Summer 2021 Soccer Transfer Window


Fernando Ramos for El Paisano Media

In the Premiere League alone, there was a total net spend of 1.04 billion British Pounds in the 2021 summer transfer window

Huge Transfer Fees, and Free Transfers

The summer of 2021 will forever go down as one of the best, if not the best, transfer windows in the history of football. This summer the world has witnessed some of the biggest transfers, and bargains of the last few decades. From outstanding free transfers, to insane amounts of money spent on quality players, this window had it all.

Paris’ and Manchester United’s Outstanding Window

Undoubtedly, one of the teams that had the best transfer window of the summer was Paris Saint Germain. PSG were able to bring in some really quality players; such as Gianluigi Donnaruma, Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, and of course Lionel Messi. With a total net spend of just under 70 million euros for these five players. PSG are in no doubt to contend for every single competition this season. A solid keeper in between the sticks in Donnaruma. A rock solid center half partnership in Ramos and Marquinhos. A solid midfield pairing in Wijnaldum and Veratti. And a frightening attack of Neymar, Mbappe and Messi; PSG are going to be a huge force to reckon with this season.

PSG were not the only team in Europe to reinforce their team this summer. Another club that had an outstanding window were the Red Devils of Manchester United. A fairy tail reuniting with their golden boy Cristiano Ronaldo. Plus two very much needed signings in Rafael Varane and Jadon Sancho; Manchester United are once again very much title contenders. Ronaldo has already come back to United in outstanding goalscoring form, scoring 2 in his debut against Newcastle, as well as bagging another in his Champions League return against BSC Young Boys.

Footballers Reunion

This summer window was also filled with reunions all across Europe. The most notable reunions of the summer were the returns of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea and Antoine Greizman to Atletico de Madrid. 

If there was anything that the current reigning European Champions needed to bolster their squad to the next level was the signing of an out and out goalscorer. And there is no footballer better suited to take Chelsea’s squad to the next level than Romelu Lukaku. Romelu Lukaku has already proven to the Chelsea faithful why it was worth splashing out 110 million euros on the Belgium forward. Lukaku has already scored four in his opening four games in his return to Stamford Bridge. 

As for the signing of Antoine Griezman to Atletico de Madrid, “Los Colchonero” are once again title favorites as they look for back to back La Liga titles. Atletico Madrid have one of the best attack forces in all of Europe, with players such as Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezman, Joao Feliz, Matheus Cunha, Angel Correa, and Yanick Carrasco. 

Bayern Munich and Manchester City’s Spendings

In the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich had once again a very successful transfer window. Bayern Munich managed to pry away head coach Julian Nagelseman from their biggest title competitors last season in Rb Leipzig. Not only did Bayern Munich take Nagelseman from Leipzig, Bayern also brought along Dayot Upamecano in the winter window, as well as Leipzig club captain Marcel Sabitzer. 

More noticeable transfers of the window were the signings of Jack Grealish to Manchester City from Aston Villa. The transfer of Grealish to City broke the british transfer record, as they brought Grealish to Manchester for well over 100 million british pounds. 

Now that the transfer window is over, it is only a matter of time to see how well all these outstanding football players settle into their new clubs.