You might have noticed that Premier League clubs have been pretty busy in the transfer market this summer.
The latest three year Premier League TV deals kicked in for the 2016/17 season and spending has gone up accordingly.
A number of overseas TV deals have already been agreed with various broadcasters in countries around the world for the next three year stretch starting in 2019/20 – and they show that the money is going to go up to a whole new level.
That is for the 20 Premier League clubs who happen to be in position in August 2019.
The list below shows when the current Premier League clubs each last broke their transfer records…
Already this summer there have been 12 who have done so, with six other having set their record 12 months ago last summer.
There are two exceptions.
Manchester City haven’t ‘improved’ on the £54m they paid for Kevin de Bruyne in 2015, two years ago. Although this summer they most definitely haven’t been shy with the cash – spending around £180m on only four players – with Walker, Mendy, Moraes and Bernardo Silva all arriving for massive fees.
The 2oth club? Newcastle United.
Their transfer record remains the one 12 years ago when Michael Owen arrived for £16m
This summer Jacob Murphy is the biggest signing, arriving for a reported £10m that could increase to £12m if hitting appearance targets.
The five others were all well below even that £10m mark.
Not a case of spending money for the sake of it but all other Premier League clubs are understanding that they have to push things further than they have ever done before, using the riches that now flow in, if they are not to experience all but certain failure…
Record transfer fee for all 20 Premier League clubs and when they happened…(compiled by The Star):
2017 Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette (£46.5m)
2017 Bournemouth – Nathan Ake (£20m)
2017 Brighton – Joze Izqueirdo (£13.5m)
2017 Burnley – Chris Wood (£15m)
2017 Chelsea – Alvaro Morata (£70m)
2017 Everton – Gylfi Sigurdsson (£45m)
2017 Huddersfield – Steve Mounie (£11.4m)
2017 Liverpool – Mohamed Salah (£36.9m)
2017 Southampton – Mario Lemina (£18m)
2017 Tottenham – Davinson Sanchez (£42m)
2017 Watford – Andre Gray (£18.5m)
2017 West Ham – Marko Arnautovic (£24m)
2016 Crystal Palace – Christian Benteke (£27m)
2016 Leicester – Islam Slimani (£29.7m)
2016 Man Utd – Paul Pogba (£89m)
2016 Stoke – Giannelli Imbula (£18.3m)
2016 Swansea – Borja Baston (£15.5m)
2016 West Brom – Nacer Chadli (£13m)
2015 Man City – Kevin de Bruyne (£54m)
2005 Newcastle United – Michael Owen (£16m)