Ukrainian Premier League seventh in terms of transfer revenues and expenditures this summer
The Ukrainian Premier League ranked seventh among the world's leading football leagues in terms of funds spent on the acquisition of new players this summer, according to the transfer portal Transfermarkt.
During the current summer off-season Ukrainian clubs spent EUR 133.1 million on transfers. However, they earned EUR 75.4 million from the sale of their players.
The Ukrainian championship in this ranking is ahead of the football leagues of Turkey, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium.
In particular, Shakhtar spent EUR 67 million on strengthening the team and earned EUR 67.5 million. Metalist Kharkiv spent EUR 18 million on the transfer campaign. Dynamo Kyiv paid EUR 46.5 million for newcomers, and transferred EUR 5.3 million to the club's budget.
English Premier League clubs spent the largest amount on transfers – EUR 762 million. At the same time, they earned EUR 274.3 million. Italian teams, although they took second place in terms of transfer expenditures totaling EUR 410.2 million, managed to finally get a net profit of EUR 2.575 million. Spanish clubs spent a bit less – nearly EUR 402 million, but they earned almost EUR 100 million more than Serie A clubs.
French clubs acquired new players for EUR 379.7 million and sold for EUR 229.45 million. Russian clubs spent around EUR 272.38 million and earned EUR 20.9 million less. Bundesliga teams spent EUR 263 million on new players and earned EUR 205.2 million on transfers.
This summer's record transfer was the purchase of Wales midfielder Gareth Bale from Tottenham by Real Madrid for EUR 100 million. France's PSG acquired Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani from Italy's Napoli for EUR 64.5 million, while another French club, Monaco, bought Colombian Radamel Falcao from Spain's Atletico Madrid for EUR 60 million. In fourth place is the transfer of Brazilian Neimar from Santos to Barcelona for EUR 57 million, whereas Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil moved from Real Madrid to Arsenal London for EUR 50 million, according to Transfermarkt.