English clubs spent over $2 billion in global market

January 26, 2023

English clubs dominate spending in the global transfer market, according to a FIFA report.

A new FIFA report highlights the Premier League’s dominance in the international transfer market once more.

According to FIFA’s Global Transfer Report for 2022, English clubs spent £1.78 billion on international deals in the January and summer transfer windows last year, with Italian clubs coming in second with £543.6 million.

England’s total spending accounted for slightly more than one-third of the global total for international deals, which FIFA estimated at £5.25 billion.

This was a 33.5 percent increase over 2021, but it was still less than the record of £5.93 billion set in 2019.

English clubs completed six of the top ten transfers, including Manchester City’s signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, Liverpool’s signing of Luis Diaz from Porto, and Manchester United’s signing of Brazilian duo Antony and Casemiro.

According to FIFA, the top 10 deals accounted for 12.5% of total spend, while the top 100 deals accounted for nearly 50%.

With total receipts of £597.7 million, France is the first organization that made the most money from international transfer deals. Premier League clubs recouped £484.8 million, the fourth-highest figure.

Deloitte reported earlier this week that Premier League clubs had already smashed the previous record for spending in the current January transfer window, despite the fact that the window was only a week old.

By 3 p.m. on Tuesday, the financial services firm’s gross spend had surpassed the previous record of £430 million set in January 2018.

According to the report, international deals in the women’s game increased by 22% year on year, from 410 in 2021 to 500 last year.