Featuring 11 Premier League clubs, here is a ranking of the top 20 teams with the biggest net spend since 2000.
Figures are via Transfermarkt, which deals in Euros. It didn’t make much sense to convert it into sterling because of inflation and all that jazz.
20) Wolves (England)
Net spend: €-339m
Remarkably, Wolves have sold 656 players and signed 657 since the start of the 2000/01 season. That is kind of spooky.
19) Fulham (England)
Net spend: €-362.03m
With six more departures than arrivals, Fulham have not spent as much as Wolves but have made significantly less from sales.
18) Inter (Italy)
Net spend: €-389.95m
Inter have signed a remarkable 1021 players in this time frame! They are only behind Parma (1435), Genoa (1171), Cruzeiro (1122) and Atalanta (1027).
17) Napoli (Italy)
Net spend: €-418.55m
Their net spend could look a lot lower with the sales of Victor Osimhen and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.
16) Al-Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
Net spend: €-472.89m
That was quick. They have actually sold more players (284) than signed (274) but went a bit crazy this summer.
15) West Ham (England)
Net spend: €-483.93m
Over half of their expenditure went on terrible strikers. Ish.
14) Aston Villa (England)
Net spend: €-567.74m
Premier League clubs are a joke, aren’t they?
13) Bayern Munich (Germany)
Net spend: €-666.84m
Pretty good going for three Champions League titles since the turn of the century. Bayern – who have signed 220 players – were actually below Villa (473 signings) – before signing Harry Kane. Madness.
12) Newcastle United (England)
Net spend: €-683.16m
They are only going to keep climbing further up the net spend ladder.
11) Juventus (Italy)
Net spend: €-757.32m
Is Juventus the richest Old Lady in the world?
10) Liverpool (England)
Net spend: €-789.24m
9) AC Milan (Italy)
Net spend: €-793.78m
778 arrivals? These Italians love signing players.
8) Tottenham (England)
Net spend: €-800.07m
The Harry Kane sale has them a little closer to the three clubs below them.
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7) Barcelona (Spain)
Net spend: €-951.50m
It’s surprising they are not in the top five given the fact they are crippled financially thanks to a number of ridiculously stupid signings.
6) Arsenal (England)
Net spend: €-997.17m
Arsenal placed 14th with a net spend of €-280.98m between 00/01 and 17/18 – the season Arsene Wenger left.
5) Real Madrid (Spain)
Net spend: €-1,006.35m
Real Madrid do not tend to get big fees for players, being the end goal and all that.
4) Paris Saint-Germain (France)
Net spend: €-1,345.40m
Champions of Europe, you’re gagging to sing that.
3) Manchester United (England)
Net spend: €-1,644.11m
They are horrible when it comes to signing players. Oh, and when it comes to selling players as well.
2) Manchester City (England)
Net spend: €-1,713.21m
They bought their success and couldn’t give two you-know-whats.
1) Chelsea (England)
Net spend: €-1,810.32m
The Blues have always been a bit gung-ho in the transfer market, but they have taken things to a whole new level under Todd Boehly. How are you supposed to compete with that?! Quite easily by the looks of it.
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