5 best Premier League 2022 summer transfers ranked

The Premier League is the richest league in the world and has been the dominant force in the transfer market for many years.

This past summer saw the Premier League spend a record £1.9b, which is around £500m more than the previous record of £1.4b in the summer of 2017.

The likes of Chelsea and Manchester United spent huge summers over the summer, with Chelsea setting the record for the most money spent by a single club in one window.

Now, after two months of the campaign, 101GreatGoals have compiled a list of the best 2022 summer purchases from the Premier League.

5. Nick Pope

Nick Pope joined Newcastle United during the summer from Burnley for around £10m and it is so far proving a great bit of business for the Magpies.

Pope is currently averaging 0.9 goals conceded per 90, which is the second-best in the Premier League for keepers who have started every game. The only player with a lower GCP90 is Lukas Fabianski with 0.88. Pope, though, has faced a lot more shots this season (45), compared to Fabianski  (28).

Pope is also outperforming his xGA by 0.28, whereas the West Ham shot-stopper is underperforming by 0.23 xGA.

Elsewhere, Pope currently has a save rate of 80 per cent, which is the highest in the Premier League for goalkeepers who have played more than one match.

4. Antony

After Manchester United splashed £85m on Antony, there were doubts if the Brazilian could live up to his price-tag.

However, just over a month after he signed, Antony is already proving instrumental to Manchester United’s side.

His ability to take players on at pace is something Manchester United have been lacking for some time. Antony has scored three goals in three Premier League appearances – the first Manchester United player to ever do this.

3. Manuel Akanji

Manchester City did not sign Manuel Akanji until deadline day. But if you watched any of Manchester City’s recent games without knowing that, you would think the Swiss stopper has been honing his craft with the Sky Blues for many years.

Due to injuries at the back, Akanji was thrust straight into the City backline, starting a Champions League tie vs Sevilla just days after his wife had given birth and he had moved to a new country.

The 27-year-old, though, is a calm, controlled presence who is very comfortable with the ball at his feet. He is also proficient in the right-back spot, putting in a solid shift vs Southampton following an injury to Kyle Walker.

It is also worth noting that Manchester City only paid just over £15m to bring Akanji to the Etihad.

2. Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus left Manchester City for Arsenal over the summer and has been installed as their new no.9.

The Brazilian has excelled in this role so far, netting five and providing three assists in nine league outings.

His off-the-ball work and ability to run at defences to create chances as well as his link-up play has been sensational. Even vs Liverpool when he did not score in the 3-2 victory, he still won the penalty that led to Bukayo Saka scoring Arsenal’s third goal.

1. Erling Haaland

Could anyone else really have earned the no.1 spot?

Erling Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm and looks set to guide Manchester City to yet another league title.

The Norwegian has scored 20 goals in just 12 games across all competitions this season. In the Premier League alone he has netted 15 in nine, meaning he is just eight goals off the total of last season’s Golden Boot winner and we are not even in the middle of October.

Haaland has also netted three Premier League hat-tricks, doing so in just eight games. This has made him the quickest ever player to score three PL hat-tricks, with the previous record holder Michael Owen doing so in 48 games.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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