With the arrival of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern, Barcelona this summer took over the top of the list of clubs that spend the most, although until recently they could not register players at all, and their debts exceeded one billion euros, writes “Marka”. With the transfers of Rafinha (55+10 million euros) and Lewandowski (45+5 euros), Barcelona committed to spending 115 million euros.
With that, he overtook Manchester City, who spent 108 million euros, and Leeds United (105 million), who sold him Rafinha. On the list of the biggest spenders, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham follow, and the next non-English club is Borussia Dortmund with 86 million.
Behind her are Liverpool and Real Madrid, who spent 80 million each, with Real giving the entire amount only to Aurelien Choameni. These figures show that the dominance of English clubs in the market is still increasing, and Barcelona is only a temporary anomaly.
The Catalans restructured huge debts and sold part of future TV rights to get money upfront to get back within the Financial Fair Play framework, which prevented them from signing players and bringing in reinforcements.
Barcelona will feel the consequences of this summer’s spending only in the future, and Real is the only Spanish club with a “healthy” high spending. Third on the list of the most extravagant Spanish clubs is Real Sociedad with 25 million euros. Of course, given that there is still a month and a half until the end of the transfer window, these lists will change drastically.