack Cork – Burnley, undisclosed.
IN: Tom Cleverley – Everton, £8m. Will Hughes – Derby, £10m. Kiko Femenia – Alaves, free. Daniel Bachmann – Stoke, free. OUT: none.
IN: Pascal Gross – Ingolstadt, £3m. Josh Kerr – Celtic, undisclosed. Mathew Ryan – Valencia, £5m. OUT: none.
IN: Christian Atsu – Chelsea, £6.2m. Florian Lejeune – Eibar, £8.7m. OUT: Florian Thauvin – Marseille, undisclosed. Matz Sels – Anderlecht, season-long loan. Vurnon Anita – Leeds, free.
14. WEST BROM
IN: Jay Rodriguez – Southampton, £15m OUT: Darren Fletcher – Stoke, free. Sebastien Pocognoli – released.
15. WEST HAM
IN: Pablo Zabaleta – Manchester City, free. OUT: Reece Oxford – Borussia Monchengladbach (loan). Alvaro Arbeloa – released. Havard Nordtveit – Hoffenheim, £8m.
IN: Jon Walters – Stoke, £3m. Charlie Taylor – Leeds, tribunal to decide. Jack Cork – Swansea, undisclosed. OUT: Michael Keane – Burnley, £30m. Michael Kightly – released. Joey Barton – released.
17. CRYSTAL PALACE
IN: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Chelsea, season-long loan. OUT: Steve Mandanda – Marseille, undisclosed. Kwesi Appiah – released. Jonathan Benteke – released. Fraizer Campbell – released. Mathieu Flamini – released. Ezekiel Fryers – released. Joe Ledley – released.
IN: Jan Bednarek – Lech Poznan, £5.7. OUT: Jay Rodriguez – West Brom, £15m. Harrison Reed, Norwich, loan. Cuco Martina – released. Martin Caceres – released.
IN: Darren Fletcher – West Brom, free. Josh Tymon – Hull, £500k. OUT: Jon Walters – Burnley, £3m. Shay Given – released.
IN: none. OUT: none.