The Updated Amount Spent By Promoted Premier League Teams Vs Europe Will Blow Your Mind
The transfer window in England closed yesterday with most teams still looking around wondering where the rest of the month had gone. The three promoted sides to the Premier League though have done a lot of business.
It seemed very weird the transfer window closing yesterday. There's always something odd when it finishes at 5pm in the afternoon, as happens when the window should close on a Saturday or Sunday, but yesterday was really odd.
For the first time since the summer transfer window was opened in 2003 teams in England decided that they wanted to close the window in time for the start of the Premier League season.
It was a pretty boring deadline day for much of the day with Sky Sports News often scrambling around for something to talk about or someone to talk to whilst little transfer activity actually happened.
However there were a few clubs hell bent on making sure Jim White could say the words 'we're just hearing' with promoted sides Wolves and Fulham amongst the few who did anything of interest, and that was a theme of the whole window.
The difference in transfer fees spent by the sides promoted to the Premier League compared to the rest of Europe is quite incredible with Wolves, Fulham and Cardiff spending a combined €214.9 million:
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Bundesliga (Fortuna Düsseldorf, Nürnberg): €6.350.000
La Liga (Huesca, Real Valladolid, Rayo Vallecano): €10.600.000
Serie A: (Empoli, Frosinone, Parma): €25.600.000
Premier League (Fulham, Cardiff, Wolves): €214.900.000#DeadlineDay
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Of course Germany, Spain and Italy all have till the end of the month to make more signings but you can't imagine that the nine clubs from the continent will spend anyway near as much as their British counterparts.
The rest of Europe would in fact have to spend five times more than they currently have, combined, to spend as much as the three Premier League sides.
Fulham have signed Jean Michael Seri, André Zambo Anguissa, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Alfie Mawson and Joe Bryan, to name just a few.
Wolves picked up Rui Patricio, Adama Traore, Joao Moutinho, Diogo Jota and Willy Boly for their attempts at staying up.
Cardiff spent the least of the three but still managed to sign Josh Murphy, Bobby Reid, Alex Smithies and Greg Cunningham.
It just shows the incredible difference in spending power between the Premier League and everywhere else and with £100 million prize money to stay in England's top tier it's no surprise clubs want to spend big.
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