The transfer window slammed shut at 11pm on September 1st, bringing to a close another record summer in which Premier League clubs spent in excess of two billion pounds in two months.
£2.36bn was spent across the 20 clubs, which means that they are just £300m behind the all-time record for a single season with another transfer window still to come in January and spending showing no signs of slowing down.
Of the Premier League clubs, spending was led by Chelsea once more with Mauricio Pochettino’s side making 12 permanent signings rounded off by the £45m addition of Cole Palmer on deadline day, with the Blues taking their total summer spend to just short of £400m (£398m).
Their 12 signings were not the most in the division though, with Nottingham Forest bringing in another 14 players this summer on top of the entire squad that was signed across last season, culminating in the impressive capture of Ibrahim Sangare from PSV Eindhoven in the dying moments of transfer deadline day.
However, the Blues do hold the unenviable record of highest spend in the summer, splashing out nearly twice as much as next biggest spenders Aston Villa and breaking the British transfer record for the second successive transfer window, after it had been broken by Arsenal’s move for Declan Rice at the beginning of the summer window.
Even when their impressive sales are considered, only three teams splashed out more on incomings than Chelsea’s net spend, which stands at £166m. Just Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City spent more than that out of the 20 Premier League sides.
In total, 10 clubs (half the entire division) spent in excess of £100m across the summer, with both Newcastle and Bournemouth doing plenty of ambitious business. As it was in the last two transfer windows though, Chelsea led the way and have taken their spending in excess of £1bn since the arrival of Todd Boehly.