Football fans around the world eagerly wait for the transfer season and once the window opens, fans, players, managers, and club officials' anticipation and excitement reach the highest level.
The 2015 summer transfer window remained the most lucrative transfer season in the history of the Premier League. The Premier League clubs spent a total of £870m in the summer transfer window this year.
It is to be noted that the spending has not only been limited to cash-rich clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea, but small clubs like Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Stoke City have also done brisk business in the summer.
City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, however, have dominated all the headlines in this transfer season. Although there have been successes and failures, it has to be noted that the fans, the players, and the football lovers have enjoyed the transfer deals and rumours all summer.
According to BBC, on the final day of the transfer window, social media users took to Twitter to post their views using the hashtag #DeadlineDay on 296,543 occasions.
Here's how the top 6 EPL clubs have performed this summer:
The Citizens lived up to their billing once again as the highest spending club in the Premier League in recent times. Manuel Pellegrini's side splashed cash worth £104m on just two players this summer, among others.
Kevin De Bruyne became the biggest signing by a Premier League club this summer as City paid an astounding £55m to bag him from Wolfsburg. The Manchester outfit, only weeks ago, paid £49m to secure the signature of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool.
The transfer window also saw the exit of players like Edin Dzeko, Alvaro Negredo, and Stevan Jovetic from Manchester City.
Transfers In - Enes Unal (Bursaspor), David Faupala (Lens), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Patrick Roberts (Fulham), Nicolas Otamendi (Valencia), Aleix Garcia (Villarreal), Kevin De Bruyne (Wolfsburg), Yaw Yeboah (Right to Dream), Thomas Aygepong (Right to Dream)
Transfers Out - Scott Sinclair (Aston Villa), James Milner (Liverpool), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Angelino (New York City) Loan, Micah Richards (Aston Villa) Free, Kerim Rekik (Marseille), Stevan Jovetic (Inter Milan) Loan, Matija Nastasic (Schalke), Jason Denayer (Galatasaray) Loan, Thomas Aygepong (FC Twente) Loan, Adam Drury [Released], Edin Dzeko (AS Roma) Loan, Shay Facey (New York City) Loan, Seko Fofana (Bastia) Loan, John Guidetti [Released], Jordy Hiwula (Huddersfield Town), Frank Lampard (New York City) Free, Greg Leigh (Bradford City) Free, Alvaro Negredo (Valencia), Olivier Ntcham (Genoa) Loan, Dominic Oduro [Released], Enes Unal (Genk) Loan, Yaw Yeboah (Lille) Loan
The Reds shelled out £32.5m to nab Aston Villa star striker Christian Benteke this summer, and just days ago, promising Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino was signed for £29m.
There has been a mass exodus on the other hand, as players like Raheem Sterling, Lazar Markovic, and Ricky Lambert left Liverpool at the end of last season. Anfield legend Steven Gerrard also made his way out of the club after 17 years, to join MLS side LA Galaxy.
Transfers In - James Milner (Manchester City) Free, Danny Ings (Burnley), Adam Bogdan (Bolton Wanderers) Free, Joe Gomez (Charlton Athletic), Roberto Firmino (Hoffenheim), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Christian Benteke (Aston Villa), Taiwo Awoniyi (Imperial Academy)
Transfers Out - Steven Gerrard (Los Angeles Galaxy) Free, Glen Johnson (Stoke City) Free, Brad Jones (Bradford City) Free, Sebastian Coates (Sunderland), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andre Wisdom (Norwich City) Loan, Rickie Lambert (West Brom), Mario Balotelli (AC Milan) Loan, Lazar Markovic (Fenerbahce) Loan, Fabio Borini (Sunderland), Iago Aspas (Sevilla), Lloyd Jones (Blackpool) Loan, Jordan Lussey (Bolton Wanderers) Free, Sheyi Ojo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Loan, Rafael Paez (AD Alcorcon) Undisclosed, Marc Pelosi [Released], Luis Alberto (Deportivo La Coruna) Loan, Kevin Stewart (Swindon Town) Loan, Lawrence Vigouroux (Swindon Town) Loan, Daniel Ward (Aberdeen) Loan, Michael Williams (Swindon Town), Taiwo Awoniyi (FSV Frankfurt) Loan, Tiago Ilori (Aston Villa) Loan
The Red Devils paid £36m to sign French youngster Anthony Martial on the transfer deadline day to make him the most-expensive teenage footballer in the world. Questions have been raised from many quarters as to why Louis van Gaal's side paid so much for a player who is yet to taste competitive football.
Dutch international Memphis Depay became the second-biggest signing of the club this summer at £27.9m, followed by Morgan Schneiderlin at £25m. Germany veteran Bastian Schweinsteiger has been roped in for £6.5m.
The list of players who headed out of Old Trafford this summer, however, remained a bigger highlight of the club. Robin van Persie, Adnan Januzaj, Radamel Falcao, all left the club, but the biggest has been the exit of Angel di Maria to PSG for £44.3m. The Argentine was only signed last summer for a record fee of £59.7m.
