The summer transfer window slammed shut on Monday September 1st after all the drama, rumours and speculation throughout the summer, clubs now have to wait until the January window opens to do their next piece of business. Fernando Torres is no longer the holder of the most expensive transfer in British Football that tag now belongs to Angel Di Maria who completed his move to Manchester United for a record-breaking £59.7m pounds. The totalizer for Premier League spending came to a whopping £842m which is a record breaking amount. Teams have completed their business and now have to bed their new stars in and come up with a formation which suits all. Stars all over the world have joined the Premier League this summer and stars have left and have moved on to various different leagues.
Here’s an overview of all the completed deals that took place this summer for all the Premier League clubs:
Arsenal fans should be happy with the business that Wenger has done this summer. With the last gasp signing of Danny Welbeck, Arsenal have strengthened significantly and now have a great squad. It was integral that Wenger signed a striker after the diagnosis of Giroud’s injury was grim reading. As well as Welbeck other big signings included Alexis Sanchez, Callum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and David Ospina.
Alexis Sanchez (Barcelona, £35m) Callum Chambers (Southampton, £16m) Danny Welbeck (Manchester United, £16m) Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle United, £12m) David Ospina (Nice, £3.2m) Elias Chatizitheodoridis (Kallitheakos, Undisclosed) Hugo Keto (HJK Helsinki, Undisclosed) Ben Sheaf (West Ham United, Undisclosed) Georgios Spanoudakis (Barcelona, Undisclosed)
Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona, £15m) Johan Djourou (Hamburg, Undisclosed) Thomas Eisfeld (Fulham, Undisclosed) Bacary Sagna (Manchester City, Free) Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea, Free) Nicklas Bendtner (Wolfsburg, Free) Park Chu-young (Released) Chuks Aneke (Zulte Waregem, Free) Daniel Boateng (Released)Wellington Silva (Almeria, Loan) Carl Jenkinson (West Ham, Loan) Benik Afobe (MK Dons, Loan) Ignasi Miquel (Norwich, Undisclosed) Ryo Miyaichi (Twente, Loan)
Paul Lambert will be happy with his purchases but more importantly the retention of his stars, keeping Ron Vlaar and Christian Benteke was vital for Villa and they have come through unscathed. Signing the likes of Senderos, Richardson and Joe Cole adds Premier League experience to a relatively young squad. Also the acquisitions of Cissokho and Carlos Sanchez will add much needed depth.
Carlos Sanchez (Elche, £4.7m) Aly Cissokho (Valencia, £2m) Philippe Senderos (Fulham, Free) Joe Cole (West Ham, Free) Tom Leggett (Southampton, Undisclosed) Isaac Nehemie (Southampton, Undisclosed) Kieran Richardson (Fulham, Undisclosed) Tom Cleverley (Manchester United, Loan)
Karim El Ahmadi (Feyenoord, Undisclosed) Marc Albrighton (Leicester City, Free) Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool, Free) Jordan Bowery (Rotherham, Undisclosed) Samir Carruthers (MK Dons, Undisclosed) Nicklas Helenius (Aalborg, Loan) Yacouba Sylla (Kayseri Erciyesspor, Loan) Jed Steer (Doncaster Rovers, Loan) Antonio Luna (Hellas Verona, Loan) Aleksandar Tonev (Celtic, Loan) Joe Bennett (Brighton, Loan) Gary Gardner (Brighton, Loan)
Burnley did some late business in an aid to bolster their squad. Some Premier League experience was added, as was some promising young players. Sean Dyche will hope that the side he has can put up a real fight of staying in the Premier League. George Boyd from Hull proved to be the most expensive signing at £3m.
Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough, £2.5m) Michael Kightly (Stoke, Undisclosed) Stephen Ward (Wolves, Undisclosed) Marvin Sordell (Bolton, Free) Matt Gilks (Blackpool, Free) Matt Taylor (West Ham, Free) Steven Reid (West Brom, Free) George Boyd (Hull, £3m) Michael Keane (Manchester United, Loan) Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea, Loan)
Chris Baird (West Brom, Free) Junior Stanislas (Bournemouth, Free) David Edgar (Birmingham, Free) Keith Treacy (Barnsley, Free) Brian Stock (Released) Nick Liversedge (Guisborough Town, Free) Luke O’Neill (Scunthorpe, Loan) Joseph Mills (Oldham Athletic, Free)
In my opinion Chelsea did not only do the best business this summer but they did the quickest business. That allowed the squad to gel and the way the likes of Fabregas and Diego Costa have started that good business has reaped its rewards. Chelsea were busy this summer with the likes of David Luiz and Lukaku moving on. This summer also saw legendary pair Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard move away from Stamford Bridge.
