The Premier League clubs and their transfer records.

Never has there been an era when prices have gone up so radically when it comes to transfer fees.

Of the 20 clubs that will take part in the Premier League next  (2018/19) season, 14 of them have broken their own transfer record in the past year.

Of this season’s Premier League, only one club made their record signing before 2013.

Newcastle United signing Michael Owen for £16m fully 10 years earlier.

Down below are the transfer record buys of all the 20 clubs, only Brighton and Cardiff have a lower figure than Newcastle United.

Brighton are threatening to break their transfer record yet again, it would be the third window in a row, and almost certainly this time it would go above Newcastle’s 13 year old one.

Whilst Cardiff City have already shown ambition with a £25m net spend so far, and with Fulham showing the way with a £28m signing this week, who knows what Cardiff might do if spending their upcoming Premier League money to try and give them the best chance of staying up.

Spending money doesn’t guarantee success but not spending it, pretty much guarantees failure.

Rafa Benitez needs to be given total freedom on who he buys and how he allocates his budget, so if he wants to buy a couple of £20m players as well as cheaper ones, then let him get on with it.

Sitting on a current £6m profit so far this summer and with now Isaac Hayden set to leave as well as Mitrovic, Mbemba, Colback and others, as well as Merino who has already gone, no excuses this time if not allowing Rafa to compete at a more ambitious/realistic level in the transfer market.

Record signings for all 20 Premier League clubs set to compete in the 2018/19 season:

£89m – Manchester United – Paul Pogba 2016/17

£75m – Liverpool – Virgil van Dijk 2017/18

£67m – Manchester City – Kevin de Bruyne 2015/16

£60m – Arsenal – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 2017/18

£60m – Chelsea – Alvaro Morata 2017/18

£45m – Everton – Gylfi Siguedsson 2017/18

£35m – Tottenham – Davinson Sanchez 2017/18

£29m – Leicester – Islam Slimani 2016/17

£28m – Fulham – Jean Michael Seri 2018/19

£27m – Crystal Palace – Christian Benteke 2016/17

£22.5m – West Ham – Issa Diop 2018/19

£20m – Bournemouth – Nathan Ake 2017/18

£22.5m – Southampton – Jannik Vestergaard 2018/19

£18.5m – Watford – Andre Gray 2017/18

£17.6m – Huddersfield – Terence Kongolo 2018/19

£17m – Wolves – Ruben Neves 2017/18

£16m – Burnley – Chris Wood 2017/18

£16m – Newcastle United – Michael Owen 2005/06

£15m – Brighton – Jurgen Locadia 2017/18

£12m – Cardiff – Gary Medel 2013/14

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  • Ram Kishore

    Manchester City’s record buy is Aymeric laporte not KDB..
    KDBs transfer fee was 54 million pounds..

    Just a correction Mr Martin

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Cost*

      • Gallowgatefan

        Mate, you can’t correct people’s spelling grammar.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          I just did Monkseaton

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            Monkseaton will be at every game this season you and Jezza will be at a couple but not Newcastle.

          • SuperDesHamilton

            You have a season ticket at old Trafford so impossible

          • TheFatController

            Many stay away to boycott Ashley’s abuse of the club. Others may fear being sat next to you and stay away therefore ?

        • SuperDesHamilton

          You’ve just edited that 😂😂😂😂

          Don’t correct people correcting grammar unless yours is perfect you dolt

          • Gallowgatefan

            I edited it for clarity. Also, you could pull yourself away from chewing that lemon and edit your own posts to correct them as well rather than picking on other people’s errors.

          • Superdooperhooper

            Don’t bother . He’s a man United troll who enjoys correcting spelling mistakes. Him and clarko and fleckman are the same person

          • Monkseaton Magpies

            You Jezza and many more on here are Sunderland fans Jezza has admitted it.

          • Superdooperhooper

            No I’m not I’m a Walker lad born in Wallsend lived all my life on tyneside never been to roker Park or the stadium of shyte . Anyway who rattled your cage ?

