Premier League net spending the highest in Europe with over €450 million blown.
An official study by Soccerex into transfer spending in the summer window and the effects of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play initiatives has been released.
The figures are astonishing, with one of the areas that was considered by the researches being the total net spend by clubs in each of the five major European leagues – the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga.
This is how the leagues’ figures stack up, with the Premier League roaring ahead of the contenders:
French Ligue 1 (€-87 million)
The French top flight recorded the biggest net profit of any of the major leagues studied, with €87 million having been brought into Ligue 1 when player sales and acquisitions are considered. This is despite the huge spending of Paris Saint Germain on the likes of David Luiz, with AS Monaco having tempered their spending this summer as well as selling the likes of James Rodriguez.