Players In: Cesc Fabregas (Barcelona, £30m) Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid, £32m) Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid, £16m) Loic Remy (QPR, £8m) Mario Pasalic (Hadjuk Split, Undisclosed) Didier Drogba (Galatasaray, Free)
Players Out: David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain, £50m) Romelu Lukaku (Everton, £28m) Demba Ba (Besiktas, £8m) Ashley Cole (Roma, Free) Patrick van Aanholt (Sunderland, Undisclosed) Samuel Eto’o (Everton, Free) Frank Lampard (New York City, Free) Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday, Free) Henrique Hilario (Retired) Wallace (Vitesse Arnhem, Loan) Bertrand Traore (Vitesse Arnhem, Loan) Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach, Loan) Mario Pasalic (Elche, Loan), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton, Loan) Gael Kakuta (Rayo Vallecano, Loan) John Swift (Rotherham, Loan) Oriol Romeu (Valencia, Loan) Christian Atsu (Everton, Loan) Victor Moses (Stoke, Loan) Marko Marin (Fiorentina, Loan) Josh McEachran (Vitesse Arnhem, Loan) Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough, Loan) Fernando Torres (AC Milan, Loan) Marco van Ginkel (AC Milan, Loan) Nathaniel Chalobah (Burnley, Loan) Jamal Blackman (Middlesbrough, Loan) George Saville (Wolves, Undisclosed) Kenneth Omeruo (Middlesbrough, Loan) Lucas Piazon (Eintracht Frankfurt, Loan) Christian Cuevas (Club Universidad de Chile, Loan) Tomas Kalas (Cologne, Loan)
Everyone at Crystal Palace will welcome stability and a much needed breather. From Tony Pulis leaving, the Malky Mackay shenanigans, now Neil Warnock is in charge. Palace managed to do some wheeling and dealing in the final days of the window, with Zaha returning and the likes of McArthur purchased Palace will hope they’ve got enough to stay afloat.
Martin Kelly (Liverpool, £1.5m) Fraizer Campbell (Cardiff, £800,000) Chris Kettings (Blackpool, Free) Brede Hangeland (Fulham, Free) Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United, Loan) Zeki Fryers (Tottenham, £3m) James McArthur (Wigan, £7m) Kevin Doyle (Wolves, Loan)
Jonathan Parr (Ipswich, Free) Dean Moxey (Bolton, Free) Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City, Free) Kagisho Dikgacoi (Cardiff, Free) Danny Gabbidon (Cardiff, Free) Neil Alexander (Hearts, Free) Ibra Sekajja (Released) Alex Wynter (Portsmouth, Loan) Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge, Loan) Jose Campana (Sampdoria, Undisclosed) Jack Hunt (Nottingham Forest, Loan) Stephen Dobbie (Fleetwood, Loan) Glenn Murray (Reading, Loan) Ross Fitzsimons (Bolton Wanderers, Free)
Martinez will be ecstatic that he managed to secure the services of Romelu Lukaku on a permanent deal. Everton have done wise business again this summer and have managed to retain all their stars and pen them down on long term contracts. Everton and Martinez will be hoping to go one better on last season’s 5th place finish. Will be interesting to see how Everton cope with the rigours of the Europa League.
Players In: Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, £28m) Gareth Barry (Manchester City, Free) Samuel Eto’o (Chelsea, Free) Muhamed Besic (Ferencvaros, £4m) Brendan Galloway (MK Dons, Undisclosed) Christian Atsu (Chelsea, Loan) David Henen (Olympiakos, Loan)
Players Out: Apostolos Vellios, (Lierse, free), Magaye Gueye (Millwall, free), Shane Duffy (Blackburn, undisclosed fee)
What a deadline day Hull City had, they brought in four new faces that all have the potential to add something different to the squad. Albel Hernandez was the most expensive; the striker was brought in for £10m, other signings in the window included Hatem Ben Arfa, Mo Diame, Gaston Ramirez and Michael Dawson. Steve Bruce will be ecstatic with their business, it’s just a shame that they couldn’t get to the Europa League Group Stages. Can’t see Hull getting dragged into a relegation battle this season they should be comfortable.
