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The five most expensive transfers in soccer this summer window

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Clubs with sufficient funds can break transfer records to obtain highly sought-after talent. As fans anxiously await the effects of their newly acquired players on the pitch, these high-risk moves have the ability to alter the soccer landscape and spark excitement for the upcoming season. World-class stars transferring between the most prominent leagues, including the Premier League, LaLiga and Bundesliga, represent the five most expensive transfers this summer:

Mason Mount - £60 million from Chelsea to Manchester United

Mason Mount has been officially signed by Manchester United in a deal estimated at $60 million, with potentially £5 million more in add-ons. The Blues and Mount had been in negotiations for months to extend his time at Stamford Bridge. However, a final deal could not be reached.

Ten Hag's strategy to succeed at the club was something that helped Mount make the decision to transfer as soon as Manchester United came into the picture. The Guardian quotes him as saying it would be a fascinating new challenge for his career. Mason Mount has appeared in more than 100 Premier League games so far in his career.

Dominik Szoboszlai - $60.1 million from RB Leipzig to Liverpool

Szoboszlai is a product of the Red Bull Academy. He began his career playing for Red Bull Salzburg before transferring to RB Leipzig, where he became one of the team's most prominent players. The 22-year-old made 91 total appearances for the Bundesliga side, contributing 22 assists in addition to 20 goals.

With Fabinho and Henderson expected to leave, most likely to Saudi Arabia, Liverpool will have several new midfielders this coming season. With the additions of Mac Allister and Szoboszlai, Anfield can anticipate a new midfield revolution at Anfield. As pre-season continues, fans have already glimpsed the new midfield they will see for Jurgen Klopp's side this coming season.

Kai Havertz - £65 million from Chelsea to Arsenal

With his transfer from Chelsea to Arsenal, Kai Havertz is now part of Arteta's makeover for the 2023-24 EPL season. Declan Rice and Odegaard, two world-class midfielders, will be his partners in the Gunners' new midfield.

Havertz makes the list of most expensive transfers this summer after Arsenal and Chelsea reached a €75 million deal, excluding add-ons. Havertz's transfer from Leverkusen to Chelsea is one of the most expensive in German soccer history, costing Chelsea £72 million when he arrived.

Jude Bellingham - £88.5 million from Borussia Dortmund to Real Madrid

The England international joined Borussia Dortmund in 2020 after leaving Birmingham City, and in 132 appearances for the Bundesliga powerhouse, he amassed 24 goals and 25 assists. He is considered one of the best young midfielders in the world at the moment, behind Pedri and alongside Barcelona's Gavi.

The 20-year-old had Manchester City and Liverpool on his radar, but chose to continue working on his game with two of the best midfielders of all time, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Borussia Dortmund made the first announcement of Bellingham's transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu, along with the huge transfer fee of €103 million.

Declan Rice - £ 105 million from West Ham to Arsenal

The 24-year-old midfielder has already accumulated a significant amount of experience thanks to 245 professional starts for the Hammers and 43 appearances for the Three Lions. Prior to enrolling in the West Ham Academy in 2014, Rice began his professional career at Chelsea. His big break came when he managed the West Ham team that won the UEFA Europa Conference competition and was awarded the UEFA Player of the Season for that tournament.

He spent nine years with the London club. After struggling with this specific move in January, Rice finally signed for Arsenal this summer. He is a world-class young international player who will provide Arteta's team with a lot of strength and dynamism. He also fits in with their plan to compete with bright young players at the core of the club.

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