The top ten highest spending clubs in Europe during the summer transfer window.
With the summer transfer window now having slammed firmly shut, Soccerex have carried out a study into the spending habits of clubs in the major five European leagues during the 2014 summer transfer window and the effects of UEFA’s controversial Financial Fair Play regulations.
One of the numerous areas of data to be mined by the study has been into the spending habits of Europe’s biggest clubs, with these being the ten who splashed out the most on transfer fees during the summer window:
10) Valencia (€60 million)
La Liga outfit Valencia saw their takeover by businessman Peter Lim go through this summer, allowing them to go out in the transfer market and spend big, largely on loan deals with a view to permanent ratification next summer. Their biggest moves were for striker Alvaro Negredo from Manchester City and winger Rodrigo from Benfica.