Premier League Transfers: The 6 biggest signings by clubs this summer

first_imgPremier League Transfers: The 6 biggest signings by clubs this summerThere were a lot of moves throughout the transfer season and the biggest of them all was Eden Hazard’s signing by Real Madrid from Chelsea.advertisement Next India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 9, 2019UPDATED: August 9, 2019 16:18 IST Chelsea winger Eden Hazard was signed by Real Madrid in early July (Reuters Photo)The transfer deadline day saw plenty of business as Premier League clubs completed a few unprecedented last-minute deals on Thursday. Manchester United let go of forward Romelu Lukaku while the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal completing some jaw-dropping deals ahead of the new season, starting Saturday.There were a lot of moves throughout the transfer season and the biggest of them all was Eden Hazard’s signing by Real Madrid from Chelsea. The long-discussed deal came to frutition in early July for a reported fee of £130m.Arsenal were not just busy on the deadline day but the North London side has given its fans a lot to cheer about with some world-class signing for the 2019-20 season of the Premier League. Tottenham Hotspur, who reached the final of Champions League last season, brought in Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon on the deadline day to spice up the title race in the upcoming season.Here is a look at the top 6 most expensive transfers in the recently-concluded summer window.Eden Hazard (£130m)Chelsea winger Eden Hazard completed his long-discussed transfer to Real Madrid in early July for a huge £130m transfer fee, once all bonuses are taken into account, as reported by Sky Sports.Hazard guided Chelsea to the Europa League title in Baku in May with two goals in a 4-1 win over London rivals Arsenal. He scored 16 goals and created another 15 in the Premier League last season as Chelsea finished third in the table.He joined Chelsea from Lille in 2012 for 32 million pounds and won the Europa League in his first season. The Brazilian footballer made 352 appearances, scoring 110 goals, winning two Premier League titles, two Europa Leagues, an FA Cup and League Cup.advertisement Joao Felix (£113m)Atletico Madrid signed Portugal midfielder Joao Felix from Benfica for £113m.The 19-year-old made his first-team debut for Benfica last season, helping the Lisbon side win the Portugueseleague title by scoring 15 goals and providing seven assists in 21 starts.He made his Portugal debut in this month’s 3-1 win over Switzerland in the UEFA Nations League semi-final.Antoine Griezmann (£108m)La Liga champions Barcelona agreed to pay to pay £108m release clause for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.France forward Griezmann, 28, rejected a move to Barcelona last year to sign a new contract with Atletico but announced in May he was leaving the Madrid side, where he has spent the last five seasons since signing from Real Sociedad in 2014.Harry Maguire (£80m)Manchester United made Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in history as the fallen giants of English soccer start building from the back in their bid to bridge the gap on champions Manchester City and Liverpool.United had paid Premier League rivals Leicester City around 80 million pounds ($97 million) for the England international, surpassing the 75 million pounds Liverpool paid Southampton for Virgil van Dijk in January last year.Maguire, 26, signed a six-year contract with the option to extend for a further year and United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed his latest recruit as “one of the best centre backs in the game today”. Romelu Lukaku (£73m)Inter Milan completed the signing of striker Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United, ending the Belgium international’s two-year spell at Old Trafford which began brightly but ended with him battling for a place in the team.Inter said in a statement on Thursday that Lukaku, who will spearhead the Serie A club’s attack in a revamped team under new coach Antonio Conte as they attempt to win their first major trophy since 2011, had signed a contract until June 2024.No financial details were given but local media said the transfer fee was around 80 million Euros ($89.69 million).Nicolas Pepe (£72m)Arsenal signed forward Nicolas Pepe from French club Lille for a club-record fee.Financial details of the transfer were not revealed but British media reported it was around 72 million pounds ($87.39 million), eclipsing the 56 million pounds paid to Borussia Dortmund for striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last year.The 24-year-old Ivory Coast international signed a five-year deal and will wear the number 19 shirt at the London club.Also Read | Arsenal sign Brazilian defender David Luiz from ChelseaAlso Read | Tottenham Hotspur sign Lo Celso on loan, Manchester United offload Lukaku on deadline dayAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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