The total spending of the 20 Premier League teams reached 1.5 billion pounds ($ 1.7 billion) on August 25, surpassing the 2017 record of 1.43 billion that English clubs spent on transfers in the recent season. best. It is also more than the £1.44 billion spent in the whole of last season.
Haaland, one of the notable signings in the Premier League this summer
With almost a week left until the transfer window closes on September 1, the all-time record for an entire Premier League season, £1.86 billion from the 2017-18 season, can be beaten in just a few minutes. current summer.
Chris Wood, assistant director of Deloitte’s Sports Business Group, said: “The record spending we’ve seen in this summer’s transfer window so far is indicative of the Premier League clubs’ business model. He is recovering from Covid-19.”
“While this is encouraging, the importance of clubs establishing responsible and sustainable spending policies cannot be overstated. Clubs must strike a balance between their desire to be competitive on the pitch. with the need to protect long-term operational and financial viability,” added Chris Wood.
Premier League clubs have signed 135 players this summer, more than in the summers of 2019 or 2020 and the transfer window closed on 14 August last year.
Two-thirds of the new contracts have seen a fee payable, including 14 separate players moving in for a reported fee in excess of £30m. That list is topped by Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, who moved to Liverpool for £85.5m. Chelsea have spent £60m on defender Marc Cucurella, £47.5m on Raheem Sterling and £34m on centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly.
Nunez (left), the signing that is leading the fee list in the Premier League transfer list this summer
MU spent £60m on Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro, while Man City paid £50m on Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. Arsenal spent a total of £77m on Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Tottenham spent £60m to bring in Brazilian striker Richarlison from Everton, while West Ham, Nottingham Forest and Wolves also spent no less.