Premier League transfer window: The ridiculous stats

Date published: Monday 4th September 2017 10:50

Premier League clubs ranked by total spend

Man City – £221.6m
Chelsea – £190m
Everton – £150.6m
Man United – £145.75m
Liverpool – £77.3m
Tottenham – £74m
Leicester – £56.5m
Watford – £55.25m
Arsenal – £46.4m
Huddersfield – £43.6m
Brighton – £41.3m
West Ham – £38.7m
Swansea – £38m
Newcastle – £36.4m
Southampton – £35.9m
West Brom – £35m
Crystal Palace – £34m
Burnley – £33.75m
Bournemouth £30m
Stoke – £25m

 

Premier League clubs ranked by sales

Chelsea – £107m
Everton – £94.75m
Man City – £83.5m
Tottenham – £76.6m
Swansea – £73.6m
Arsenal – £65m
Burnley – £43.5m
Liverpool – £43.5m
Leicester – £43m
Stoke – £29.95m
West Ham – £21.5m
Newcastle – £15.5m
Southampton – £12m
Manchester United – £8m
Watford – £5.5m
Huddersfield – £5m
Bournemouth – £0
Brighton – £0
Crystal Palace – £0
West Brom – £0

 

Premier League clubs ranked by net spend (sorry)

Man City – £138.1m
Man United – £137.75m
Chelsea – £83m
Everton – £55.85m
Watford – £49.75m
Brighton – £41.3m
Huddersfield – £38.6m
West Brom – £35m
Crystal Palace – £34m
Liverpool – £33.8m
Bournemouth – £30m
Southampton – £23.9m
Newcastle – £20.9m
West Ham – £17.2m
Leicester – £13.5m
Tottenham – -£3.6m
Stoke – -£4.95m
Burnley – £9.75m
Arsenal – -£18.6m
Swansea – -£35.6m

 

* Five Premier League clubs turned a profit this summer. Only three did so in 2016/17, and just one did so in 2015/16.

* Twelve Premier League clubs broke their transfer record this summer. Another, Liverpool, agreed to sign Naby Keita for a club-record fee next summer, while Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez will become their most expensive player if the requirements for his add-ons are met.

* Two Premier League clubs broke their transfer record on more than one occasion this summer. Brighton and Huddersfield both did so three times.

* Premier League clubs spent just under £1.4billion combined this summer, breaking the previous summer’s record for the sixth consecutive year.

* Four clubs generated no money from player sales this summer.

 

Most first-team players signed

Huddersfield – 13
Brighton – 10
Watford – 10
Everton – 8
Burnley – 7
Stoke – 7
Chelsea – 6
Newcastle – 6
Swansea – 6
West Brom – 6
Leicester – 5
Man City – 5
Tottenham – 5
Bournemouth – 4
Crystal Palace – 4
Liverpool – 4
Man United – 4
West Ham – 4
Southampton – 3
Arsenal – 2

 

Average spend on each player

Man City – £44.32m
Man United – £36.4m
Chelsea – £31.6m
Arsenal – £23.2m
Liverpool – £19.3m
Everton – £18.82m
Tottenham – £14.8m
Southampton – £11.9m
Leicester – £11.3m
West Ham – £9.67
Crystal Palace  £8.5m
Bournemouth – £7.5m
Swansea – £6.33m
Newcastle – £6.06m
West Brom – £5.83m
Watford – £5.52m
Burnley – £4.8m
Brighton – £4.13m
Stoke – £3.5m
Huddersfield – £3.35m

 

Breakdown of money spent on positions

Goalkeepers: 15 signed for £76.9m
Right-backs: 11 signed for £136.5m
Centre-halves: 22 signed for £257.2m
Left-backs: 10 signed for £83.5m
Right wingers: 7 signed for £108.4m
Central midfelders: 24 signed for £269.4m
Left wingers: 7 signed for £55.9m
Attacking midfielders: 9 signed for £67.8m
Strikers: 24 signed for £333.4m

* On average, right wingers were the most expensive signings for Premier League clubs this summer, costing £15.4m. Strikers were next at £13.8m, then right-backs at £12.4m

* The cheapest players on average were goalkeepers, who cost £5.12m. Next were attacking midfielders at £7.5m, then left wingers at £7.9m.

* Centre-halves cost £11.6m on average, central midfielders cost £11.22m, and left-backs cost £8.35m.

* Ederson accounted for 45% of the total outlay on goalkeepers. Benjamin Mendy accounted for 62.27% of fees spent on left-backs.

* Premier League clubs spent more on strikers (£333.4m), central midfielders (£269.4m) or centre-halves (£257.2m) than Championship clubs spent in total combined (£195m).

 

Matt Stead

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