After the transfer market closed, the club that raised the most money and the club that spent the most

The European football summer transfer window was closed on Thursday after intense activity as the seniors showed their financial strength ahead of the new 2022-2023 season.

The Premier League has spent the most on deals, with 20 Premier League clubs breaking the £2bn barrier during the summer transfer window that ended on Thursday.

Despite this, Dutch champions Ajax Amsterdam saw the biggest financial benefit during the summer transfer period, earning €216m.

The transfer of the Brazilian Anthony to Manchester United was a real hit, worth almost 100 million euros.

In addition to being the most expensive sale in the Eredivisie, the 22-year-old is the second most expensive player in Manchester United history behind France’s Paul Pogba, whose contract with Juventus was worth €105m in 2016.

Anthony was not the only player Ajax sold to United during this summer’s transfers: Argentine defender Alessandro Martinez moved to the Red Devils for 57.4 million euros.

Manchester City came in second with €159m.

After the English club sold Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, among others.

Third place was taken by the Portuguese “Benfica” with a total income of 127 million euros.

Below is a ranking of the top 10 clubs by summer transfer revenue:

1 Ajax (Dutch) €216.2m
2 Manchester City (English) 159.9
3 Benfica (Portugal) 127.3
4 Sporting (Portuguese) 119.8
5 Monaco (French)117
6 Brighton (English) 113.9
7 Leeds United (England) 108.2
8 Bayern Munich (Germany) 104.4
9 Juventus (Italian) 103.2
10. Lille (France): €99 million

On the other hand, Chelsea were one of the biggest spending clubs this summer, followed by Raheem Sterling and Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly, followed by Frenchman Wesley Fofana, who became one of the most expensive defenders in history (over 82 million euros). .
Chelsea have increased their spending this summer to £240m after striking a new deal before the transfer window closes to bring Aubameyang back to the Premier League, which saw him play in Arsenal’s colors before leaving the latter. for Barcelona.

Source: Transfermarkt +RT

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