Buy British? Where the big five leagues sourced their signings…

Date published: Sunday 11th October 2020 2:16

Premier League clubs shopped in France while the Germans found value in England.

Of the big five European leagues, the Premier League looked abroad for the biggest percentage of their recruits this summer, though not by a huge margin. Top-flight clubs hopped across the Channel to France for most of their shopping, even if more was spent at domestically and in the Spanish market.

Here are where the big five leagues sourced most of their new signings. All figures are taken from transfermarkt

 

Premier League

Total transfer market spend: £1.26billion
Total number of signings: 108
Percentage of signings made domestically: 44%

Premier League – 33 players signed, £231.1million spent
Most expensive: Ben Chilwell (Leicester to Chelsea, £45.18m)

Ligue 1 – 16 players signed, £136.5million spent
Most expensive: Wesley Fofana (St Etienne to Leicester, £31.5m)

EFL Championship – 12 players signed, £203.6million spent
Most expensive: Nathan Ake (Bournemouth to Man City, £40.7m)

La Liga – 10 players signed, £204.3million spent
Most expensive: Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid to Arsenal, £45m)

Portuguese Liga NOS – 7 players signed, £121.59million spent
Most expensive: Ruben Dias (Benfica to Man City, £62.5m)


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Serie A

Total transfer market spend: £686.47million
Total number of signings: 197
Percentage of signings made domestically: 60%

1) Serie A – 90 players signed, £299.4million spent
Most expensive: Nicolo Barella (Cagliari to Inter, £22.5m)

2) Serie B –  16 players signed, £27million spent
Most expensive: Sandro Tonali (Brescia to AC Milan, £9m loan)

3) Premier League –  12 players signed, £29.7million spent
Most expensive: Mario Pasalic (Chelsea to Atalanta, £13.5m)

4) La Liga –  11 players signed, £126.3million spent
Most expensive: Arthur (Barcelona to Juventus, £64.8m)

5) Ligue 1 –  9 players signed, £73.8million spent
Most expensive: Victor Osimhen (Lille to Napoli, £63m)

Ligue 1

Total transfer market spend: £385.67million
Total number of signings: 123
Percentage of signings made domestically: 48%

1) Ligue 1 – 34 players signed, £94.1million spent
Most expensive: Axel Disasi (Reims to Monaco, £11.7m)

2) Ligue 2 – 18 players signed, £32.3million spent
Most expensive: Serhou Guirassy (Amiens to Rennes, £13.5m)

3) Serie A – 10 players signed, £83.5million spent
Most expensive: Mauro Icardi (Inter to PSG, £45m)

4) La Liga – 8 players signed, £31million spent
Most expensive: Karl Toko Ekambi (Villarreal to Lyon, £10.35m)

5) Bundesliga – 8 players signed, £18.5million spent
Most expensive: Kevin Volland (Bayer Leverkusen to Monaco, £13.95m)


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Bundesliga

Total transfer market spend: £290.43million
Total number of signings: 94
Percentage of signings made domestically: 48%

1) Bundesliga – 31 players signed, £71.1million spent
Most expensive: Jhon Cordoba (Cologne to Hertha Berlin, £13.5m) 

2) Premier League –  8 players signed, £59.6million spent
Most expensive: Leroy Sane (Man City to Bayern Munich, £40.5m)

3) 2. Bundesliga –  8 players signed, £5.4million spent
Most expensive: Waldemar Anton (Hannover to Stuttgart, £3.6m)

4) Serie A – 7 players signed, £56.43million spent
Most expensive: Patrik Schick (Roma to Bayer Leverkusen, £23.85m)

5) Ligue 1 –  6 players signed, £16.2million spent
Most expensive: Baptiste Santamaria (Angers to Freiburg, £9m)


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La Liga

Total transfer market spend: £365.94million
Total number of signings: 115
Percentage of signings made domestically: 53%

1) La Liga – 36 players signed, £60million spent
Most expensive: Oscar Rodriguez (Real Madrid to Sevilla, £12.15m)

2) La Liga2 – 18 players signed, £24.8million spent
Most expensive: Pedri (Las Palmas to Barcelona, £4.5m)

3) Premier League – 14 players signed, £50.4million spent
Most expensive: Alvaro Morata (Chelsea to Atletico Madrid, £50.4m)

4) Serie A – 8 players signed, £87.1million spent
Most expensive: Miralem Pjanic (Juventus to Barcelona, £54m)

5) Portuguese Liga NOS – 8 players signed, £37.4million spent
Most expensive: Trincao (Braga to Barcelona, £27.9m)

 

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