The transfer window in numbers: Premier League clubs SMASH summer spending record with almost £1.44BILLION in deals… so how did YOUR team fare in the window?
- Transfer deadline days have invariably been dampest of squibs in recent years
- But Thursday’s turned out to be a zinger with a host of last-minute deals
- The 20 Premier League clubs spent £1.438bn gross on new players this summer
Premier League clubs have smashed the summer transfer spending record with almost £1.44billion in deals.
Transfer deadline days have invariably been the dampest of squibs in recent years but it this turned out to be a zinger.
Premier League clubs have smashed summer spending record with almost £1.44bn in deals
The previous record spend by the English top-flight clubs combined in one window was the £1.425bn of summer 2017.
If you think this is all exciting, a word of caution. The Premier League is the only major league in Europe where the value of domestic TV rights has gone DOWN this season, so quite a few PL clubs will be seeing flat or even reduced income in 2019-20.
And yes, the overall TV income haul will be up because foreign rights have grown.
But that will principally benefit the biggest clubs under the new and increasingly iniquitous way the foreign TV revenue will be shared.
So do temper any whooping about the whopping deadline day deals with pause for thought that for some clubs, today’s splurge might be tomorrow’s crisis. We just don’t know whose…
Arsenal led the way with a total gross spend of £150million on players this summer