The Premier League is the richest league in the world and so it’s no surprise to see record amounts being spent by every club in the division.
We looked at every Premier League team and counted how much money was spent assembling their current playing squad. As a point to note, all figures used are from Transfermarkt, who use euros rather than pounds for their valuations.
Of course, spending large sums of money isn’t a guarantee of success, but each of the traditional top six appears quite high on this list, which isn’t really a surprise.
In January, Chelsea overtook Manchester City to top this list, having spent over €300m in the transfer window for Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke, Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana – plus Joao Felix for a hefty loan fee.
Todd Boehly has yet to see a return on his original investment at Chelsea as the club struggled in the Premier League this season, despite spending sprees in both transfer windows he’s been in charge.
Man City are not far behind with €960m spent on their team. What is even more surprising is the fact that City have managed to turn a profit in 2022, despite the signing of Erling Haaland among others.
Their profits are largely due to the sale of Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, while £60m full-back Joao Cancelo has been loaned out to Bayern Munich. Despite the profits they’ve made this year, they’re still way ahead when it comes to spending themselves.
Local rivals Manchester United also top the list with €876m spending on their squad. Erik ten Hag will no doubt be keen to further strengthen the squad in the summer, especially if their takeover is completed and he can guide them back to the Champions League, which they look well on their way to doing.
Jurgen Klopp has done a great job with Liverpool and they have usually managed to hit the mark when it comes to their recruitment. Recent signing Cody Gakpo hasn’t got off to a good start, but he is growing in his new surroundings and hopes to be the next star to shine at Anfield.
While Arsenal’s rebuilding under Mikel Arteta had its doubts early on, it is undoubtedly heading in the right direction as they currently top the Premier League with the youngest team in the league.
The Gunners have spent over half a billion euros on Arteta’s squad which puts them comfortably ahead of Newcastle and Spurs.
Newcastle have quickly moved up the spending table following their lucrative takeover in October 2021. Eddie Howe has put the funds to good use until he has already challenged them for a place in Europe.
Here’s the full table ranking each Premier League club by how much it cost their squad to assemble. Please note: These totals do not include transfer fees for loan players, only first team squad members.
1.Chelsea- 1.01 billion euros
2. Manchester City – 960.6 million euros
3. United Man – 876.2 million euros
4. Liverpool – 709.05 million euros
5. Arsenal – 531.5 million euros
6. Newcastle – 458.95 million euros
7.Tottenham – 390.3 million euros
8. West Ham – 379.7 million euros
9.Leicester – 362.1 million euros
10. Wolves – 353.9 million euros
11. Aston Villa –341.6 million euros
12. Southampton – 293.1 million euros
13.Everton – 288.1 million euros
14. Leeds – 241.4 million euros
15. Crystal Palace – 217.9 million euros
16. Bournemouth – 209.5 million euros
17. Nottingham Forest – 187.6 million euros
18.Fulham – €137.0 million
19. Brentford – 124.1 million euros
20. Brighton – €111.1 million
READ NEXT: Comparing Klopp and Guardiola’s net spending at Liverpool and Man City
TAKE A QUIZ: Can you name the last 20 players who broke the world transfer record?