          • TheFatController

            You do a lot for charity yes.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          A bet your the type of bloke that’s barred from stagecoach travel for sniffing seats

          • Gallowgatefan

            I KNOW you’re the type of bloke who doesn’t know the difference between their/there/they’re, you plank sandwich

          • paul mclaughlan

            😂😂😂. Loving this argument. C’mon SDH hit back harder.

          • TheFatController

            I’m loving there argument too, their obviously not happy. See what I did they’re ?

          • paul mclaughlan

            Aye your really on they’re wavelength. 😂

          • TheFatController

            it’s 😂😂 not 😂

      • Ram Kishore

        Cool… Edited 👍

  • Jimmy_toons

    Says it all really. A club that once had the world record transfer and one of the top 20 richest clubs in the world, in decline with the ambition to just survive in the Premier League, and only due to having a world class coach in charge.
    No more for me, Having watched them since a 5 year old in 1971 I’m not going back until the oaf in charge has gone.

    • Dillon Tovak

      And some people believe the club can barely wipe its own nose 🤦🏻‍♂️ Just scraping by thanks to our generous benefactor Uncle Mike.

    • Wezza

      Nor am I.
      It doesn’t make me any less of a fan for choosing not to go while under this rotten regime.

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Same this will be the fourth year I’ve boycotted st James

      • Monkseaton Magpies

        Long may you be absent from St James’s Park hopefully for ever we do not need the likes of you.

        • TheFatController

          We need the championship. Or so it would seem from our transfer intentions

        • SuperDesHamilton

          ‘We’ you’re a Man Utd supporter 😂 this 5-0 has ruined you & your brother

    • TheFatController

      A glorious 11 years of reducing expectation whilst increasing the debt massively, I think we can all agree …

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Did you watch them in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s in the second division when crowds went down to seven thousand I doubt it. We finish tenth last season and you all moan you are all terrible supporters.

      • TheFatController

        Well, the nasty evil realists among us would say we finished among a group of clubs that could have been relegated, but are currently the slowest club to address the issue and not be so close next season…

      • Leicester Mag

        I can honestly say yes I was there in the early 80s pre Keegan with a season ticket and my Peter Withe scarf. Watched the abandoned game vs Oxford in the League cup. It’s all about expectation in 70/ 80s aside from the 82-84 period we were awful, we expected to be awful. It’s called conditioning. Then Keegan and Robson. Expectations changed and why not. Why go from lobster back to Fish Paste? Why set our sights lower than all other Premier League and several championship clubs.

  • Wezza

    Says it all really doesn’t it.
    Every other clubs recent record is in the past couple of seasons and ours extends to even BEFORE MA bought the club.

    Money is the number 1 priority.
    Football is a distant second.
    Spend as little as possible for maximum return.
    Asset strip.
    Pay as little as possible on wages.
    Use PR to fool media and fans.
    Maintain premiership status.
    If relegation occurs put in a bit of own money as token gesture to get club back up.
    Use creative accounting and collect hundreds of millions in TV money.
    Repeat year after year.

  • JonMag

    Forget about records just list the [email protected]@king buys, 1 keeper £4m. sign him or lose him, must have broke the Fat scumbags heart, but never mind he sold a £10m player, then signed one for nothing

    • Ram Kishore

      The player left.. we never had the intention to sell merino.We only made a small profit. just making a unbiased correction.

  • Rich Lawson

    But we know this already,it comes up nearly every day,why do we need so many articles telling us how long it is since we broke our transfer record fee ? Can we not just sit with our hands under us, away from the keyboard until we do please ?

  • Paul Patterson

    Worrying that our transfer record is 12 years old on a knackered horse that was 5 years past it and didn’t want to be here . .

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Hayden to leave, the chron is quoting in the region of £10m, all those that think it`ll be invested in a replacement, think again, it won`t

    • Paul Patterson

      £20m for Merino and Hayden with a possible £30m to come from Ritchie and Mitrovic? Spending so far stands at £4m. The owner loves a profit doesn’t he?

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        That`s all he is interested in

    • Superdooperhooper

      That’ll be a 16m profit so far for ashley . And greggs shareholders book another cruise

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Leazes must be having a round of Golf with President Trump
    😳😳

    • Rich Lawson

      Trump has probably got Bill Murray as his caddy !

