One week before the end of the transfer window, the Premier League has already broken its spending record for a summer transfer window, financial research firm Deloitte announced on Thursday. According to its analysts, nearly 1.8 billion euros have been spent to date by the 20 clubs of the English elite to strengthen against 1.7 in the off-season in 2017, which was so far the reference.
This amount should still change between now and the market closes on September 1 at midnight (Paris time) and it is not impossible that it will exceed this summer the absolute record for an entire season, set in 2017. -2018 with 2.2 billion euros.
So far, 135 players have signed up for Premier League clubs, more than in 2019 and 2020, and close to 148 in 2021. Fourteen have cost more than €35m. The most expensive transfer was that of Darwin Nunez, who went from Benfica to Liverpool for more than €100m, a new record for the Reds.