The 2022 summer transfer window has closed and very important transactions have taken place. Antony, Wesley Fofana, Aurlien Tchouamni, Darwin Nuez, Casemiro… Maxifoot offers you the TOP 10 of the biggest transfers of summer 2022.
Antony, biggest transfer of summer 2022.
A transfer window… like no other. While European clubs have often exceeded 9-figure transfers in recent years, they have decided to put their foot on the brake.
Despite everything, we have had some turbulent weeks with many big transfers over €30m and, as noted last summer, several signings of major players as free agents. Maxifoot invites you to find the list of the ten players who cost the most on this summer 2022 market. And more.
1. Antony (22, from Ajax Manchester United, €95m)
With the bonuses, this transfer could reach 100 million euros. Rather wise, last summer, Manchester United did not hesitate to explode its piggy bank to attract the wisp of Ajax. The Brazilian winger, who made a name for himself in the Netherlands (24 goals and 22 assists in 82 games with the Lancers), will have to redo everything to take on a huge transfer to one of the most exposed clubs, and not really the best gr, in the world. After having gone out of his way to settle down at Old Trafford, the man with 8 selections will quickly have to show the full extent of his talent under the orders of his mentor, Erik ten Hag.
2. Wesley Fofana (21, from Leicester Chelsea, €80.4m)
He too forced himself to leave his club. And he too won. After two very consistent years at Leicester, the French central defender was propelled into another dimension by signing Chelsea for seven years. A huge transfer, the fourth most expensive in history for a player in his position after Harry Maguire (87 M€), Matthijs de Ligt (85.5 M€) and Virgil van Dijk (84 M€). Above all, this departure for the Blues will allow him to learn alongside the best (Thiago Silva, Koulibaly) … to eventually steal a place in the French team for the World Cup. A hell of a challenge.
3. Aurlien Tchouamni (22 years old, from Monaco to Real Madrid, €80m)
Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool… then finally Real Madrid. At the end of a very big season with Monaco, the French midfielder was chosen by Florentino Prez to rejuvenate the midfield. If Luka Modric and Toni Kroos stayed, the Habs will finally have to forget Casemiro, gone to other places. His first steps with the White House also show that the former Bordelais already has the shoulders for this mission. A priori, the Blue is already well on its way to allowing ASM to recover the additional 20 million euros negotiated at the time of his departure. A potential transfer of 100 million euros.
4. Darwin Nuez (23, from Benfica Liverpool, €75m)
34 goals in 43 games, a double against FC Barcelona, a pawn against Bayern, another against Ajax and… two round trips against Liverpool. It was enough to push Jrgen Klopp to demand from his leaders the arrival of the Benfica striker. Renowned for his power and his sense of goal, this colossus, often compared to Edinson Cavani, is expected to turn in the coming months, especially since his purchase price could rise to 100 million euros depending on the bonuses. . Already a scorer in the Community Shield against Manchester City, the Cleste dreams of following in the footsteps of Luis Suarez, who left great memories with the Reds.
5. Casemiro (30, from Real Madrid Manchester United, €70.2m)
After the effort, comfort? Cornerstone of Real Madrid, the Brazilian midfielder decided to change everything this summer, just a few months after winning a fifth Champions League. A new challenge, a greatly increased salary, the Auriverde left the White House with the satisfaction of duty accomplished. However, he should not rest on his laurels to allow the Red Devils to recover. In any case, the Mancunian leaders firmly believe in him for having invested more than 80 million euros, including bonuses, to attract him. For a 30-something, that’s not common.
6. Alexander Isak (22, from Real Sociedad Newcastle, €70m)
Since his very high-flying Euro, the Swedish striker has largely lowered his foot. Despite a rocky season with Real Sociedad, the one who had failed at Borussia Dortmund was chosen by Newcastle, who failed to attract Hugo Ekitike, to be the new gunner of St James’ Park. Will the sauce take with Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s colt? For his first outing with the Magpies, the most expensive player in the history of the English club put Liverpool defenders through an ordeal with a goal and another refusal after a festival. Very serious first steps. Waiting for the explosion?
7. Matthijs de Ligt (22, from Juventus to Bayern, €67m)
The most expensive central defender in the world is him. Seventh in this ranking, the Dutchman was the subject of a new huge transfer after his departure for 85.5 million euros from Juventus in 2019. The man who was worth 152.5 million euros (cumulative) will try to forget three frustrating seasons with the Old Lady, where he was never able to learn from his years, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci alternating ups and downs. With Bayern, the Batavian joins a war machine. It remains to be seen whether he will become one of the main commanders or only a brave soldier.
8. Marc Cucurella (24, from Brighton Chelsea, €65.3m)
Pep Guardiola already saw himself giving him instructions, the child of his club, FC Barcelona. Before the disappointment. Announced to be very close to Manchester City, the versatile Spanish defender finally joined Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel’s defense three. In the central hinge, as a left piston, the Iber will offer many solutions to the German coach. To perform well, he will have to maintain the same carelessness as during his short but serious visit to Brighton. At this price, it has in any case no room for error in the face of very strong competition.
9. Erling Hland (22, from Dortmund Manchester City, €60m)
Already 9 goals in just 5 Premier League games, the Norwegian striker wasted no time in scattering the English defences. Considered the most promising 9 of his generation and a future legend, the Nordic was recruited for a ridiculous sum given his talent. In the very offensive formation of Pep Guardiola, at the double champion of England, in the club of his father, the former player of Borussia Dortmund can break all records, he who is lucky to be supported by an incredible armada. Perhaps the best shot of this transfer window in terms of value for money.
