The summer transfer window closed yesterday and it was a rich one, in every sense: the total market value is a stunning £2.86 bn, as reported by Transferkmarkt.
400 departures for a total revenue of £414,262,415 – an income per club of £20,713,121 and expenditures per club of £1,035,656.
The arrivals were 364, with a total expense of £820,823,500, with an expenditure per club of £41,041,175 and a £-20,328,054 expenditure per player.
The total balance is ,£-406,561,085 with a balance per club of £-20,328,05 and a alance per player of£-1,219,354.
This means that even thought the number of departures was superior, English clubs are not very able to make good profits while selling or…that they spend too much!
Two clubs that spend lots of many where, surely, the two Manchester giants, City and United.
Man City are the club that spent more, with an expenditure of £142.36m: the only De Bruyne – signed from Wolfsburg- costed £51.8 that summed to the £43.75m of Sterling – from Liverpool- and £31.22m of Otamendi from Valencia, give us a sum of £126.77m, just £15m minus the total spending. The Citizens earned “just” £47.7m with £19.6m Negredo‘s departure being the most expansive.
Their transfer result is : £-94.66m
Manchester United spent a total of £97.75m, with the top three signing being: Martial from Monaco for £35m, Scheinederlin from Southampton for £24.5m and Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven for £19.5m. The Red Devils also had a good income: £71.58m, with flop Angel Di Maria sold to PSG for £44.1m
Their transfer result is £-26.17m
The third big spender is Liverpool with a total expenditure of £78.34m.
The Reds signed Benteke from Aston Villa for £32.55m, Firmino from Hoffenheim for £38.7m and Clyne from Southampton for £12.39m. They also sold Sterling to Manchester City for £43.75m ( highest paid English player in history) Borini to Sunderland for £7.49m and Iago Aspas to Sevilla for £4.2m for a total earning of £61.85m.
So their transfer result is good, with -£16.49m.
CHELSEA are fourth in this special table with a total spending of £57.89m, but the Blues have also a very good income of £41.36m, so their total result is “just” -£16.53m.
The top signings were: Pedro from Barcelona for £18.9m, Ramhan Baba from Augsburg for £14 and Begovic from Stoke City for £7.7. New wonderkid Kenedy gave £6.02 to Fluminense, while Falcao comes on free loan from Monaco and dealine day signings Papy Djilobodji and Michael Hector from Nantes and Reading costed £2.45m and £3.78m. Hector was then loaned back to Reading.
Chelsea top three departures were: Filipe Luis to Atletico Madrid for £11.2m, Petr Cech to Arsenal for £9.8m and Thorgan Hazard to Borussia Monchengladbach for £5.6m. The total of the income is £41.36m, that give us the good total result we already spoke about of -£16.53m.
The avarage age of arrivals is 21,7 while the avarage age of departures is 21,9 with many youngsters out on loan ( the total of players loaned out is 33, an incredible number).
The fifth Premier League big spenders are Spurs: Tottenham spent £50.4m in the market but earned a good £45.89, that gave them a very good transfer result: only -£4.52m.
Their top three signings? Heung-Min Son from Bayern Leverkusen for £21m, Alderwereild from Atletico Madrid for £11.2m and N’Jie from Lyon for £9.87m. The most expensive departure was the one of Soldado, sold to Villareal for £11.20.
The sixth team that spent more in the Premier League was not even in the top ten of the championship in the last campaign, since they almost got relegated, so probably they invested to avoid this risk again: we are talking about Newcastle, who spent £48.69m on the market, with Wijnaldum from PSV Eindhoven for £14m, Mitrovic from Anderlecht for £12.95m and Thauvin from Marseille for £12.85m being the top signings.
The top departure was the one of the right and left-back Davide Santon, that moved back to Inter for £2.59m. Newcastle earned just £3.50m from this market, with a transfer result of -£45.19m
This was the top six, but you would be surprised to discover which team was the one who spent less, besides Swansea, that spent only £9.32m but had a total result of -£8.82m having had an income of £494k.
It was Arsenal! The Gunners spent just on Petr Cech to revamp their squad: £9.8m to Chelsea. They sold Lukas Podolski to Galatasaray for £1.75m, so their total result is negative anyway: -£8.03, but they are – by far- the top team who spent less, probably around Europe.
The other positions of this special table:
7. ASTON VILLA £46.52m/£45.29m/-£1.23m
8. SOUTHAMPTON £38.98m/£36.89/£910k
9. WATFORD £34.04m/£3.19m/-£30.86m
10. WEST HAM £32.83m/£5.53m/-£27.3m
11. SUNDERLAND £31.75m/£7.18m/-30.86m
12. WBA £30.03m/£7.64m/-£22.39m
13. LEICESTER £26.74m/£6.44m/-£20.30m
14. BOURNEMOUTH £21.7m/0/-£21.7
15. STOKE CITY £20.58m/£17.47/-£3.12
16. CRYSTAL PALACE £20.16m/£3.78m/-£16.38m
17. EVERTON £14.9m/£980k/-£13.92m
18. NORWICH £11.06m/£5.77m/-£5.29m
19. ARSENAL £9.8m/£1.75m/-£8.3m
20. SWANSEA £9.32/£494k/-£8.82m