Manchester derby rivals top biggest net spenders of Abramovich era

Date published: Friday 4th March 2022 7:39 - Ian Watson

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Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea might have spent more on transfers than any other club, but City and United both have higher net spends.

Here are the top 10 biggest net spenders in the Premier League since Abramovich bought Chelsea before the start of the 2003-04 season. Expenditure and income totals courtesy of Transfermarkt.

 

1) Manchester City – £1.35billion
Expenditure: £2.04billion
Income: £692.74m
Most expensive signing: Jack Grealish (£100m from Aston Villa)
Biggest sale: Ferran Torres (£55million to Barcelona)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Champions (five times)

 

2) Manchester United – £1.06billion
Expenditure: £1.69bn
Income: £628.10m
Most expensive signing: Paul Pogba (£89million from Juventus)
Biggest sale: Cristiano Ronaldo (£80million to Real Madrid)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Champions (five times)

 

3) Chelsea – £947.09million
Expenditure: £2.11bn
Income: £1.16bn
Most expensive signing: Romelu Lukaku (£97.5million from Inter Milan)
Biggest sale: Eden Hazard (£100million to Real Madrid)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Champions (five times)

 


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4) Arsenal – £567.02million
Expenditure: £1.16bn
Income: £588.10m
Most expensive signing: Nicolas Pepe (£72million from Lille)
Biggest sale: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain  (£35million to Liverpool)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Champions

 

5) Liverpool – £527.23million
Expenditure: £1.40bn
Income: £870.89m
Most expensive signing: Virgil van Dijk (£75million from Southampton)
Biggest sale: Philippe Coutinho (£142million to Barcelona)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Champions

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6) Tottenham – £436.3million
Expenditure: £1.23bn
Income: £792.70m
Most expensive signing: Tanguy Ndombele  (£54million from Lyon)
Biggest sale: Gareth Bale (£85million to Real Madrid)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Second

 

7) Aston Villa – £404.51million
Expenditure: £783.84m
Income: £379.32m
Most expensive signing: Emi Buendia (£35million from Norwich)
Biggest sale: Jack Grealish (£100million to Man City)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Sixth (four times)

 

8) West Ham – £321.81million
Expenditure: £752.99m
Income: £431.18m
Most expensive signing: Sebastien Haller (£45million from Eintracht Frankfurt)
Biggest sale: Dimitri Payet (£25million to Marseille)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Fifth

 

9) Everton – £319.64million
Expenditure: £839.40m
Income: £519.77m
Most expensive signing: Gylfi Sigurdsson (£45million from Swansea)
Biggest sale: Romelu Lukaku (£75million to Man Utd)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Fourth

 

10) Newcastle – £305.75million
Expenditure: £761.62m
Income: £455.87m
Most expensive signing: Joelinton (£40million from Hoffenheim)
Biggest sale: Andy Carroll (£35million to Liverpool)
Highest league position in Abramovich era: Fifth (twice)

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