- Real Madrid and Liverpool have already incorporated Tchouaméni and Darwin Núñez for 80 and 75 million euros, but in both cases the figure can reach 100 with variables
- Haaland has cost City the 60 ‘kilos’ of his clause, while PSG has paid Mbappé a premium of 300 for his renewal
The transfer market has only just begun but the clubs have already moved a lot of money to win the bid to incorporate young talents who had a long list of suitors.
Three operations stand out in this spectacular market start. Two of them can reach 100 million euros if the variables agreed by the clubs involved are met. This is Aurelien Tchouaméni, the 22-year-old French midfielder for whom Real Madrid has paid 80 million euros to Monaco plus another 20 depending on the player’s performance.
For its part, Liverpool closed another 100 million deal this week with Benfica to incorporate Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez, also 22 years old, although in this case the fixed amount is lower (75 million) and the variable amount is higher (25). .
Haaland and Mbappe
The third proper name in capital letters in this summer market is Erling Haaland. The 21-year-old Norwegian gunner has put an end to long months of speculation by leaving Borussia Dortmund after making Manchester City effective the 60 million euros of the release clause of his contract.
But without a doubt the player whose future has caused the most rivers of ink to flow has been Kylian Mbappé. In the end, the 23-year-old French crack planted Real Madrid and decided to renew for 3 seasons, but his continuity has cost PSG 300 million euros as a bonus, that is, more than the 222 million that the Parisian club paid Barça in 2017 for Neymar and that they continue to be the record transfer in the history of football to this day.
Nuno Mendes and Fabio Vieira
PSG will carry out a profound revolution in its squad, but for now its other market operation has been to pay Sporting de Portugal the purchase option of 38 million euros for taking over the property of Nuno Mendes, the 19-year-old Portuguese side years that he joined on loan last season.
In fifth place on the list of most expensive signings so far closed is another promising player, the Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira, for whom Arsenal pays 35 million euros, plus five in variables, to Porto at 22 years of age.
Almost 400 million spent on the Premier League
The Premier clubs, with Liverpool in the lead with 80, have already invested 387 million euros in transfers at this point and in the provisional Top-10 are the 32.8 from Leeds by the American midfielder Brenden Aaronson.
Aston Villa has paid 31 to Sevilla for central defender Diego Carlos and 20 to Barça for acquiring Philippe Coutinho on loan until now. Tottenham has invested 29.2 million for Malian midfielder Ives Bissouma (Brighton).
Meanwhile, in Germany, Borussia Dortmund has spent 30, half of what Haaland earned, so that the German Karim Adeyemi fills the Norwegian’s vacancy
This is the Top-10 of the most expensive transfers so far in the summer market:
80 million euros + 20 in variables
Real Madrid is the club that has so far paid a higher fixed amount (80 million euros) for a player, Aurelien Tchouaméni, a 22-year-old French midfielder, to Monaco.
75 million euros +25 in variables
Liverpool may also end up paying 100 million for Darwin Núñez, although for now they have paid Benfica a lower fixed amount (75) for the 22-year-old Uruguayan striker.
Manchester City has paid for the 21-year-old Norwegian gunner the release clause that was included in his contract with Borussia Dortmund.
After signing him on loan last season, PSG have granted Sporting de Portugal the purchase option for the 19-year-old Portuguese left-back.
35 million euros + 5 in variables
Porto announced on Friday that they have reached an agreement to transfer the 22-year-old Portuguese attacking midfielder to Arsenal.
Leeds have signed the 21-year-old American midfielder from Salzburg.
Aston Villa has acquired the services of the Brazilian central defender, who at 29 is leaving Sevilla for the Premier League.
At 20, the coveted German striker is leaving Salzburg to fill the vacancy left by Erling Haaland at Borussia Dortmund.
Antonio Conte, Tottenham coach, reinforces his midfield by incorporating the 25-year-old Brighton player from Mali.
Steven Gerrard, Aston Villa coach, signed him on loan in January and, after the good performance that the Brazilian has offered, the Birmingham club has finally ended up signing him to Barça at the age of 30.