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Premier League clubs player spending as percentage of revenue 2017/2018 – Newcastle are ‘top’…

3 years ago

A football finance expert has been looking at Premier League clubs.

Specifically, what percentage of each club’s total revenue was spent on new signings.

This isn’t the net spending on players but the gross spending, so the total spent on players in 2017/2018, not after sales of players have been knocked off to produce the net spending.

It is Kieran Maguire who has produced the table (see below), he is a lecturer in football finance at the University of Liverpool.

(Kieran (who is a Brighton fan) once famously said, that if Mike Ashley was trying to buy the club he supports ‘I’d be soiling myself’).

Newcastle United ‘top’ this Premier League table for 2017/18.

The total revenues were £178m and the amount spent on players was £51m, this produces a figure of 28% of the money coming in that was spent on players.

Total revenue of Premier League clubs  2017/18 (table via Swiss Ramble):

Total player spending by Premier League clubs  2017/18 (table via Swiss Ramble):

No wonder Rafa Benitez wants assurances that things will change before he signs a new contract.


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