Aston Villa’s spree puts them in the top five spenders in Europe

Europe’s top five spenders this summer: Real Madrid, Atletico, Barcelona, Juventus and… ASTON VILLA! How Premier League new boys have splashed out £130m to give boss Dean Smith a shot at success

  • Aston Villa are the fifth highest spenders in Europe so far in this transfer window 
  • Villa have spent £130million, bringing in likes of Wesley Moraes and Trezeguet 
  • Marvelous Nakamba and Tom Heaton arrivals mean Villa have signed 12 players  

Aston Villa have been heavily active in the transfer market this summer, with their £130million spree meaning only four European clubs have spent more than them. 

Villa have brought in 12 new players, with Marvelous Nakamba joining from Club Brugge for £10.75million and Tom Heaton arriving from Burnley for £8million on Thursday.

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are the only clubs to have spent more than Villa this summer.

The £10.75million signing of Marvelous Nakamba took Villa’s spending to £128.5million

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton joined from Burnley on Thursday for a fee of £8million

Forward Wesley Moraes signed for £22million, with Villa the fifth biggest spenders

Defender Tyrone Mings arrived at Villa for £26.5million as he joined from Bournemouth

The most expensive purchase for Villa so far in this transfer window was Tyrone Mings, who signed for £26.5million from Bournemouth. 

Forward Wesley Moraes, who cost £22million, joined from Club Brugge.

Matt Targett signed from Southampton for £15million, and Ezri Konsa made the switch from Brentford for £12million.

In addition, Trezeguet was signed from Kasimpasa for £8.75million, with Bjorn Engels joining from Stade Reims for £7million.

(left to right) Matt Targett, Ezri Konsa and Trezeguet also signed for Villa this summer

(left to right) Bjorn Engels and Kortney Hause signed, while Anwar El Ghazi joined permanently

Jota made the switch from Villa’s rival Birmingham in a cash plus player deal 

Villa secured the signing of Douglas Luiz from Manchester City for a fee of £12.5million


1. Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth, £26.5m) 

2. Wesley Moraes (Club Brugge, £22m) 

3. Matt Targett (Southampton, £15m) 

4. Ezri Konsa (Brentford, £12m) 

5. Trezeguet (Kasimpasa, £8.75m) 

6. Bjorn Engels (Stade Reims, £7m) 

7. Jota (Birmingham City, £4m and player exchange) 

8. Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers, £3m)

9. Anwar El Ghazi (Lille, undisclosed)

10. Douglas Luiz (Manchester City, £12.50m) 

11. Marvelous Nakamba (Club Brugge, £10.75m)

12. Tom Heaton (Burnley, £8m)

TOTAL = £128.5m 

Jota signed from rivals Birmingham for £4million, with Gary Gardner going the other way in a cash plus player exchange deal.  

There have been further signings too, with Kortney Hause signing from Wolves for £3million, and Douglas Luiz joining from Manchester City for £12.5million.

Anwar El Ghazi also arrived from Lille for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £8million.

Real Madrid have been the biggest spenders so far this summer, spending around £272million on players including Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao and Rodrygo.

Atletico, meanwhile, have spent £219million, with £113million of that amount having been used to bring in Joao Felix from Benfica. Marcos Llorente, Kieran Trippier and Mario Hermoso have also joined.

Barcelona have spent £213million – Antoine Griezmann, who joined from Atletico for £108million, being their star signing. Frenkie de Jong also signed for £67.5million.

Juventus have spent £136million. They secured one of the biggest deals of the summer when they paid £76.95million to sign Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax.  

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