Transfer Done Deals: 2022 was a highly eventful year for the football world, especially in the transfer market. Let’s revisit the most notable transfer deals of the past year.
Ajax to Manchester United – £82 million (plus £4.3 million in bonuses)
Arriving at Old Trafford with a record-breaking fee of £82 million, including extras (100 million euros), Antony became the most expensive transfer done deals of the summer of 2022.
However, what this striker has shown in a Manchester United shirt so far is not convincing. From the start of the season, Antony has only scored 5 goals in 18 appearances for MU, which is too little compared to the price that the club paid to bring him in.
Leicester City to Chelsea – £70 million (plus a £5 million bonus)
The 22-year-old French player has two years of experience in the harsh English football environment. That’s what made Chelsea not hesitate to spend money to lure him from Leicester, making him the most expensive defender in the summer 2022 transfer window.
However, recurring injuries have caused Fofana to constantly sit out and miss the opportunity to showcase himself. Without the French player, Chelsea was then forced to lure his compatriot Benoit Badiashile from Monaco as a replacement.
Ajax to Manchester United – £48.5 million (plus £8.5 million in add-ons)
Despite having a small frame and being criticized for not being tall enough to play in the English Premier League, Lisandro Martinez didn’t disappoint coach Erik ten Hag.
The Argentine player didn’t waste any time in responding to the critics with his outstanding performances, leaving captain Harry Maguire on the bench. By the end of 2022, Martinez became the only MU player honored with the championship of the 2022 World Cup with the Argentina national team.
The Martinez transfer fee of £48.5m makes him the second most expensive defender in Man Utd history.
Fiorentina to Juventus – £62 million
The Serbian striker was the most notable transfer done deals of the 2022 winter. Joining Juventus, Vlahovic was expected to become the new leader of La Vecchia Signora, replacing Ronaldo. He proved himself with 24 goals in the 2021/2022 Serie A season, just behind the top scorer Immobile (27).
In the 2022/2023 season, fitness issues impacted Vlahovic’s performance. Nevertheless, whenever he stepped onto the field, the 22-year-old forward still shines with 7 goals and 2 assists after 15 games and will still be the number one hope on Juve’s forward line.
Benfica to Liverpool – £64 million (plus £21 million in bonuses)
The top scorer of the Portuguese league last season joined Liverpool as the most expensive player in club history. He took on the responsibility of leading the attack after Mane’s departure but perhaps what Liverpool fans remember about Nunez is mostly misses.
However, the Uruguayan striker is still one of Jurgen Klopp’s most important players, contributing to the team’s play. On average, Nunez scores every 106 minutes, a performance not too bad for a Premier League rookie.
Monaco to Real Madrid – £68.3 million (plus £17 million in bonuses)
A true powerhouse signing for Real Madrid. Los Blancos beat many tough competitors such as PSG and Liverpool to acquire Tchouameni. The Tchouameni transfer fee to Real is up to £86 million.
On the other hand, the French midfielder also showed his worth by superbly taking on the central midfield role alongside veterans Modric and Kroos, becoming a deserving heir to Casemiro who left.
Real Madrid to Manchester United – £60 million (plus £10 million add-ons)
The 30-year-old midfielder’s caliber is beyond question with 5 Champions League titles. Casemiro stepped into Old Trafford and immediately made an impact with his strength and fiery attitude in every challenge, significantly contributing to Coach Ten Hag’s balanced lineup.
The Casemiro transfer fee to Man Utd is £60 million. He is the 6th most expensive contract in the history of the Red Devils.
Manchester City to Arsenal – £45 million
Leaving Man City due to feeling underutilized, the 25-year-old player immediately found a suitable destination in Arsenal, where his former coach, Arteta, is in charge.
The Spanish strategist knows his student well and knows how to help Jesus shine. In the English Premier League, the 25-year-old player has 5 goals and 6 assists after 15 games. This shows that Jesus’s role in Arteta’s system is significant.
Bayern Munich to Barcelona – £42.5 million
One of the biggest transfer done deals in the summer of 2022 was named Robert Lewandowski. Barca paid £42.5 million to Bayern Munich to acquire one of the deadliest strikers in Europe.
The Polish international immediately showed his class with 13 goals in La Liga from the start of the season, topping the competition and making a significant contribution to help Barca maintain the top spot in the league table. In the win against Real in the Spanish Super Cup final, Lewy also fired to bring the first title for Braugana under Xavi.
Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City – £51 million
Manchester City certainly hit the jackpot when they successfully signed Haaland from Dortmund for a price of 51 million pounds last summer. Despite high salaries and a range of bonuses, what the Norwegian striker showed was simply extraordinary and worth the investment. He is also one of the most expensive Man City transfer done deals in 2022.
27 goals in 24 matches from the start of the season, 21 of which were scored in the English Premier League while the competition has not yet passed halfway. A series of records are waiting for Haaland to conquer, but more importantly, he is expected to be the perfect piece to help Man City conquer the Champions League success.
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