Mudryk madness: Five crazy transfers which inflated the market
In recent years, the financial gap between the Premier League and every other league in Europe has widened to unprecedented levels.
The 2023 Deloitte Football Money League illustrated this fact perfectly, as for the first time ever there were 11 Premier League teams in the 20 richest clubs in the world, and 16 in the top 30.
Three of the four richest clubs on the planet are English - with Manchester City leading the way and Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal all in the top 10.
Spending in the January 2023 transfer window has only further highlighted just how the Premier League has swallowed up all the other major leagues of Europe.
As of January 23, the Premier League had spent a whopping 430 million on transfers, compared to the Bundesligas 42.5m, La Ligas 22m, Ligue 1s 16.5m and Serie As 9m.
This trend is set to continue - perhaps indefinitely - given the astronomical domestic and overseas television deals which bring billions into the Premier League coffers.
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