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich, £8m) Jake Livermore (Tottenham, £6m) Michael Dawson (Tottenham, £6m) Mohamed Diame (West Ham, £3.5m) Harry Maguire (Sheffield United, £2.5m) Andrew Robertson (Dundee United, £2.85m) Brian Lenihan (Cork City, Undisclosed), Tom Ince (Blackpool, Free) Gaston Ramirez (Southampton, Loan) Hatem Ben Arfa (Newcastle, Loan), Abel Hernandez (Palermo, £10m) Karim Rossi (Stoke City, Free)
Shane Long (Southampton, £12m) Matty Fryatt (Nottingham Forest, Free) Cameron Stewart (Ipswich, Free) Nick Proschwitz (Brentford, Free) Robert Koren (Melbourne City, Free), Abdoulaye Faye (Released) Conor Henderson (Crawley, Free) Dougie Wilson (Released) Conor Townsend (Dundee United, Loan) Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley, Loan) George Boyd (Burnley, £3m) Paul McElroy (Sheffield Wednesday, Free)
Leicester have looked strong in their opening games and considering the teams they have been against they should be happy with their start. Adding Esteban Cambiasso’s experience to their ranks could be crucial. I think Leicester could survive but I can see it going down to the final game of the season!!
Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton, £7m) Danny Simpson (QPR, Undisclosed) Esteban Cambiasso (Inter Milan, Free) Matthew Upson (Brighton, Free) Marc Albrighton (Aston Villa, Free) Ben Hamer (Charlton, Free) Jack Barmby (Manchester United, Free) Louis Rowley (Manchester United, Free) Tom Lawrence (Manchester United, Undisclosed) Nick Powell (Manchester United, Loan) Kris Scott (Swansea, Free)
Lloyd Dyer (Watford, Free) Neil Danns (Bolton, Free) Sean St Ledger (Released) Zak Whitbread (Derby, Free) Paul Gallagher (Preston, Loan) Marko Futacs (Mersin Idmanyurdu, Free) George Taft (Burton Albion, Free) Conrad Logan (Rochdale, Loan) Ryan Watson (Northampton, Loan)
Brendan Rodgers will be very happy with Liverpool’s dealings this summer. Losing Suarez was a big blow, but the money recouped on his sale has managed to strengthen the squad significantly. Having Balotelli back in the Premier League is always a treat.
Adam Lallana (Southampton, £23m) Lazar Markovic (Benfica, £20m) Mario Balotelli (AC Milan, £16m) Alberto Moreno (Sevilla, £12m) Emre Can (Bayer Leverkusen, £9.8m) Rickie Lambert (Southampton, £4m) Dejan Lovren (Southampton, £20m) Divock Origi (Lille, £10m) Kevin Stewart (Tottenham, free) Javier Manquillo (Atletico Madrid, loan) Lawrence Vigouroux (Tottenham Hotspur, Free)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona, £75m) Pepe Reina (Bayern Munich £2m) Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace, £1.5m) Conor Coady (Huddersfield, £500,000) Daniel Agger (Brondby, Undisclosed) Jack Robinson (QPR, Undisclosed) Luis Alberto (Malaga, Loan) Iago Aspas (Sevilla, Loan) Andre Wisdom (West Brom, Loan) Divock Origi (Lille, Loan) Brad Smith (Swindon, Loan) Joao Carlos Teixeira (Brighton, Loan) Tiago Llori (Bordeaux, Loan) Jordan Ibe (Derby, Loan) Sebastian Coates (Sunderland, Loan) Oussama Assaidi (Stoke, loan) Victor Moses (Stoke, Loan) Krisztian Adorjan (Novara, Undisclosed) Villyan Bijev (Slavia Sofia, Free) Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town, Free) Michael Ngoo (Kilmarnock, Free)
Mangala was the big player to be signed by Manchester City this summer for £32m, Sagna, Fernando and a certain Frank Lampard were also other notable players to join City. Pellegrini has managed to improve his squad further in a bid to improve in the Champions League. City and Chelsea probably possess the strongest squads.
