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Every Premier League Clubs’ Transfer Window Rated

Every Premier League Clubs’ Transfer Window Rated

After a frantic couple of months, the summer transfer window for English clubs has closed.

Premier League clubs have spent a grand total of £1.1billion in their reduced transfer time, £0.3bn less than what was spent last summer.

But while less money may have been spent, the excitement was all the same.

And whereas many clubs conducted their business in a much needed fashion, bringing in players that will help their cause in the Premier League – others failed to do so, and will struggle to reach their expectations this season.

Here’s every Premier League club’s major ins and outs over the summer transfer window, with ScoopDragon’s very own rating on how well they went about their business.


Stephan Lichtsteiner (Juventus, free)
Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen, undisclosed)
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)
Lucas Torreira (Sampdoria, undisclosed)
Matteo Guendouzi (Lorient, undisclosed)

Per Mertesacker (retired)
Santi Cazorla (Villarreal, free)
Takuma Asano (Hannover 96, loan)
Jack Wilshere (West Ham, free)
Vlad Dragomir (released)
Ryan Huddart (released)
Tafari Moore (released)
Hugo Keto (released)
Chiori Johnson (released)
Yassin Fortune (released)
Aaron Eyoma (released)
Alex Crean (released)
Marc Bola (released)
Kelechi Nwakali (FC Porto, loan)
Jeff Reine-Adelaide (Angers, loan)
Matt Macey (Plymouth, loan)
Chuba Akpom (PAOK Salonika, undisclosed)
Joao Virginia (Everton, undisclosed)
Calum Chambers (Fulham, loan)
Lucas Perez (West Ham, £4m)

The Gunners have had a solid summer transfer window, spending a relatively small amount and strengthening key areas. They have also managed to hold onto Aaron Ramsey, who is yet to sign a new deal but will more than likely do so in the near future. However, the Gunners could have done with adding another centre-back, as well as a winger.

Rating: B


David Brooks (Sheffield United, undisclosed)
Diego Rico (Leganes, £10.7m)
Jefferson Lerma (Levante, undisclosed)

Rhoys Wiggins (retired)
Baily Cargill (released)
Ryan Allsop (released)
Ollie Harfield (released)
Sam Matthews (released)
Patrick O’Flaherty (released)
Joe Quigley (released)
Benik Afobe (Wolves, £10m)
Max Gradel (Toulouse, undisclosed)
Adam Federici (Stoke, undisclosed)
Mikael Ndjoli (Kilmarnock, loan)
Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)
Sam Surridge (Oldham, loan)
Connor Mahoney (Birmingham City, loan)
Harry Arter (Cardiff City, loan)

Bournemouth have added three stars to their squad for the upcoming season, all of whom have no Premier League experience. They haven’t exactly lost any major stars, but it seems the Cherries may have a huge battle against relegation next season.

Rating: C


Yves Bissouma (Lille, £15m)
Florin Andone (Deportivo La Coruna, £5.4m)
Leon Balogun (Mainz 05, free)
Joseph Tomlinson (Yeovil Town, free)
Jason Steele (Sunderland, undisclosed)
Bernardo (RB Leipzig, undisclosed)
Hugo Keto (Arsenal, free)
Percy Tau (Mamelodi Sundowns, undisclosed)
Alireza Jahanbakhsh (AZ Alkmaar, undisclosed)
Anders Dreyer (Esbjerg, undisclosed)
Billy Arce (Independiente Del Valle, undisclosed)
Leo Skiri Ostigard (Molde, undisclosed)
Peter Gwargis (Jönköpings Södra, undisclosed)
Dan Burn (Wigan, undisclosed)
Martin Montoya (Valencia, undisclosed)
Leo Ostigard (Molde, undisclosed)


Uwe Hunemeier (SC Paderborn, free)
Steve Sidwell (released)
Jamie Murphy (Rangers, undisclosed)
Bailey Vose (Colchester, undisclosed)
Liam Rosenior (released)
Connor Goldson (Rangers, undisclosed)
Robert Sanchez (Forest Green Rovers, loan)
Ben Hall (Notts County, loan)
Niki Maenpaa (released)
Henrik Bjordal (Zulte Waregem, undisclosed)
Christian Walton (Wigan Athletic, loan)
Billy Arce (Extremadura UD, loan)
Steven Alzate (Swindon, loan)
Ales Mateju (Brescia, loan)
Tom McGill (Worthing, loan)
Sam Baldock (Reading, undisclosed)
Jordan Maguire-Drew (Wrexham, loan)
Jiri Skalak (Millwall, undisclosed)
Dan Burn (Wigan, loan)

Brighton have made some terrific signings in the transfer window on paper, but are they good enough for the Premier League? They’ve invested well, and should be safe from relegation.

