Spurs top the PL spending table, while Newcastle sit rock bottom…
The Premier League summer spending table
1) Tottenham – £107m
2) Manchester City – £102m
3) Chelsea – £66m
4) Liverpool – £49m
5) Arsenal – £44m
6) Southampton – £34m
7) Cardiff – £34m
8) Manchester United – £30m
9) Norwich – £26m
10) Everton – £26m
11) Sunderland – £23m
12) Swansea City – £21m
13) West Ham – £20m
14) Crystal Palace – £17m
15) Aston Villa – £17m
16) West Brom – £13m
17) Hull City – £13m
18) Fulham – £12m
19) Stoke City – £6m
20) Newcastle United – £2m
-Tottenham spent more money than mega-rich clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City because of the £85m world-record fee they received for Gareth Bale. They reinvested it wisely in attacking stars like Roberto Soldado, Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen.
-Newcastle endured such a miserable transfer window, they felt the need to release a statement explaining what happened to fans. The only money spent was a £2m loan fee for French forward Loic Remy.
-Stoke and Fulham didn’t spend much money either, but both invested in proven Premier League players for small fees. Fulham especially, managed to bring in Darren Bent, Scott Parker, Maarten Stekelenberg and Adel Taarabt for under £12m.
-Premier League new boys Cardiff City have taken a big risk this summer. Only six clubs spent more than them, but they would be delighted with a 17th place in their first season in the top flight.
-Arsenal’s monster deal for Mesut Ozil meant only four clubs spent more than them – although it took Arsenal until the last hour of the transfer window to spend a single penny.
-Manchester United new boss David Moyes was given money to spend, but only managed to complete a major deal for Marouane Fellaini on deadline day, meaning seven clubs ended up spending more money than them.
-Mid-table clubs like Norwich, West Ham, Swansea and Everton spent between £20m and £26m to ensure they remain mid-table sides, and don’t get dragged into relegation battles.
-Although Liverpool missed out on the marquee signing their fans were hoping for, by bringing in eight players, Brendan Rodgers actually spent more than any side in the country, barring Spurs, City and Chelsea.