Eliaquim Mangala (Porto, £32million) Fernando (Porto, £12m) Willy Caballero (Malaga, £6m), Bruno Zuculini (Racing Club, £3m) Bacary Sagna (Arsenal, Free) Frank Lampard (New York City, Loan)
Javi Garcia (Zenit, £13m) Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland, Free) Joleon Lescott (West Brom, Free) Gareth Barry (Everton, Free) Alex Nimely (Released) Marcos Lopes (Lille, Loan) Emyr Huws (Wigan, Undisclosed) Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers, Free) Jack Rodwell (Sunderland, £7m) Jason Denayer (Celtic, Loan) Micah Richards (Fiorentina, Loan) Alvaro Negredo (Valencia, Loan) Devante Cole (Barnsley, Loan) Karim Rekik (PSV, Loan) Alex Henshall (Ipswich Town, Free)
Manchester United spent a huge sum of money this summer, yes they have signed star names like Falcao and Di Maria but have they addressed their weaknesses. Time will tell but the additions that Van Gaal has made makes it very intriguing at how he will fit all these stars into his starting eleven.
Angel di Maria (Real Madrid £59.7m) Luke Shaw (Southampton, £31.5m) Ander Herrera (Athletic Bilbao, £29m) Marcos Rojo (Sporting Lisbon, £16m) Daley Blind (Ajax, £14m) Vanja Milinkovic (FK Vojvodina, Undisclosed) Radamel Falcao (Monaco, loan)
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund £6.3m) Alexander Buttner (Dinamo Moscow, £4.4m) Patrice Evra (Juventus, £2.5m) Bebe (Benfica, £2.4m) Rio Ferdinand (QPR, Free) Nemanja Vidic (Inter Milan, Free) Federico Macheda (Cardiff City, Free) Jack Barmby (Leicester, Free) Louis Rowley (Leicester, Free) Ryan Giggs (Retired) Angelo Henriquez (Dinamo Zagreb, Loan) Nani (Sporting Lisbon, Loan) Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, Loan) Javier Hernandez (Real Madrid, Loan) Tom Lawrence (Leicester, Undisclosed) Danny Welbeck (Arsenal, £16m) Nick Powell (Leicester, Loan) Michael Keane (Burnley, Loan)
I think Newcastle fans will be happy with the signings they have made this summer, the likes of De Jong and Cabella are class acts and will add much needed quality. Newcastle and Pardew will be looking for a top ten finish and possibly gate-crashing the European places if they perform consistently.
Remy Cabella (Montpellier, £12m) Emmanuel Riviere (Monaco, £6m) Siem de Jong (Ajax, £6m) Daryl Janmaat (Feyenoord, £5m) Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest, £7million – Joint Fee) Ayoze Perez (Tenerife, £1.5m) Jack Colback (Sunderland, Free), Facundo Ferreyra (Shakhtar Donetsk, Loan)
Mathieu Debuchy (Arsenal, £12m) James Tavernier (Wigan, Undisclosed) Dan Gosling (Bournemouth, Free) Shola Ameobi (Gaziantep, Free) Romain Amalfitano (Dijon, Free) Conor Newton (Rotherham, Free) Michael Richardson (Released) Sylvain Marveaux (Guingamp, Loan) Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest, Loan) Karl Darlow (Nottingham Forest Loan) Adam Campbell (Fleetwood, Loan) Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Roma, Loan) Hatem Ben Arfa (Hull, Loan)
Queens Park Rangers
Harry and Tony Fernandes will be a lot more hopeful of maintaining their Premier League status after a successful Transfer Window. Adding experience at the back with Rio Ferdinand and goal scoring threat with the likes of Eduardo Vargas will only boost QPR’s survival chances.
Steven Caukler (Cardiff, £8m) Leroy Fer (Norwich, £7m) Jordon Mutch (Cardiff, £6m) Alex McCarthy (Reading, £6m) Jack Robinson (Liverpool, Undisclosed) Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United, Free) Mauricio Isla (Juventus, Loan) Eduardo Vargas (Napoli, Loan) Sandro (Tottenham, Undisclosed), Niko Kranjcar (Dynamo Kiev, Loan)
Loic Remy (Chelsea, £8m) Yossi Benayoun (Maccabi Haifa, Undisclosed) Esteban Granero (Real Sociedad, Undisclosed) Danny Simpson (Leicester, Undisclosed) Julio Cesar (Benfica, Free) Tom Hitchcock (Mk Dons, Free) Aaron Hughes (Brighton, Free) Gary O’Neil (Norwich, Free), Stephabne Mbia (Sevilla, Free) Andrew Johnson (Released) Luke Young (Released) Hogan Ephraim (Released) Angelo Balanta (Released) Park Ji-sung (Retired) Jack Robinson (Huddersfield, Loan) Samba Diakite (Al-Ittihad, Loan)
What a window for Saints fans, at one point it looked a question of how many going through the exit door, around £100m was brought in for selling their stars. However the players they have signed shows that they are moving forward. Forster, Tadic and Alderweireld some of the players to of made the move to Southampton this summer. Koeman deserves credit for managing to keep Schneiderlin, Saints fans should look forward to a good season.
