The summer transfer period in 2021 has been one of the most exciting in history. We’ve seen numerous quality players join other clubs, other players left their childhood teams and thus, managed to shock football fans, etc.
That is the topic that we wanted to discuss in this article. We are going to take a look at the top transfers of the 2021 summer transfer period in football. Now, bear in mind that this is a personal list and we understand that you may not agree with it. After all, there was a lot of activity during this period.
Our first entry is one of the most underrated youngsters in football. There’s no denying the fact that Jadon Sancho has the potential to be one of the greatest players in the upcoming years. The 21-year-old spent 4 years at Borussia Dortmund and on July 23, he joined Manchester United for a fee of £76.5 million.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to turn Manchester United into one of the best teams, if not the best in the Premier League, and the acquisition of Sancho is definitely a step in the right direction.
Everyone was aware of the fact that Jack Grealish wanted to depart Aston Villa as he searched for a new challenge. Many sportsbooks such as Novibet even opened bets as to which club is the next destination for Grealish.
After spending a few weeks negotiating the deal, the Englishman decided to join Manchester City and give his contribution to the club. The fee that City paid to purchase the left-winger was £105.75 million on a six-year contract.
Next up, we have a player that we never thought we’d imagine leaving Real Madrid. Sergio Ramos and the club had a couple of ups and downs in the recent period. According to him, he wanted to stay in Madrid, regardless of what the club will offer him, but Real apparently had other plans.
After his contract expired, Ramos became a free agent and of course, the interest in him was massive. In the end, PSG was the club that managed to bring him over. It is interesting to mention that PSG had the best transfer period in the club’s history as it managed to sign Ramos, Donnarumma, Wijnaldum, Hakimi, and the player that we are about to mention below.
We are going to close off the list with one of the biggest upsets in football history. Barcelona and La Liga were in a dispute over Barcelona’s financial situation and extremely high paychecks that the club provided to the players. Of course, Messi was at the top as the highest-paid player in the club. Even though Barcelona and Messi did everything they can, La Liga disagreed so Barca had to let Messi go.
A few days after the news of him leaving Barcelona broke out, PSG made contact with Messi and his father, who is also his agent, and signed a two-year deal with the club.