$840 million in net transfer spending came out of the Premiership in 2007

Discussion in 'Premier League: News and Analysis' started by pc4th, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6976231.stm

    That's $42 million per team. WOW. That's a lot.
     
  2. revelationx

    revelationx Member+

    Jun 5, 2006
    London
  3. RealMadGunner

    RealMadGunner Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    I just wanted to know if the amount mentioned includes only the buys by the club or the money spent on the buys after sales of players ?
     
  4. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    The figures most media outlets are bandying about are gross of income from player sales. Liverpool's net expenditure, for instance, is about half of the figure listed at the top of this thread.
     
  5. canadianscraggledog

    canadianscraggledog New Member

    Jun 26, 2005
    London, Canada
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Poland
    what really surprised me, was the cost of some of the Championship players. Some of them were 5-10 mil pounds. Seems like the clubs were not getting good value for their $$. I think they could have gotten better players for cheaper from the continent. Eastern Europe is a great source of relatively cheap and quality players.
    Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Croatia, Romania, all have pretty good leagues with some good players.
     
  6. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The $840 mil figure is the net transfer spending.

    (Money coming in from transfer MINUS money coming out from transfer)

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6976231.stm

    IN:

    Summer 2007 : $1.060 billion.
    January 2007 : ????

    OUT:

    Summer 2007: ????
    January 2007: ????

    The net amount for summer and jan 2007 spending is $840 mil.
     
  7. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That is true.

    Manchester United (£51m), Liverpool (£50m) and Tottenham Hotspur (£40m)

    That is only the IN part. The BBC didn't mention the OUT part. [IN - OUT = net]

    For example: Real Madrid spent (bought) 116 mil Euros. But they also sold for 30 mil Euros. The net transfer spending is 86 mil Euros.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Madrid#2007.2F2008_transfers

    IN

    Pepe (€30M transfer from F.C. Porto)
    Arjen Robben (€36M transfer from Chelsea F.C)
    Royston Drenthe (€13M transfer from Feyenoord Rotterdam)
    Wesley Sneijder (€27M transfer from Ajax Amsterdam)
    Gabriel Heinze (€10M transfer from Manchester United)

    OUT
    8 MF Emerson (€5M transfer to AC Milan)
    11 DF Cicinho (€11M transfer to A.S. Roma)
    13 GK Diego López (€6M transfer to Villarreal)
    15 DF Raúl Bravo (€2,3M transfer to Olympiacos)
    24 DF Álvaro Mejía (€2M transfer to Real Murcia)
    — DF Carlos Diogo (€6M transfer to Zaragoza)

    Net transfer: 86 mil euro

    So that net transfer spending for Real Madrid is around $120 million just for summer 2007. But for the Premiership, it is $840 million (summer and january). That's $840/20 teams = $42 million on average.
     
  8. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Yeah, and a flat average is almost wholly irrelevant. I know you have a bit of a fetish for this sort of stuff, so perhaps the mode figure would be more useful to you.
     
  9. amrcub

    amrcub New Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    wow thanks for the link!
     
  10. leg_breaker

    leg_breaker Member

    Dec 23, 2005
    That works out to be £20 million net spending per team. I can't see that.
     
  11. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6976231.stm

    On a net transfer basis - when sales of players were also taken into account - spending by Premier League sides reached £420m during the 2007 January and summer transfer windows, up from £140m in 2006.

    420 / 20 teams = 21 million pounds in net spending per team to be exact.
     
  12. Matt Clark

    Matt Clark Member

    Dec 19, 1999
    Liverpool
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Yes, but as has already been said: a flat average is meaningless. Derby didn't spend half of that amount, United spent more than double it.
     
  13. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    i prefer the median figure
     
  14. Meatwad

    Meatwad New Member

    Jul 4, 2007
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    yeah a flat average is misleading. arsenal didn't spend anything, they actually made money.

    Code:
    PLAYER            FROM             FEE         DATE
    Lukasz Fabianski  Legia Warsaw     £2,000,000  26-05-2007
    Havard Nordtveit  FK Haugesund     £500,000*   03-07-2007
    Eduardo da Silva  Dinamo Zagreb    £8,000,000  03-07-2007
    Bacary Sagna      Auxerre          £6,100,000@ 12-07-2007
    Lassana Diarra    Chelsea          £2,000,000  31-08-2007
    
    PLAYER            TO               FEE         DATE
    Fabrice Muamba    Birmingham       £2,000,000% 14-05-2007
    Jeremie Aliadiere Middlesbro       £2,000,000  19-06-2007
    Thierry Henry     Barcelona        £16,100,000 25-06-2007
    Fredrik Ljungberg West Ham         £2,000,000^ 23-07-2007
    Jose Reyes        Atletico Madrid  £8,100,000  30-07-2007
    Net = +£11,600,000 (€16.65m)

    Notes:
    *Nordtveit from Haugesund was initially £500k and could rise to £2m after 40 first team appearances.
    @Sagna from Auxerre was initially £6.1m and could rise to £7.45m.
    %Muamba to Birmingham was initially £2m and could rise to £4m.
    ^Ljungberg to West Ham was initially £2m and could rise to £3m.
     

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