So who has done well during this summer transfer window and who could have done better. We all know who spent the most as Manchester City spent a staggering £125 million. But going through club by club looking at the Ins and Outs and the transfer fees involved we will judge how the Clubs/Managers done.


In: Laurent Koscielny £8.5m; Sébastien Squillaci £3.2m; Marouane Chamakh Free

Out Eduardo £6m; Jay Simpson £1.2m; Sol Campbell Free; William Gallas Free; Fran Merida Free; Philippe Senderos Free; Mikael Silvestre Free;

Total In: £11.5m

Total out: £7.2m

Verdict: Strengthen a depleted defence with some experience and youth and got a striker in for free while recouping some money on Eduardo who never got the chance to fully show his ability at the club. Made a profit on youth player Jay Simpson who has been at the club since he was nine. Overall out of 10 I would say 7/10 is fair.


In: Stephen Ireland Swap

Out: James Milner £24m + swap; Nicky Shorey £1.5m; Wilfred Bouma Free; Marlon Harewood Free.

Total In: 0

Total Out: £25.5m

Verdict: with Martin O’Neill leaving due to lack of transfer funds it’s no surprise that the club hasn’t brought anyone but have got a great capture in Stephen Ireland. Getting £24 million and Ireland for Milner is a great piece of business while letting a few players leave on frees they did also get some money in for Nicky Shorey. On money alone this could be rated at 10/10 but when you put the football progression into account and the fact the club still needs to build a squad to improve and that hasn’t happened this is going to get 6/10 and that is only because Stephen Ireland came in for nothing.

In: Ben Foster £6m; Nikola Zigic £6m; Jean Beausejour £3.3m; Martin Jiranek £400,000; Enric Valles Free; Matt Derbyshire Season Loan; Alexander Hleb Season Loan

Out: Lee Carsley Free; Artur Krysiak Free; Franck Queudrue Free; Gary McSheffrey Free.

Total In £15.7M

Total Out £0

Verdict: Birmingham have spent big this summer making no money in the transfer window but just freeing up some wage money. But the players that have been brought in are sure to do a great job. Ben Foster has already showed that he is worth the money but the jury are still out on £6m signing Zigic who most defiantly will help dominant in the air but goals will be the deciding factor. The loan singing of matt Derbyshire is an interesting one as he showed good promise at Blackburn before they decided to sell him, I was surprised that they did as he looked as if he was on his way to securing a first team place. But by far probably the second best capture of this transfer window is Alexander Hleb coming in on loan. It will be interesting to see if he can recapture the form he had in his final season at Arsenal before his move to Barcelona because he is can then Birmingham could have a good season. Overall 8/10 but at the end of the season could well be 9 or 10/10 depending on how Zigic and Hleb perform.


In: Hugo Fernandez Nominal Fee; Benjani Mwaruwari Free;
Mame Biram Diouf Season Loan;

Out: Steven Reid Free;
Zurab Khizanishvili Season Loan; Yıldıray Baştürk Released.

Total In Unknown Nominal Fee

Total Out £0

Verdict: Benjani is an experienced striker than when on form can score goals as he showed at Portsmouth, and Mame Biram Diouf looks to be a good Season long Loan Signing. Overall nothing special 6.5/10


In: DJ Campbell £1.5m; Chris Basham £500,000 rising to £1m; Craig Cathcart £500,000; Matt Phillips £325,000 rising to £650,000; Elliot Grandin Undisclosed; Ludovic Sylvestre Undisclosed; Luke Varney Season Loan; Marlon Harewood Free; Dekel Keinan  Free; Malaury Martin Free.

Out: Al Bangura Free; Hameur Bouazza Free

Total In £3.975

Total Out £0

Verdict: So far so good for Blackpool. They finally have got their man in DJ Campbell and the Season long Loan of Varney has already paid dividends as has Marlon Harewood. If they can continue then Ian Holloway has done well so far so good. 7/10


In: Marco Alonso £1.6m; Tom Eaves £350,000; Robbie Blake Free; Ivan Klasnic Free; Martin Petrov Free; Rodrigo Moreno Season Loan

Out: Chris Basham £500,000 rising to £1m; Ali Al-Habsi Season Loan
Nicky Hunt Free; Ricardo Vaz Tê Free

Total In £1.95

Total Out £1M

Verdict: Bolton didn’t spent much more than they had, they have loaned out goalkeeper Al-Habsi who is showing promise as I am sure they are looking to have him replace Jasskaliean for if he ever retires. They have got a great capture in the free signing of Petrov and a free transfer of Klasnic and Blake.  Overall 7/10

In: Ramires £16.3m; Yossi Benayoun £5m; Matej Delac £2.7m;
Tomas Kalac Undisclosed.

