The Mexican Liga MX spent more money on foreign signings during the winter break than the Italian and French leagues.
According to a report from FIFA, released through their Transfer Matching System, Mexican teams invested $49.4 million USD in new signings, while the Serie A and Ligue 1 spent $45.5 million and $27.7 million respectively.
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This amount spent by Liga MX was announced yesterday on FIFA’s TMS twitter account:
— FIFA TMS (@FIFATMS) febrero 2, 2015
The Premier League was the one that spent the most ($124.5 million USD); La Liga was second with $79.4 million, and the Bundesliga was third with $55 million.
Mexico considerably increased its investment in the winter compared to what they have spent in previous years. In 2014, their teams paid $18.8 million USD for transfers; $14.4 million in 2013, and only $6.2 million in 2012.
FIFA’s website reports that Mexico had 71 transfers, which puts the Mexicans in third place only behind England with 100, and Germany with 77.
Its increase was largely due to the signings made by Club America and Cruz Azul. America signed Darwin Quintero, Dario Benedetto, Miguel Samudio and Cristian Pellerano and Cruz Azul signed Roque Santa Cruz, Alemao and Carlos Lizarazo.