Spurs’ position in Premier League net spend table following closure of transfer window

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After a summer full of twists and turns, clubs have now finalised their squads for the first half of the season with the conclusion of the summer transfer window. 

Premier League sides shelled out a load of cash to strengthen their bids for the title, others were modest with their spending, while some have been very cautious in their approach to buying and selling.

Football database transfermarkt.com compiled an extensive list of every side’s incomings and outgoing this summer, while calculating their overall net spend over the last few months.

Tottenham made five signings, recruiting Cristian Romero, Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil, Pape Matar Sarr and Emerson Royal, all for a combined total of £60million. Spurs’ managing director of Fabio Paratici was astute in his dealings, making both Romero and Gollini loan moves with buy options at later dates. 

Spurs also had a number of outgoings in a squad refresh, seeing Juan Foyth, Toby Alderweireld, and Joe Hart all sold for a value of just under £30 million, bringing the club’s net spend total to £30.7 million.

According to transfermarkt.com, that places Spurs firmly in mid-table in ninth between Newcastle United (£26.4m) and Brentford (£34.3m).

Spurs’ bitter rivals Arsenal were the biggest spenders, topping the table with a whopping £121.2 million spending spree, just ahead of Manchester United, who spent just shy of £100 million.

Southampton emerged as the Premier League’s most profitable side this summer, making just under £19 million overall. 

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Spurs have had a relatively productive summer in terms of incomings and outgoings, as the squad rebuild is underway. Paratici has come in and made some very shrewd moves to help the financial side of the club, such as agreeing on loan deals with buy options. Spurs appear to have bought sensibly and not wayward.

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