Out: Ricardo Carvalho £6.6m; Miroslav Stoch £4.95m; Scott Sinclair £500,000 rising to £1.2m; Deco Undisclosed; Franco di Santo; Michael Ballack Free; Juliano Belletti Free; Joe Cole Free

Total In £24M
Total Out £12.8M

Verdict: Chelsea again have spent more than they have recouped but Carvalho going isn’t the worst thing as he was not a regular anymore. They have worked on there wage bill with Ballack and Cole leaving on frees and deco for an undisclosed fee. And they made some money of Stoch who has spent his Chelsea career on loan. But Benayoun in for 5million when Cole goes the other way for free is curious. And spending big on Ramires only time will tell on that one. Delac is one for the future as a possible replacement or back up for Cech. Over all I would say 6/10 as they have spend big money on a player that may not get into the first team regularly and brought when they could have kept.


In: Magaye Gueye £900,000; Joao Silva £500,000; Jermaine Beckford Free; Ján Mucha Free;

Out: Lukas Jutkiewicz £1m; John Ruddy Undisclosed; Dan Gosling Free; Carlo Nash

Total In 1.4M

Total Out £1M

Verdict: Everton haven’t had much to spend but have brought in some players who can do a job for them. Beckford on a free is a good signing but losing Dan Gosling on a free isn’t. 5/10


In: Moussa Dembele £5m; Carlos Salcido £1.6m; Rafik Halliche £1.3m; Jonathan Greening Free; Philippe Senderos Free; Lauri Dalla Valle Swap Loan; Alex Kacaniklic Swap Loan

Out: Chris Smalling £10m; Paul Konchesky £4m + swap; Erik Nevland Free; Andranik Released

Total In £6.9

Total Out £10.4M Plus player Loans

Verdict: Dembele and Salcido have European Experience, Halliche had a good world Cup, Greening is a good signing, but Senderos could do a job for them but is now injured. The sale of Konchesky for 4 million is ok, they have released a few players but Smalling for 10million at the moment seems good money. Overall I have to say 8.5/10 very nearly a 9


In: Raul Meireles £11.5m; Christian Poulsen £4.5m rising to £5.5m; Paul Konchesky £4m + swap; Brad Jones £2.3m; Danny Wilson £2m; Jonjo Shelvey £1.7m; Joe Cole Free; Milan Jovanović Free

Out: Javier Mascherano £22m rising to £26m; Yossi Benayoun £5m; Albert Riera £3.37m; Kristian Nemeth £1m; Diego Cavalieri Undisclosed; Mikel San Jose Undisclosed; Lauri Dalla Valle Swap; Alex Kacaniklic Swap; Albert Aquilani Season Loan; Philipp Degen Season Loan; Emeliano Insua Season Loan

Total in £35.5

Total Out £30.37M

Verdict: Raul Meireles is a player like Steven Gerrard, but Liverpool don’t need a player like Steven Gerrard as they already have him.  Joe Cole on a free and Benayoun for 5 works well for the, Jovanovic on a free is also a good singing. Mascherano wanted to leave and in the end they are going to get the money they should for the player but Poulsen is not a full replacement. Aquilani is off on loan with a possible sale at the end, but if you buy Meireles why loan Aquilani, why not give him a chance. And Konchesky is and average player that in the premiership can do ok, but working with old manager Hodgson it could work out but overall I would say 7/10


In: Yaya Toure  £28m; David Silva £25m; James Milner £24m including swap;
Mario Balotelli £22m; Aleksandar Kolarov £16m; Jerome Boateng £10.5m

