Transfer Power Ranking - Milan’s move for Tomori the best move of summer 2021

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner 11 Nov 2021 20:25 GMT 4 min read
Fikayo Tomori, Juventus v Milan, 2021-22

We’re now just under two months away from the January transfer window but according to our rankings Milan defender Fikayo Tomori remains the best signing of the season across Europe’s top leagues.

FootballTransfers’ Power Ranking has judged 45 summer deals on their merit in terms of four different criteria, giving a maximum score of 100.

Tomori, who completed a £25 million move to the Serie A club after he had spent the second half of last season on loan at San Siro, has come out on top, thus far, registering a score of 86.

How the transfers are judged

FootballTransfers’ took the 30 biggest deals of the summer by value plus the eight highest-profile free agents and seven wildcards and assessed them on four criteria.

  • Necessity. Has the player filled an important role?
  • Profile. Does he raise the awareness of the club, boost their reputation or make their brand stronger? Taking into account positive or negative headlines generated by the player.
  • Performance. Is he playing and playing well? Has the good or bad form been sustained?
  • Profitability. The potential this player has of turning a profit in the future.
  • Summer 2021 Transfer Power Ranking

    Fikayo TomoriChelsea Milan1st
    Mike MaignanLille Milan2nd
    Noa LangAjaxClub Brugge3rd
    Eduardo CamavingaStade RennaisReal Madrid4th
    Arnaut DanjumaBournemouthVillarreal5th
    Demarai GrayLeverkusenLeicester City6th
    David AlabaBayern MunichReal Madrid7th
    Achraf HakimiInterPSG=8th
    Denzel DumfriesPSVInter=8th
    Marc GuehiCrystal PalaceChelsea9th
    Nico GonzalezStuttgartFiorentina10th
    Tammy AbrahamChelseaRoma=11th
    Edin DzekoRoma Inter=11th
    Aaron RamsdaleSheffield UnitedArsenal=11th
    Memphis DepayLyon Barcelona12th
    Leon BaileyLeverkusenAston Villa13th
    Donyell MalenPSVBorussia Dortmund=14th
    Gigio DonnarummaMilan PSG=14th
    Danny IngsSouthampton Aston Villa=15th
    Raphael VaraneReal Madrid Man Utd=15h

    Much of the best work in the summer transfer market was done in Italy, and specifically in Milan.

    While the Rossoneri captured Fikayo Tomori to lead the list, goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who made a €12m move from Lille to replace Gianluigi Donnarumma has also started the campaign in formidable form and comes in second.

    Inter, meanwhile, boast Denzel Dumfries in at No.9 in our ranking. He comes in one spot behind Achraf Hakimi, the player he has replaced at the club.

    Nico Gonzalez’s switch from Stuttgart to Fiorentina also makes the list, one spot above former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham following his move to Roma.

    The highest-ranking player in the Premier League is Everton’s Demarai Gray, whose bargain switch to Goodison Park from Borussia Monchengladbach has seen him bag sixth place. He was the only player from England’s top flight to make the top 10, but Crystal palace defender Marc Guehi has now joined him.

    Real Madrid’s move for Eduardo Camavinga has made the podium while Arnaut Danjuma’s move from Bournemouth to Villarreal is the other business done by a La Liga club to win acclaim.

    Finally, Noa Lang’s finalised move from Ajax to Club Brugge has stormed in at third owing to the Dutchman’s super start to the season in Belgium.