The summer transfer window is finally shut, as all the teams have had the opportunities to reinforce their squads in order to achieve their targets for the season. Every Premier League club has spent more money than they have received this summer with clubs up and down the country splashing the cash to improve their squad.
After a wild summer of record spending, the window has shut for four months. The teams will have another opportunity to sign players in January as the transfer window will be again open for one month.
Big players like Schweinsteiger, Kevin De Bruyne moved to England as well as a Chelsea legend Petr Cech crossed London to join their rivals Arsenal. It has been an eventful transfer window.
In this article, we will rate the summer transfer dealings of seven Premier League clubs. The ratings are done out of 10. You can find all the transfers that took place in the transfer window or all the EPL clubs here.
Key arrival- Petr Cech
Key departures- Lukas Podolski, Wojciech Szczesny (loan), Abou Diaby
Rating according to value for money- Arsenal signed one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history for £10 million. Cech is 33 and still has much more to offer considering that 33 is not a huge deal for a goalkeeper taking the examples from Edwin van der Sar and Buffon. They did not buy any striker which they needed because Arsene Wenger did not want to overprice anyone. So according to value for money the rating would be 8/10.
Overall rating- They badly needed another striker. even if not an upgrade over Olivier Giroud, they should have brought in a cover for him if they aim to mount a title challenge. They did not improve from last season on a single outfield position as well. So overall all rating for them would be 4/10.
Key arrivals- Pedro, Radamel Falcao (loan), Baba Rahman, Asmir Begovic, Papy Djilobodj
Key departures- Petr Cech, Didier Drogba, Filipe Luis, Mohamed Salah (loan), Juan Cuadrado (loan), Marco van Ginkel (loan)
Rating according to value for money- On the basis of money spent, it’s a good transfer window for them. Did not overprice for any player apart from Baba Rahman. Rating- 7/10
Overall rating- Chelsea could not improve their central defense and central midfield significantly which was needed badly. They could have kept some of the players who are loaned especially players like Ake and van Ginkel which would have benefited them. Apart from Pedro, none of the signings will bolster their squad. Rating- 5/10
Key arrivals- Ramiro Funes Mori, Gerard Deulofeu, Tom Cleverley, Aaron Lennon
Key departures- Chris Long, Sylvain Distin, Antolin Alcaraz
Rating according to value for money- Signing of a former Premier League winner Tom Cleverley for free and getting a highly rated young player like Gerard Deulofeu for only £4.25 million are huge bargains. The side added the experience and flair of Lennon on the deadline day as well as signing a promising young defender in Funes Mori on the deadline day are also good deals. Rating- 7/10
Overall Rating- It was a huge statement shown by the club to reject huge money for John Stones. And all the signings look good and adds quality and depth to the squad. Rating- 8/10
Key arrivals- Christian Benteke, Joe Gomez, James Milner, Danny Ings, Nathaniel Clyne, Roberto Firmino, Adam Bogdan
Key departures- Steven Gerrard, Raheem Sterling, Glen Johnson, Fabio Borini, Mario Balotelli (loan), Lazar Markovic (loan), Tiago Ilori (loan), Sebastian Coates
Ratings according to value for money- Did well to get so much money for Sterling which makes him the most expensive English player ever. All the signings apart from Benteke look good value for money. Especially, Milner, Gomez, Clyne, Ings all look like good bargains. Rating- 8/10
Overall rating- Side looks decent in terms of quality and depth.The loaning out of Markovic and Ilori was not welcomed by the fans. But overall, a good window. Rating- 7/10
5> Manchester City
Key arrivals- Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Patrick Roberts, Nicolas Otamendi, Enes Unal
Key departures- Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko (loan), Stevan Jovetic (loan), Scott Sinclair, James Milner, Jason Denayer (loan), Micah Richards
Ratings according to value for money- The sterling deal is extremely overpriced as well as the De Bruyne and Otamendi deals. A very good window in terms of players bought but not smartly spent. Rating- 6/10
Overall rating- A very good window for Cityzens as they bought last season’s Bundesliga Player of the Year, The best young player in Europe according to Europe and a very good commanding defender. But should have at least one among Dzeko and Jovetic as Aguero and Bony are the only two strikers in the teams. Quality business by Etihad side. Rating- 9/10
6> Manchester United
Key arrivals- Anthony Martial, Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Sergio Romero
Key departures- Angel Di Maria, Jonny Evans, Javier Hernandez, Nani, Robin van Persie, Rafael Da Silva, Tom cleverley, Adnan Januzaj (loan)
Ratings according to value for money- The Martial deal is the only overpriced deal. Sold the players for a relatively small amount. The other arrivals are all very good in terms of money spent. Rating- 8/10
Overall rating– Central defense and center forward were the two positions that needed improvement, but that was not done. Rather Evans was sold and Blackett was loaned out. An established striker was not signed. Te loaning out Januzaj was also a decision that will not be welcomed by fans. Rating- 6/10
7> Tottenham Hotspur
Key arrivals- Heung-Min Son, Clinton N’Jie, Toby Alderweireld, Kevin Wimmer, Kieran Trippier
Key departures– Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Benjamin Stambouli, Etienne Capoue, Lewis Holtby, Vlad Chiriches, Younes Kaboul, Aaron Lennon
Ratings according to value for money- They smartly spent this window and did not overprice anyone. Rating- 8/10
Overall Ratings- sold too many central midfielders and did not buy anyone for that position. Other than that, a good window. Rating- 7/10