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Net summer 2017 spend of Premier League clubs £665m

1 Sep 2017
Gylfi Sigurdsson

With the summer window shut, the net spend as share of club revenue similar to a year ago

The 20 Premier League clubs have spent a net £665million in the 2017 summer transfer window, or an average of £33.25m per club.

This is made up of a total spend of £1.413bn, total sales of £748.0m, creating a net spend £665.0m

This includes the transfer fees committed this summer by Premier League clubs.

The net spend by clubs is the equivalent of 14.73% of total club revenue this season, compared with 14.35% last summer.

Clubs are also committed to supporting local communities and the wider football pyramid in England.

With the backing of the clubs, the Premier League runs the most comprehensive redistribution programme in professional sport, and in Season 2017/18 will invest £443m in these areas.

Net transfer spends by PL clubs in windows

Window Spend Sales Net spend Total club revenue Net spend as % of club revenue
Summer 2014 £809.6m £423.2m £386.5m £3.368bn 11.48%
Winter 2015 £118.2m £81.7m £36.4m 1.10%
Summer 2015 £858.6m £426m £432.6m £3.648bn 11.86% 
Winter 2016 £177.5m £68.6m £108.9m 2.99% 
Summer 2016 £1.120bn £484.5m £635.6m £4.566bn* 13.92% 
Winter 2017 £236.7m £240.7m -£4.0m -0.09% 
Summer 2017 £1.413bn £748.0m £665.0m  £4.514bn* 14.00%

*forecast revenue 

See: All the summer's transfers by the 20 clubs

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