THE summer transfer window for Premier League clubs has slammed shut.
After a frantic few weeks of wheeling and dealing, top-flight teams are now unable to add to their squad until January – and as ever there’s been some huge spending from England’s top-20…
Premier League summer window net spend
AFTER crashing through the £1bn barrier in summer 2016, Prem clubs have done so once again in 2019.
It’s been a record-breaking summer for spending in the richest league in the world, with £1.4billion spent on transfer fees ahead of the window closing on August 8.
That’s the second most ever in a single close-season, beaten only by the huge £1.43bn splurged two years ago in summer 2017.
And the largest net spenders of this window were Aston Villa, who marked their return to the top-flight with a statement of intent – to the tune of £131.5million.
Dean Smith has brought in a whopping TWELVE new players after their playoff success, whilst they haven’t received a transfer fee for the 16 players who have gone out the exit door.
While Newcastle, Arsenal, Villa, Brighton, West Ham, Manchester United, Leicester, Tottenham, Everton and Manchester City have all smashed their transfer records this summer.
It took Man Utd until late in the window to get their man, but the biggest fee paid out has been the world-record £85m for England’s Harry Maguire.
Over on Merseyside, Everton have finally looked to end their mid-table malaise and have gone big, spending a whopping £124.5m.
At the other end of the spectrum, as you’d expect it’s Chelsea who have raked in the most cash through their net spend.
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Biggest summer spenders
- Man Utd £145m
- Arsenal £138m
- Aston Villa £131.5m
- Everton £124.5m
- Man City £114.4m
Biggest Premier League transfer fees
- Harry Maguire – Leicester to Man Utd for £85m
- Nicolas Pepe – Lille to Arsenal for £72m
- Rodri – Atletico Madrid to Man City for £62.5m
- Tanguy Ndombele – Lyon to Tottenham for £55m
- Aaron Wan Bissaka – Crystal Palace to Man Utd for £45m
- Sebastian Haller – Eintracht Frankfurt to West Ham for £42m
- Joelinton – Hoffenheim to Newcastle for £40m
- Mateo Kovacic – Real Madrid to Chelsea for £40m
- Youri Tielemens – Monaco to Leicester for £40m
- Alex Iwobi – Arsenal to Everton for £40m