EPL Clubs Spend Record £1bn in Summer Window


Lucas Perez’s move to Arsenal on Tuesday added £17.1m to the summer spending total
Premier League summer transfer spending has surpassed £1bn for the first time.
Clubs had spent a combined £1.005bn as of 08:30 BST yesterday’s transfer deadline day, according to sports business group Deloitte.

The previous record of £870m, set last year, was passed on Thursday, six days before transfer deadline day.
Arsenal’s £52m double signing of Lucas Perez and Shkodran Mustafi on Tuesday helped push spending beyond the £1bn mark.

Premier League clubs are benefitting from a new £5.1bn television deal coming into force, meaning they have more spending power, and 12 teams have broken their transfer record this summer.
Earlier this month, Manchester United set a new British transfer record when they spent £89m on Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

But some managers have complained that British clubs are being asked to pay too much for players on the back of the TV deal.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte last week said the market was “crazy”, and that he was being asked to “pay £50m for medium players”.
The transfer window in England closed at 23:00 BST last night.

David Luiz P.S.G Chelsea (£38m)
Mario Balotelli Liverpool Nice (Free Transfer)
Jack Wilshere Arsenal Bournemouth (Loan)
Islam Slimani S’Lisbon Leicester City (£29.7m)
Eliaquim Mangala Man City Valencia (Loan)
Joe Hart Man City Torino (Loan)
Wilfried Bony Man City Stoke City (Loan)
Marcos Alonso Florentina Chelsea (£24m)
Samir Nasri Man City Sevilla (Loan)
Alvaro Arbeloa Free Agent West Ham (One year deal)
Georges-Kevin N’Koudou Marseille Tottenham (five-year deal)
Serge Gnabry Arsenal Werder Bremen (£4.5million)
Kenneth Omeruo Chelsea Alanyaspor (Loan)
Lazar Markovic Liverpool Sporting Lisbon (Loan)
Juan Cuadrado Chelsea Juventus (Loan)
Nigel de Jong – LA Galaxy Galatasaray
Asamoah Gyan – Shanghai SIPG Al-Ahli (Loan)
Emmanuel Riviere Newcastle Osasuna (Loan)
Didier Ndong Lorient Sunderland (£13.6m)
Bruno Martins Indi Porto Stoke (Loan)
Umar Sadiq Roma Bologna (Loan)