Premier League clubs spend record £630m

Mesut Ozil Arsenal smashed their spending record to buy Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid

Premier League clubs spent a record £630m in the summer transfer window, according to Deloitte's Sports Business Group.

The previous record of £500m was set in 2008. The transfer window closed at 23:00 BST on Monday.

Among the big signings on Monday was Mesut Ozil who is going from Real Madrid to Arsenal for £42.4m.

Manchester United left it late in the day to sign Marouane Fellaini for £27.5m from Everton.

"The story of this summer transfer window is of new records: a new record for Premier League spending as well as a new world transfer record fee," said Dan Jones at Deloitte.

The record transfer fee was for Gareth Bale, who was sold to Real Madrid by Tottenham Hotspur for £85m.

Premier League clubs are flush with cash from their latest domestic three-year TV deal.

Start Quote

I am thrilled to be joining a club of the stature of Arsenal”

End Quote Mesut Ozil New Arsenal signing

BT has spent £738m over three years for the rights to 38 live matches a season, while Sky paid £2.3bn for 116 matches a season.

"Testament to the impact this is having is in the scale of Premier League gross spending, as well as the gulf in net spending between the Premier League and other European leagues," said Alex Thorpe at Deloitte.

"Whereas many clubs around Europe have been reliant on selling players in order to spend, the financial advantages Premier League clubs enjoy has enabled net spending of £400m across the league."

Although they have not matched the Premier League, spending in other major European leagues has also been up.

La Liga and Serie A each had gross spending of £335m, followed by Ligue 1 in France with £315m and Germany's Bundesliga with £230m.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Business stories


Features & Analysis

  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa

  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine

  • People take part in an egg-cracking contest in the village of Mokrin, 120km (75 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia on 20 April 2014In pictures

    Images from around the world as Christians mark Easter Sunday

  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health

From BBC Capital


  • An aerial shot shows the Olympic Stadium, which is closed for repair works on its roof, in Rio de Janeiro March 28, 2014.Extra Time Watch

    Will Rio be ready in time to host the Olympics in 2016? The IOC president gives his verdict

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.