FOOTING THE BILL
Premier League clubs splashed £1.24billion on new signings this summer, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The figure represents a £160m decrease from last season – but is still £70m more than was spent in the 2016 summer window.
Chelsea were the league’s top spenders, splashing £226.1m on fresh talent, including Timo Werner (£45m), Hakim Ziyech (£37m), Edouard Mendy (£22m) and Ben Chilwell (£50m).
Manchester City were unsurprisingly second biggest spenders, splashing cash on Nathan Ake (£41m) and Ferran Torres (£37m) early on in the window.
Leeds wasted no time following their promotion back to the top flight, recruiting the likes of Rodrigo, Robin Koch and Diego Llorente – as well as Raphinha from Rennes on Deadline Day.
Burnley, meanwhile, hardly spent a penny, snapping up only Dale Stephens and Will Norris.