The 2022-2023 Premier League season was out of the ordinary. Many fans, especially those frequenting betting sites, called it “the most unpredictable season so far”, with the fate of the title – and their outright – undecided until almost the end. And after an exciting season, here comes an exciting transfer window. Now, clubs all over England are rushing to plug their holes and strengthen their squads in preparation for the new season. Here are the most high-profile transfers that have been completed in the Premier League so far.
Alexis Mac Allister
Although his name would suggest otherwise, Alexis Mac Allister is not Scottish – he was born and raised in Argentina. He is a second-generation footballer, with both his father, uncle, and two brothers having a football background.
Mac Allister left Brighton this summer and moved to Liverpool.
Bakayoko was officially a Chelsea player since 2017 but he spent most of his career at teams like AC Milan, Monaco, and Napoli. That was until the end of last season when he was released by the Blues. He is a “complete midfielder”, so we don’t expect him to be without a club for long.
Kanté spent the last seven seasons with Chelsea as a defensive midfielder – and was good at it. He is considered one of the best players in his position. And from now on, he’ll continue defending Al Hilal – he signed a contract with the Saudi club on July 1st.
Having spent most of his career with Napoli, Koulibaly had a season-long stint with Chelsea. His contract was terminated after just one year – he will join Kanté at Al Hilal next season.
And so will Rúben Neves, who played with the Wolves since 2017. With one year left on his contract, he was linked to Barcelona in May. Ultimately, he signed with Al Hilal in a transfer worth around £47 million.
Central midfielder Hamed Traoré was part of AFC Bournemouth on a half-season loan spell since January. Now, the Premier League club decided to make it permanent, paying around £20 for the Ivorian player.
If the name sounds familiar, it is not a coincidence: Romeo Beckham is the son of football legend David Beckham. He played about two dozen league games with Inter Miami, the club owned by his father, then left on loan to Brentford. And now, he found a new home at The Bees. And it’s not just about his name – Brentford boss Thomas Frank considers him a good player.
Nkunku played as a midfielder and forward for RB Leipzig since 2019 – and now he’ll continue in England. Chelsea recently confirmed the signing of the 25-year-old Frenchman for £52 million.
The Croatian veteran is the summer season’s first Manchester City transfer. Kovacic has been a Chelsea player since 2018, but now he switched sides, moving to Etihad on a four-year deal worth £25 million.
At 18, Minteh is at the very beginning of his career – but he shows a lot of promise. The Gambian winger only played 17 league games with Odense as a senior. Now, he’ll join Newcastle United – but don’t expect to see him in the EPL, because he will immediately be loaned out to Eredivisie big shots Feyenoord.
Finally, here’s another familiar face: Kulusevski has spent the last season on loan from Juve to the Spurs. His contract was made permanent by Tottenham – if nothing changes, he’ll be a Spur until 2028.
There is still a lot of time left for the teams to complete their signings. These were just a few of the many transfers completed this summer transfer season – and we expect more, especially high-profile ones, to hit the news before the Premier League season starts