For the first time in Premier League history the transfer window has slammed shut before the start of the new campaign. Earlier this year, clubs agreed to close it before the season kicked off in order to stop losing their players once the games had got underway and it could become the norm going forward should this be viewed as a success.
Despite the World Cup and the window being significantly shorter, Premier League clubs still shelled out a jaw dropping £1.2 billion over the summer months. That falls just short of the £1.47 billion of summer 2017, but it's still an outrageous amount of money and some of the signings will have supporters really excited.
The bulk of that has come from sides inside the top 6, with Liverpool and Chelsea topping the spending table. That has raised the expectation level at both clubs and it's going to be interesting to see how their new faces bed in over the next few months. Yesterday the window slammed shut meaning that there's no more opportunities for Premier League clubs to make permanent transfers until the new year.
We've looked through each piece of business that the top 6 managed to complete and ranked them from 6 right through to 1 - so read below to see who we think has had the best summer in terms of transfers. Agree or disagree with our rankings? Tweet your thoughts into us @FootyAccums!