Club football's European giants are currently busy preparing their respective squads for the 2022-2023 season. As a result, the summer football transfer window 2022 has already seen some big moves, with giants splashing money to bring in their desired players. More significant signings are anticipated in the coming days since the summer transfer window is still open but has one and a half months left to come to an end. Here are the top 13 biggest moves this window to date.
Big Signings in the Summer Football Transfer Window 2022
The big clubs in Europe are always keen to bolster their squads in every summer window in order to be competitive for the next season. So, this season is no exception. Teams like Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and a host of other European giants have already made their marquee signings this season. Let’s take a look at the top 13 major 2022 summer signings thus far.
Paul Pogba (Juventus)
French midfielder Paul Pogba becomes a free agent at the end of the 2021/2022 season. Manchester United couldn’t hold onto him. Pogba has picked Juventus as his new club. He played for Juventus from 2012 to 2016 and had a successful stint. Pogba is expected to do well again for Juventus.
Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
One of the most sought-after young prospects is Erling Haaland. Every major club in Europe wanted to sign him. But Haaland picked Manchester City over others as his new club. The City Football Group reportedly paid 65.5 million euros to bring him from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester.
Raheem Sterling (Chelsea)
Raheem Sterling had a fruitful seven years at Manchester City. The English international wanted more play time and urged a new challenge. Chelsea Football Club signed him for a reported 47.5 million pounds.
Angel Di Maria (Juventus)
Angel Di Maria left PSG after the end of the 2021–2022 season and became a free agent. Juventus signed him for a one-year deal. Di Maria will be an integral part of Juventus’s next season.
Gabriel Jesus (Arsenal)
Gabriel Jesus’ departure from Manchester City was imminent after the arrival of Erling Haaland and Julian Alvarez. London-based Arsenal bought him for 57 million euros. He will be the Gunners' main hitman for the 2022-2023 campaign.
Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City)
Manchester City needed a defensive midfielder after the departure of the Brazilian Fernandinho. They bought Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United for a reported 53.2 million euros. Phillips is an English international and will likely have a great impact on the team.
Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid)
Real Madrid bought French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco for a whopping 87.4 million euros. He is only 22 years old and is rated highly by the football pundits.
Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)
Liverpool lost Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich. Therefore, they needed a marquee signing to replace Mane for the next season. Liverpool bought Uruguayan Darwin Nunez from Benfica for a whopping 81.9 million euros. Only time will tell whether Nunez can live up to the expectations.
Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)
Bayern Munich signed Senegalese striker Sadio Mane from Liverpool for a reported fee of 34.9 million euros. Mane will surely make a difference for the German side next season as he will play the role of Robert Lewandowski.
Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan)
Chelsea splashed 100 million pounds last season on Lukaku, but he was a complete failure at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea loaned him out to Inter Milan. It could be a great signing for both Lukaku and Inter Milan, as the striker had a successful stint last time at San Siro.
Anotnio Rudiger (Real Madrid)
Antonio Rudiger had a brilliant outing with Chelsea in the 2021–2022 season. The Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona, wanted to sign him. But Rudiger picked Real Madrid as a free agent. He will bring a lot of stability to Madrid’s defense.
Raphinha was a highly rated winger and a number of top European clubs wanted to sign him. However, Raphinha’s preferred destination was always Barcelona. The Catalan giants signed him for 60 million euros plus add-ons.
Richarlison (Tottenham Hotspur)
Tottenham Hotspur paid Everton football club a reported 63.4 million euros for Brazilian Richarlison. He will surely bolster Tottenham’s forward line next season.
The reigning English Premier League champions, Manchester City have done pretty good business in the summer football transfer window 2022 so far. They brought in one of the hottest young prospects in Europe, Erling Haaland at the beginning of the transfer window. Besides, their replacements for transferred players are pretty solid.
Elsewhere, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus, PSG, and Bayern Munich are some of the big clubs who have already made some big signings for next season. They will attempt to make more signings before the end of this year’s summer transfer window.
Source: United News of Bangladesh