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13 July 2017

How do Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea spend their money? Premier League clubs’ transfer windows analysed

ENGLISH clubs are undoubtedly the biggest spenders on the transfer market.

TV deals and more means the Premier League currently has the most money.

Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are most-expensive players in Premier League history
Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku are two most-expensive players in Premier League history
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Eden Hazard is among the Belgian players Premier League clubs have splashed out on
Eden Hazard is among the Belgian players Premier League clubs have splashed out on
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And its teams are not afraid to splash the cash.

But where does that money usually go?

Free Super Tips has analysed each club’s transfer activity over the past decade.

They look at which team spends the most on and where the money goes.

As well as which country’s stars Premier League teams like to spend the most on.

And which team on average spends the most on a single player.


Where does most of the money go?

Manchester City brought both David Silva and Nolito from La Liga clubs
Manchester City brought both David Silva and Nolito from La Liga clubs
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La Liga has lost the highest amount of players to the Premier League, with 107 swapping sunny Spain for rainy England.

Next comes Serie A, with almost 100 making the switch in the past decade.

Which Premier League club spends the most on a single player?

Manchester United splashed out a whopping £59.7m to sign Angel Di Maria
Manchester United splashed out a whopping £59.7m to sign Angel Di Maria
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It’s Manchester United — who average out at £16.9million per signing.

The 20-time Premier League-winners broke the world-record with the £89m deal for Paul Pogba.

United are responsible for each of the top three most-expensive signings in English football history with Romelu Lukaku (£75m) and Angel Di Maria (£59.7m) coming in at two and three respectively.

Which country’s player do English sides spend most on?

Manchester City spent a whopping £54million to sign Belgian Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City spent a whopping £54million to sign Belgian Kevin De Bruyne
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It’s become fashionable to have a Belgian international in your ranks these days.

And it’s on players from Flanders stars that Premier League clubs splash out on more than any other.

Signings such as Eden Hazard and Lukaku average out at £12.6million, which takes them just ahead of Brazil at £10.7m.

Of course, that is only taking into account countries where more than two players have been signed from.

The average English player costs £2.6m.

How much has been spent on English players over the past decade?

James Milner is among the English players clubs have splashed out to sign
James Milner is among the English players clubs have splashed out to sign
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There is famously a premium on English players and that has seen a whopping £1.2billion spent on homegrown talent over the past ten years.

Unsurprisingly, that is the most spent on stars from any one nation, with France coming in second.

French players have generated a total of £670m.

Where signs the most English players?

Tottenham sign the most English players of all the teams in Premier League
Tottenham sign the most English players of all the teams in Premier League
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Laurent Koscielny is among the many French players to join Arsenal in last decade
Laurent Koscielny is among the many French players to join Arsenal in last decade
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Alexandre Lacazette is most recent French player to sign for Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette is most recent French player to sign for Arsenal
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A fifth of Tottenham’s signings are English, while half are signed from with the English leagues.

Chelsea are last in the rankings, with just 6.6 per cent of their arrivals being homegrown.

Arsenal are marginally above the Blues with 9.4 per cent of the signings hailing from England.

Incidentally, a quarter of the Gunners’ arrivals are French.


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