The Premier League’s big spenders

Once again Premier League clubs have run the headlines in terms of summer transfer spending. It is two weeks to the new season 2022/2023, but the spending spree hasn’t shown a sign of ceasing any time soon, as clubs position themselves for a grueling campaign, which will be interrupted by the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, in November and December.

Against all odds, Arsenal have been the biggest spenders in England. This could change though, with a number of clubs also going out of their way to strengthen as well as developing their squad depths.

The big spending Arsenal has so far seen the promise in the preseason friendly matches they’ve played and after seasons of underperformance, there’s reason for the club’s faithful to be optimistic.

The Gunners have so far splashed £121.5 million in bringing on board Fabio Vieira, Marquinhos, Gabriel Jesus, Matt Turner and most recently Olexandr Zinchenko. This, after releasing a few players at the end of last season, makes them a very strong team and can be a good pick to bet on.

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With the Gunners’ rivals, Chelsea targeting French defender Jules Kounde of Sevilla, it is definitely expected that should they get his services, they will be the highest spenders, surpassing the North London side. The Frenchman, currently contracted at Sevilla, has attracted attention from far and wide, thus pushing his transfer fee high and is currently rated at £55m. Chelsea have already spent £81.5m in the market and adding Kounde to their fold will make them the highest spenders.

Chelsea will however have to beat off competition from Barcelona.

North London side Tottenham has also been active in the transfer market as Antonio Conte firms up his charges following their qualification for the UEFA Champions League. The team which was expected to lose their key forward, Harry Kane, has now added to the forward line, Brazilian Richarlison from Everton. So far the club has spent a cool £115 million, signifying their ambition for the coming season. Only Arsenal have spent more.

Manchester City, unlike in their previous campaigns, have been more of a selling club this summer. They are known to have an appetite for big money moves and in all fairness they have the muscle and titles to match. This time though, their biggest move has been that of Erling Haaland, who arrived from Borussia Dortmund as City saw off competition from Real Madrid. So far, the Premier League champions have spent £101.1 million in the transfer market. They’ve also been able to recoup a handsome figure, with the sale of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal as well as Raheem Sterling to Chelsea.

Leeds United have so far parted with £94.5 million and Liverpool £91.5 million.

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