The window closed on Friday evening – at least in Europe – so who is sitting pretty right now and who is wondering how it went so wrong?
Well, what a summer that was! We’ve arguably never seen a transfer window like it. We’ve seen historic levels of spending over the past year but, this time around, it wasn’t just Chelsea that embarked on a stunning spending spree, the Saudi Pro League shocked the entire footballing world with their willingness to pay top (petro) dollar for high-profile players.
The net result was players of wildly contrasting quality changing clubs for staggering sums of money, and securing insane salaries in the process. How it will all end we do not yet know, but what is already clear that the summer window went far better for some players and clubs than others.
Below, GOAL runs through all of the winners and losers from a crazy couple of months that have several transfer records in Europe – and, of course, in the Middle East….