The month of August is just few days away and all the football fans are already glued to the pre season games which will give them a good idea of how their team will play in the 2015-16 season. And the month of July will give all the clubs a chance to re-build their squad and plug any weaknessess that were evident in the previous season.
But with the dead line day of the 2015 summer transfer window approaching in just more than a month, there will be more excitement for football fans all across the world as the clubs will want to get their transfers done as quickly as possible. But many clubs have already made huge deals and in this article we will take a look at the money spent in this window with the top 5 Costliest Transfers so far.
1. Raheem Sterling to Manchester City
The recent winner of the Golden Boy Award in Europe and one of the most exciting young prospects of football, Raheem Sterling was a transfer that was always bound to happen. After a public rift with his ex-club, Sterling completed a swith to the blue of Manchester. The only reason the transfer took this long was because of the asking price of around £50 million. This was eventually met (£49 million) by Mancester City making this transfer the costliest of this market.
2. Roberto Firminio to Liverpool
After a sintillating 2013-14 season, Liverpool were not able to recreate the form after losing Suarez to the Catalan Giants. But a determined Team Management and an ambitious Manager have set out to bring back the lost form. The change in mindset was evident after they spent £29million to bring a Brazillian from Hoffenheim. Roberto Firminio impressed many in the Bundesliga is the 2nd most expensive transfer of this season.
3. Memphis Depay to Manchester United
The Red Devils have already acquired a strong squad and will want to pose a title threat next season. Their costliest transfer this season was Memphis Depay of PSV. Depay netted an impressive 25 goals last season at PSV and will want to hit the ground running after signing for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. His transfer cost United £25 million and is the 3rd costliest transfer so far this season.
4. Jackson Martinez to Atletico Madrid
The most expensive signing outside the Premier League has been the purchase of Jackson Martinez by Atletico Madrid. The Porto star had a great campagin last season as he net 28 goals in all competitions. Atletico Madrid have forked out £ 24.8 million for Martinez and will want to make a title charge after they failed to defend their 2013-2014 seasons title from the hands of Barcelona.
The Treble winners last sesaon, Barcelona lost an important part of their midlfield after Xavi retired from the club. But they have bought themsleves the Atletico star Arda Turan and will hope to replace the void left by the legend. They had to shell out £ 24.5 million to acquire his services but it is a safe investment as Turan is already a proven player in La Liga.
There may be some high profile moves that might still be on the cards with the window still open. Keep following us to stay up to date in this Transfer Window.