1 September 2015
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The summer transfer window was the richest in Premier League history as total spending for the calendar year reached £1bn for the first time.
Summer outlay passed £870m, 4% up on last the record set last year.
The biggest spenders, Manchester City, paid the two biggest fees, £55m for
Kevin de Bruyne
from Wolfsburg and
£49m for Raheem Sterling
Manchester United’s £36m signing of Monaco teenager
was the biggest deadline day move.
Since the introduction of the transfer window system, gross transfer spending has exceeded £7.3bn, with over 80% of this being spent in summer transfer windows, according to financial analysts Deloitte.
Who spent the most?
Kevin De Bruyne’s move to Manchester City was the biggest of the transfer window
Manchester City broke their club record twice this summer to bring De Bruyne and Sterling to Etihad Stadium and help them become England’s highest gross spenders in a single window.
Their total spend of approximately £160m beat the near £150m outlay of Manchester United in summer 2014, including deals for Fabian Delph, Patrick Roberts and Nicolas Otamendi.
The Premier League leaders were boosted this summer by
Source:: BBC UK