The summer transfer window is now closed, and the squads are finalised for the most part. Only the free agent market is open for a little while, but the big money moves are now done for the year.
In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the line-up of the most expensive XI of players to have changed clubs this summer.
- 1 Most expensive XI of players signed in the summer of 2022
Most expensive XI of players signed in the summer of 2022
GK: Gavin Bazunu, €14m
Manchester City to Southampton
The former Man City keeper has had a sharp start to life at his new club, and is emerging as one of the best new goalkeepers in the top flight.
CB: Wesley Fofana, €80m
Leicester City to Chelsea
The Frenchman signed a new contract with Leicester only a while ago. But, pushed the club to deal with Chelsea and sell him to them for a record fee, which is among the most expensive player fees for a young centre-back.
CB: Matthijs de Ligt, €67m
Juventus to Bayern Munich
De Ligt has moved to the German giants as the replacement for Niklas Sule. He has been replaced by Gleison Bremer in the Juventus squad.
CB: Marc Cucurella, €80m
Brighton to Chelsea
After Manchester City refused to overpay for Marc Cucurella, Chelsea came in and signed Cucurella, making him the most expensive player at left-back.
RM: Antony, €100m
Ajax to Manchester United
The Antony transfer saga dragged on for a while, and Manchester United’s fourth bid worth €100 million was eventually accepted. The Brazilian is now officially a Manchester United player, as he wanted all along. Antony is at the top of the list of the most expensive players this summer.
CM: Casemiro, €70m
Real Madrid to Manchester United
It still feels surreal that Casemiro isn’t at Real Madrid anymore. The midfielder has reunited with former teammates Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane at Old Trafford, moving from Los Blancos.
CM: Aurélien Tchouameni, €80m
AS Monaco to Real Madrid
Madrid signed Casemiro’s replacement early on in the window. They paid Monaco €80 million for Tchouameni, making him La Liga’s most expensive player this summer.
LM: Raphinha, €58m
Leeds United to Barcelona
After a dramatic transfer saga involving Chelsea and Barcelona, the winger chose to join the Blaugranas and has now scored his first official goal for them too.
FW: Darwin Núñez, €75m
SL Benfica to Liverpool
Early in the window, Liverpool identified Nunez as a valuable addition to their front line. He is now tasked with replacing Sadio Mane in the line-up.
FW: Alexander Isak, €70m
Real Sociedad to Newcastle United
Newcastle United have signed their most expensive player this transfer window in Alexander Isak. The Swiss striker is now the record signing for the Magpies under their new ownership.
FW: Erling Haaland, €60m
Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City
Considering the kind of quality Haaland has shown, and is showing right now, €60 million is a bargain for the Norwegian. He is already on his way to an iconic Premier League career.