Top 10 spenders during the 2021 summer transfer window

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea against Arsenal-22.08.2021
Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea against Arsenal-22.08.2021 - IMAGO / Offside Sports Photography

The summer transfer window has slammed shut and several teams across Europe have spent millions of pounds in order to bring in the necessary reinforcements needed to challenge for trophies this season.

Here at Anytime football, we look at the top ten highest spenders across Europe this summer.

1. Arsenal – £149.04m

The Premier League giants have spent more than any other club across Europe this summer and Arsenal have signed a number of defenders to improve their back four.

The Gunners have invested in the midfield as well and they have decided to bring in a quality alternative to Bernd Leno.

Players signed: Ben White (£52.65m), Albert Lokonga (£15.75m), Martin Odegaard (£31.50m), Takehiro Tomiyasu (£16.74m), Aaron Ramsdale (£25.20m), Nuno Tavares (£7.20m).

2. Manchester United – £126.00m

The Red Devils have had an outstanding transfer window so far and they have signed three top-class players to improve their attack and defence.

In theory, Manchester United have a squad capable of winning the Premier League title this season and it will be interesting to see if they can go all the way in the league.

Players signed: Jadon Sancho (£76.50m), Raphael Varane (£36.00m), Cristiano Ronaldo (£13.50m), Tom Heaton (Free).

3. Chelsea – £108.00m

The Blues have signed just two players this summer and they managed to splash the entirety of their transfer budget on a proven goal scorer like Romelu Lukaku.

Saul Niguez joined Chelsea as well from Atletico Madrid on a loan deal.

Players signed: Romelu Lukaku (£103.50m), Saul Niguez (Loan fee: £4.50m), Marcus Bettinelli (Free).

4. Manchester City – £105.75m

The Premier League champions shattered their transfer record to sign Jack Grealish from Aston Villa this summer and they were keen on signing Harry Kane as well.

However, the failure to sign a left-back and a striker could prove to be an issue for Manchester City as the season progresses.

Players signed: Jack Grealish (£105.75m).

5. RB Leipzig – £96.86m

The German outfit were the highest spenders in the Bundesliga and RB Leipzig have managed to replace some of their start departures like Ibrahima Konate, Dayot Upamecano and Marcel Sabitzer reasonably well.

Players signed: Mohamed Simakan (£13.50m), Josko Gvardiol (£16.92m), Ilaix Moriba (£14.40m), Andre Silva (£20.70m), Benjamin Henrichs (£13.50m), Angelino (£16.20m), Caden Clark (£1.64m), Brian Brobbey (Free).

6. Aston Villa – £89.84m

The Premier League side have shown tremendous ambition in the transfer market since the arrival of their new owners and this summer was no different.

Despite the loss of Jack Grealish, Aston Villa managed to bring in quality attacking players like Danny Ings, Leon Bailey and Emiliano Buendia.

Players signed: Emiliano Buendia (£34.56m), Danny Ings (£26.48m), Ashley Young (Free), Leon Bailey (£28.80m), Axel Tuanzebe (Loan).

7. Roma – £87.98m

The Italian outfit appointed Jose Mourinho to bring back the glory days to the capital club and they have been quite active in the transfer market.

Roma compensated for the departure of Edin Dzeko by signing two quality strikers in Tammy Abraham and Shomurodov.

They have also improved their defence and goalkeeping positions.

Players signed: Tammy Abraham (£36.00m), Eldor Shomurodov (£15.75m), Matias Vina (£11.70m), Rui Patricio (£10.35m), Roger Ibanez (£8.10m), Bryan Reynolds (£6.08m).

8. Paris Saint Germain – £74.70m

The French outfit have probably had the best transfer window of all clubs in Europe and PSG have managed to sign superstars like Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Gini Wijnaldum on free transfers.

They also splashed out on the Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi and the Portuguese defender Danilo Pereira.

Players signed: Lionel Messi (Free), Sergio Ramos (Free), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Free), Gini Wijnaldum (Free), Achraf Hakimi (£54.00m), Danilo Pereira (£14.40m), Nuno Mendes (Loan fee: £6.30m).

9. Rennes – £71.55m

The French club lost star midfielder Eduardo Camavinga to Real Madrid on deadline day but Rennes have managed to bring in quite a few reinforcements to add more depth and quality to their squad.

Players signed: Loic Bade (£15.30m), Gaetan Laborde (£13.50m), Kamaldeen Sulemana (£13.50m), Baptiste Santamaria (£12.60m), Lovro Majer (£10.80m), Dogan Alemdar (£3.15m), Birger Meling (£2.70m).

10. West Ham United – £67.05m

The Hammers had an excellent season last year and they managed to secure European qualification.

David Moyes needed to add more quality and depth to his side and West Ham have done so with the signings of Kurt Zouma, Alphonse Areola and Nikola Vlasic.

Players signed: Kurt Zouma (£31.50m), Alphonse Areola (Loan fee: £1.80m), Nikola Vlasic (£27.00m), Alex Kral (Loan fee: £4.68m), Craig Dawson (£2.07m).

Stats: Transfermarkt