      • TheNutJob

        leazes has got Mugpie

        • Rich Lawson

          Who’s the bigger cheat ?

  • Nut

    You don’t have to break transfer records to get success, as long as we buy cleverly and Benitez is happy with those players then we don’t necessarily have to break records.

    But it would be nice to know that the club is willing to do so for the right player!

  • Duh

    I think Mikey would position it as us being 3rd top of the table of who had the lowest record transfer, not the way it is above as being 3rd bottom.

    • Ram Kishore

      Few of the values are misquoted..
      I think we are in 5th position from the bottom

  • TheNutJob

    watching England, awful, i think they need to be coached on how to pass the ball forward & actually hit one of their own players

    • Paul Patterson

      Set piece merchants.

      • JonMag

        we only score in open play against mugs

    • Rich Lawson

      Good as the run has been,they are miles from the finished article and Southgate is far to late with substitutions and any change of tactics before it is to late,other than Kane we have no proper striker,Rashford and Stirling don’t score and Viradi just runs around and is to short for the headers so we are relying on the back and midfield for goals ? Can’t win cups this way.

      • TheNutJob

        don`t rate Southgate, out of his depth tactically

        • Rich Lawson

          Must be hard to wear a waistcoat in that heat tho’. Daily Mail website to start selling replica’s 2moro after another glorious faliure ?

      • nevfur

        Pretty well sums it up and a more balanced and sensible comment than most. Think Rashford will improve. Would have played Vardy alongside Kane instead of the headless chicken Stirling who would be an impact sub with pace at best for me. Ali did nothing for me too so would have played Loftus-Cheek more. Some good promise but we need to create more from open play and have a plan b.

    • HarryHype59

      Giving the ball away has been a long term problem for England. Until this defect is rectified, England will be never win a major tournament.

  • Stephen Paylor

    Why are Newcastle not signing Moussa Dembele from Celtic. 21 years old, a great all round striker with strength and pace and very hard-working. He will be in the French national team within a year and valued at twice the 20 million he is available for currently. If his value is the same as mitro and suits the rafa system better then what are they waiting for.

    • TheNutJob

      that means spending money, not on the Fat Gringo`s agenda

    • HarryHype59

      Fatty will claim the club couldn’t afford him.

    • Superdooperhooper

      Newcastle? Spending 20m ? On one player ? Hahahahaha good one

    • Pc07

      He’s not actually that good. If he was truly a top striker he’d be scoring 30 goals all competitions up there. Seen him play a lot. £8m tops. No doubt someone will pay £20m though

  • Mrkgw

    ASHLEY OUT!

    • JonMag

      Southgate OUT after watching that krap today, he`s the media`s blue eyed boy, God only knows why

      • Leicester Mag

        Sense of realism now perhaps beating 2 pub teams and the poorest Swedish side in decades. Not me saying this I work for an AngloSwedish company and many there know this. Football’s journey home looking a long and winding road

        • JonMag

          it`s been a load of media driven bull, we`ve played 3 games against decent teams, Belgium twice & Croatia,
          we`ve came up well short in all those matches.

          • Peaky

            The media & so called ‘experts’ are at it already saying we could well win Euro 2020…..think France,Belgium,Spain and the wounded Italians might have something to say about that……like hahahahaha…

          • Big Al 1967

            Already heard a rumour that at Euro 2020 If England qualify they will play all their games at Wembley. These tournament organisers like a ‘host’ to go far and as the semis and final are at Wembley….

          • Peaky

            Yes I forgot….it’s going to be spread across Europe…12 countries I believe.

          • Big Al 1967

            Interview with Dan Ashworth the FA’s Technical director in today’s press confirming that 2 to 3 group games at 2020 will be played at Wembley.

          • Big Al 1967

            What makes me laugh even more is this constant drivel about how young and inexperienced we are. And yet the French are younger and that has not stopped them!!

          • Billmag

            As much as I detest the man Keano says it as it is.

