PROOF: Arsenal & Tottenham are slickest transfer negotiators, Manchester United & City massively ripped off

How much did clubs pay over the odds this summer?

This summer saw the transfer market explode after Neymar’s blockbuster move between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, but how much did Premier League giants such as Arsenal and Manchester United spend relative to their summer signings’ true market value?

While it can be hard to find a way of accurately measuring a player’s value, the number crunchers show PSG may have overpaid for Neymar by about £64million – though we doubt they’ll care.


In terms of Premier League sides, Arsenal got a pretty good deal for their record signing Alexandre Lacazette, with his final fee of £47.7m just £2.7m more than his market value of £45m.

Contrast this with Manchester United, who paid £76.23m for the £54m-rated Romelu Lukaku – again, though, United surely won’t be too bothered as the Belgian has enjoyed a considerably better start to the season than Lacazette has at Arsenal.

Elsewhere, Manchester City also massively overpaid for Kyle Walker to the tune of £18m, which is good news for Tottenham, who always seem to get good value whether they’re buying or selling.

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