Signed from Lyon, £60m, 2019
Out: Lyon (loan), £1.4m loan fee
Giovanni Lo Celso
Signed from Real Betis, £27m, 2020
Out: Villareal (loan), no fee
Signed from MK Dons, £5m, 2015
Out: Everton, free rising to £10m-£40m
Signed from Sevilla, £23m + Erik Lamela (!), 2021
Out: Valencia (loan), no fee
18 month loan, £10m, Juventus
That is an awful lot of expensive talent out the door for nothing. Didn't realise Lamela was a makeweight in the Bryan Gil deal. Dele Alli alone would have been worth £50m+ not long ago, though something's gone wrong there. Record signing farmed out on loan. Disastrous business all round, not sure that's what Conte had in mind when he said their squad needs restructuring.
Then two signings from the Director of Football ringing his old club up at the last minute.
Where does this idea that Daniel Levy is a master negotiator come from?