Ranking every PL & Champ club by their net spend between 2014-19

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Money, money, money. It is consistently one of the biggest talking points in English football, with transfer fees regularly totalling over £1billion every summer window.

With billionaire business gurus, Russian oligarchs and Abu Dhabi royalty bankrolling clubs, we really should not be too surprised by some of the eye-watering fees we see splashed each window – yet we still are.

While the big clubs are happy to throw their weight around in the transfer market, even they have to try to maximise their income from player sales, if not to balance the books then to provide a crucial revenue stream to invest in further players.

The always brilliant football finance expert Swiss Ramble has ranked every Premier League and Championship club by their net spend between 2014-15 and 2018-19.

Ten clubs made a profit, while Tottenham were below the likes of Huddersfield and Middlesbrough, albeit have splashed the cash more freely in the 18 months since.

You won’t be surprised by the names in the top five, although seventh place might catch your eye.

1. Manchester City – £639m
2. Manchester United – £590m
3. Chelsea – £440m
4. Liverpool – £337m
5. Arsenal – £329m
6. Everton – £312m
7. Bournemouth – £211m
8. West Ham – £209m
9. Leicester – £194m
10. Watford – £151m
11. Fulham – £148m
12. Brighton – £143m
13. Stoke – £142m
14. Crystal Palace – £138m
15. Wolves – £131m
16. Newcastle – £117m
17. Burnley – £92m
18. Huddersfield – £85m
19. West Brom – £84m
20. Southampton – £81m
21. Aston Villa – £74m
22. Middlesbrough – £65m
23. Tottenham – £63m
24. Derby – £46m
25. Sheffield Wednesday – £32m
26. Birmingham – £20m
27. Cardiff – £19m
28. Reading – £17m
29. QPR – £4m
= Leeds – £4m
31. Preston – £1m
32. Rotherham – £0
33. Millwall – £1m profit
34. Nottingham Forest – £8m profit
35. Swansea – £9m profit
= Coventry – £9m profit
37. Barnsley – £13m profit
= Sheffield United – £13m profit
39. Bristol City – £18m profit
40. Norwich City – £22m profit
= Blackburn – £22m profit
42. Brentford – £35m profit


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