If in Spain it were the case that a team in mid-July spent 93 million euros spent would be required to fight, at least, for Europa League posts.
The reality that exists in England is very different, because that amount is what has been spent recently promoted: the Aston Villa. The Birmingham team, which was champion of the European Cup in 1982, has made a disbursement that places him as the Premier League team that has spent the most money, even ahead of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, with an expense of 90 million in three players: Rodri (70 million), Angeliño (12) and Steffen (8).
Three years in the English Second Division, the Championship, have been enough to not want to repeat the mistakes that led him in 2016 to lose the category.
The signings were Wesley (of Bruges for 25 million, the most expensive in its history), Tyrone Mings (of Bournemouth for 22.3 million), Matt Targett (of Southampton for 15.6 million), Ezri Konsa (of Brentford for 13.3 million), Anwar El Ghazi (from Lille for 9 million), Jota, (Birmingham, 4.5 million) and Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton, 3.4 million).
A big difference compared to La Liga
The Premier League presents a television cast that gives smaller teams a large sum of money. The comparison with Spain is evident, the Huddersfield, bottom last year, got a profit of 96.6 million pounds (about 109 million euros), which here would be at the level of Atletico Madrid, which last season saw 110 millions of euros.
Obviously, the policy of television distribution in England provides an income that can not compete with other European teams, but it is striking the match between this newly promoted and those of La Liga.
In Spain they have risen to the elite of football Osasuna, Granada and Mallorca. The team of Pamplona and Second Champion is the one that has spent the most of these three: 10.2 million euros that are shared between Brandon Thomas (2 million), Rubén García (3), Marc Cardona (2,5) and Chimy Ávila (2,7).
The Andalusian team has only spent 3 million on Domingos Duarte and 250,000 on Fede Vico. Roberto Soldado and Neider Lozano, who arrived free, complete the roster. Finally, the Mallorca, who got his pass to First after defeating the Deportivo de la Coruña in the playoff of promotion, has spent 2.2 million in Budimir and 1.5 in Martin Valjient, making a total of 3.7.
In Spain it is not that it only surpasses the ascended ones of our football, but that they are only surpassed by Real Madrid (303 M), Barcelona (233 M), Atlético de Madrid (196 M) and Sevilla (111 M).
Despite the fact that the transfer market in England kicks off on August 8 and they have to shore up their teams it seems unthinkable that the most modest teams in Spain are close to the figures managed by Aston Villa. (tagsToTranslate) expense (t) signings (t) ascended (t) premier (t) laliga