According to statistics from Deloitte released on Friday, Premier League teams have spent a record 1.95 billion pounds ($2.45 billion) on players during the summer transfer season, with expenditure anticipated to reach 2 billion pounds.
With one week left before the deadline of September 1st, the transfer window, which started on June 14th, has already surpassed last year’s record 1.92 billion pounds, according to Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.
Compared to none last summer, two transfers—midfielders Moises Caicedo joining Chelsea and Declan Rice joining Arsenal—have each cost more than £100 million.
Since the new ownership group headed by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital finalized its acquisition of the club in May 2022, Chelsea has spent more than $1 billion in transfer fees and has so far acquired nine players.
Champions After acquiring defender Josko Gvardiol for 90 million euros ($97 million) and midfielder Mateo Kovacic for 25 million pounds earlier in the week, Manchester City acquired winger Jeremy Doku for a whopping 55 million pounds this week.
Rasmus Hojlund, a striker for Manchester United, cost 72 million pounds, while Kai Havertz, a forward for last year’s runners-up Arsenal, cost 65 million pounds.
Sandro Tonali, a midfielder, and Harvey Barnes, a winger, were acquired by Newcastle United, who placed fourth previous season, for 55 million pounds each.