EPL teams spend £390m less on players than last summer

Aleksandar Mitrovic, whom Fulham signed for £22 million - the highest fee paid by any Premier League club for a striker during the summer transfer window, which closed on Thursday.
Aleksandar Mitrovic, whom Fulham signed for £22 million - the highest fee paid by any Premier League club for a striker during the summer transfer window, which closed on Thursday.PHOTO: REUTERS

For the first time since 2010, spending by Premier League clubs is lower than the previous summer.

Significantly lower, in fact - from £1.59 billion (S$2.8 billion) to just over £1.2 billion.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 11, 2018, with the headline 'EPL teams spend £390m less on players than last summer'. Print Edition | Subscribe