Rating: B


Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough, £15m)
Vinnie Steels (York City, free)
Joe Hart (Manchester City, undisclosed)
Matej Vydra (Derby County, undisclosed)

Tom Anderson (Doncaster Rovers, free)
Scott Arfield (Rangers, free)
Dean Marney (released)
Chris Long (released)
Josh Ginnelly (released)
Aiden Stone (Lancaster City, loan)
Conor Mitchell (St Johnstone, loan)

Ben Gibson is a great signing for Burnley, but it remains to be seen if Joe Hart will even feature ahead of Nick Pope. Vydra is a proven goalscorer in the Championship, but can he cut it in the Premier League? Ahead of their Europa League season, a competition that often causes Premier League form to suffer – Burnley’s lack of depth could be a huge cause for concern.

Rating: D


Josh Murphy (Norwich City, undisclosed)
Greg Cunningham (Preston North End, undisclosed)
Alex Smithies (QPR, undisclosed)
Bobby Reid (Bristol City, undisclosed)
Victor Camarasa (Real Betis, loan)
Harry Arter (Bournemouth, loan)

Greg Halford (released)
Omar Bogle (Birmingham City, loan)
Lee Camp (Birmingham City, loan)

Cardiff will be desperate not to repeat the same mistakes they made the last time they were promoted into the Premier League, and it’s fair to say that they have done just that. They haven’t splashed the cash on whichever stars are available, but they haven’t exactly splashed the cash at all. They may find themselves as favourites for relegation.

Rating: D


Jorginho (Napoli, £50m)
Rob Green (free)
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Athletic Bilbao, £71.6m)
Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid, loan)

Matej Delac (AC Horsens, free)
Mitchell Beeney (Sligo Rovers, free)
Wallace Oliveira (released)
Eduardo (released)
Trevoh Chalobah (Ipswich Town, loan)
Nathan Baxter (Yeovil Town, loan)
Reece James (Wigan Athletic, loan)
Dujon Sterling (Coventry City, loan)
Lewis Baker (Leeds United, loan)
Danilo Pantic (Partizan, loan)
Jonathan Panzo (Monaco, undisclosed)
Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse Arnhem, loan)
Jhoao Rodriguez (Tenerife, loan)
Mason Mount (Derby, loan)
Kenedy (Newcastle, loan)
Jamal Blackman (Leeds, loan)
Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo, undisclosed)
Kasey Palmer (Blackburn, loan)
Mario Pasalic (Atalanta, loan)
Nathan (Atletico Mineiro, loan)
Jacob Maddox (Cheltenham Town, loan)
Victorien Angban (Metz, loan)
Kyle Scott (Telstar, loan)
Todd Kane (Hull, loan)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, £31.5m)

Losing Courtois is a huge but inevitable blow. They have replaced him in the shape of £71m Kepa, who is unproven in the Premier League and still only 23 years of age. We all know how much De Gea struggled when he first arrived, will Kepa be able to make an instant impact? Jorginho and Kovacic are great signings for the Blues, but will it ensure them a top four spot?

Rating: C


Cheick Kouyate (West Ham, undisclosed)
Vicente Guaita (Getafe, free)
Max Meyer (Schalke, free)
Jordan Ayew (Swansea City, loan)

Diego Cavalieri (released)
Damien Delaney (Cork City, free)
Lee Chung-yong (released)
Yohan Cabaye (Al Nasr, free)
Jaroslaw Jach (Caykur Rizespor, loan)

Palace have made some super signings this summer. Meyer has unbelievable potential, and Ayew is a proven Premier League forward. Kouyate is also going to be a huge addition for them, but their best piece of business is managing to keep hold of Wilfried Zaha – a vital move.