Shane Long (Hull, £12m) Sadio Mane (Red Bull Salzburg (£11.8m) Dusan Tadic (Twente, £10.3m) Fraser Forster (Celtic, £10m) Graziano Pelle (Feyenoord, £8m) Florin Gardos (Steaua Bucharest, Undisclosed) Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea, Loan) Toby Alderweireld (Atletico Madrid, Loan)
Luke Shaw (Manchester United, £31.5m) Adam Lallana (Liverpool, £23m) Dejan Lovren (Liverpool, £20m) Calum Chambers (Arsenal, £16m) Rickie Lambert (Liverpool, £4m) Billy Sharp (Leeds, Undisclosed) Tom Leggett (Aston Villa, Undisclosed) Isaac Nehemie (Aston Villa, Undisclosed) Guly do Prado (Released) Lee Barnard (Southend, Free) Jonathan Forte (Oldham, Free) Danny Fox (Nottingham Forest, Free) Andy Robinson (Bolton, Free) Dani Osvaldo (Inter Milan, Loan) Jos Hooiveld (Norwich, Loan) Gaston Ramirez (Hull, Loan), Jack Stephens (Swindon, Loan) Saphir Taider (Inter, Loan Cancellation)
Mark Hughes has made more improvements to his Stoke side; their attacking options have been bolstered with the likes of Moses, Diouf and Bojan joining this summer. Also being able to retain Begovic and Shawcross was pivotal; Stoke will be comfortable and will try to replicate their top half finish last season.
Mame Biram Diouf (Hannover, Free) Dionatan Teixeira (Banska Bystrica, Undisclosed) Phil Bardsley (Sunderland, Free) Steve Sidwell (Fulham, Free) Bojan Krkic (Barcelona, Undisclosed) Victor Moses (Chelsea, Loan) Oussama Assaidi (Liverpool, Loan)
Michael Kightly (Burnley, Undisclosed) Cameron Jerome (Norwich, Undisclosed) Matthew Etherington (Released) Juan Agudelo (Released) Jamie Ness (Crewe, Loan) Ryan Shotton (Derby, Loan) Karim Rossi (Hull City, Free)
When Gus Poyet took over at Sunderland many had already written off his chances of keeping them up. What followed was incredible he managed to pull off the great escape and guide them to the Carling Cup final. Poyet has spent smartly this summer and his most notable signing is Jack Rodwell who will come to Sunderland with a point to prove. I can’t see Sunderland struggling this year but you never know.
Jack Rodwell (Man City, £7m) Patrick van Aanholt (Chelsea, Undisclosed) Billy Jones (West Brom, free) Jordi Gomez (Wigan, Free) Costel Pantilimon (Manchester City, Free) Santiago Vergini (Estudiantes, Loan) Will Buckley (Brighton, £2.5m) Sebastian Coates (Liverpool, Loan) Ricky Alvarez (Inter Milan, Loan)
Ignacio Scocco (Newell’s, £800,000) David Moberg Karlsson (Nordsjaelland, Undisclosed) Jack Colback (Newcastle, Free) Craig Gardner (West Brom, Free) Phil Bardsley (Stoke, Free) Billy Knott (Bradford, Free) Kieran Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday, Free) Carlos Cuellar (Norwich, Free) Andrea Dossena (Released) Louis Laing (Nottingham Forest, Free) Oscar Ustari (Newell’s, Free) David Vaughan (Nottingham Forest, Free) John Egan (Gillingham, Free) Alfred N’Diaye (Real Betis, Free) El Hadji Ba (Bastia, Loan) Modibo Diakite (Fiorentina, Free) Valentin Roberge (Stade de Reims, Loan)
What a start Swansea have made to this season, keeping Wilfred Bony is a huge plus for Gary Monk. With the likes of Dyer, Routledge and Sigurdsson they have a wealth of attacking options. I think Swansea will hugely benefit from not being in the Europa League this year, a top ten finish could be a possibility.
