Top Ten Biggest Spenders in The 2022 Summer Transfer Window in Europe

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The most thrilling time in football is during the transfer window when supporters worry about whether their clubs will make purchases or not. For a while, football fans across the globe would have reasons to reflect on the activities of their clubs in the 2022 Summer Transfer Window.

The 2022 Summer transfer window closed on September 1, 2022. Premier League clubs spent a huge amount of money on new players while other clubs in Europe spent less.

Below are the biggest spenders in the 2022 Summer Transfer Window in Europe:

1. Chelsea

The majority of Chelsea’s spending during the transfer period was on defenders, making them the highest spenders overall after spending a whopping 310.2 million dollars in the 2022 summer transfer window alone.

Todd Boehly, the controlling owner of Chelsea, gave Thomas Tuchel his unwavering support and worked tirelessly to ensure that the manager had the best players available to the club.

Chelsea also fired deadwood from the team who didn’t perform but were paid well.

Chelsea new players

Players In and Their Fees

Wesley Fofana for €80.4 million

Marc Cucurella for €65.3 million

Raheem Sterling for €56.2 million

Kalidou Koulibaly for €36 million

Carney Chukwuemeka for €18 million

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for €12 million

Gabriel Solnina for €9 million

Loan: Dennis Zakaria

2. Manchester United

It was a positive transfer window for Erik Ten Hag. Manchester United were among the top six biggest spenders in the transfer window; they exceeded €200 million.

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New Manchester United players

However, they failed to get the manager’s main target, Frenkie De Jong. But Ten Hag seems to be happy about the squad he has so far.

Players in and their fees

Antony for €95 million 

Casemiro for €70.65 million

Lisandro Martinez for €57.37 million

Tyrell Malacia for €15 million

Free Transfer: Christian Eriksen and Martin Dubravka.

3. West Ham United

David Moyes received the biggest backing in his career from West Ham as they spent $200.2 million on players before the end of the transfer window to ensure the team performs at the highest level.

New West Ham players

It is now left for the manager to start winning matches unless he might face the sack.

Players in and their fees

Lucas Paqueta for €42.95 million

Gianluca Scamacca for €36 million

Nayef Aguerd for €35 million

Maxwell Cornet for €20.70 million

Emerson for €15.4 million

Thilo Kehrer for €12 million

Flynn Downes for €10.65 million

Alphonso Areola for €9.30 million.

4. Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham completed their signing very early in the transfer window. Antonio Conte was backed by David Levy, the chairman of Tottenham, after he qualified for the Champions League last season.

Christian Romero smiling after signing a new deal

However, he seems not to be content with the players he has and wants the club to sign more to compete with others this season.

Players in and their fees

Richarlison for €58 million

Christian Romero for €50 million

Yves Bissouma for €29.20 million

Destiny Udogie for €18 million

Djed Spence for €14.7 million

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Free transfer: Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, and Clement Lenglet

5. Nottingham Forest

Surprisingly, the Premier League newcomers have brought in 21 players this year. They spent more than clubs like Bayern Munich, Manchester City, and even Barcelona.

Names of 21 Nottingham forest players

They spent €178.8 million in the transfer window even with their acquirement, Nottingham Forest have struggled in winning Premier League matches this season.

6. Barcelona

Even with the financial crisis that hit the club, Barcelona was still able to sign some world-class players.

Xavi Hernandez with new Barcelona players


Barcelona sold its TV rights for £700 million and put the Nou Camp up for rent in order to sign players, according to futballnews.

Barcelona is regarded as one of the top gainers in the just concluded transfer window because of the players’ willingness to join them.

Players In and their fee

Raphinha for €58 million 

Jules Kounde for €50 million

Robert Lewandowski for €45 million

Free transfers: Marcos Alonso, Hector Bellerin, and Andres Christensen 

7. Paris Saint German

The French giant had a good transfer window, with most of the club funds going to building the midfield.

Transfer window
PSG new players



The club didn’t sign any big names this time. Due to their spending, they are among the teams that will be penalized by UEFA for financial fair play breaches.

Players in and their fees

Vitinha for €41.5 million.

Nuno Mendes for €38 million

Fabian Ruiz for €23 million

Carlos Soler for €18 million.

Renato Sanchez for €15 million.

Nordi Mukiele for €12 million.

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8. Manchester City

The Champions of England succeeded in getting the most sought after striker, Erling Haaland, in the transfer window. In addition, Guardiola directly brought in young and talented players to increase its squad depth.

Transfer window
Manchester City unveiled Akanji

Manchester City’s tactical powerhouse now has two players for each position on the field.

Player in and their fees

Erling Haaland for €60 million

Kalvin Phillips for €49 million

Manuel Akanji for €17.5 million.

Sergio Gomez for €13 million

Free Transfer: Stefan Ortega

9. Bayern Munich

The Bundesliga Champions completed a historic transfer window after selling their best player. They spent €100 million for Matthijs de Ligt, the world record fee for a defender.

Transfer window
Sadio Mane celebrating after scoring

Players in and their fee

Sadio Mane for €32 million.

Matthijs De Ligt for €67 million.

Mathys Tel is being acquired for €20 million.

Ryan Gravenberch was purchased for €18.5 million.

10. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves were very active in the transfer window this season, from the signing of midfielders to strikers. The club was also able to sell players for a large fee.

Transfer window
Bruno Lage and wolves new striker Sasa Kaladjzic

The Wolves spent big money this season in order to secure European football for next season.

Players in and their fees

1. VfB Stuttgart’s Sasa Kaladjzic for a fee of £15.5 million.

2. Matheus Nunes for £42 million

3. Goncalo Guedes for £27.5 million

4. Nathan Collins for £22 million

5. Hwang Hee Chan for £15 million

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