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How Premier League's top teams stand

How Premier League's top teams stand

Figures released by Deloitte show clubs paid out an estimated 1.23 billion pounds before the window closed - down 2 hundred million pounds on the same period past year.

According to Deloitte's spokesperson, Tim Bridge, just 14 per cent of that figure, which is £175m, was spent on transfers between two Premier League clubs - an unforeseen outcome of the league's window, closing before the rest of Europe.

In a move created to end disruption and allow English clubs to focus on their football, Premier League clubs had agreed to close the summer transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 season.

The north London club have often done things differently when it comes to buying and selling players, with chairman Daniel Levy earning a reputation as a hard negotiator who is unafraid to leave things until late in the day.

"It's not about adding because it's fashionable to sign players", Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday. Harry Kane committed his future to Tottenham before heading to the World Cup and finishing as England's top-scorer as the national team reached the semi-finals. "Only three clubs recorded net player transfer receipts (Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and Watford) as at 9 August", said Deloitte.

Tottenham provided the most players to the World Cup semi-finalists, but strong performances in Russian Federation were not a necessity when it came to Premier League clubs deciding whether to spend the fruits of soccer's biggest television contracts.

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Nevertheless, Tottenham's official supporters" club released a statement saying they were "dismayed' by zero signings. "We believe a lot in our players and why not repeat a similar season like past year or the season before, and with more experience?"

Last season's top-two teams spent nothing on Thursday.

"If we don't make our team better, it will be a hard season for us".

"The other clubs who compete with us are really strong and already have fantastic teams".

"I am convinced that Jurgen Klopp's progressive side are the biggest danger to City this season and I feel they will give Pep Guardiola's side a real run for their money", Owen told BetVictor. "We believe fans are entitled to a full and credible explanation of what has happened this summer".


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