The soccer economy suffered a huge setback, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The biggest clubs in the world reported huge losses. In the Spanish La Liga, Real Madrid didn’t make any move in the summer transfer window while Barcelona reported losses of near €100 million. According to the New York Times, losses are expected to reach as high as €4 billion across Europe.
In the transfer window that closed Monday night in Europe, October 5th, several moves were reported, especially in the Premier League.
Check the 25 biggest football transfers of 2020
25. Sergio Reguilon, €30 million, Tottenham
The 23-year-olf Spanish left-back signed for Tottenham after a great year on loan at Sevilla. The former Real Madrid player was sold by €30 million after being a key piece in Lopetegui’s team that won the Europa League.
24. Nelson Semedo, €30 million, Wolverhampton
The Portuguese right-back signed for Wolves after 3 seasons at Barcelona. The Blaugrana replaced the Portuguese international with Sergino Dest from Ajax.
23. Rodrigo Moreno, €30 million, Leeds United
The Spanish international was the biggest name announced in the newly promoted Leeds United. The team led by the charismatic coach Marcelo Bielsa has high hopes in the former Valencia striker.
22. Ollie Watkins, €30,80 million, Aston Villa
The 24-year-old English striker arrives at Villa Park coming from Brentford. Watkins already showed amazing signs in his new squad, scoring a hat trick in the stunning 7-2 win over Liverpool matchday 4 of the Premier League.
21. Francisco Trincao, €31 million, Barcelona
The young Portuguese winger was a surprising move from the Blaugrana, coming from SC Braga. Trincao is one of Portugal’s best talents of the new generation.
20. Jonathan David, €32 million, LOSC Lille
Together with Alphonso Davies, Jonatha David represents a great set of young skilled players coming from Canada. LOSC Lille has high hopes in the 20-year-old forward that arrives from the Belgian side KAA Gent.
19. Giovanni Lo Celso, €32 million, Tottenham
Tottenham activated their €32 million option to buy for the Argentinian attacking midfielder, after a 1-year loan from Betis.
18. Wesley Fofana, €35 million, Leicester City
With just 19 years of age, Wesley Fofana is a talented French centre-back that arrives after a great year at St. Etienne.
17. Donny van de Beek, €39 million, Manchester United
One of the biggest names from the great Ajax team that reached Champions League semifinals in 2018/19, van de Beek arrives at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have another great option for the midifield position that already has great players like Bruno Fernandes or Paul Pogba.
16. Fabio Silva, €40 million, Wolverhampton
With just 18 years of age, Fabio Silva is viewed as one of the great talents from the Portuguese new generation of players. The striker was part of FC Porto’s squad that secured the Portuguese League and the Cup last season.
15. Hakim Ziyech, €40 million, Chelsea
After 4 great years at Amsterdan with Ajax shirt, Ziyech is one of several big names that arrived at Stamford Bridge this off-season.
14. Achraf Hakimi, €40 million, Inter Milan
After a successful 1-year loan from at Borussia Dortmund, Inter paid €40 million to sign Real Madrid’s right-back.
13. Diogo Jota, €44,70 million, Liverpool
Surprising sign from Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp expressed some thoughts about Liverpool’s capacity to make big signs in this transfer window. Diogo Jota was a major piece in the successful Premier League campaigns from Wolves in recent years and will be another great attacking option for the Reds.
12. Leroy Sane, €45 million, Bayern Munich
After a nightmare season plagued by an injury, Leroy Sane left Manchester City and return to his homecountry. Still 24, Leroy Sane is one of the best wingers in European football and for sure a great addition to the powerful Bayern Munich.
11. Nathan Ake, €45,30 million, Manchester City
Nathan Ake could not avoid Bournemouth’s relegation but still had a huge demand in the market. Manchester City made a big move for the 25-year-old Dutch international.
10. Thomas Partey, €50 million, Arsenal
Thomas Partey was heavily linked to Arsenal during the Summer transfer window but the confirmation came just in the final day. The Gunners paid the player’s release clause, worth €50 million.
9. Mauro Icardi, €50 million, PSG
After a 1-year loan from Inter Milan, PSG exercised the €50-million option for the Argentinian striker.
8. Ben Chilwell, €50,20 million, Chelsea
Viewed as one of the top left-backs in the Premier League last season, Chelsea secured the 23-year-old English international from Leicester City.
7. Timo Werner, €53 million, Chelsea
Chelsea’s fans for sure celebrated this signing. Timo Werner was reportedly being chased by Liverpool as well, but the Blues won the race for the 24-year-old.
6. Alvaro Morata, €56 million, Juventus
The Spanish striker returns to the Vecchia Signora, where he played for two, between 2014 and 2016.
5. Miralem Pjanic, €60 million, Barcelona
Huge signing for the Blaugrana, that secured a highly experience midfielder from Juventus.
4. Ruben Dias, €68 million, Manchester City
After 3 seasons in the Benfica’s first team, Ruben Dias arrives at the Etihad Stadium. The 23-year-old becomes the 5th most expensive centre-back.
3. Victor Osimhen, €70 million, Napoli
A surprising move due to the high values paid for the 21-year-old Nigerian striker. Napoli has high expectations for Victor Osimhen.
2. Arthur, €72 million, Juventus
With Pjanic going in tje ooposite direction, Arthur arrives at Juventus to confirm his talent. Something that was put in jeopardy during his span at Camp Nou.
1. Kai Havertz, €80 million, Chelsea
Kai Havertz is seen as the face of the German’s nre generation of players. With just 21 years old, the attacking midfielder made Chelsea lose their mind by paying €80 million for the former Leverkusen.
16 of the 25 biggest transfers of 2020 were made by Premier League clubs, with Chelsea being the most active spender.