02 Mar 2022 | 11:25
Man City announced the successful recruitment of Jack Grealish
Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
Just two weeks after Liverpool signed Alisson Becker for £67m, Chelsea have broken that record, making Kepa the most expensive goalkeeper in Premier League history for £71.6m. But the Blues were disillusioned, when the Spaniard failed to live up to expectations, forcing them to recruit Edouard Mendy instead.
Right-back: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Man Utd spent £ 50 million to recruit Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. The British star is considered a “blocking machine”. However, Wan-Bissaka’s ability to support attacks is still limited.
Trung vệ: Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool were mocked when they spent £75m to sign Van Dijk from Southampton in January 2017. However, the presence of the Dutch star has completely changed the defense of The Kop.
Centre-back: Harry Maguire
MU pushed Van Dijk’s record into the past, when spending £80 million to recruit Maguire in the summer transfer window of 2019. Up to now, the Three Lions player has not shown that he deserves the title of “expensive central defender” the most valuable in Premier League history”.
Left-back: Joao Cancelo
Man City spent £60 million on Cancelo in 2019. However, only when he was arranged to kick a left-back, which was not his forte, did the Portuguese player shine brightly.
Central Midfielder: Paul Pogba
In the summer of 2016, Man Utd “bited teeth” spent £ 89.3 million to recruit their own trained star – Paul Pogba, a world record fee at that time. The level of the French midfielder is undeniable, but he cannot maintain stability in the Red Devils shirt.
Attacking Midfielder: Kai Havertz
In the summer of 2020, the Blues spent £ 71 million to recruit Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen, making him the third most expensive deal in the club’s history.
Attacking Midfielder: Jack Grealish
Last summer, Man City pushed Pogba’s record into the past when he spent £ 100 million on Jack Grealish. However, the Three Lions player has not yet met expectations.
Left striker: Jadon Sancho
Man Utd spent £ 73 million to bring Sancho back to the foggy country last summer. The former Dortmund star is gradually regaining his form under the guidance of Ralf Rangnick.
Right striker: Nicolas Pepe
The Ivorian is currently the most expensive signing in Arsenal’s history, having joined Emirates in 2019 for £72m. However, Pepe has yet to show that he is worth the money.
Striker: Romelu Lukaku
Last summer, Chelsea spent £ 97.5 million to bring Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge. Unfortunately, the Belgian striker is currently disappointing.