The Most Talked About Signings This Transfer Window

The most talked about transfer signings in the current transfer window are a matter of debate. After an impressive season in 2021 which saw huge changes from the likes of Lionel Messi moving from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and Cristiano Ronaldo heading back to Manchester United from Juventus, it was definitely a year to beat.

Summer 2022 – Most Talked About Signings

Summer of Change

1. Matthijs De Ligt

Juventus signed De Ligt for €75 million back in 2019 from Ajax. Although they didn’t make much profit due to the €10m in add-ons, the team are planning for the future and since they had the money to do so, decided to sign Matthijs De Ligt after their star striker, Robert Lewandowski, left the club. The 22-year-old that was not exactly signed up expecting this to be where his future lies, but the club has big plans to grow for upcoming seasons and this tactic is looking to be working.

2. Raheem Sterling

Being a big name in British football, Raheem scored an impressive 17 goals in 47 games last season. Even considering his successes, he was left out for some of the biggest games, so Chelsea saw the opportunity to sign the world-class winger. At 27 years old, Raheem Sterling has a contract until 2023and the experience he brings means he should be an automatic starter. The deal was agreed at £47.5 million which rose to £50 million in add-ons.

3. Aurelien Tchouameni

Just a year ago, Tchouameni was being linked with a €40million move to Monaco and has done extremely well to double his transfer fee and potentially get another €20 million in add-ons in such a short space of time. After paying €17.5 million to sign him from Bordeaux back in 2020, the club has made a huge profit but has also lost one of their star players. Real Madrid has some strong players, but age is not on their side so the addition of 22 year old Aurelien Tchouameni is a wise business move since he is one of the top young midfielders in Europe.

4. Erling Haaland

Making his way to Manchester City, there was not much that Borussia Dortmund could have done to keep Erling Haalandon on board. Being one of the world’s best young strikers, they had already agreed to a release clause when they signed him from FC Salzburg back in 2020. The €60 million deal is far less than the €75 million which was originally reported and significantly less than his €180m valuation, which could have been achievable if there had been no clause. Luckily for Dortmund, they already had his replacement lined up for €38million. For Manchester City, this addition to the team is looking to be a strong prospect since Haaland is world class and is still only 21.

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