Barclays Premier League 2013 Summer Transfer Review

So the summer transfer window has finally closed, and all the talk can finally stop. But who are the biggest winners and losers from the window?


The long running sagas of Gareth Bale, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney were eventually resolved one way or another, and Arsenal managed to spend in the eleventh-hour to bring in the big name.

Bale completed his World-Record move to Real Madrid, eventually, for more than £85 million.

His former employers, Tottenham, broke their own transfer record three times as they spent the money well before Bale left to improve their squad.

Spurs were the biggest spenders with over £109.3million splashed out on new faces.

Newcastle on the other hand, spent nothing.

Suarez and Rooney stayed, while Marouane Fellaini thought it’d be better to play for old boss David Moyes at United.

The promoted sides, like Crystal Palace, had no trouble spending either, bringing in 15 new faces. Sunderland were also busy in the market signing 16 new names.

Nine Premier League sides broke their own transfer records, some more than once in the window.

A new Premier League record was set for money spent, beating the 2008 record of £500 million.

Over £130 million was spent on deadline day alone, before £630 million was shipped on new talent over the summer.

Arsenal sign Mesut Özil

Top Five Transfers:

Player Club(to) Club(From) Price (£)
Mesut Ozil Arsenal Real Madrid 42.4 million
Erik Lamela Tottenham Roma 30 million
Fernandinho Man City Shakhtar 30 million
Willian Chelsea Anzhi 30 million
Marouane Fellaini Man United Everton 27.5 million


Transfers club-by-club:


Notable Transfer In Notable Transfer Out Good window?


Mesut Özil, Mathieu Flamini, Yaya Sanogo

31 departures. Andrey Arshavin departed are a torrid Arsenal career Crucial addition on deadline day. Could have been better

Aston Villa

Libor Kozak, Jores Okore, Leandro Bacuna, Aleksander Tonev, Antonio Luna Richard Dunne’s experience is lost in defence, but no major departures Keeping hold of Benteke was vital, so a good window for Villa.


Gary Medel, Steven Caulker, Andreas Cornelius, Peter Odemwingie Only four departures, keeping their Championship winning squad together A new club transfer record made a good squad great


Willian, André Schürrle, Marco van Ginkel, Christian Atsu, Samuel Eto’o Victor Moses and Romelu Lukaku two big name players to leave out of 40 Mourinho returned and brought big names to suit. League favourites

Crystal Palace

Dwight Gayle, Marouane Chamakh and 13 others Not too many Play-off winning members left for Palace Kept those who won Promotion up, and took a gamble on a number of Premier League write-offs


James McCarthy, Arouna Koné, Antolín Alcaraz, Romelu Lukaku, Gareth Barry

Marouane Fellaini, Victor Anichebe, Phil Neville Keeping Baines was pivotal having lost Fellaini, and excellent recruitments for Martinez


Maarten Stekelenburg, Scott Parker, Darren Bent, Adel Taarabt

Major losses in Mark Schwarzer and Simon Davies International players arrive for Fulham. Superb business
hull city afc logo

Hull City

Tom Huddlestone, Curtis Davies, Ahmed Elmohamady, Allan McGregor, Maynor Figueroa, Steve Harper, Danny Graham, Jake Livermore

No major casualties from the squad which won promotion last term Breaking the club transfer record for Huddlestone, Hull will fancy their chances of an extended period in England’s top flight.


Mamadou Sakho, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet, Luis Alberto, Tiago Ilori, Kolo Touré, Aly Cissokho, Victor Moses Carragher retired; but big-money flops Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing departed Sensational window for the Reds. Many regard them as the winners in the summer window. Strong squad

Manchester City

Fernandinho, Stevan Jovetic, Jésus Navas, Alvaro Negredo, Martin Demichelis

Carlos Tevez left along with a raft of fringe squad members Pellegrini brings only top-class signings. Another excellent spend

Manchester United

Marouane Fellaini, Guillermo Varela

20 players left, but only Paul Scholes will be noticed The Champions retain their squad. Another good window

Newcastle United

Olivier Kemen,
Loïc Rémy
No big-name departures, except long-serving Harper Solid transfer business. nothing lost, nothing gained


Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Leroy Fer, Gary Hooper, Martin Olsson, Nathan Redmond, Javier Garrido, Johan Elmander

Grant Holt, James Vaughan, Leon Barnett One of the happiest clubs with their business. Top class signings all over the field. Another good season in the top flight ahead


Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, Victor Wanyama, Dejan Lovren Several left to balance the books for the big names Big fees for wonderful talents. Excellent window

Stoke City

Erik Pieters, Marko Arnautovic, Marc Muniesa Owen retired, Matthew Upson, Dean Whitehead, Rory Delap Nothing really to inspire from this window. Average


Jozy Altidore, Emanuele Giaccherini, Charis Mavrias Vito Mannone Modibo Diakité, Danny Graham, Ki Sung-Yeung Fabio Borini

Simon Mignolet Stephane Sessegnon Ahmed Elmohamady James McClean 16 players in, 14 out. Di Canio trying to make things happen at the Stadium of Light. Decent signings but another mid-table finish


Wilfried Bony Jonjo Shelvey
Jonathan de Guzman
Seven out, but no big names Quality additions. More good football expected

Tottenham Hotspur

Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado,  Paulinho, Christian Eriksen, Vlad Chiriches, Nacer Chadli, Étienne Capoue

Only one name really matters from those who left, Gareth Bale Spent the Bale money well before it came in. Over £109 million worth of talent to replace one man. AVB will be delighted.

West Brom

Stephane Sessegnong, Victor Anichebe, Nicolas Anelka Want-away Peter Odemwingie got his move Steve Clarke signs firepower to keep WBA competitive 

West Ham

Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing No major players left, except Carlton Cole Two big moves, both will have a lot to prove

The squads have been adjusted, the transfer records have been broken. Now the race for the title and the battle for survival begins. All until the next transfer frenzy, starting January 1st 2014.


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