Premier League clubs spent a record £2.36 billion (almost $3 billion) on player purchases before the 2023 summer transfer window drew to a close on September 1, data from Deloitte indicated. This transfer window’s spending in England’s top league significantly exceeded last summer’s expenditure of £1.92 billion. Notably, Premier League clubs spent £255 million on deadline day alone.
“A second successive summer of record spending by Premier League clubs suggests that year-on-year revenue growth could return following the pandemic,” Tim Bridge, lead partner in Deloitte’s Sports Business Group stated. Bridge added that the level of competition on a financial basis between Premier League clubs appears to be heating up, with 14 of the 20 teams spending more money this transfer window than the last.
Chelsea have been the league’s biggest spenders since a consortium led by American businessman Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital led the club’s takeover in May 2022. The Blues have spent $1 billion in transfer fees since the change in ownership