Federico Fernandez (Napoli, £8m) Jefferson Montero (Monarcas Morelia, £4m) Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough, £1.5m) Stephen Kingsley (Falkirk, Undisclosed) Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham, Swap Deal) Adnan Maric (GAIS, Undisclosed) Daniel James (Hull, Undisclosed) Bafetimbi Gomis (Lyon, Free) Lukasz Fabianski (Arsenal, Free) Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Tottenham, Free) James Demetriou (Nottingham Forest, Free) Tom Carroll (Tottenham, Loan) Modo Barrow (Ostersunds, Undisclosed)
Ben Davies (Tottenham, £10m) Michel Vorm (Tottenham, Swap Deal) Alejandro Pozuelo (Rayo Vallecano, Undisclosed) Leroy Lita (Barnsley, Free) Chico Flores (Lekhwiya, Free) Pablo Hernandez (Al Arabi, Free) Darnel Situ (AGF, Free) David N’Gog (Stade de Reims, Free) Jose Canas (Espanyol, Free) Jernade Meade (Released) Michu (Napoli, Loan) Daniel Alfei (Northampton, Loan) Alex Bray (Plymouth Argyle, Loan) Kris Scott (Leicester, Free)
Tottenham fans will be happy with Pochettino and the philosophies he will be implementing. Tottenham need stability and if Pochettino is given time he could turn them into a powerhouse, Fazio could be a great signing for Tottenham and sure up that defence that has been leaky in recent times.
Federico Fazio (Sevilla, £8m) Ben Davies (Swansea, £10m) Michel Vorm (Swansea, Swap Deal) Benjamin Stambouli (Montpellier, £4.7m) Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon, £4m) DeAndre Yedlin (Seattle Sounders, Undisclosed)
Jake Livermore (Hull, £6m) Michael Dawson (Hull, £6m) Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea, Swap Deal) Iago Falque (Genoa, £4m) Heurelho Gomes (Watford, Free) Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Swansea, Free) Cameron Lancaster (Stevenage, Free) Kevin Stewart (Liverpool, Free) Alex Pritchard (Brentford, Loan) Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend, Loan) Tom Carroll (Swansea, Loan) Ryan Fredericks (Middlesbrough, Loan) Zeki Fryers (Crystal Palace, £3m) Jonathan Obika (Swindon Town, Undisclosed) Tomislav Gomelt (Bari, Undisclosed) Souleymane Coulibaly (Bari, Undisclosed) Lewis Holtby (Hamburg, Loan) Sandro (QPR, £10m)
West Bromich Albion
I fear for West Brom this season, I don’t believe they have enough depth and goals to maintain their Premier League status. Even though they broke their transfer record and spent £10m on Brown Ideye. They might prove me wrong and stay up but I think Alan Irvine has a tough job on his hands. Lescott is a good signing for them but its imperative that once fit he stays fit.
Brown Ideye (Dynamo Kiev, £10m) Sebastien Pocognoli (Hannover 96, Undisclosed) Sebastian Blanco (Metalist, Undisclosed) Jason Davidson (Heracles, Undisclosed) Cristian Gamboa (Rosenborg, Undisclosed) Georgios Samaras (Celtic, Free) Craig Gardner (Sunderland, Free) Joleon Lescott (Manchester City Free) Chris Baird (Burnley, Free) Andre Wisdom (Liverpool, Loan), Silvestre Varela (Porto, Loan)
Liam Ridgewell (Portland Timbers, Free) Billy Jones (Sunderland, Free) Steven Reid (Burnley, Free) Cameron Gayle (Shrewsbury, Free) Diego Lugano (Released) Zoltan Gera (Ferencvaros, Free), Nicolas Anelka (Released) George Thorne (Derby County, Undisclosed)
West Ham United
West Ham have done some great business this summer getting Alex Song in who is proven in the Premier League, Enner Valencia had a great World Cup and looks an out and out goal scorer. Allardyce needs to back it up with results now and the fans want to see a change in playing style. If Allardyce doesn’t play better football then it could possibly cost him his job.
Enner Valencia (Pachuca, £12m) Cheikhou Kouyate (Anderlecht, £7m) Mauro Zarate (Velez Sarsfield, Undisclosed) Diafra Sakho (Metz, Undisclosed) Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich, Undisclosed) Diego Poyet (Charlton, Undisclosed) Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, Loan) Alex Song (Barcelona, Loan) Morgan Amalfitano (Marseille, £1m)
Mohamed Diame (Hull, £3.5m) Joe Cole (Aston Villa, Free) Matt Taylor (Burnley, Free) Stephen Henderson (Charlton, Free) Jack Collison (Released) George McCartney (Released) Callum Driver (Whitehawk, Free) Jordan Spence (MK Dons, Free) George Moncur (Colchester, Free), Alou Diarra (Released) Modibo Maiga (Metz, Loan)