Summer is always a fascinating time for European football fans, where the top leagues and teams bid for the top talent. But more than ever, this year’s summer transfer window blew a hole in fans’ minds and teams’ budgets. An avalanche of deals saw undisputed football gods like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo move to different leagues altogether. Antoine Griezmann returned to Atletico after a lot of noise and speculation. And in the UK, Romelu Lukaku and Jack Grealish were amongst seven transfer deals totaling nearly £1 billion.