The injection of Premier League TV money has been good for everyone, except Newcastle.
Fans may feel left behind in favour of global audiences but it does mean we get to see the world’s best talent trying to make it in England’s top leagues… and filling their pockets every week.
When promoted side Fulham are dropping over a £100m in the summer then you know something’s up.
But checkout every clubs record signing here, a lot of them will surprise you. *cough* Newcastle *cough*.
Arsenal- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- £56m
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Bournemouth- Jefferson Lerma- £25m
Brighton- Alireza Jahanbakhsh- £17m
Burnley- Ben Gibson- £15m
Cardiff- Gary Medel- £11m
Chelsea- Kepa Arrizabalaga- £71m
Crystal Palace- Christian Benteke- £27m
Everton- Richarlison- £50m
Everton were laughed at for spending that much on the Brazilian. He is starting to prove people wrong with four Premier League goals already.
Fulham- Jean Michael Seri- £27m
Huddersfield- Terence Kongolo- £17.5m
Leicester- Islam Slimani- £29m
Slimani flopped in his first year, and has since been loaned to Fenerbache.
Liverpool- Virgil Van Dijk- £75m
Man City- Riyad Mahrez- £60m
Man United- Paul Pogba- £89m
Newcastle- Michael Owen- £17m
Amazingly, while every other club seems to break their transfer records on an annual basis- Newcastle’s most expensive player was signed way back in 2005.
Southampton- Jannik Vestergaard- £22m
Spurs- Davinson Sanchez- £42m
Watford- Andre Gray- £18.5m
West Ham- Felipe Anderson- £36m
Wolves- Adama Traore- £18m
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