August 6, 2020, 11:36

How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers in summer window?

How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers in summer window?

How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers during the summer window? We crunch the numbers…

Premier League clubs splashed around £1.4billion on 114 signings during the summer transfer window – but how much did your team spend?

The total expenditure edged last summer’s total by £158m – smashing the £1billion threshold for the fourth year running.

Harry Maguire was the most expensive acquisition during the window and became the world’s most expensive defender in the process after Manchester United shelled out £80m for his services.

Arsenal splashed £72m on Lille forward Nicolas Pepe, with other top deals including Tanguay Ndombele (£63m to Tottenham) and Manchester City drafting Rodri (£62.5m) and Joao Cancelo (£60m).

Club Spending

Manchester United topped the spending chart with £148m after Maguire’s record-breaking fee followed the signings of Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£50m from Crystal Palace) and Daniel James (£18m from Swansea).

Incredibly, newly-promoted Aston Villa almost matched United to become the next biggest spenders with a £144.5m outlay on 12 players, topped by Tyrone Mings (£26.5m), Wesley (£22m), Matt Targett (£17m) and Douglas Luiz (£15m).

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Arsenal bucked their spendthrift policy with a £138m spree, signing Pepe, William Saliba (£27m, loaned back to St Etienne for the season), Kieran Tierney (£25m), David Luiz (£8m), Gabriel Martinelli (£6m) and loaning Dani Ceballos.

Manchester City invested £134.8m, primarily on defensive midfielder Rodri (£62.5m) and full-back Joao Cancelo (£60m) – in addition to Zackary Steffen (£7m) and Angelino Jose Angel (£5.3m).

Everton’s expenditure hit £118.5m after drafting Alex Iwobi in a late Deadline Day deal, in addition to Moise Kean (£27.5m), Jean-Phillippe Gbamin (£25m), Andre Gomes (£22m) and Fabian Delph (£9m).

Tottenham were the only other club to surpass £100m after prising Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham for £30m in the final hours of the window, having signed Ndombele and youngster Jack Clarke (£8.5m).

Next up were Leicester (£91m), followed by West Ham (£78m), Newcastle, Wolves (both £65m), Brighton (£58.5m), Southampton (£50m), Bournemouth (£45.7m) and Watford (£45.5m).

At the other end of the scale, newly-promoted Norwich spent a league-low £1.1m, while Liverpool (£4.4m), Crystal Palace (£11m), Burnley (£15m), Chelsea (£40m), Sheffield United (£43m) remained more frugal.


Overall, Premier League clubs received £806.5m from 291 outbound players – a giant leap from the £359m recouped last year.

Chelsea received a league-topping £213.2m, primarily from selling Eden Hazard to Real Madrid for £130m and Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid for £58.3m.

Leicester collected the next biggest sum from Maguire’s £80m move, followed by Manchester United (£74m), Everton (£60m), Manchester City (£58.1m), Arsenal (£55.5m), Crystal Palace (£50m) and Bournemouth (£36.5m).

West Ham (£33.25m) and Newcastle (£31.7m).Tottenham (£29.7m), Liverpool (£28.82m), Southampton (£26m), Watford (£18.2m), Burnley (£8.5m) and Wolves (£3m) also received fees for outgoing players.

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Net spend

All that spending and selling left Aston Villa top of the net spending chart (£144.5m), followed by Arsenal (£82.5m), Manchester City (£76.7m) and Manchester United (£74m).

In contrast, Chelsea‘s transfer ban resulted in a £173.2m surplus, with three other clubs recording net profits: Crystal Palace (£39m), Liverpool (£24.4m) and Watford (£12.7m).

Total club transfers

In terms of total transfer deals, Everton were busiest with 34 transactions, primarily involving outbound players, offloading 17 players on permanent deals and another 10 shipped out on loans.

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Aston Villa signed more players than any other team in the division this summer with 12 permanent signings, followed by Sheffield United (eight permanent deals and two loans) and Wolves (nine permanent deals and one loan).

All done deals

Norwich spent the least on three permanent additions, but were the only club to make more than one loan signing, striking deals for three players on temporary contracts: Ibrahim Amadou, Ralf Fahrmann and Patrick Roberts.

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