Which club have had the best window?
Jack Lang: Manchester City. They signed a transformative, generational talent for just a shade over £50million and must be absolutely cracking up at some of the other deals that have been done since.
James Horncastle: Brighton never cease to amaze me. The Marc Cucurella deal is a masterpiece in player trading. Top European clubs look at how Brighton are run and marvel.
Sarah Shephard: Spurs have done well, hanging onto their best players and adding Perisic, Richarlison, Bissouma, Romero and Djed Spence to a squad that was in need of more depth.
Nick Miller: Arsenal. The approach of assessing which positions they were deficient in and improving those positions is so wacky it just might work. Tottenham were similar, Leeds United’s signings look good and I’m intrigued by Southampton’s policy of exclusively signing children, mostly from Manchester City. Nottingham Forest could go either way so I’m putting them in both the best and the worst categories.
Oliver Kay: Tempted to say Newcastle in the hope that nobody else will. Nothing like as stellar or as wildly capricious as a lot of people were expecting post-takeover. Instead it’s Nick Pope, Sven Botman, Alexander Isak (below), even Matt Targett and it all seems remarkably sensible. Only one win from the first five games, but performance-wise, there’s a lot of cause for encouragement.
Isak made an instant impact for Newcastle (Photo: Visionhaus/Getty Images)
Carl Anka: The obvious answer is Manchester City, the acceptable answer is Arsenal (Spurs, too), and the hipster answer is probably… Crystal Palace. A lot of teams have had good summer windows, making the most of the Premier League’s financial dominance to pick some of the best talents from around the world.
Nancy Frostick: Burnley, if you’ll allow me to ignore the obvious Premier League answer that is Manchester City. Burnley sold well and have recruited wisely with exciting young players from lower down the EFL.
Liam Tharme: Tottenham – Mark Carey’s numbers do not lie. They’ve added necessary attacking depth in Richarlison and Yves Bissouma. Plus Cristian Romero permanently is smart.
Pol Ballus: Arsenal. This has to be the summer that brings them to the top four. We can discuss some bits of business (Fabio Vieira? players sold or loaned out on the cheap?), but if they manage to get a seat back with the big guns, it will be worth it.
Maram AlBaharna: Arsenal. In Gabriel Jesus they got the perfect fit for a striker Mikel Arteta likes — comfortable between the lines and lethal in the box and added Oleksandr Zinchenko, giving them even more solutions going forward (inverted, or wide) with their full-backs.