          • Superdooperhooper

            Ah Roy Keane there’s a face you’d never tire of punching

          • Big Al 1967

            Spot on Jon, massive struggle against Tunisia created little against poor opposition other than set pieces, very little against one of the worst teams I’ve seen at a World Cup in Panama other then set pieces and a fluke deflection, and soundly beaten by Belgium reserves
            In the knockouts unable to put away a poor Columbia side, beating the worst(and I mean the Worst) Swedish team I have ever seen(I think the Toon would have put at least 3 past them). Then we play 2 decent sides who put us to bed because if you can defend set pieces against England you beat them, its as easy as that.
            And yet all the media, including one Alan Shearer, says we have been excellent and Southgate is one of the best England managers ever.
            ABSOLUTE GARBAGE! The man had no clue what to do when sides changed their tactics against us, his substitutions were completely ineffective and his inabilty to see that a player is injured truly baffles me

  • Leicester Mag

    Old 👹 will be on a 🛷but this barsteward breaks the record. Last year we suffered hardly any injuries we won’t get that fortunate again. Asset striping

  • East Durham Mag

    It’s been staring us in the face all along Fatty still thinks its the late 1990’s.

    • Peaky

      Cockney Benjamin Button….he’s going backwards.

      • JonMag

        wor lass must be doing the tricolour bunting and flags & tomorrow will be screaming Vive la France, leazes will be sucking lemons

        • Peaky

          Snails & frogs legs on the barbie with pommes frittes & garlic already to go……Leazes is probably writing some acerbic masterpiece as we type….

          • JonMag

            a 10,000 word post on the battle of Agincourt.

          • Peaky

            😂🤣😂🤣😂

          • Billmag

            See our friend Peaky thinks he should get the golden gloves.

          • Peaky

            Didn’t see the game today….is that what he’s saying ?

          • TheNutJob

            outplayed in every area of the pitch Peaky, awful

          • Wor Lass

            Belgium were outstanding. Hazard and de Bruyne ran the show – brilliant. But we did have a good spell in the second half and should have scored. The team have done well, far better than most people thought, but they`re young and inexperienced at this level and it showed.

          • TheNutJob

            tactically inept

          • Billmag

            It was in the press mate.

      • TheFatController

        That has made me spit my beer out…

    • TheFatController

      Yes, he was slimmer then. Can’t blame him.

  • Superdooperhooper

    So our club are barrel scrapers and skip divers . What’s fresh ?

  • Toon

    Fascinating – serious old news which surprises nobody. However the whining author of the article is a season ticket holder and no doubt goes away as well – jokes on you

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    It does not matter how much you spend on a player it’s how the player fits in and performs that counts. Plenty of players signed for thirty million plus who have been a disgrace.

    • JonMag

      had`nt you noticed, we don`t sign any. maybe it`s Nufc`s plan A
      don`t sign any players then we can`t [email protected]@k it up like we have in the past.
      we already have 12 players not worth a toss, why buy more,
      lets just keep the money and hope for the best

    • Desree

      True but we aren’t making progress in transfer policy or talent development.

      And what is the plan to win a cup or finish in Champions League spots.

      Or does Ashley have no plan?

    • TheFatController

      You sometimes don’t get what you pay for, but as Man city show, very often you do.

    • Angelswithdirtyfaces

      There is always a risk factor in any signing, but signing nobody except cheap replacements, or confirming loan deals is hardly building the squad

  • Chris

    Ok, serious question will we hit the bottom of this table or the bottom of the premier league table first.

  • Clarko

    How many of the names on that list have been successes? Four?

    • JonMag

      That`s about the same number of players we have fit for purpose in the premiership. you should be on mastermind or have you already won it

    • Wor Lass

      Whether or not someone has been a success will always be open to debate and one or two of these I don`t really know but I`d go along with 5: van Dijk, de Bruyne, Aubamayang, Ake, Wood (+ maybe Benteke). Seri, Locadia and Neves I don`t know much about. Who are your 5?

      • Clarko

        De Bruyne, Aubameyang, Sanchez, Ake and Neves would be my five.

        • Wor Lass

          Not Wood? He did a good job for Burnley.

          • Clarko

            Yeah, Wood can get in, make it six.

          • Wor Lass

            I definitely need that lie down!!

