Summer Transfer Windows 2022/23: Which European leagues and clubs have spent the most?

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    The European clubs are currently busy on the re-signings and new signings in the ongoing summer transfer windows. In this article, we are talking about the top European clubs and leagues who are spending huge in the ongoing summer transfer windows.

    According to the latest update in transfermarkt, the English Premier League

    is on top among the European clubs in spending in the ongoing summer transfer windows. The world’s most popular football league clubs have already spent more than €761 million.

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    Meanwhile, Italian Serie A is in the second position in this list by spending more than €355 million. German Bundesliga (€283 million), French Ligue 1 (€204 million) and Spanish La Liga (€151 million) are in the third, fourth and fifth positions respectively in the list of most spending this summer transfer period. 

    Top 5 leagues with most spending in 2022/23 summer

    LeagueCountryTotal Spending (€ million)
    Premier LeagueEngland761
    Serie AItaly355
    Ligue 1France204
    La LigaSpain151

    European clubs which are spending most

    The six-time Premier League winners Manchester City, who have won the last two Premier League titles, are on top of spending among the European clubs in this summer transfer window. City have already spent around €108.75 million in the ongoing transfer window.

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    In the meantime, the Premier League clubs Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, the two London rivals, are in the second and third positions respectively in this list. While Arsenal have spent €97.06 million, Spurs have already paid out €87.20 million.

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    Among the Spanish clubs, unsurprisingly Real Madrid are on top of the spending list this summer with €80 million. German club Borussia Dortmund are ahead of Real Madrid as the BVB are leading the German clubs’ list by spending €86 million.

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    French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (€79.50 million) and Italian Serie A club Atalanta (€63 million) are leading their respective countries’ lists in spending in the ongoing summer transfer windows.

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    Top 10 clubs with most spending in 2022/23 summer

    RankTeamCountryLeagueTotal Spending (€ million)
    1Manchester CityEnglandPremier League108.75
    2ArsenalEnglandPremier League97.06
    3Tottenham HotspurEnglandPremier League87.20
    4Borussia DortmundGermanyBundesliga86.00
    5LiverpoolEnglandPremier League85.79
    6Leeds UnitedEnglandPremier League80.64
    7Real MadridSpainLa Liga80.00
    8Paris Saint-GermainFranceLigue 179.50
    9Newcastle UnitedEnglandPremier League66.00
    10AtalantaItalySerie A63.00

    Most expensive transfers

    The 22-year-old French defensive midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni is the most expensive player in the ongoing summer transfer market as the Spanish club giants Real Madrid have bought him for €80 million from the French club Monaco (excluding add-ons).

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    Real Madrid signed Aurelien Tchouameni. Credits: Sports Illustrated

    Premier League club Liverpool is in the next position by spending €75 million for the 23-year-old Uruguayan Darwin Nunez (from Benfica). Former Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is in the third spot in this list as he joined the Premier League club Manchester City for €60 million.  

    Top 5 most expensive transfers in 2022/23 summer

    PlayerLatest clubTransfer value* (€ million)
    Aurelien TchouameniReal Madrid80.00
    Darwin NunezLiverpool75.00
    Erling HaalandManchester City60.00
    Gabriel JesusArsenal52.20

    (Transfer value is excluding any add-ons)

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