The winners and losers of the English transfer window

The winners and losers of the English transfer window

The winners and losers of the English transfer window

The English Premier League's (EPL) transfer window closed on August 9 with more than 1 billion euros spent by the teams.

However, there has been little other late movement from the top six clubs with Mourinho in particular frustrated at missing out on a host of targets to bolster his options in central defence.

Liverpool look like the big winners of the window as they have emerged as second favourites for the title behind champions Manchester City after doing their business early in splashing over £170 million on Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker and midfielders Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Interest in Barcelona defender Yerry Mina was tempered by prohibitive agent demands, with the Colombia global instead heading to Everton.

The company said that summer transfer in the English topflight sparked a drop in spending for the first time since 2010.

Tottenham Hotspurs was the only team in the league to not have signed any player in the current transfer window.

They have already made a positive impression ahead of the new campaign by winning the Community Shield with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday.

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne reached the semifinals with England and Belgium respectively and only returned to first team training on Monday after three weeks' holiday.

"Since nine years, every season - except the first when I arrived at Barcelona". Pochettino made it clear he expected arrivals, though, and although the Argentine will understand the tightening of the budget is necessary due to the stadium upgrade project at White Hart Lane, a couple of quality new players could have pushed Spurs on to be contenders at home and overseas. Yet Maguire stayed put, with Manchester United's interest never really crystalising, and Leicester now have genuine depth of quality among their back four.

Kepa Arrizabalaga never made it on the pitch for Spain in Russian Federation but Chelsea broke the transfer record for a goalkeeper by meeting an 80 million euro ($93 million) buyout clause from Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois. Uruguay worldwide Lucas Torreira is a smart capture in midfield, but more stardust was required.

"If you can't add a player that can improve your squad, the most important thing is to make sure you do not lose your best players and I think that was a great job from the club to keep the best players and the manager". Mitrovic was allowed to leave, with further funds brought in by the sales of Mikel Merino and Chancel Mbemba.

The losers of deadline day? "That's reversing the trend we've seen in the last few years".

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