Premier League clubs’ £1.9bn summer spend breaks record for whole season

Outlay almost £500m more than across entire 2017-18 campaignChelsea the biggest spenders followed by Manchester United Premier League clubs have broken their transfer spending record for a season in the summer window alone. Estimates from Deloitte’s sports business group show gross spending this summer of £1.9bn, surpassing by £487.8m the previous record, spent across the summer and January windows of the 2017-18 season.According to Deloitte, the gross spend is 67% higher than the previous summer transfer window’s £1.1bn and 34% higher than the previous record (summer 2017’s £1.4bn). “The 2022-23 season already has the highest transfer spend since the two-window season began, exceeding the previous record by 3% (2017-18’s £1.86bn),” the group said.

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