Rating: B


Richarlison (Watford, £50m)
Lucas Digne (Barcelona, £20m)
Joao Virginia (Arsenal, undisclosed)
Bernard (free transfer)
Yerry Mina (Barcelona, £28m)
Andre Gomes (Barcelona, loan)


David Henen (released)
Joel Robles (released)
Jose Baxter (released)
Conor Grant (Plymouth Argyle, free)
Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal, undisclosed)
Wayne Rooney (D.C. United, undisclosed)

Everton’s new manager Marco Silva has made some fantastic signings this summer, most notably bringing former player Richarlison to Goodison. The Barcelona trio also serve as a brilliant bit of business, and Bernard on a free could well be the signing of the summer.

Rating: B


Jean Michael Seri (Nice, undisclosed)
Maxime Le Marchand (Nice, undisclosed)
Fabricio Agosto Ramirez (Besiktas, undisclosed)
Andre Schurrle (two-season loan, Borussia Dortmund)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Newcastle, undisclosed)
Alfie Mawson (Swansea, undisclosed)
Calum Chambers (Arsenal, loan)
Sergio Rico (Sevilla, loan)
Joe Bryan (Bristol City, £6m)
Luciano Vietto (Atletico Madrid, loan)
Timothy Fosu-Mensah (Manchester United, loan)
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Marseille, undisclosed)

Ryan Fredericks (West Ham, free)
George Williams (Forest Green Rovers, free)
David Button (Brighton, undisclosed)
Elijah Adebayo (Swindon, loan)
Tayo Edun (Ipswich, undisclosed)

Fulham have arguably conducted the best transfer business of the lot. They have become the first club to spend over £100m upon being promoted, but will it be enough? Sometimes it’s risky to buy so many stars and unsettle a team, or are their new acquisitions just too good to fail?

Rating: A


Florent Hadergjonaj (Ingolstadt 04, undisclosed)
Jonas Lossl (Mainz 05, undisclosed)
Terence Kongolo (Monaco, undisclosed)
Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City, undisclosed)
Ben Hamer (Leicester, free)
Juninho Bacuna (Groningen, undisclosed)
Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)
Adama Diakhaby (Monaco, undisclosed)
Isaac Mbenza (Montpellier, loan)


Dean Whitehead (retired)
Robert Green (Chelsea, free)
Jack Boyle (released)
Denilson Carvalho (released)
Dylan Cogill (released)
Luca Colville (released)
Cameron Taylor (released)
Tom Ince (Stoke City, £10m – £12m with add-ons)
Sean Scannell (Bradford City, undisclosed)
Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Bristol Rovers, undisclosed)
Joel Coleman (Shrewsbury, loan)
Jordy Hiwula (Coventry City, undisclosed)
Jordan Williams (Barnsley, undisclosed)
Scott Malone (Derby County, undisclosed)

Huddersfield haven’t made any real earth shattering transfers, and it’s fair to say that all of their dealings have no Premier League experience. Wagner has a real job on his hands keeping his team up.

Rating: D


Ricardo Pereira (Porto, undisclosed)
Jonny Evans (West Bromwich Albion, £3m)
James Maddison (Norwich City, undisclosed)
Danny Ward (Liverpool, £12.5m)
Rachid Ghezzal (AS Monaco, undisclosed)
Filip Benkovic (Dinamo Zagreb, undisclosed)

Robert Huth (released)
Ben Hamer (Huddersfield Town, free)
Elliott Moore (OH Leuven, loan)
Connor Wood (Bradford City, undisclosed)
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, £60m)
Harvey Barnes (West Brom, loan)
George Thomas (Scunthorpe United, loan)
Daniel Iverson (Oldham, loan)
Ahmed Musa (Al-Nassr, undisclosed)

Leicester have lost their star man in Riyad Mahrez, but that was always going to be inevitable once City came calling. They did however, hang onto Harry Maguire – a huge boost for the Foxes. Jonny Evans is a great coup by Puel, and they should finish in the top 10.