Out: Robinho AC Milan £18m rising to £20m; Javier Garrido £2.5m; Valeri Bojinov Undisclosed; Stephen Ireland Swap; Benjani Mwaruwari Free; Martin Petrov Free; Craig Bellamy Season Loan; Nedum Onuoha Season Loan; Vladimir Weiss Season Loan; Sylvinho Released

Total In £125.5

Total Out 22.5M

Verdict. Well, spending £100 million more than what you received says where the club want to go. But with a lot of unrest at the club, did the money go the right place;

Verdict: with Manchester City buying players in Positions that maybe they didn’t need players and spending big money it is a strange one to judge. Yaya Toure is a good signing, but at £28million maybe £10million too much, and James Milner had a great season at villa but to buy him at £24million and have Stephen Ireland go the other way that just doesn’t seem to make sense. Mario Balotelli is a great talent and may work well with Mancini but again at £22 million may be over priced. Kolarov is a good left back, but with Bridge at the club for £16million you would assume that he is going to be the first in the pecking order for that position. David Silva did really well at Valencia but that is with a team who he has played regular football with and with a world class striker of David Villa. £25million is again maybe 8 to 10 million over priced. Robinho has gone for £20million to recoup some money but they still lost 12million on that transfer. Overall 6/10


In: Chris Smalling £10m; Bebe £7.4m; Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez £6m;

Out: Ben Foster £6m; Craig Cathcart £500,000; Zoran Tosic Undisclosed; Tom Cleverley Season Loan; Mame Biram Diouf Season Loan; Danny Wellbeck Season Loan

Total In £23.4M

Total Out £6.5M

Manchester United may not have spent big like rivals City but £23 million on three players is a lot. Time will tell if its money well spent Chris Smalling at £10 million is a risk in my opinion. As is £7.4million on Bebe who may work out or who may not. It’s a risk. There are players out on loan to gain experience is needed and its Premiership experience. Overall 6/10

In: Cheik Tiote £3.5m; James Perch £1.5m; Sol Campbell Free; Dan Gosling Free; Hatem Ben Arfa Season Loan

Out: Fraser Forster Season Loan;
Nicky Butt Retired

Total In £5M

Total Out £0

Verdict: Newcastle finally look to be trying to be more conservative in their transfer spending. Campbell and Gosling in on frees are great buys, and Ben Arfa on loan may be a good signing with £5million being spent on two players Perch and Cheik Tiote. Tiote is a strong midfielder a replacement for retired Butt. Overall 6.5/10


In: Kenwyne Jones £8m; Marc Wilson £4m + Swap; Jon Walters £2.75m rising to £3.25m; Florent Cuvelier Undisclosed; Salif Diao Free; Eidur Gudjohnsen Season Loan; Jermaine Pennant Season Loan
Out: James Beattie £1.5m; Andy Griffin £250,000; Steve Simonsen Free; Dave Kitson Swap; Liam Lawrence Swap; Diego Arismendi Season Loan;
Ibrahima Sonko Season Loan; Amdy Faye Released

Total In: £15.25M

Total Out: £1.75M

Verdict: Kenwyne Jones has come in to bring some extra attacking options as well as free signing Gudjohnsen. Winger Pennant has come in on loan and Marc Wilson has come in to boost the squad. Nothing much to boost the team and get them much further up the league overall I would say 6.5/10


In: Asamoah Gyan £13.25m; Marcos Angeleri £2m; Simon Mignolet £2m; Titus Bramble £1m; John Mensah Season Loan; Nedum Onuoha Season Loan; Danny Wellbeck Season Loan

Out: Kenwyne Jones £8m; Lorik Cana £5m; Martyn Waghorn £3m; Daryl Murphy £1.5m; Marton Fulop £750,000; Matthew Kilgallon Season Loan; Jean Yves M’voto Season Loan; Nyron Nosworthy Season Loan

Total In £18.25M

Total Out £18.25M

Verdict: they spent as much as they got, so nothing bad to say there a well run club but will the signings work. At £13million Asamoah Gyan is an expensive signing but he is can strike up a partnership with Bent as well as Kenwyne Jones did and can play as well as he did during the World Cup then it will be a good signing. And Titus Bramble for £1million is a good buy. Surprised Kenwyne Jones went but with £8million going toward Gyan it makes sense. Overall 7.5/10


