Premier League clubs have broken the spending record for the third summer in a row and gone past £1billion in a calendar year for the first time - and that doesn't include various add-ons and incentices.
The record-breaking summer saw £870million of spending by the Premier League's 20 clubs, beating last year's mark of £835m, according to analysis from Deloitte.
The spending included a whopping £90m on deadline day, although much of that was driven by Manchester United's £36m move for teenage striker Anthony Martial (whose total fee could rise to £58m because of various add-ons, including if he wins the Ballon d'Or).
Manchester United: Summer 2015 completed transfers
Manchester United: Summer 2015 completed transfers
1/18 IN: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven) £31m
Depay was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season with 22 goals.
2/18 IN: Matteo Darmian (Torino) £12.7m
Louis van Gaal signed the specialist full back after employing winger Antonio Valencia at right-back for most of last season.
3/18 IN: Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich) £14.4m
Schweinsteiger has won every competition he has competed in for club and country with the exception of the Euros.
4/18 IN: Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton) £25m
Schneiderlin had been at Southampton since 2008, overseeing their relegation to League One and then double promotion from the Championship and then to the Premier League in 2012.
5/18 IN: Sergio Romero (Sampdoria) Free
In spite of finding himself second choice at both Sampdoria and Monaco, Romero has been Argentina’s number one for the past five years or so.
6/18 OUT: Tom Cleverley (Everton) Free
Cleverley spent last season on loan at Aston Villa after being frozen out by Van Gaal.
7/18 OUT: Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers) Released
Amos had been at Old Trafford since 2008 but never in anything more than a back-up role.
8/18 OUT: Tom Thorpe (Rotherham) Free
Thorpe was United’s U21 captain and there was surprise when he didn’t make the grade.
9/18 OUT: Saidy Janko (Celtic) Undisclosed
Janko only started his senior football career last season but has already left his first club.
10/18 OUT: Nani (Fenerbahce) £4.5m
Once considered United’s answer to Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Nani leaves Old Trafford for a small fee following younger signings pushing him from the first team squad.
11/18 OUT: Will Keane (Preston North End) Loan
Keane failed to impress on a loan deal at QPR in 2014.
12/18 OUT: Robin van Persie (Fenerbahce) Undisclosed
The man who led United to Premier League glory in his first season with 26 league goals joined Nani at the Turkish side.
13/18 OUT: Reece James (Wigan) Undisclosed
James was part of the United side that lost 4-0 to MK Dons in August 2014.
14/18 OUT: Angelo Henriquez (Dinamo Zagreb) Undisclosed
Chile international Henriquez leaves United having failed to establish himself in the first team squad after Van Gaal’s restructuring of the side.
15/18 OUT: Rafael Da Silva (Lyon) 12.5m
The Brazilian defender failed to establish himself under Van Gaal with injuries hampering his opportunities to impress.
16/18 OUT: Angel Di Maria (PSG) £44m
Having arrived in a British transfer record £59.7m deal just last summer, Manchester United allowed the Argentina international to leave after he failed to settle.
17/18 OUT: Jonny Evans (West Brom) £6m
The defender became surplus to requirements at Old Trafford and ended his nine year stay at Old Trafford.
18/18 Tyler Blackett (Celtic) Loan
The young defender was sent to Scotland for the season with first-team chances at United likely to be limited
United's neighbours twice broke their club record fee this summer, on Raheem Sterling and then Kevin De Bruyne, and also added Nicolas Otamendi, Fabian Delph and Patrick Roberts to spend around £155m this summer - a record for a single club.
A further £130m was spent last January that also sees Premier League clubs break the £1bn barrier for the first time; 2014 came up just short at £965m.
Deloitte also found that Premier League spending doubled their European neighbours, with Italy's Serie A the next highest spenders at £405m, then La Liga with £400m, the Budesliga at £290m and Ligue 1 at a relatively modest £220m.
Arsenal only outspent two clubs, Norwich City and Swansea City, with the £10m signing of Petr Cech the bulk of their total £13m outlay - supporters were predictably furious.
"Looking across Europe, Premier League clubs’ gross and net spending this summer is more than double that of any other European league. The driving force behind this is the growth and distribution mechanism of the league’s broadcast rights," said Alex Thorpe from Deloitte.
And that's it. Aside from deal sheets pending. And add-ons adding on. Nearly 900 million quid. £481.1m net. Fella. pic.twitter.com/7H7qlAA9Yp— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) September 1, 2015
Summer gross transfer spending totals: Premier League £870m Serie A £405m La Liga £400m Bundesliga £290m Ligue 1 £220m (via Deloitte)— Richard Conway (@richard_conway) September 1, 2015
"This summer has seen another record level of transfer spending, as Premier League clubs continue to use increases in their revenue to invest in playing talent.
"Total spending in 2015, across both the January and summer windows, is also a new record, reaching the £1bn mark for the first time."
London FX broker Foenix Partners have also found that the pound sterling's strong rate compared to the Euro has saved Premier League club's around £85m on the £483m they spent on bringing in players from the continent.
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