Date: 15th September 2016 at 6:13pm
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With most fans moving on from the summer transfer window now, the fact the £1billion mark was broken for the first time in a single window has obviously led to a fair bit of number crunching in the media in recent weeks.

The Express.co.uk have done the legwork to determine which clubs made a profit this summer, and which clubs had an incredibly high net spend as the window shut on deadline day.

As fans can imagine, with the record signing of Paul Poga from Juventus by Manchester United, and Arsenal’s £35million deal for Shkodran Mustafi being the deal that put spending over the one billion mark, with plenty of other deals in the plus £25million category such as John Stones from Everton to Manchester City, few clubs indeed made a profit this summer.

In fact Southampton make the best financial dealings, but whether that translates to another year of year on year final position improvement remains to be seen, and it’s no great surprise to see the Manchester’s City and United top the net spend table as they look to rectify recent disappointing seasons under Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho respectively.

There’s probably little surprise in seeing Chelsea and Arsenal in third and fourth, nor maybe Tottenham, but in a net spending sense seeing the top ten completed by Leicester, Watford, Burnley and Sunderland – well that probably wouldn’t have been predicted by many – nor the middle of the table group that sees Liverpool almost in profit, but Everton in a small profit.

Anyway to the table.

Rank
Club
Spent
Received
Net – or +
1
Manchester City
£174m
£18.6m
– £155.4m
2
Manchester United
£149m
£5.9m
– £143.1m
3
Chelsea
£122.3m
£34.9m
– £87.4m
4
Arsenal
£96m
£11.3m
– £84.7m
5
West Ham
£53m
£10m
– £43m
6
Tottenham Hotspur
£70.1m
£35.8m
– £34.3m
7
Leicester City
£67m
£41.9m
– £25.6m
8
Watford
£50m
£25.2m
– £24.8m
9
Burnley
£22m
– £22m
10
Sunderland
£27.6m
£6.4m
– £21.2m
11
Stoke City
£19.7m
£2m
– £17.7m
12
Middlesbrough
£21.3m
£5m
– £16.3m
13
Bournemouth
£33.4m
£15.4m
– £15.4m
14
WBA
£22.5m
£13.6m
– £13.6m
15
Hull City
£17m
£4.6m
– £12.4m
16
Crystal Palace
£51.5m
£42.7m
– £8.8m
17
Liverpool
£69.7m
£67.4m
– £2.3m
18
Everton
£45m
£47.3m
+ £2.3m
19
Swansea City
£32m
£41.5m
+ £9.1m
20
Southampton
£44m
£64.6m
+ £20.4m



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