With Atletico Madrid completing the blockbuster signing of Joao Felix, La Liga’s spending in this summer window has shot up to €830m on purchases of 66 new players in just 34 days of transfer activity.
Not only that, there have also been 67 players sold for the value of €565m and at this rate, LaLiga is on track to double the €934,270,000 spent last summer.
As it stands, La Liga has spent more on transfers than the other major leagues, Bundesliga (€518 m), Serie A (€533m), Premier League (€546m), Ligue 1 (€171m) and Liga NOS (€74m). Just to give you a perspective, Real Madrid have spent way more than the French and Portuguese leagues have this season.
AS report that Real Madrid have spent a total of €290m followed by Atletico Madrid on €177.2m, Barcelona on €113m and Sevilla on €92m. Valencia (€48m), Betis (€30m), Real Sociedad (€21m), Celta (€12m), Levante (€12m) and Osasuna (€10m) are the other teams who have spent in this summer’s transfer window.
This response from the Spanish clubs comes after 2017’s summer transfer window saw Spanish clubs collectively spend less than the other big five leagues in Europe, around €557m, while the Premier registered expenses of €1,369m.