In: Rafael van der Vaart £8m; Sandro £6m rising to £10m; William Gallas Free; Stipe Pletikosa Season Loan

Out: Adel Taarabt £1m; Dorian Dervite Free; John Bostock Season Loan

Total In £18M

Total Out £1M

Verdict: Not much transfer activity from Tottenham compared to everyone else. With a few leaving and a few coming in. Gallas in for a free brings in experience and extra cover as does goalkeeper Pletikosa. Sandro has yet to play but the signing of Van der Vaart shows what is Harry intent. A great signing especially for £8million. Overall 9/10


In: Marc-Antoine Fortune £2.5m; Peter Odemwingie £2.5m; Nicky Shorey £1.5m; Boaz Myhill £1.5m Gabriel Tamas £800,000; Craig Dawson £500,000;
Pablo Ibanez Free; Stephen Reid Free; Paul Scharner Free

Out: Jonathan Greening Free; Robert Koren Free; Filipe Teixeira Free; Borja Valero Season Loan

Total In £9.3M

Total Out £0

Verdict: Peter Odemwingie has already showed promise and Fortune did well during his spell at the club before. Some good free signings but still £9.3million spent building the squad West Brom need to stay up to make this a success. Overall 7/10


In: Pablo Barrera £4m; Winston Reid £3m; Frederic Piquionne £1m; Thomas Hitzlsperger Free; Victor Obinna Season Loan; Tal Ben Haim Six Month Loan

Out: Alessandro Diamanti £1.8m; Fabio Daprela Undisclosed; Guillermo Franco Released; Ilan Released

Total In £8M

Total Out £1.8M + Unds.

Would Zola have faired better than Avram Grant in the summer transfer window. With some players gone the replacements aren’t much better. Piquionne wasn’t the greatest goal scorer for Portsmouth but Ben Haim will do well. The loan signing of Victor Obinna will bring in pace to the west ham attack and after a good world cup Barrera and Reid are untested in the Premiership. Overall 6/10


In: Mauro Boselli £6m; Ronnie Stam £3m; James McArthur £500,000; Franco di Santo Undisclosed; Antolin Alcaraz Free; Steven Caldwell Free;  Ali Al-Habsi Season Loan; Tom Cleverley Season Loan

Out: Titus Bramble £1m; Jason Scotland Undisclosed; Mario Melchiot Free; Paul Scharner Free; Jason Koumas Season Loan; Olivier Kapo Released

Total In £9.5M

Total Out £1M + Unds.

Verdict: a lot of money has been spent and some can be seen as a risk. How well will Boselli hit in to the league and will he be a £6million flop. Some good frees and loan signings. I really am not all that impressed with the signings. Overall 5.5/10

In: Steven Fletcher £6.5m; Stephen Hunt £3m; Steven Mouyokolo £2.5m Jelle van Damme £2.5m; Adlène Guedioura Charleroi £2m; Michael Mancienne Season Loan; Marcus Bent Five Month Loan

Out: Andrew Surman  £1.2m; Chris Iwelumo Burnley £500,000; Andy Keogh Season Loan

Total In £16.5M

Total Out £1.7M

Verdict: Wolves have spent big this summer for a club that are looking to build upon last season to push up the table but has Mick McCarthy spent well to do that. Stephen hunt is a good player and Mouyokolo is a strong defender. Wolves have brought back Mancienne on loan as well as striker Marcus Bent. Steven Fletcher was an expensive buy. He didn’t score many goals for Burnley last season but can still perform for the club. Jelle Van Damme is an experienced player with a lot of European football under his belt with Anderlecht. Time will tell at the end of the season if that was £16 million well spent or not but on face value I would say it is. 8/10

Managers and Clubs will be of course judged on how well they have done by where they end up at the end of the season. And in regards to transfers that is still true but it does also come down to how well individually the signings do. How many were hit and miss. Van der Vaart could turn out to be a flop where Boselli could turn out to be a brilliant signing you just don’t know until the season gets going. There may well have been a few games already but now all the signings have been done and the squads have been listed the season starts now. But here is a league of what teams I believe to have done best in this transfer window. I look forward to seeing how right or wrong I am come the end of the season


FULHAM 8.5/10


WOLES 8/10















WIGAN 5.5/10


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