Premier League Breaks Spending Record…See How Much Clubs Spent on Transfers

The Premier League has broken its spending record for the summer transfer window, going from £835 million in 2014 to £870m in 2015, according to financial analysts Deloitte.

Manchester City led the way and set a new record for a single club with spending of around £160m on three of the top five deals in the window when taking add-ons into consideration: Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne (£54m), Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (£49m), and Nicolas Otamendi (£32m) from Valencia.

Manchester United spent £36m on Monaco striker Anthony Martial and Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke cost Liverpool £32.5m to complete the top five and push the summer window to a new record.

Deloitte’s analysis revealed that Premier League clubs spent around £90m on deadline day compared to £85m a year ago.

Manchester City recorded the highest-ever gross spend by a Premier League club in a summer transfer window, spending £160m on new talent this summer.

The four Premier League clubs competing in this season’s Champions League — Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United — had a combined gross transfer spend of £340m (around 40 percent of the total).

The next highest spending league was Italy’s Serie A, with a gross spend of £405m. Spain’s Primera Division was next with a gross spend of £400m, followed by the German Bundesliga with £290m and France’s Ligue 1 with £220m.

Football League clubs benefited from net transfer fees of around £50m from Premier League clubs.

The total at the start of the day stood at £790m – £45m short of the £835m record set last summer — but Anthony Martial’s £36m move from Monaco to Manchester United helped break the record.

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