The summer Transfer window is finally shut and fans of English clubs can now go back to the business of cheering their clubs on and hoping they win.
The English Premiership has spent over a Billion pounds this summer on player recruitment and not only that but some of the best managers in the world are now in the Premier League so it promises to be a very interesting season.
With all the silly money flying around, below are the 20 most expensive signings of the summer.
Lucas Perez (Deportivo La Coruna to Arsenal) £17m
The striker was bought to add some much needed depth in the Arsenal attack and it is hoped he can cope with the rigours of the Premier League.
Andre Ayew (Aston Villa to West Ham) £20.5m
The son of Ghanaian legend Abedi Pele and brother to Jordan Ayew (Who also moved to West Ham), the forward had some eye-catching performances for Aston Villa even though they were ultimately relegated.
Illkay Gundogan (Borrusia Dortmund to Manchester City) £21m
The midfield dynamo is a great talent but has so far been hampered by injury. It is hoped that Pep Guardiola can manage him properly so he can fulfill his massive talent (He’s currently injured)
Marcos Alonso (Fiorentina to Chelsea) £23m
The former Bolton player has been fingered as the man to revitalize Chelsea’s defence this season. With both Gary Cahill and John Terry ageing, it is believed that 25-year-old Alonso will be able to slot in seamlessly.
Georgina Wijnaldum (Newcastle to Liverpool) £25m
The Dutchman had a stellar season with Newcastle but they were relegated. Liverpool gave him a way out and now he hopes to achieve great things with them.
Islam Slimani (Sporting CP to Leicester)
Leicester have not been afraid to splash the cash this summer bringing in Ahmed Musa and now Islam Slimani to bolster their attack with a maiden Champions League campaign awaiting them.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United) £26.3m
The Armenian playmaker was one of Dortmund’s best players last season. He had only one year left in his contract and opted for Manchester United over Arsenal stating that his desire to work with Mourinho drove his decision.
Christian Benteke (Liverpool to Crystal Palace) £27m
The powerful Belgian endured a torrid time at Liverpool which ultimately cost him his place in the Belgian national team. The striker hopes that a fresh start at Crystal Palace would do his career some serious good.
Gabriel Jesus (Palmeiras to Manchester City) £27m
Not much is known of the youngster only that Pep Guardiola was keen on him and that Manchester City were ready to splash £27m on him.
Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace to Everton) £28m
The move surprised many especially the price but that’s the cost of doing business these days and Ronald Koeman identified the Congolese winger as his man so he paid his worth.
Sadio Mane (Southampton to Liverpool) £30m
The path from Southampton to Liverpool is a well worn one just ask Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana, now Sadio Mane has joined the gang. If his first 2 games are anything to go by, Liverpool have made the right choice.
N’Golo Kante (Leicester City to Chelsea) £30m
While Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy might have gotten all the plaudits for Leicester’s historic Premier League title, it is also widely accepted that the win could not have been possible without this Frenchman and if he does as well for Chelsea, he could well become the new Claude Makelele.
Granit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal) £30m
The signing of the Swiss international excited many with his penchant for ridiculously accurate long balls and aggression, he is seen by many as what Arsenal is missing in Midfield. His Cameo in the Euros did his reputation no harm (Penalty miss aside).
Eric Bailly (Villareal to Manchester United) £30m
He was Mourinho’s first signing and probably the most important. Manchester United had a lot of reasons to thank David De Gea and the signing of Eric Bailly is to fix what has been a leaky Manchester United defence for a couple of years.
Michy Batshuayi (Marseille to Chelsea) £33.2m
With rumours circulating that Diego Costa was going to return to Atletico Madrid, Chelsea had to move fast and boy did they move. They captured the Belgian international right from under the noses of Crystal Palace who were initially poised to sign him.
Shkodran Mustafi (Valencia to Arsenal) £35m
The saga had dragged on for a number of weeks but Arsenal finally got their man. The experienced defender was gotten after both Per Mertesacker and Gabriel Paulista had gotten injured and his £35m price tag makes him the most expensive defender the gunners have ever purchased. No pressure.
Leroy Sane (Schalke to Manchester City) £37m
The youngster was on the radar of many clubs but Manchester City won the race to sign him and it is believed that Pep’s track record with youngsters was a major reason for his decision to join City.
David Luiz (PSG to Chelsea) £38m
It was another summer homecoming as the Brailian who was sold to PSG for almost £45m has now been brought back for £38 and it is believed he’ll help sort out Chelsea’s defennce.
John Stones (Everton to Manchester City) £47.5m
The youngster with his move to Manchester City is now the most expensive defender ever and was brought in after promising performances for the Toffees.
Paul Pogba (Juventus to Manchester United) £89m
Was there even any doubt? The talented midfielder’s move to the Red Devils captured the imaginations with unverified reports stating that his shirt sales have raked in over £190m in sales. He was the final piece of the puzzle for coach Jose Mourinho who plans to totally dominate the Premiership.