Premier League Teams Spend Over €600 Million In the 2017/18 Transfer Market

The English Premier League teams are on a roll in the 2017/18 transfer market. The cumulative amount of money spent by Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool is a massive €648.9 million.

Out of the lot, Manchester City has spent more money than any other team in this transfer period. For the 17/18 transfer window, ‘The Citizens’ have spent €240.5 million.

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Signing Benjamin Mendy from AS Monaco and Kyle Walker from league-rivals Tottenham Hotspur itself cost Pep Guardiola €108.5 million.

 

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(Benjamin Mendy)

Currently, Mendy is the most expensive defender in the world, valued at €57 million.

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea has spent €140 million this transfer market.  Embed from Getty Images

This transfer period, Chelsea’s key signings are Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, Antonio Rüdiger from AS Roma and Tiémoué Bakayoko from AS Monaco.

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(Alvaro Morata) 

At €65 million, Morata is Chelsea’s most expensive signing ever.

In their pursuit of Premier League glory, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United has spent €164.4 million this transfer period. 24-year-old Romelu Lukaku’s transfer from Everton for €84.7 million makes him this season’s most expensive Premier League signing.

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(Romelu Lukaku)

In comparison to their league-rivals, Arsenal is far behind in the transfer market in terms of signing. The only player signed by Arsenal is Alexandre Lacazette from Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon), for the club’s record fee of €53 million.

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Talking about transfers, the turning point this transfer period was Neymar’s departure from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a ridiculous transfer fee of €222 million, making him the most expensive footballer on the planet.

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(Neymar Jr)

Transfer Money Data: Transfermarkt

Feature Image Source: The Independent

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