Premier League clubs ranked based on transfer policy: Leicester lead, four big clubs fail to deliver

With the Premier League season in the books, it’s time to look back at the efficiency of all the English clubs’ transfer policies during the summer and winter transfer windows.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) calculated the average transfer fee per player fielded for every Premier League club and compared those rankings to the ones in reality.

Not surprisingly, Leicester City lead the way. The Foxes jumped 17 places, no club in Europe’s five biggest football competitions came close and in England Watford are ranked second with a mark of +6.

Arsenal and Tottenham both jumped three places, while other top clubs failed to deliver an efficient transfer policy. Both Manchester clubs drop three places, while Liverpool drop four and Chelsea seven.

However, no club proved to be worse than Newcastle United, as the Magpies recorded a -10 mark. Only Ligue 1 giants Marseille were equally bad in this regard.

The full list (team, cost per player + rank, PL rank, difference):

1. Leicester City – £2.05m (18th) | 1st | +17

2. Watford – £1.14m (19th) | 13th | +6

3. Stoke City – £3.03m (14th) | 9th | +5

4. Bournemouth – £0.91m (20th) | 16th | +4

5. Swansea City – £2.73m (16th) | 12th | +4

6. Arsenal – £11.14m (5th) | 2nd | +3

7. Tottenham – £8.57m (6th) | 3rd | +3

8. West Ham – £5.16m (10th) | 7th | +3

9. Southampton – £6.44m (7th) | 6th | +1

10. West Bromwich – £2.88m (15th) | 14th | +1

11. Norwich City – £2.2m (17th) | 19th | -2

12. Everton – £5.69 (9th) | 11th | -2

13. Crystal Palace – £3.34m (13th) | 15th | -2

14. Manchester City – £20.85m (1st) | 4th | -3

15. Manchester United – £20.32m (2nd) | 5th | -3

16. Liverpool – £12.13m (4th) | 8th | -4

17. Sunderland – £3.56m (12th) | 17th | -5

18. Chelsea – £16.3m (3rd) | 10th | -7

19. Aston Villa – £3.71m (11th) | 20th | -9

20. Newcastle United – £5.99m (8th) | 18th | -10

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