          • TheFatController

            So basically you ignore anyone who does well at a smaller club like Huddersfield and Brighton, u less they came from a big club ?

            Expand your football knowledge, maybe ? There’s life outside the top 7.

          • Clarko

            Wow, another who can’t read what I write. Did you not see me include Neves? He’s never even played in the Premier League…

            Expand your general intelligence maybe?

    • TheFatController

      Two are brand new, Davidson sanchez plays for Spurs first team, Kongolo was on loan last season and has been bought, and many are regulars for their clubs…

      Your point therefore ? Or did Man city achiveve their success by spending frugally ? Man Utd Chelsea, spurs arsenal and Liverpool have no successful high cost players?

      What a bizarre argument.

      • Clarko

        I didn’t make an argument…

        You know what’s also funny, you could only name two successful players.

        • Wor Lass

          It must be something to do with the conjunction of the planets or maybe consumption of red wine-based alcohol at the wrong time of day but I agree with you! I`m off for a lie down.

        • TheFatController

          Wow, another who can’t red what I write. I ignored the players mentioned by others, but shall we see if only two record signings were successful

          Locadia at Brighton helped keep them up
          Kongolo helped keep Huddersfield up and is signed permanently now
          Woods helped Burnley get into Europe
          Neves helped Wolves get promoted
          Sanchez played regularly for a successful spurs
          Ake helped Bournemouth to safety again
          Pogba is in a WC final today
          Van Dijk got liverpool to CL final
          Aubameyang has fitted in well and scored goals
          Morata scores goals and won the FA cup
          And De Bruyne was player of the year and won league cup and league
          3 are brand new signings

          So I make that 11 successes and 3 brand new, and you not quite as smart as you thought you were ? You’re like Michael Owen on that one.

          • Clarko

            You were the first person to respond to my comment, I didn’t mention any names, you mentioned two, you only named two players in your argument.

            Again, I didn’t make an argument, saying stuff like I’m ‘not quite as smart’ as I think I am is just silly, it makes you look stupid.

            Did Locadia help keep Brighton up? He only played 223 minutes of Premier League football, maybe you should expand your football knowledge…

            😂😂😂

          • TheFatController

            So his goal hindered them staying up? He’s not a failure. He has a 4 year contract.

            You’re so up Mike you want to believe money doesn’t buy good players to justify his bizarre transfer policy.

            Yet everyone in football complains the top 6 is dominated by the big spending clubs.

            So which is it? It can’t be that expensive players are flops if the big 6 dominate.

            You’re codependent on Ashley so can deny the reality of the current state of football, weak-minded enough to tell people expensive signings are actually bad for a club. Get some mental strength and see the reality.

          • Clarko

            223 minutes of football = success 😂😂😂

            ‘You’re so up Mike you want to believe money doesn’t buy good players to justify his bizarre transfer policy.’

            Where did I say that? Quote me.

            ‘Yet everyone in football complains the top 6 is dominated by the big spending clubs.’

            Where did I say anything to the contrary? Quote me.

            ‘It can’t be that expensive players are flops if the big 6 dominate.’

            Where did anything about ‘expensive players’ being ‘flops’? Quote me.

          • TheFatController

            I didn’t say I was quoting you. You’re just too codependent on Ashley. Either that or you’re not quite able to work out the simple fact that success in football matches your spend on players, give or take a few places.

            Don’t use a few specifics, I make a general point. To challenge me, you need to prove that spending on players almost always backfires. That The PL places have nothing to do with spend on players.

            If you point out clubs with bad managers but expensive players doing badly, that will prove that your beloved Mike should get a new contract signed by the only good manager he’s had for years.

            Given that that manager suggests we spend big on players, that makes my point for me also. But good luck arguing against mine and Rafa’s football logic that big signings get you more effective players.

          • Clarko

            I never said you were quoting me, I was asking for quotes dummy, that’s the point. Quotes that you can’t give by the way because I’ve said nothing of the sort.

            ‘Either that or you’re not quite able to work out the simple fact that success in football matches your spend on players’

            Again, where did I say anything to the contrary? Quote me.

            Where did I say or imply that ‘spending on players almost always backfires’? Quote me.

