How much each Premier League club owes in remaining transfer fees
Premier League clubs often spend hundreds of millions in transfer fees every year – but they usually pay teams in regular instalments.
Football finance expert Swiss Ramble has been crunching the numbers to look at which clubs have the biggest transfer debt for remaining payments.
The figures are sourced from every clubs’ 2018-19 accounts, although the data for clubs marked with an asterisk is from the season before.
1. Manchester United – £188million
2. Liverpool – £167million
3. Chelsea – £139million
4. Tottenham – £108million*
5. Everton – £97million
6. Leicester City – £97million
7. West Ham – £87million
8. Manchester City – £86milion
9. Bournemouth – £81million
10. Fulham – £80million
11. Watford – £79million
12. Arsenal – £77million
13. Southampton – £74million*
14. Wolves – £56million
15. Crystal Palace – £49million*
16. Newcastle United – £28million*
17. Burnley – £23million*
18. Brighton – £23million
19. Huddersfield Town – £13million*
20. Cardiff City – £10million
These clubs are of course owed money themselves, and @SwissRamble has also calculated their net transfer debt.
In addition, clubs have transfers debt for remaining stage payments. In the Premier League this is £1.6m gross (£885m net of receivables). Revised payment schedules might be put in place, but potentially an issue for smaller clubs, e.g. Bournemouth owe £76m net. pic.twitter.com/4b9dLVLaCm
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) March 24, 2020