Summer move spending in Europe’s top five soccer leagues has up to now exceeded roughly $4.8 billion, slightly over a year ago, based on data in CIES Football Observatory.
That amount is also anticipated to grow with more bargains set to be finished until the European transfer window shuts.
Spending by English-based teams is the biggest of those leagues we surveyed, but that may change over the forthcoming weeks.
Spanish have invested $1.5 billion so far from the summer transfer window since soccer giants such as Real Madrid and Barcelona want to reassert themselves in the European platform.
This past year, English sides had a clean sweep of major finals, the Champions League and also the Europa League.
While spending has improved this summer — up from $4.7 billion final years — it isn’t quite as large as the $5.2 billion outlay of 2017/18.
One of the most excellent bargains this summer happens to be 19-year-old striker Joao Felix moving from Benfica into Athletico Madrid for $126 million, the costliest price of this transport window. Eden Hazard transferred to Real Madrid, the former Chelsea talisman switches into La Liga for about $100 million.
There’s been substantial inflation at the prices paid.
By way of instance, the highest-paid fee to get a center back at the summer of 2013 was for Brazilian Marquinhos. The investment in gamers has improved virtually every move window.
The maximum transfer fee received for a center-back this summer was to get the transport of Leicester protector Harry Maguire into Manchester United for about $86 million.