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How a lot have Premier League golf equipment spent on transfers in the course of the summer season window? We crunch the numbers…

This text was final up to date on September 2 at 1.30am. All switch charges embody potential add-ons and exclude undisclosed charges.

Report summer season splurge

Premier League golf equipment splashed a record-breaking £2.44bn on new signings in the course of the summer season window – edging the earlier excessive of £2.14bn set final yr. Golf equipment additionally generated a record-breaking £1.36bn from participant gross sales.

The general internet spend weighed in at £1.07bn – the second-highest determine in historical past, behind final season’s £1.29bn.

Who spent probably the most?

Chelsea spent a staggering £434.5m on recruits this summer season – probably the most spent by any membership throughout a switch window in Premier League historical past.

The determine can also be greater than twice the quantity spent by every other Premier League membership this summer season and takes the Blues’ spending splurge underneath Todd Boehly to £1.036bn since his takeover final yr.

Does the so-called ‘Large Six’ nonetheless exist? This summer season’s spending chart suggests it does.

Manchester Metropolis rank second with a £216.3m outlay, adopted by Tottenham (£212.3m), Arsenal (£208m), Manchester United (£183.5m) and Liverpool (£165.4m) – however Newcastle’s (£130m) newfound wealth underneath their Saudi homeowners sees Eddie Howe’s aspect shore up seventh spot.

On the different finish of the dimensions, newly-promoted Luton had been probably the most frugal membership with simply £9.5m invested in new gamers, whereas a number of golf equipment additionally registered comparatively modest totals, together with Everton (£38.7m), Burnley (£48.6m), Crystal Palace (£50m), Brentford (£54m), Sheffield United (£54.2m), Wolves (£56.3m) and Fulham (£60.7m).

Which gamers value probably the most?

Defensive midfielders had been all the fad once more throughout this window, with Chelsea breaking the British switch report to land Moises Caicedo from Brighton for £115m – smashing the Blues’ earlier report of £106.8m for Endo Fernandez final summer season.

Declan Rice briefly turned the most costly signing of the window after Arsenal shelled out £105m to signal the previous West Ham captain, whereas Manchester Metropolis spent £77.6m on RB Leipzig centre-back Josko Gvardiol.

Manchester United’s new frontman Rasmus Hojlund value a cool £72m from Atalanta, whereas Kai Havertz (Chelsea to Arsenal for £65m), Mason Mount (Chelsea to Manchester United for £60m) and Dominik Szoboszlai (RB Leipzig to Liverpool for £60m) had been the one different gamers to value in extra of £60m.

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Who offered probably the most?

Chelsea may need spent closely however the Blues additionally recouped a record-breaking £237.3m from participant gross sales – with Havertz and Mount contributing £125m alone to that determine. Mateo Kovacic (£30m), Christian Pulisic (£18.8m), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£18.5m), Kalidou Koulibaly (£17m), Edouard Mendy (£16m), Ethan Ampadu (£7m) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (£5m) additionally departed Stamford Bridge for notable sums.

Brighton registered one other window within the black after raking in £198.7m from gross sales, most notably promoting key midfielders Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister (£55m to Liverpool), and out-of-favour goalkeeper Robert Sanchez (£25m to Chelsea).

Manchester Metropolis (£147.8m), West Ham (£143.7m), Wolves (£137m) and Tottenham (£110m) all replenished their coffers by £100m or extra, adopted by Arsenal (£79m), Everton (£59.7m), Liverpool (£53m), Manchester United (£48m), Nottingham Forest (£47.5m), Fulham (£45m), Aston Villa (£32m), Sheffield United (£20m) and Burnley (£2m).

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5 golf equipment failed to usher in any funds from disclosed charges: Newcastle, Bournemouth, Brentford, Crystal Palace and Luton.

Internet spend

So, how does all that purchasing and promoting translate within the ultimate net-spending chart? Unsurprisingly, Chelsea recorded a league-high £197.2m internet spend – with their monstrous spree offset by their record-breaking earnings from gross sales.

Manchester United (£135.5m), Newcastle (£130m) and Arsenal (£129m) and are cut up by a hair’s breadth right down to fourth spot, whereas formidable Bournemouth (£117.3m) rank fifth – forward of Liverpool (£112.4m), Tottenham (£102.3m), Manchester Metropolis (£68.5m) and Aston Villa (£65m).

Conversely, solely 4 golf equipment registered revenue from switch offers this summer season – with Brighton (-£114.6m internet spend) main the best way, adopted carefully by Wolves (-£80.7m), West Ham (-£21.2m) and Everton (-£21m).

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