Which teams spent the most on transfers this summer?
It comes after they topped the standings in the 2022 summer window after €294m was spent on new signings in Todd Boehly’s first transfer window as Chelsea owner.
Furthermore, their spending for the entire 2022-23 season reached €612.5m after a ludicrous January window. That was over €350m more than Manchester United, who spent the second-highest amount of any club in world football last campaign.
This summer, Chelsea have signed 13 players in total, with 11 of those arriving for a transfer fee; Alex Matos and Diego Moreira were signed on free transfers.
Moises Caicedo is the most expensive arrival so far, with Chelsea spending an initial €116m (£100m) to sign the Ecuador international from Brighton & Hove Albion. It’s likely that fee will rise to €133m (£115m) through easily achievable add-ons, making it a British record fee.
Romeo Lavia (€62.1m), Christopher Nkunku (€60m), Cole Palmer (€47m), Axel Disasi (€45m), Nicolas Jackson (€37m), Lesley Ugochukwu (€27m), Robert Sanchez (€23m), Djordje Petrovic (€16m), Deivid Washington (€16m) and Angelo Gabriel (€15m) have also arrived to bolster the Blues squad in a ludicrous summer of spending.
Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal have spent the second most on transfers this summer (€353.1m) in a window of change across world football. The Saudi Arabian club have been very active in the market and Brazilian superstar Neymar is their most high-profile addition.
Neymar is the most expensive player in Saudi Pro League history, a record he took off Malcom, the former Barcelona and Zenit star who has also joined Al-Hilal. He has arrived in the Middle East for €60m.
Paris Saint-Germain spent the third-highest amount of any club during the 2023 summer transfer window, with their €95m purchase of Randal Kolo Muani on Deadline Day pushing them ahead of several teams.
Tottenham (€193.6m) had the fourth-highest sumh thanks to their acquisitions of James Maddison, Micky van de Ven, Pedro Porro, Dejan Kulusevski, Guglielmo Vicario, Alejo Veliz and Ashley Phillips.
Arsenal are sixth on the list having spent €231.6m on Declan Rice, Kai Havertz and Jurrien Timber. Spanish goalkeeper David Raya has also arrived on loan from Brentford with a reported loan fee of €3.34m to be paid.
Manchester United spent the seventh most of any club in world football, despite only signing four players for a transfer fee.
Rasmus Hojlund (€75m), Mason Mount (€64.2m), Andre Onana (€52.5m) and Altay Bayindir (€5m) have all arrived at Old Trafford for big sums of money.
Al-Ahli are the second Saudi Pro League on this list having spent €181.7m on Gabri Veiga, Riyad Mahrez, Roger Ibanez, Allan Saint-Maximin, Merih Demiral, Edouard Mendy and Franck Kessie.
Liverpool had the ninth-highest spending of any club in the summer transfer window, having splashed €172m on Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch and Wataru Endo.
The 10 biggest spenders
The biggest spenders of the 2023 summer transfer window
|Club||Amount spent (€)|
|5. Man City||€179.1m|
|7. Man Utd||€196.7m|