Rating: C


Naby Keita (RB Leipzig, undisclosed)
Fabinho (Monaco, £40m)
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke, £13m)
Alisson (Roma, £67m)
Bobby Duncan (free)

Yan Dhanda (Swansea City, free)
Ovie Ejaria (Rangers, loan)
Emre Can (Juventus, free)
Jon Flanagan (Rangers, free)
Jordan Williams (Rochdale, loan)
Adam Bogdan (Hibernian, loan)
Harry Wilson (Derby, loan)
Ryan Kent (Rangers, loan)
Danny Ward (Leicester City, £12.5m)
Shamal George (Tranmere, loan)
Ben Woodburn (Sheffield United, loan)
Taiwo Awoniyi (Gent, loan)
Paulo Alves (Wolves, free)
Andy Firth (Barrow, undisclosed)
Allan (Frankfurt, loan)
Danny Ings (Southampton, loan)

Liverpool have arguably had their best ever transfer window. They have finally brought in a world class goalkeeper, and now have a squad bulging with talent. They will be huge title contenders.

Rating: A


Philippe Sandler (PEC Zwolle, £2.25m)
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, £60m)
Philippe Sandler (PEC Zwolle, undisclosed)
Daniel Arzani (Melbourne City, undisclosed)

Pablo Maffeo (VfB Stuttgart, £9m)
Yaya Toure (Released)
Angelino (PSV Eindhoven, undisclosed)
Olarenwaju Kayode (Shakhtar Donetsk, undisclosed)
Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth, undisclosed)
Manu Garcia Alonso (Toulouse, loan)
Angus Gunn (Southampton, undisclosed)
Paolo Fernandes (NAC Breda, loan)
Jack Harrison (Leeds United, loan)
Aro Muric (NAC Breda, loan)
Bersant Celina (Swansea City, undisclosed)
Aleix Garcia (Girona, loan)
Tosin Adarabioyo (West Brom, loan)
Joe Hart (Burnley, undisclosed)
Thomas Agyepong (Hibernian, loan)
Lukas Nmecha (Preston, loan)

As record breaking champions, City didn’t need many additions to their squad at all. Mahrez is a huge new club record signing, and will add to the already fierce competition on the wings. City should win the league again.

Rating: B


Diogo Dalot (Porto, £17.4m)
Fred (Shakhtar Donetsk, undisclosed)
Lee Grant (Stoke City, free transfer)

Michael Carrick (retired)
Joe Riley (Bradford City, undisclosed)
Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, loan)
Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion, £6.5m)
Daley Blind (Ajax, £14m)
Matty Willock (St Mirren, loan)
Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe, loan)
Joel Pereira (Vitoria Setubal, loan)
Axel Tuanzebe (Aston Villa, loan)
Tim Fosu-Mensah (Fulham, loan)

United needed a centre-back, a left-back, a central-midfielder and a right winger. They managed just one of those four. Jose Mourinho’s side may well struggle to make it into the top four this season.

Rating: D


Martin Dubravka (Sparta Prague, undisclosed)
Ki Sung-yueng (Swansea City, free)
Kenedy (Chelsea, undisclosed)
Fabian Schar (Deportivo, £3m)
Yoshinori Muto (Mainz, £9.5m)
Salomon Rondon (West Brom, loan)
Federico Fernandez (Swansea City, £6m)

Curtis Good (released)
Massadio Haidara (released)
Jesus Gamez (released)
Stuart Findlay (released)
Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad, undisclosed)
Jack Colback (Nottingham Forest, loan)
Chancel Mbemba (Porto, undisclosed)
Matz Sels (Strasbourg, undisclosed)
Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham, undisclosed)
Adam Armstrong (Blackburn, undisclosed)
Dwight Gayle (West Brom, loan)
Ivan Toney (Peterborough United, undisclosed)

Newcastle have undergone yet another strange transfer window. Kenedy is a good addition once again, but the rest lack any real quality that will make a difference.

Rating: C


Stuart Armstrong (Celtic, undisclosed)
Mohamed Elyounoussi (FC Basel, undisclosed)
Angus Gunn (Manchester City, undisclosed)
Jannik Vestergaard (Borussia Monchengladbach, £18m)
Danny Ings (Liverpool, loan)

Jeremy Pied (released)
Olufela Olomola (Scunthorpe United, free)
Florin Gardos (released)
Ollie Cook (released)
Armani Little (released)
Will Wood (released)
Richard Bakary (released)
Dusan Tadic (Ajax, undisclosed)
Stuart Taylor (released)
Guido Carrillo (Leganes, loan)
Ryan Seager (Telstar, loan)
Sofiane Boufal (Celta Vigo, loan)
Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord, loan)

Southampton have lost a number of stars, and not really brought anyone major in. Ings is a good signing if he can stay fit, otherwise the Saints may be in trouble once again.


