September 2, 2016

NEW RECORD: Manchester United Paul Pogba

Clubs set new record during transfer season.

This transfer window smashed last year’s total of £870m as Premier League clubs forked out a staggering £1.1billion on strengthening their squads.

Thirteen of the 20 current Premier League clubs broke their transfer records, with Manchester United making midfielder Paul Pogba the most expensive footballer in world football.

Here is a list of the key stats in the transfer window:

1,175,230,000 – Premier League clubs spent a cumulative £1.1billion during the course of the window to smash last year’s total. Hefty deals for Pogba, John Stones and Granit Xhaka contributed to the staggering figure.

13 – Number of clubs that broke their respective transfer records. Manchester United (Paul Pogba – £89.3m), Crystal Palace (Christian Benteke – £32m), Everton (Yannick Bolasie – £30m), Leicester (Islam Slimani – £29.7m), West Ham (Andre Ayew – £20.5m), Southampton (Sofiane Boufal – £16m), Swansea (Borja Baston – £15.5m), Bournemouth (Jordon Ibe – £15m), Sunderland (Didier N’Dong – £13.6m), Hull (Ryan Mason – £13m), Watford (Roberto Pereyra – £13m), West Brom (Nacer Chadli – £13m), Burnley (Jeff Hendrick – £10.5m).

89.3 – Manchester United’s deal to re-sign Pogba was a new world record.

47.5 – Manchester City splashed out the biggest fee for an English player when they signed John Stones for £47.5m.

32 – The biggest deal on transfer deadline day was Chelsea’s £32m deal for former Stamford Bridge favourite David Luiz.

177 – Manchester City were the Premier League’s biggest spenders, splashing out over £177m on new talent.

17 – Hull City were the Premier League’s lowest spenders, laying out just over £17m on Ryan Mason (£13m), David Marshall (£3m), Will Keane (£1m) and James Weir (undisclosed).

12 – Middlesbrough were the busiest Premier League side, making 12 signings.

4 – Manchester United may have been one of the biggest spenders but they brought in the least amount of players.

170 – The amount in million reportedly spent by Premier League clubs on deadline day.

34 – the number of deals involving Premier League clubs on Wednesday – 16 arrivals, 12 departures and six players moving within the division.

173 – Number of Premier League loan deals.

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