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Top five Premier League flop signings of the summer so far including Saul Niguez and £73m Jadon Sancho at Man Utd

PREMIER LEAGUE clubs splashed around £1.04bn on 103 permanent signings in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal spent the most out of any Prem club with their overall expenditure standing at about £150m.

Grealish’s transfer to City was the biggest British transfer to date

Defending Prem champions Manchester City splashed £100m on one player in Jack Grealish.

European and now world champions Chelsea also went big, bringing Romelu Lukaku back to the club.

Manchester United also looked to capitalise on their second placed finish from last season, re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo and splashing out on Raphael Varane.

Aston Villa were able to bolster their squad through the sale of Grealish.

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Crystal Palace handed Patrick Vieira a considerable sum to build a side in his image and West Ham spent reasonably to sustain a push for a Champions League spot.

But who are the top five summer transfer flops?


Saul Niguez

Saul Niguez joined Chelsea on loan from LaLiga winners Atletico Madrid with high expectations placed on his shoulders.

But the Spaniard was hooked off after 45 minutes on his debut against Aston Villa.

And he has managed to play just 915 minutes of football since.

He did, however, win the Club World Cup with the Blues and could also pick up a winners medal in the League Cup should Chelsea beat Liverpool at the end of the month.

Saul has struggled to adapt to life at Chelsea
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Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho left Borussia Dortmund for £73m in the summer, joining his former club Man City’s fierce rivals.

But Sancho hasn’t had the best start to life at United.

He has just four goals to his name across all competitions this season.

Sancho did score in his last outing against Southampton though.

Sancho has failed to live up to his £73m transfer

Bryan Gil

Tottenham signed highly rated Spanish midfielder Bryan Gil from Sevilla for around £27m.

But Gil wasn’t ready for life in England, making just 20 appearances for Spurs.

He failed to net a single goal but got an assist in Spurs’ Uefa Conference League qualifiers earlier on this season.

He was shipped back to Spain in January to see out the remainder of this season on loan at Valencia.

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Gil was shipped back to Spain on loan after six months at Spurs

Jannik Vestergaard

Leicester signed Jannik Vestergaard from Prem rivals Southampton to help fill the hole left by the injured Wesley Fofana.

The 6ft6in centre-back has only managed 17 appearances so far this season.

He is yet to repay his £16m transfer back with top draw performances.

Vestergaard hasn’t managed to step up for the Foxes in Fofana’s absence

Nikola Vlasic

West Ham tried to re-sign Jesse Lingard in the summer after his sensational six-month loan spell which saw him score nine and assist five.

But the Hammers were priced out of a move for the midfielder, with Man Utd looking to pick up around £30m for the player who had a year left on his contract.

West Ham bulked at United’s demands and instead splashed £30m on Croatia Euro 2020 star Nikola Vlasic.

The 24-year-old has just one goal and three assists to his name this term.

He could, however, follow the same path as fellow Hammer Said Benrahma who is having a strong second season.

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Vlasic’s £30m transfer hasn’t worked out for the high flying Hammers

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