CONFIRM: Borussia Dortmund has signed another key player…

Premier League clubs spent £100 million in the 2024 January transfer window — the lowest single-window expenditure in the men’s game since 2012 (£60m) and a significant drop from the record £815m splashed out in 2023, according to Deloitte.

After record-breaking spending in the past three transfer windows, things seem to have slowed. But English clubs’ total spending of £2.5 billion in the whole 2023-24 season was still the second-highest ever and, across the rest of Europe’s Big Five leagues, January spending actually rose from €255m to €455m.

What can we expect this time around? Here are grades for all the major confirmed summer transfers in the men’s game, with each day’s moves listed in order of highest fee.

There are plenty in Brazil who believe that we’re looking at football’s next great No. 9 striker. And when Brazilians say that, you sit up and listen — they know a thing or two about what makes a goal scorer. Securing his signature early continues Real Madrid’s quest to hoover up all of the best Brazilian talent, with Endrick following in the recent footsteps of Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo. Though he can’t join officially until he turns 18 on July 21 because of FIFA regulations.

It’s a lot of money to spend on a teenager, but he’s quite experienced for his age, having clocked more than 50 top-level appearances in South America, and he’s off the mark for his nation too. Moving to Real Madrid is a huge step, but the evidence so far suggests he’ll take it in his stride.



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