£155m spent on transfer deadline day alone
Paul Pogba signs his £220,000 a week contract with Manchester United after joining them from Juventus for £89 million
Anybody else think the spending during the Premier League summer transfer window just closed was absolutely nuts? Well, even more nuts than usual.
More than £155 million spent on transfer deadline day alone as the outlay reached a record £1.165 billion? Insane!
Thirteen top-flight teams breaking their own transfer records! Not that the other seven — Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, Hull City, Middlesbrough and Manchester City — were idle; Pep Guardiola’s City alone dropped well over £100 million on the likes of young England hope John Stones (£47.5 million from Everton), Leroy Sane (£37 million from Schalke), and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (£15.4 million from Barca). Crazy!