            You don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re accusing me/implying that I have said or argued that ‘expensive players are flops’ in this argument while below you were trying to argue/imply that I only consider players successes if they’ve come form a big club (‘So basically you ignore anyone who does well at a smaller club like Huddersfield and Brighton’). You’re big dummy and you don’t know what you’re talking about.

            😂 😂 😂

          • TheFatController

            You have borderline personality disorder – you must be a joy.

          • Clarko

            And there we go, no quotes, no rebuttal and nothing to say.

          • Wezza

            Just block him mate that’s one of the two troll brothers who just wind people up on purpose, they are MUFC season ticket holders. Leazes and Jezza know who they are and they’ve been exposed in the past.

          • TheFatController

            I love them, both. You have to pity them and be thankful to not be blighted by such a need to be contrary without logic – imagine them being in your life somehow? It’d be torture.

          • Desree

            Clarko is employed by Keith Bishop. Previously a quant analyst but is now calling themself a data scientist. Clarko gets paid to spread propaganda, fake news and put down Rafa.

            He has a poster of Mike Ashley in his bedroom and dreams of one day having his own retail empire.

            That’s my theory anyway, it’s a bit more exotic than being a MUFC troll.

          • TheFatController

            You must be loving those goals from expensive flops Pogba and Mbappe? Such bad timing…

          • Clarko

            I don’t appreciate the racist remarks.

          • grantham mag

            12 years of fat Mike Ashley = DROSS

          • Clarko

            How is that relevant to the conversation?

  • GlasgowMag

    In the Ashley era we are sitting 2nd from bottom and I’m sure Cardiff will overtake us in the coming weeks!!!buy small sell big the policy that will ensure mediocrity is all we can look forward to in the coming years, but who cares old work house owner Mike is getting richer!!!

  • NUFC9

    Would be interesting to see outgoing transfer records.

    • Wezza

      From transfermarkt these are the top 10 sales in the Ashley era:

      Andy Carroll – Liverpool £36.90m
      Moussa Sissoko – Tottenham Hotspur £31.50m
      Georginio Wijnaldum – Liverpool £24.75m
      Yohan Cabaye – Paris SG £22.50M
      Andros Townsend – Crystal Palace £14.04m
      James Milner – Aston Villa £13.50m
      Mathieu Debuchy – Arsenal FC £13.50m
      Kieron Dyer – West Ham £10.80m
      Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad £10.80m
      Obafemi Martins – Wolfsburg £9.45m

  • TheNutJob

    World Cup final day, i`m going for a draw over 90mins,
    wor lass over in France will be singing La Marseillaise, remix 2018
    😳😳😳

  • TheNutJob

    Today i`m going to the Quayside for a drink with wor kid & my dad,
    we will take it easy because we want to be sober for the World Cup final.
    Michael is providing the drink today, all day. my dad will be bunged into a taxi at around 11pm and at appox 11-30pm my mam will be on the phone with the intention of giving up a piece of her mind about the state of the old fella,
    but our phones will be in Penfold mode. switched off.
    have a good day watching the match, i shall return when sober & that`ll be tomorrow
    😂😂
    🍷🍷🍹🍹🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍸🍸🍸🍸🍸
    Vive La France wor lass

    • Peaky

      Have a goodun lads
      🍺🍺🍺

    • Mrkgw

      Haha brilliant. My lass also wants France to win as she has them in the work sweep.

    • Wor Lass

      I want to be a sports writer when I grow up so here`s something I`ve copied and pasted from my reply to you on the Ronny in case you didn`t see it: Got the Tricolor out, snails are marinating in white wine and garlic and I`m just about to amputate the frogs` legs (the little green ones, that is). Beer in the frigo and red wine breathing nicely. As Monksatan might say, “Happy days” – well, it would have been happier if we were out there stuffing the Frenchies but we`re a bit off that standard yet! I hope triple M`s been down to Lidl for some champers – Comte de Seneval 9.49 Euro a bottle next week. Bargain!

    • Paul Patterson

      I’ll be doing the same. Hope for a good game and then back to Newcastle affairs next week. Enjoy.