September 1 marked the official end of the summer transfer period for 2022 in the majority of Europe’s leading football divisions.
The Premier League spent a staggering €2.2 billion on new players, making them the league’s highest spenders overall. Serie A ($749 million), Ligue 1 ($558 million), and La Liga ($505 million) were next in line.
Others are already recouping the transfer amounts their clubs paid for them as some summer acquisitions gradually adjust to their new environments.
Others are already refunding the transfer amounts their clubs paid for them as some summer signings gradually adjust to their new environments.
As a result, this article will focus on five players that have a respectable start this season at their new clubs.
5. Aurélien Tchouaméni
After completing a high-profile transfer this summer, the French midfielder is currently settling in well at Real Madrid.
Recall that Aurélien Tchouaméni was acquired by Los Blancos from French club AS Monaco for a transfer cost of approximately €80 million.
The 22-year-old midfielder is currently an essential member of Carlo Ancelotti’s squad and is loving the chance to represent Real Madrid.
He has participated in four games for Los Blancos thus far. Tchouameni most recently received the honor during the weekend encounter against Real Betis.
Against Los Verdiblancos, the French midfielder recorded seven tackles and one interception. He also won possession 14 times for Real Madrid and had an 89% pass completion rate.
4. Lisandro Martinez
Argentine defender Lisandro Martinez, who joined his new team this summer, is another player who is currently making a significant effect.
The 24-year-old defender made the move to Manchester United from Dutch club side Ajax for a reported fee of £56.7 million.Martinez has since formed a strong defensive collaboration with French defender Rafael Varane in Erik Ten Hag’s reworked Old Trafford defense.
Martinez and Varane have helped Manchester United win four of their last four games. They have also contributed to two clean sheets and only two goals allowed.
Martinez’s outstanding start at Old Trafford led to votes for him as the Red Devils’ player of the month for August.
3. Sadio Mane
Senegalese winger Sadio Mane is another well-known summer sign who appears to have adjusted to life at his new team with ease. The 30-year-old attacker signed a £35 million transfer deal from Liverpool to German powerhouse Bayern Munich.
Mane is regarded by many as one of the top attacking players in Europe right now. As anticipated, he quickly proved his value in the Bundesliga.
The Senegalese has made six appearances for Bayern Munich so far and scored an amazing five goals in all competitions.
2. Robert Lewandowski
The summer saw the high-profile transfer of the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich to Barcelona. He was one of many elite recruits that the Catalan club side made. This summer, the Spanish heavyweights paid Lewandowski a transfer price of €45 million plus add-ons.
Although the 33-year-old striker went scoreless on his La Liga debut against Rayo Vallecano, he has since recovered his scoring touch.
Lewandowski, who plays for Barcelona, now sits atop the La Liga scoring charts with an incredible five goals through four league contests.
1. Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland was acquired by Premier League champion Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund this summer for a reported $51 million. The Norwegian attacker, who is considered as one of Europe’s most deadly center-forwards, is thriving at the Eithad Stadium.
After just six games in the Premier League, Haaland has already surpassed double digits. He became the quickest player to do so when he scored his 10th league goal of the year against Aston Villa over the weekend.
The 22-year-old attacker has also recorded back-to-back hat tricks in the Premier League against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.
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