With the summer transfer window at its halfway point, Metro assesses three clubs who paid attention in business school and three who must try harder.
Norwich: Possibly the shrewdest operators of the summer so far. Chris Hughton and his team get a gold star for adding moderately priced genuine talent like Leroy Fer and Martin Olsson to the club record capture of the wonderfully named (and rated) Ricky van Wolfswinkel.
Leroy Fer (Twente – £4.5m)
Javier Garrido (Lazio – undisclosed)
Gary Hooper (Celtic – £5m)
Carlo Nash (Stoke – free)
Martin Olsson (Blackburn – £3m)
Nathan Redmond (Birmingham – £2m)
Ricky van Wolfswinkel (Sporting Lisbon – £8.5m)
Manchester City: They certainly don’t do things by halves at the Ethiad. Lost the title? That’ll be £87million on new players…
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