Keanan Bennetts (Borussia Monchengladbach, £2m)
Anton Walkes (Portsmouth, undisclosed)

Spurs failed to sign a single player this summer, but didn’t allow any stars to leave including Toby Alderweireld. Sure, their squad is already decent, but they may find themselves struggling to finish in the top four.

Rating: F


Ben Wilmot (Stevenage, £1.5m)
Gerard Deulofeu (Barcelona, £11.5m)
Marc Navarro (Espanyol, undisclosed)
Adam Masina (Bologna, undisclosed)
Ken Sema (Ostersund, undisclosed)
Ben Foster (West Brom, undisclosed)
Domingos Quina (West Ham, undicslosed)

Dennon Lewis (Falkirk, free)
Brandon Mason (released)
Costel Pantilimon (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)
Mauro Zarate (Boca Juniors, undisclosed)
Richarlison (Everton, £50m)
Tommie Hoban (Aberdeen, loan)
Nordin Amrabat (Al-Nassr, undisclosed)
Jerome Sinclair (Sunderland, loan)
Randell Williams (Wycombe, loan)
Dodi Lukebakio (Fortuna Dusseldorf, loan)
Harvey Bradbury (Oxford United, free)
Daniel Bachmann (Kilmarnock, loan)

Watford have had a fairly good summer, and Deulofeu is a great signing. But there isn’t really any other signing of note in there. Richarlison is a big loss too, and they may well find themselves hovering above relegation.

Rating: C


Ryan Fredericks (Fulham, free)
Issa Diop (Toulouse, undisclosed)
Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea, undisclosed)
Andriy Yarmolenko (Borussia Dortmund, undisclosed)
Fabian Balbuena (Corinthians, undisclosed)
Felipe Anderson (Lazio, £36m)
Xande Silva (Vitoria de Guimaraes, loan)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal, free)
Lucas Perez (Arsenal, £4m)
Carlos Sanchez (Fiorentina, undisclosed)

Patrice Evra (released)
James Collins (released)
Reece Burke (Hull, undisclosed)
Marcus Browne (Oxford, loan)
Ben Wella (QPR, undisclosed)
Cheikhou Kouyate (Crystal Palace, undisclosed)
Sead Haksabanovic (Malaga, loan)
Jordan Hugill (Middlesbrough, loan)
Domingos Quina (Watford, undisclosed)

The Hammers have had as good a window as ever, and will be disappointed if they aren’t banging on the door of Europe throughout. Fantastic stuff from West Ham.

Rating: A


Benik Afobe (Bournemouth, £10m)
Willy Boly (Porto, £10m)
Raul Jimenez (Benfica, loan)
Rui Patricio (Sporting CP, undisclosed)
Leo Bonatini (Al-Hilal, undisclosed)
Ruben Vinagre (AS Monaco, undisclosed)
Paulo Alves (Liverpool, free)
Joao Moutinho (Monaco, undisclosed)
Jonny Castro Otto (Atletico Madrid, loan)
Adama Traore (Middlesbrough, undisclosed)
Leander Dendoncker (Anderlecht, undisclosed)

Jordan Allan (released)
Dan Armstrong (released)
Anthony Breslin (released)
Nicu Carnat (released)
Ross Finnie (released)
Jon Flatt (released)
Conor Levingston (released)
Tomas Nogueira (released)
Hakeem Odoffin (released)
Adam Osbourne (released)
Ryan Rainey (released)
Jose Xavier (released)
Christian Herc (Dunajska Streda, loan)
Benik Afobe (Stoke City, loan)
Aaron Collins (Solchester United, loan)
Duckens Nazon (Sint-Truiden, undisclosed)
Sherwin Seedorf (Bradford City, loan)
Ben Marshall (Norwich City, undisclosed)
Roderick Miranda (Olympiacos, loan)
Prince Oniangue (Caen, undisclosed)
Rafa Mir (Las Palmas, loan)
Carl Ikeme (retired)
Barry Douglas (Leeds, undisclosed)
Ben Goodliffe (Dagenham & Redbridge, loan)

Wolves will go into the new season full of confidence after running away with the Championship last season. And they’ve added even more talent to the ranks, without losing any significant stars in the process.

Rating: B