The 21/22 Premier League season starts on the weekend of August 13-15. The first matches are scheduled for Friday the 13th. Most Premier League teams are already in their pre-season friendlies.
Some are using them to sharpen up their starting elevens; some are trying to mix things up with new players on board. We’ve seen lots of Premier League transfers during this window. Players are coming in and out of the league, numerous loan delas have ended, and we’ve already had several blockbuster transfers.
Of course, the 21/22 pre-season transfer window isn’t all wrapped up just yet! There are still giant names left hanging out in the open. No worries though, we’ll go through everything in the remainder of this article!
Biggest Premier League Transfers This Summer
Thus far, we’ve had around a dozen notable transfers in and out of the EPL. Here are the details:
Sergio Aguero to Barcelona
The Aguero saga is all over! The Argentinian won his last Premier League title with Pep’s City last season. Now he’s moving to Camp Nou, where he’ll play shoulder-to-shoulder with Leo Messi. It could be the dream partnership for the Catalonians – an interesting season is ahead of them, no doubt about that!
Aguero needs no further introduction. We all know who he is and what he can bring forth to a team. That said, let’s move onto other big Premier League transfers!
Jadon Sancho to Manchester United
This is surely the biggest Premier League transfer thus far. Even though we don’t have an official confirmation, we can say with enough certainty that Jadon Sancho has signed for Manchester United. The ex-Borussia Dortmund star is going back home after failing to get football to do so on the 2020 EURO.
If Manchester United can get Varane too (more on that later on), they could very well be the Premier League favorites… especially if City fail to sign a proper striker before the end of the transfer window.
Ibrahima Konate to Liverpool
Konate is Liverpool’s bit signing this summer! Even though VVD is back in action, Klopp still wants more defensive-minded players, and the 22-year-old ex-RB Leipzig star fits the description.
Tall, strong, and smart, Konate will be a great addition to Liverpool’s 21/22 title run.
Georginio Wijnaldum to PSG
Even though many rumors claimed Wijnaldum was set for Camp Nou, he chose PSG in the end. The French team must’ve had their purse opened much wider than the Catalonians, though Wijnaldum claims his move wasn’t based on money.
Is PSG the right team for Wijnaldum? It most certainly is! The Parisians have formed a wicked dream team. Donnarumma, Hakimi, Pereira, and Ramos are their most notable arrivals this summer. Wijnaudlum is going to be surrounded with some of the greatest talents of modern football. Needless to say, anything short of a Ligue 1 and Champions League title combo will be labeled as a disappointing season.
Patson Daka to Leicester
Patson Daka and Boubakary Soumare are among the four new faces at Leicester City. Patson Daka, the 22-year-old Zambian Center-forward has already done his first training with the Foxes. He’s in for a tough season as Leicester try to grab a spot in European competitions next year. His goalscoring ability will be put to the test, though his RB Salzburg statistics seem pretty good!
Last season in the Austrian Bundesliga, Patson scored twenty-seven goals, adding 7 assists to his tally as well. He was the best goal scorer in the League, and a move to one of Europe’s big leagues was imminent. Leicester paid roughly 30 million € for his services, one of the biggest Premier League transfer this summer, for sure!
Emiliano Buendia to Aston Villa
Roughly ten days ago, Emiliano Buendia signed a five-year deal with Aston Villa. The deal could rise to 44 million € which will be a massive boost to Norwich’s bank accounts. But, from all we’ve seen coming from the talented 24-year-old last season, it’s going to be money well-spent for Aston Villa.
He was the leading man for Norwich’s machinery last season, scoring fifteen goals and assisting on seventeen occasions. In 39 matches, Emiliano directly contributed to 32 goals. He did have 4 yellow cards and two sending-offs, but that’s just a testament to his aggression on and off the ball.
Premier League Transfers Yet to be Resolved
The following five players still haven’t signed any new deals this summer, but their status might change by the transfer window wrap-up.
Harry Kane’s future is still a mystery. He’s been linked with several clubs this summer, with Manchester City as the primary destination. Sergio Aguero has left a gaping hole in City’s attack and Harry Kane is the perfect candidate to fill it.
However, Harry Kane is yet to sign a deal. Just to remind you, two months have passed since he made it clear that he wants a move away from north London. Why is that so? Well, the primary reason is the fact he has three additional years on his contract with Spurs. Their management refuses to sell him to the first bidder and want at least 160 million € in transfer fees.
City is among the wealthiest clubs in the world, but they’re not willing to splurge too much money just because. If they can’t find a compromise with Spurs soon enough, they’re likely to search for an attacker elsewhere. Perhaps the following player would be a great fit for them!
No doubt about it, Erling Haaland would be a great fit for Pep’s Manchester City. However, the Dortmund star is being linked with another Premier League Club. That’s right, Chelsea seems like the likeliest destination for the young Norwegian star.
However, Haaland’s move doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen this year. His release clause will become active in 2022, meaning Haaland will probably stay in Dortmund for another year. Next summer’s transfer window will be all about Haaland pick his future club; you heard it here first!
Rumor has it that Pep Guardiola wants Jack Grealish this summer. Even though City is primarily on the lookout for a new striker, a boost in midfield seems to be important for the Spanish strategist. However, Aston Villa won’t let go of Grealish that easily.
The 25-year-old midfielder signed a five-year contract at Villa last year, which means they can get a good chunk of money in transfer fees. We’re talking roughly 100 million € here, though the price will greatly depend on Guardiola’s eagerness to close the deal this summer.
Jadon Sancho will bring a massive boost to United’s chance-creation. However, Ole still needs more defensive fortifications. Raphael Varane keeps getting linked to the English side, but the problem seems to be the transfer fee. Real Madrid are known for standing their ground in transfer negotiations, and that’s the only thing that could stop this deal from happening this summer.
If it doesn’t happen this summer, then it’s bound to happen next year! Why? Well, the French center-back has made it clear that he wants to leave Real Madrid as soon as a proper opportunity arrives. Manchester United is definitely the perfect shot for the 28-year-old to make his exit… though we still don’t know when exactly that’s going to be.
Moving onto the final topic here – Paul Pogba’s future at Manchester United. This is a never-ending story, really. Every summer since his arrival from Juventus, Pogba was linked with a move away from Old Trafford. However, with less than half a year preventing Paul Pogba from reaching a free transfer deal with a club outside of the Premier League, United might be keen on cashing in on the Frenchmen’s status.
However, Paul Pogba doesn’t seem too keen to leave the Theatre of Dreams. A contract extension could be coming by the end of the year, if for nothing else, then surely for the fact that there are only a handful of teams willing to meet the massive wages he’s getting at Manchester United.
With the Premier League transfer window closing on August 31st, more high-profile transfers are likely. Who knows, perhaps all above-featured transfer rumors will come true before the final transfer window days.