Teams all throughout Europe spent a ton of money during the summer transfer window of 2022 to bolster their rosters.
The Premier League has outspent every other league in terms of spending, but sometimes spending a lot of money doesn’t always mean getting a good deal.
Casemiro and Antony cost Manchester United an incredible amount of money, whereas Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana, and Marc Cucurella cost Chelsea enormous sums of money. However, none of those players made our list of the finest transfers of the transfer period since other clubs made wiser decisions.
The top 10 transfers of the 2022 summer transfer window are presented here by FUTBALLNEWS, with an emphasis on value in addition to performance.
Top Ten Best Signings
Given its duration, the summer transfer window allows teams to assess their needs and strengthen their squads. The top 10 transfers of the summer transfer window in 2022 are listed below.
Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City
Erling Haaland had ties to Manchester City long before he became a professional football player. Alfie Haaland, his father, had played for Manchester’s Blue team.
Therefore, Manchester City was a pretty strong contender when it came to the subject of where Haaland would go this summer once his first release clause of 75 million euros was activated.
As was expected, the Norwegian joined Pep Guardiola’s Man City, making it the most notable and potentially significant signing this summer.
With Haaland, Guardiola solved the issue of lacking a suitable No. 9, and given how Haaland has performed in his first five matches in Manchester (9 goals and 1 assist), he might just be the final component needed for Guardiola’s team to win the Champions League.
Sadio Mane – Liverpool to Bayern Munich
Sadio Mane left Liverpool for Bayern Munich in one of the most anticipated acquisitions of the summer after six years, 120 goals, and six major trophies.
According to reports, Mane was dissatisfied with the deal Liverpool had offered him. After much anticipation, the Senegalese forward decided to join the Bavarians. Bayern has won the Bundesliga title for the last ten seasons in a row, demonstrating their unchallenged supremacy in the division.
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich to Barcelona
Although Barcelona’s financial problems are already public knowledge, the Blaugranas have continued to bolster their roster this summer. The acquisition of Robert Lewandowski stands out above the others since he has not only resolved Barcelona’s No. 9 dilemma but is also one of the greatest attackers in the annals of the sport.
With his 43rd goal of the 2021 calendar year (Muller’s record was 42), he shattered the 49-year-old record held by Gerd Muller, who had scored 238 goals for Bayern Munich. He has made an immediate impact for Barcelona, scoring four goals in just three games.
Gabriel Jesus – Manchester City to Arsenal
This summer, Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal placed a high priority on acquiring a striker to replace the vacuum left by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Gabriel Jesus had successful years at Manchester City, winning four Premier League championships, but recently he lost his spot in the starting XI and left for Arsenal in search of a fresh challenge.
Darwin Nunez – Benfica to Liverpool
This summer, other strikers attracted attention besides Erling Haaland. Darwin Nunez of Benfica was already destined for the major divisions considering his stellar performance with Benfica (32 goals in 57 appearances).
Assuming both players are fit throughout this season, the Nunez vs. Haaland matchup will be tantalizing from a neutral perspective.
Casemiro – Real Madrid to Manchester United
Manchester United under Erik Ten Hag has always struggled to entice players without Champions League experience. As a result, few people anticipated Casemiro’s transfer from European champion Real Madrid to Man United at the beginning of the transfer window. Casemiro has won the Champions League five times.
Ten Hag has addressed a crucial area with the acquisition of Casemiro, probably the best defensive midfielder in the world. With 589 tackles made since the start of the 2017–18 campaign, United may anticipate midfield solidity this year.
Aurelien Tchouameni – Monaco to Real Madrid
So far this summer, Aurelien Tchouameni has been the most expensive acquisition. In order to recruit the young defensive midfielder, Real Madrid had to fend off interest from elite teams like Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United.
Along with Eduardo Camavinga, he will have the important task of leading Real Madrid’s midfield in the upcoming seasons.
Alexander Isak – Real Sociedad to Newcastle
Newcastle United has been very successful this transfer period. The club was acquired by the Saudi sovereign Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is run by Prince Mohammed, and has received a substantial cash infusion, as seen by its activity in the transfer market.
The Magpies broke the club record by acquiring Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad for 70 million Euros after acquiring players like Sven Botman, Matt Targett, and goalie Nick Pope.
Lisandro Martinez – Ajax to Manchester United
Known as “The Butcher,” Lisandro Martinez has won over Manchester United supporters with his combative and passionate play at center back.
Many believed Martinez would play as a defensive midfielder after his arrival, but Erik Ten Hag made his intentions known when he started Martinez and Varane as a center-back tandem while benching team captain Harry Maguire.
Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli to Chelsea
There was a significant gap in Chelsea’s center-back lineup following the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in the summer. But after signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli, the Blues filled the gap. Apart from his physical presence, Koulibaly brings with him much-needed experience, and his mastery of the air makes him dangerous. He constantly poses a threat during set pieces.