Transfer news: Top 10 biggest spenders in Europe this summer

Transfer news: Top 10 biggest spenders in Europe this summer

Transfer news have taken a break following the close of the summer transfer window across Europe closed on Monday midnight, September 2, bringing to a halt all businesses into the new 2019/20 season.

The window presented clubs with an opportunity to add more depth to their previous squads, with others breaking the bank to sign promising and exciting talents.

Real Madrid and Barcelona once again led the way when it came to spending, with the former flexing their muscles with top signings.

In the Premier League, Arsenal and Man United - both who had an underwhelming campaign last season dug deeper into their pockets to land new signings.

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Legit.ng now takes a look at top 10 clubs who spent the most over the summer:

10. Bayern Munich - £130m

Transfers: Lucas Hernandez (€80m from Atletico Madrid), Benjamin Pavard (€35m from VfB Stuttgart), Ivan Perisic (loan from Inter), Jann-Fiete Arp (€3m from Hamburg), Philippe Coutinho (€8.5m loan from Barcelona), Mickael Cuisance (€12m from Borussia Monchengladbach).

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9. Aston Villa - €148 million

Transfers: Wesley (€25m from Club Brugge), Tyrone Mings (€22m from Bournemouth), Douglas Luiz (€16m from Manchester City), Matt Targett (€15m from Southampton), Tom Heaton (€8m from Burnley)

8. Arsenal - €152 million

Transfers: Nicolas Pepe (€80m from Lille), William Saliba (€30m from Saint-Etienne), Kieran Tierney (€27m from Celtic), David Luiz (€8m from Chelsea), Gabriel Martinelli (€6m from Ituano), Dani Ceballos (loan from Real Madrid)

7. Sevilla - €158 million

Transfers: Jules Kounde (€25m from Bordeaux), Rony Lopes (€25m from Monaco), Munas Dabbur (€17m from RB Salzburg), Luuk de Jong (€12.5m from PSV), Sergio Reguilon (loan from Real Madrid), Javier Hernandez (€8m from West Ham)

6. Manchester United - €159 million

Transfers: Harry Maguire (€87m from Leicester City), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (€55m from Crystal Palace), Daniel James (€17m from Swansea City)

5. Inter - €170 million

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Transfers: Romelu Lukaku (€80m from Manchester United), Valentino Lazaro (€22m from Hertha), Matteo Politano (€20m from Sassuolo), Alexis Sanchez (loan from Manchester United), Diego Godin (free from Atletico Madrid)

4. Juventus - €192 million

Transfers: Matthijs de Ligt (€75m from Ajax), Danilo (€37m from Manchester City), Cristian Romero (€30m from Genoa), Luca Pellegrini (€22m from Roma), Merih Demiral (€18m from Sassuolo), Aaron Ramsey (free from Arsenal), Gianluigi Buffon (free from PSG), Adrien Rabiot (free from PSG)

3. Atletico Madrid - €247 million

Transfers: Joao Felix (£113.4m, Benfica), Marcos Llorente (£27m, Real Madrid), Mario Hermoso (£22.5 m, Espanyol), Kieran Trippier (£20m, Tottenham), Felipe (£18m, Porto), Renan Lodi (£18m, Athletico Paranaense), Hector Herrera (free, Porto)

2. Barcelona - €255 million

Transfers: Antoine Griezmann (€120m from Atletico Madrid), Frenkie de Jong (€75m from Ajax), Neto (€26m from Valencia), Junior Firpo (€18m from Real Betis)

1. Real Madrid - €305 million

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Transfers: Eden Hazard (€100m from Chelsea), Luka Jovic (€60m from Frankfurt), Eder Militao (€50m from Porto), Ferland Mendy (€48m from Lyon), Rodrygo (€45m from Santos), Alphonse Areola (loan from PSG).

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Galatasary were the biggest winners in the summer transfer window after signing 12 players for just £4.5million.

The Turkish giants acquired one player on permanent basis but secured loan deals and free transfers for the rest.

Democratic Republic of Congo international Christian Luyindama joined the club for £4.5m after spending half of the previous season at Standard Liege.

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