Transfers In - Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Matteo Darmian (Torino), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton), Sergio Romero (Sampdoria), Anthony Martial (AS Monaco)
Transfers Out - Tom Cleverley (Everton) Free, Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers) Free, Tom Thorpe (Rotherham United) Free, Saidy Janko (Celtic), Nani (Fenerbahce), Will Keane (Preston North End) Loan, Rafael Da Silva (Lyon), Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce), Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint Germain), Jonny Evans (West Brom), Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund) Loan, Javier Hernandez (Bayer Leverkusen), Anders Lindegaard (West Bromwich Albion), Callum Evans (Barnsley) Free, Angelo Henriquez (Dinamo Zagreb), Reece James (Wigan Athletic), Ryan McConnell [Released], Ben Pearson (Barnsley) Loan, Joe Rothwell (Barnsley) Loan
The Premier League champions have not had a memorable start to the league this season, and they will be looking to changing their fortunes at the earliest. The arrival of Pedro Rodriguez from Barcelona for £21.4m can be looked at as a good deal this summer.
Of course, the Blues were heavily linked with the likes of Paul Pogba and John Stones, but their pursuit for both the players fizzled out this summer. Jose Mourinho's side had to be content with buying centre-backs Papy Djilobodji and Michael Hector on the transfer deadline day, as means to strengthen their backline.
Transfers In - Nathan (Atletico Paranaense), Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco) Loan, Asmir Begovic (Stoke City), Danilo Pantic (Partizan Belgrade), Baba Rahman (Augsburg), Pedro (Barcelona), Kenedy (Fluminense), Papy Djilobodji (Nantes), Michael Hector (Reading)
Transfers Out - Christian Atsu (AFC Bournemouth) Loan, Didier Drogba [Released], Gael Kakuta (Sevilla), Petr Cech (Arsenal), Mario Pasalic (AS Monaco) Loan, Josh McEachran (Brentford), Izzy Brown (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan, Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan, Marco van Ginkel (Stoke City) Loan, Tomas Kalas (Middlesbrough) Loan, Patrick Bamford (Crystal Palace) Loan, Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Danilo Pantic (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan, Dominic Solanke (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan, Mohamed Salah (AS Roma) Loan, Nathan Ake (Watford) Loan, Juan Cuadrado (Juventus) Loan, George Brady (Sunderland) Undisclosed, Oriol Romeu (Southampton) Undisclosed, Alex Davey (Peterborough United) Loan, Nathan (Vitesse Arnhem) Loan, Matej Delac (Sarajevo) Loan, Todd Kane (NEC Nijmegen) Loan, Wallace (Carpi FC) Loan, Kenneth Omeruo (Kasimpasa SK) Loan, Jordan Houghton (Gillingham) Loan, Andreas Christensen (Borussia Monchengladbach) Loan, Bekanty Victorien Angban (Sint-Truiden) Loan, Ulises Davila (Vitoria Sport Clube) Loan, Cristian Cuevas (Sint-Truiden) Loan, Joao Rodriguez (Sint-Truiden) Loan, Victor Moses (West Ham United) Loan, Lucas Piazon (Reading) Loan, Michael Hector (Reading) Loan, Islam Feruz (Hibernian) Loan
What have the Gunners achieved from the summer transfer window, one might ask. The gooners were speculating a big signing on the transfer deadline day, which was believed to be Edinson Cavani. However, the moment the transfer window shut last night, all rumours and speculations were laid to rest.
Goalkeeper Petr Cech from Chelsea for £10m has been the only major signing of the club this summer.
Transfers In - Petr Cech (Chelsea), Jeff Reine-Adelaide (RC Lens)
Transfers Out - Ryo Miyaichi (St Pauli), Semi Ajayi (Cardiff City) Free, Abou Diaby (Marseille) Free, Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Ipswich Town) Loan, Lukas Podolski (Galatasaray) Undisclosed, Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United) Loan, Wojciech Szczesny (AS Roma) Loan, George Dobson (West Ham), Chuba Akpom (Hull City) Loan, Isaac Hayden (Hull City) Loan, Yaya Sanogo (Ajax) Loan, Jon Toral(Birmingham City) Loan, Serge Gnabry (West Bromwich Albion) Loan, Gedion Zelalem (Rangers) Loan, Josh Vickers (Swansea City), Jack Jebb (Stevenage) Free, Austin Lipman [Released], Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Swindon Town) Free, Damian Emiliano Martinez (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Free, Dan Crowley (Barnsley) Loan, Wellington Silva (Bolton Wanderers) Loan
Arsenal's North London rivals Spurs did their best to hold on to their star striker Harry Kane amidst heavy interests from several European clubs, which included Manchester United. Their notable signing this summer has been Toby Alderweireld for £11.5m.
South Korean forward Heung-Min Son remained the most expensive transfer for the club this summer at £18m.
Transfers Out - Cristian Ceballos (Charlton Athletic) Free, Bongani Khumalo [Released], Paulinho (Guangzhou Evergrande), Lewis Holtby (Hamburg), Etienne Capoue (Watford), Younes Kaboul (Sunderland), Benjamin Stambouli (Paris Saint-Germain), Roberto Soldado (Villarreal), Dominic Ball (Rangers) Loan, Vlad Chiriches (Napoli) Undisclosed, Shaquile Coulthirst (Wigan Athletic) Loan, Ryan Fredericks (Bristol City), Brad Friedel [Retired], Grant Hall (Queens Park Rangers), Aaron McEneff [Released], Alex McQueen (Carlisle United) Free, Jonathan Miles [Released], Nathan Oduwa (Rangers) Loan, Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage Town) Loan, Grant Ward (Rotherham United) Loan, DeAndre Yedlin (Sunderland) Loan, Aaron Lennon (Everton)