A new FIFA report has shown just how dominant the Premier League is when it comes to transfer spending.
The Premier League now holds the reputation as not only the ‘best league in the world’ but the richest as well, maybe the two coincide with each other.
It seems that clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea have an endless stream of cash flowing through the club when compared with teams from other leagues. The size of these teams and the incredible revenue that they produce warrant some of the insane transfer dealings that they are involved in.
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But it’s when you compare the lower teams that you really get a sense of the league’s financial dominance.
West Ham who is currently 16th in the League spent £50 to bring Lucas Paqueta to the club in the summer, Wolves who are one place below them just spent the same money to bring in Matheus Cunha.
The latest Global Transfer Report shows just the staggering financial lead the Premier League has over everybody else.
In 2022, English clubs spent a combined £1.78 billion, the Italian league was the next closest with £543.6m.
Out of the top 10 clubs that spent the most money on transfers, seven were English.
Top 10 UEFA clubs by spending on transfer fees in 2022, from FIFA’s global transfer report. pic.twitter.com/KEA2MzaLSi
— James Nalton (@JDNalton) January 26, 2023
The fact that Leeds United are ahead of Real Madrid is mind-blowing.