The current football season is far from over. However, the 2016 transfer summer window is approaching very fast.
A bunch of big name players have been rumoured to change clubs during the summer. Just think about the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edinson Cavani, Toni Kroos, Romelu Lukaku, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann, Paul Pogba, Robert Lewandowski, and Eden Hazard.
Conclusion: it’s once again time to put big money on the table!
And that’s exactly what the Premier League clubs have done during the last five seasons. The English top flight leads everyone with transfer expenditures of £3.75 billion. On the contrary, Premier League clubs have also earned a total of £1.95 billion. Resulting in a negative balance of £1.8 billion.
The Italian Serie A comes in second with spendings of £2.11 billion. However, clubs like Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Milan, Roma and Fiorentina earned a total of £1.98 billion. The most in the world.
The Spanish Primera Division, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 are, not surprisingly, only other football leagues to have spent over £1 billion on transfer since the 2011/2012 season until now, while also earning almost the same amount.