Summer transfer window sees drop in spending for first time since 2010

11 August, 2018, 19:00 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Gibson was called up to the England squad in 2017

Marco Silva's flurry of late additions may just have transformed the Everton squad - and their prospects of, as a minimum, cementing a place as the strongest challengers outside the top six.

West Ham's signing of forward Lucas from Arsenal yesterday took their total spend to £91m, while Everton's last-minute purchase of Yerry Mina nudged their investment to around £87m.

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What a revolution newly-promoted Fulham are undergoing. But Benitez was given precious little cash to spend, although Federico Fernandez came in from Swansea on deadline day to address the loss of Florian Lejeune to a cruciate injury.

Ghana striker Jordan Ayew has joined Crystal Palace from second-tier Swansea on a season-long loan.

City hasn't dipped into the deep pockets of its Abu Dhabi owners as significantly as Guardiola's first two summers in charge, but has still strengthened with club-record signing Riyad Mahrez. That style of play seems to have slightly faded and having been consistently been on the defence against Leicester may be enough of a shock to bring back this style of play.As deadline day approached, rumours constantly circulated about Mourinho's attempts to bring in a star central defender.

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"It's hard to understand for people that Tottenham didn't sign or sell a player, but sometimes in football you need to behave differently and we're happy with our squad", he said.

Alderweireld was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United but firm interest never materialised.

Initially Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva were the tipped partnership in the centre of midfield, however a prolonged rest for both players means the Portugal worldwide should enter the fray for the Sky Blues' season opener.

Any other targets were simply too expensive; the window passed frustratingly and Tottenham, whose first XI can stand up to nearly any, may live to rue their lack of depth in key areas.

With a total of 128 players transferred between May 17 to August 9 in both permanent and loan deals all over Europe, there was so much value to add to the teams, going into the new season.

While Yogesh GC blamed the club executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward for the "failed" summer, Jay Young predicted a "car crash" season ahead at Old Trafford, with Mourinho ready with his excuses.



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