Premier League Clubs’ Summer Transfer Business Rated

The summer transfer window has closed, and Premier League clubs have made their moves. But how well did they do? Here’s a rating of the transfer business for all 20 teams.

Arsenal – B

  • Arsenal secured key signings, including Jurrien Timber and Kai Havertz, along with a significant acquisition in Declan Rice.
  • Granit Xhaka’s departure went unnoticed with Rice fitting seamlessly.
  • The high fee for Rice from West Ham proved worthwhile.

Aston Villa – A

  • Villa showcased ambition by strengthening their squad.
  • Smart European market exploitation with Moussa Diaby and Pau Torres.
  • Free transfer deal for Youri Tielemans and a loan move for Clement Lenglet.
  • Villa aims to prove their last season’s performance was not a fluke.

Bournemouth – A

  • Bournemouth impressed by acquiring young talents and quality Championship players.
  • Players like Max Aarons, Tyler Adams, and Luis Sinisterra bring potential.
  • Successful European recruitment with Justin Kluivert and others.
  • A dark horse in the league with their smart transfer strategy.

Brentford – C

  • Brentford started well despite Ivan Toney’s absence.
  • Shrewd signings like Nathan Collins and Bundesliga’s Kevin Schade and Mark Flekken.
  • Goalkeeper Flekken softened the blow of David Raya’s departure.
  • The middle-of-the-road transfer window for the West Londoners.

Brighton – A+

  • Brighton’s summer signings have been impressive.
  • Joao Pedro, Mahmoud Dahoud, James Milner, and Igor strengthened their midfield and defense.
  • Shockwaves were sent through the Premier League with Ansu Fati’s loan signing.
  • Brighton is the winner of this transfer window.

Burnley – B

  • Burnley made astute signings for their Premier League return.
  • Sander Berge’s acquisition was a coup.
  • Jordan Beyer’s permanent signing adds defensive stability.
  • Risky, yet bold strategy with some unknown entities.

Chelsea – B

  • Chelsea had a busy transfer window.
  • Moises Caicedo arrived for a record fee.
  • Multiple signings like Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, Nicolas Jackson, and Cole Palmer.
  • Inconsistent start, but has potential with exciting talent.

Crystal Palace – C-

  • Crystal Palace had an underwhelming transfer window.
  • Wilfried Zaha’s departure left a void.
  • Matheus Franca, Dean Henderson, and Jefferson Lerma arrived.
  • Gaps in the squad remain unfilled.

Everton – C+

  • Everton’s transfer window improved with Beto’s arrival.
  • Beto impressed on his debut.
  • Safe signings like Ashley Young, Arnaut Danjuma, and Jack Harrison.
  • A mix of safe and risky deals.

Fulham – D

  • Fulham lost key players, including Aleksandar Mitrovic.
  • Raul Jimenez’s arrival was underwhelming.
  • Defensive additions in Calvin Bassey and Timothy Castagne.
  • A potential bubble burst for Fulham.

Liverpool – B-

  • Liverpool missed out on some high-profile signings.
  • Dominik Szoboszlai and Alexis Mac Allister have been impressive.
  • Wataru Endo’s addition adds depth.
  • Mohamed Salah’s retention was crucial.

Luton Town – B

  • Luton Town signed players with potential.
  • Jacob Brown, Ryan Giles, Tahith Chong, and Mads Andersen are gems from the Football League.
  • Ross Barkley’s intriguing signing.
  • Survival hopes rest on new faces.

Manchester City – A

  • Manchester City made calculated signings.
  • Josko Gvardiol, Mateo Kovacic, Matheus Nunes, and Jeremy Doku are promising arrivals.
  • Well-planned recruitment.

Manchester United – C

  • Manchester United’s signings have divided fans.
  • Andre Onana’s performance is yet to match expectations.
  • High expectations for Rasmus Hojlund.
  • Mason Mount’s potential impact.
  • Sofyan Amrabat adds midfield depth.

Newcastle United – A

  • Newcastle strengthened wisely.
  • Sandro Tonali’s debut was promising.
  • Harvey Barnes was impressed.
  • Boyhood fan Lewis Hall’s signing.
  • Positive outgoings.
  • Wise spending by Newcastle.

Nottingham Forest – B-

  • Nottingham Forest had a quieter transfer window.
  • Signings from Manchester United and Arsenal.
  • Gonzalo Montiel is a notable addition.
  • Offloaded fringe players.
  • Sensible dealings.

Sheffield United – D+

  • Sheffield United lost key assets.
  • Gustavo Hamer impressed with a debut goal.
  • Pressure on Cameron Archer.
  • James McAtee’s shrewd signing.
  • Challenging season ahead.

Tottenham – B

  • Tottenham faced changes with a new manager and Harry Kane’s departure.
  • James Maddison excelled.
  • Destiny Udogie’s return adds depth.
  • Bright future for the new-look Spurs.

West Ham United – C

  • West Ham performs well despite an uneventful transfer window.
  • James Ward-Prowse and Mohammed Kudus are notable signings.
  • Unsuccessful pursuit of Harry Maguire.
  • Hope for success with major additions.

Wolves – D-

  • Wolves suffered significant outgoings.
  • Desperation moves with Matt Doherty and Tom King.
  • Hopes rest on young players to perform.
  • Tough season ahead for the Wolves.

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