10. Richarlison (25, from Everton Tottenham, €58m)
After four consistent seasons with Everton, the Brazilian striker has decided to stay in England, Tottenham, to take a new step. A regular member of the Seleao, the Auriverde didn’t choose the easy way by joining a team where Harry Kane and Heung-min Son have been doing the rain and the good weather for several years now. But his undeniable qualities could just allow Spurs to fight for a place on the podium, or even better, with Antonio Conte. A high transfer that could prove very useful for the London club…
-. Raphinha (25, from Leeds to FC Barcelona, €58m)
Sporting, Rennes, Leeds then FC Barcelona. The Brazilian winger has been on the move for the past few years, but he finally succeeded in achieving his goal of playing for a legendary club. Very successful during the preparation with the Catalan formation, the competitor of Antony in selection could be one of the attractions of the season in La Liga. Power, speed, explosiveness, the South American has all the qualities to become a reference in his position. For this, he will have to assume his new status. In view of his first steps with the Blaugrana, there is reason to be optimistic.
They also panicked the counters this summer (amounts excluding any bonuses or raised OA):
Lisandro Martinez (24, from Ajax Manchester United, €57.4m)
Raheem Sterling (27, from Manchester City Chelsea, €56.2m)
Gabriel Jesus (25, from Manchester City Arsenal, €52.2m)
Jules Kound (23 years old, from Sville to FC Barcelona, €50m)
Kalvin Phillips (26 years old, from Leeds Manchester City, €49m)
Robert Lewandowski (34 years old, from Bayern to FC Barcelona, €45m)
Matheus Nunes (23 years old, from Sporting Wolverhampton, €45m)
Lucas Paqueta (25, from Lyon West Ham, €43m)
Vitinha (22 years old, from Porto to Paris SG, €41.5m)
Bremer (25 years, from Torino to Juventus, €41m)
Kalidou Koulibaly (31 years old, from Napoli Chelsea, €38m)
Sven Botman (22 years old, from Lille Newcastle, €37m)
Gianluca Scamacca (23, from Sassuolo West Ham, €36m)
Fabio Vieira (22 years old, from Porto Arsenal, €35m)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (25 years old, from Manchester City Arsenal, €35m)
Amadou Onana (20 years old, from Lille Everton, €35m)
Nayef Aguerd (26 years old, from Rennes West Ham, €35m)
Brenden Aaronson (21, from Salzburg Leeds, €32.9m)
Sadio Man (30 years, from Liverpool to Bayern, €32m)
Charles De Ketelaere (21 years old, from Bruges to AC Milan, €32m)
Steven Bergwijn (24 years old, from Tottenham Ajax, €31.3m)
Diego Carlos (29 years old, from Sville Aston Villa, €31m)
Sebastian Haller (28, from Ajax Dortmund, €31m)
Karim Adeyemi (20 years old, from Salzburg Dortmund, €30m)
The main free transfers:
Paul Pogba (29 years old, from Manchester United Juventus)
Angel Di Maria (34 years old, from Paris SG Juventus)
Paulo Dybala (28 years old, from Juventus Roma)
Alexis Sanchez (33 years old, from Inter OM)
Ivan Perisic (33, from Inter Tottenham)
Frank Kessi (25 years old, from AC Milan to FC Barcelona)
Andreas Christensen (26 years old, from Chelsea to FC Barcelona)
Marcos Alonso (31 years old, from Chelsea to FC Barcelona)
Antonio Rigger (29, from Chelsea to Real Madrid)
isco (30 years old, from Real Madrid Sville)
Gareth Bale (33 years old, from Real Madrid to LAFC)
Giorgio Chiellini (38, from Juventus to LAFC)
Aaron Ramsey (32 years old, from Juventus Nice)
Edinson Cavani (35, from Manchester United Valencia)
Niklas Slé (26, from Dortmund to Bayern)
Axel Witsel (33, from Dortmund to Atletico)
Alexandre Lacazette (31 years old, from Arsenal OL)
Corentin Tolisso (27 years old, from Bayern OL)
Boubacar Kamara (22 years old, from OM Aston Villa)
Dries Mertens (35 years old, from Naples Galatasaray)
Lorenzo Insigne (31, from Naples Toronto)
Federico Bernardeschi (28, from Juventus Toronto)
Divock Origi (27, from Liverpool to AC Milan)
André Onana (26 years old, from Ajax to Inter)
James Tarkowski (29, from Burnley Everton)
Nemanja Matic (33 years old, from Manchester United Roma)
Andrea Belotti (28 years old, from Torino la Roma)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (33 years old, from Roma to Inter)
Noussair Mazraoui (24, from Ajax to Bayern)
Hector Bellerin (27 years old, from Arsenal to FC Barcelona)
Christian Eriksen (30, from Brentford Manchester United)
Matthias Ginter (28 years old, from Mnchengladbach Freiburg)
jesse lingard (29, from Manchester United Nottingham Forest)
Chancel Mbemba (28 years old, from Porto OM)
Alessio Romagnoli (27 years old, from AC Milan to Lazio)
Randal Kolo Muani (23 years old, from Nantes Frankfurt)
Luka Jovic (24 years old, from Real Madrid to Fiorentina)
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