Premier League clubs leading the top ten biggest spenders in Europe so far this summer

Premier League-Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur
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The Premier League is again leading the top-spender list in this summer transfer window, with Manchester City spending more than anyone else this summer.

The Premier League is known to be heavy spenders in every transfer window and this summer has not changed. 

With over 200 transfers having been sealed across Europe’s top-five leagues, no other league has spent more money than clubs in the English isles who have seven of the top ten spenders in the market.

Below we look at the top ten spenders with all transfer fees are taken from Transfermarket

1) Manchester City – £97.87m

The Cityzens who are always among the top spencers in every transfer window have spent close to 100million pounds this summer for the signing of Erling Haaland (£54m, Borussia Dortmund), Stefan Ortega (free, Arminia Bielefeld), and Kalvin Phillips (£43.87m, Leeds).

They might have to pull out another £45million at Marc Cucurella or another left-back. 

2) Leeds United – £95.08m

This might come as a surprise that little Leeds United are second on the list of Europe’s top spenders. But the Whites have been active in the transfer window having signed Brenden Aaronson (£29.56m, RB Salzburg), Luis Sinisterra (£22.5m, Feyenoord), Tyler Adams (£15.3m, RB Leipzig), Rasmus Christensen (£11.7m, RB Salzburg), Marc Roca (£10.8m, Bayern Munich), Darko Gyabi (£5.22m, Manchester City).

Their transfer war chest have been funded by the sale of key players Raphinha and Kalvin Leeds, whose sales have brought in over a 100millon pounds.

3) Arsenal – £87.36m

Unlike in the January window where they were quiet, Arsenal have been active in this transfer window, bringing in Gabriel Jesus (£46.98m, Manchester City), Fabio Vieira (£31.5m, Porto), Matt Turner (£5.73m, New England), and Marquinhos (£3.15m, Sao Paulo).

The Gunners spent more than anyone else in Europe last summer and they could get close to matching their £150million outlay if Mikel Arteta gets the midfielder and defender he needs.

4) Tottenham – £78.48m

Spurs are another London club that have splashed the cash for quality players. The north London side have been very decisive in the market this season and wasted no time in signing Richarlison (£52.2m, Everton), Yves Bissouma (£26.28m, Brighton), Ivan Perisic (free, Inter), Fraser Forster (free, Southampton), and Clement Lenglet (loan, Barcelona).

5) Borussia Dortmund – £77.40m

Dortmund is the first team outside of the Premier League to have spent a lot of money. The Bundesliga side lost Erling Haaland to Manchester City and have invested the money in signing Sebastien Haller (£27.9m, Ajax), Karim Adeyemi (£27m, RB Salzburg), Nico Schlotterbeck (£18m, Freiburg), Salih Ozcan (Cologne, £4.5m), Niklas Sule (free, Bayern Munich), Marcel Lotka (free, Hertha Berlin), and Alexander Meyer (free, Jahn Regensburg)

6) Liverpool – £77.22m

Having narrowly missed out on the quadruple last season, the Reds have moved to rebuild their squad by adding Fabio Carvalho (£5.31m, Fulham), Darwin Nunez (£67.5m, Benfica), and Calvin Ramsay (£4.41m, Aberdeen).

However, much of their spending have come from the sale of players such as Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich, Takumi Minamino to Monaco and Nico Williams to Nottingham Forest.

7) Real Madrid – £72.00m

After winning their 14th UEFA Champions League crown last season, Real Madrid have already added quality players like Aurelien Tchouameni (£72m, Monaco), and Antonio Rudiger (free, Chelsea) to their squad.

The Spanish giants may have missed out on their main target Kylian Mbappe but with a top-class centre-back and one of the most exciting young players in Europe secured, they will be more than satisfied with their summer shopping so far.

8) Paris Saint-Germain – £71.55m

Often one of the biggest spencers in every transfer window. PSG are taking a more measured approach to signing new players this season.

The Ligue 1 giants are in the process of rebuilding and have spent just £71.55m for the services of Vitinha (£37.35m, Porto), and Nuno Mendes (£34.2m, Sporting Lisbon)

9) Nottingham Forest – £62.10m

The Premier League newbies are spending to keep themselves in the top flight after securing their long-awaited return to the top after 23 years away.

So far they have signed Omar Richards (£7.65m, Bayern Munich), Taiwo Awoniyi (£18.45m, Union Berlin), Dean Henderson (loan, Manchester United), Giulian Biancone (£9m, Troyes), Moussa Niakhate (£9m, Mainz), and Neco Williams (£18m, Liverpool).

10) Newcastle United – £59.40m

The club with the wealthiest owners have spent just slightly above 50 million pounds this summer for the transfer of Nick Pope (£10.35m, Burnley), Matt Targett (£15.75m, Aston Villa), and Sven Botman (£33.3m, Lille).

But it appears that they will add more players to their already talented squad.