Although some European clubs are struggling financially, most Premier League clubs have already spent a lot of cash during the 2022 summer transfer windows, with clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Leeds joining the club of big spenders to build an indestructible team.
Matchplug understands that billions of pounds and euros have exchanged hands between club managers in the 2022 summer transfers, bringing in some of the biggest deals in history.
The financial uncertainty faced by clubs due to Covid-19 and the long-term fallout it brought, didn’t in any way affect the spending by clubs in this group, with the Premier League splurging over €1.1 billion in transfer fees.
So, which Premier League clubs have paid the most in fees this summer to rack up such an amount?
Summer Transfer Window 2022: Which Premier League Club Spent The Most On Players?
Arsenal spent a total of £117.2 million (€99m) during the summer transfers, giving their manager Mikel Arteta the ammo he needed to fight his way to the top four again.
The club has brought in Matt Turner for £5.7m (€6.6m) from New England, Marquinhos for £3m (€3.5m), Fabio Vieira for £31.5m (€36.6m), Gabriel Jesus, £45m (€52m), and Oleksandr Zinchenko £32 million.
Liverpool splurged £95.7 million (€110.8m) on summer transfers this year, Jurgen Klopp’s move to widen the one-point gap that separated them from Manchester City last year and win the Premier League title.
In a club-record signing, Liverpool signed Darwin Nunez from Benfica for £86m, winning him from Bayern Munich, Barcelona, and Manchester United. Fabio Carvalho also joined the club for £5.3m (€6.1m), followed by Calvin Ramsay for £4.4m (€5m).
Manchester City spent £93.3 million (€110.4m) on summer transfers, Pep Guardiola went to the market to strengthen his squad and hopefully defend their Premier League crown. Amongst their signings are Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, and Stefan Ortega the goalkeeper.
Haaland was bought for a £51.3m (€60m) fee, expected to increase to £85.5m (€100m) after the agent’s fee, sign-on bonus, and other add-ons. Kalvin Philips on the other hand was purchased for £42m, plus £3m worth of possible add-ons.
Then Stefan Ortega who was signed but hasn’t been bought yet cause won’t be making any appearances this season.
Leeds United isn’t wasting any time this summer as they have already spent £35million on two new player signings. Victor Orta is asking for a third deal, after securing Kristensen and Aaronson.
The club signed Rasmus Kristensen for £10m and Brendan Aaronson for £25m, both players from Red Bull Salzburg. Orta is settling on getting Lisbon forward Gonzalo Plata as their new winger for £8.5m, a fee which Leeds is looking to meet for its third summer signing.
Tottenham got £150 million from ENIC ahead of the transfer window and having spent that money on 5 players, Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici still have more to spend. The five players signed were Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, and Clement Lenglet who is on a season-long loan.
Spurs however are looking to make a sixth signing this season. Midfielder Christian Eriksen was previously in their sights before he moved to Manchester United. But this didn’t stop Conte from wanting to further boost his club.
Arsenal Summer Signings – £117.2 million
|Matt Turner||New England||£5.7m|
|Fabio Vieira||FC Porto||£31.5m|
|Gabriel Jesus||Man City||£45m|
|Oleksandr Zinchenko||Man City||£32|
Liverpool Summer Signings – £95.7 million
Tottenham Summer Signings – £150 million
|Richarlison||£50 million (Up to £60million plus add-ons)|
|Clement Lenglet||Season-long loan|
|Djed Spence||£12.5million (Up to £ 20 million plus add-ons)|
Manchester City Summer Signings – £93.3 million
|Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||£51.3m|
Leeds Summer Signings – £35million
|Rasmus Kristensen||Red Bull Salzburg||£10 million|
|Brendan Aaronson||Red Bull Salzburg||£25m|
Chelsea Summer Signings – £81.5 million
|Raheem Sterling||Manchester City||£47.3m|
Aston Villa Summer Signings – £49 million
West Ham Summer Signings – £82.3 million
Nottingham Forest Summer Signings – £73.6m
|Taiwo Awoniyi||Union Berlin||£18.5m|
|Omar Richards||Bayern Munich||£8.5m|
|Brandon Aguilera||LD Alajuelense||£855k|
|Jesse Lingard||Manchester United||Free|
|Dean Henderson||Manchester United||Loan|
Southampton Summer Signings – Over £52.8m
|Gavin Bazunu||Manchester City||£11.7m|
|Romeo Lavia||Manchester City||£11m|
- Fulham Summer Signings – Over 35.9m
|Joao Palhinha||Sporting CP||£18m|
|Andreas Pereira||Man United||£10m|
|Manor Solomon||Shakhtar Donetsk||Loan|
Brighton Summer Signings – £17.64m
Wolves Summer Signings – 36.90m
|Hwang Hee-chan||RB Leipzig||£15m|
Bournemouth Summer Signings – £10.7m
|Ryan Fredericks||West Ham||Free|
Brentford Summer Signings – Over £31.95m
Crystal Palace Summer Signings– £31.8m
|Chris Richards||Bayern Munich||£10.8m|
|Sam Johnstone||West Brom||Free|
Everton Summer Signings – £20 million
|Ruben Vinagre||Sporting CP||Loan|
Leicester City Summer Signings – None
Manchester United Summer Signings – Over £65.13m
|Tyrell Malacia Feyenoord||Burnley||£13.5m|
Newcastle Summer Signings – £59.40 million
|Matt Targett||Aston Villa||£15.75m|
Which Premier League Teams Had The Biggest Net Spend On The 2022 Summer Transfers?
After Liverpool made a record-breaking deal going after Darwin Nunez from Benfica for £86m, fans from other clubs have been wagging their tongues about the expensive signing. This caused Liverpool supporters to defend Klopp’s action with a term known as ‘net spend’.
Net Spend is the difference between the amount a club made selling players and money spent by the club buying new footballers.
For this part, we have sampled the collective net spend for some heavy hitters in the Premier League, to see which other clubs could muster a defense for their own signings.
Clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, Nottingham Forest, Newcastle, and West Ham take the lead, with others following. We have shown the proposed figures in Euros in the table below.
|Club||Net Spend In Euros|
January 2022 Transfer Window: Which Premier League Clubs Spent The Most Money On Players?
The summer transfer window has been a busy one for Premier League clubs, but they also had an eventful January transfer window as well.
Matter of fact, English Premier League teams spent €338 million in January, which is more than they did last year when they only spent €1.6 billion.
To compare, their Spanish La Liga counterparts spent €300m for the summer and €78m for January.
The January transfer window for Premier League clubs is regarded as the second-highest ever this league has witnessed. To get in on the action, we have left some data below detailing who spent what and how much.
|Clubs||January Transfer Spendings|
Conclusion: Premier League – January Summer Spendings VS Summer Transfer Spendings
- Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester City, and Leeds are currently topping the tables as the clubs that spent the most money on buying players during the summer 2022 transfer windows.
- Liverpool made a record-breaking deal of 85m for Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
- For the January 2022 transfer window Newcastle United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Everton spent the most on transfers.