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La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga break summer transfer records

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Europe’s leading leagues have smashed on transfer recordings that summer to strike back in Premier League dominance.
Premier League transfer spending has surged in the past few years and hit #1.41bn this summer, based on Deloitte amounts – just #20m shy of the document collection in 2017.
That continual injection of cash seems to have boosted clubs’ victory in Europe, reaching an unprecedented sweep of finalists from Champions League and the Europa League last year.
But the remaining four leagues of Europe possess all splashed on amounts to strengthen defences and firepower to battle England’s dominance along with three recording year-on-year hikes that dwarf those on home land – at the level.
La Liga smashed the 10-figure brink for the first time with #1.24bn invested – leapfrogging Serie A (Number 1.06bn) as Europe’s second-biggest spenders – accompanied closely by Bundesliga (#670m) and Ligue 1 (Number 605m).
Here’s the way the European empire fell back, in rank order…
Summer spending#1.24bn (+82 per cent)
Best spending club: Real Madrid
Although the much-anticipated return of Neymar to Spain failed to materialise, La Liga clubs hit heaviest in the struggle to reclaim Europe, together with Real Madrid prising Eden Hazard from Chelsea for #130m along with registering Luka Jovic, Eder Militao, Ferland Mendy and Rodrygo.
Meanwhile, Barcelona did struggle while Atletico Madrid bolstered their squad with the likes of Kieran Trippier and Joao Felix drafting Frenkie Jong, Antoine Griezmann along with goalkeeper Neto.
But La Liga clubs offloaded a raft of talent, including Pablo Fornals, Lucas Hernandez, Mateo Kovacic, Malcom, Rodri and Andre Gomes – in addition to loaning out celebrities such as Dani Ceballos and Philippe Coutinho.
Summer spending#1.06bn (+17 per cent)
Top spending club: Juventus
Italy recorded a low 17 percent increase in spending, however incomings contained Adrien Rabiot, Aaron Ramsey, Romelu Lukaku, Danilo, Matthijs de Ligt and Diego Godin – using the trio on complimentary transfers.
Serie A clubs also decreased spending totals recruitment Matteo Darmian, Chris Smalling, Davide Zappacosta, Alexis Sanchez, Fernando Llorente and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from the Premier League on prices that were temporary.
Emerging talents like Moise Kean and Joao Cancelo travelled in the opposite direction, although Wolves snapped Pedro Neto and also Bruno Jordao – having completed loan periods at Lazio.
Summer spending: #670m (+68 per cent)
Best spending club: Bayern Munich
As was the case last year, there was a noteworthy gulf between the big spenders at Seria A and La Liga along with the splurges from Ligue 1 and also the Bundesliga – but Germany narrowly edged France.
Headline transfers comprised Lucas Hernandez, Paco Alcacer, Benjamin Pavard, while Ivan Perisic Philippe Coutinho, Marko Grujic, Ethan Ampadu and Jurgen Locadia guaranteed loan deals.
Julian Brandt, Mats Hummels and Thorgan Hazard made headline switches but stars abandoned Ligue 1 indefinitely.
Summer spending: #605m (+73 percent )
Spending club: Monaco
Ligue 1 ranked bottom of the spending charts for the second successive summer window, but almost doubled expenditure from last year using a 73 per cent growth.
In addition to drafting Keylor Navas, Pablo Sarabia and Abdou Diallo from France, paris Saint-Germain snapped up Ander Herrera from Manchester United on a free and signed Idrissa Gueye for 29m from Everton.
Noteworthy Bundesliga incomings contained Joachim Anderson, Wissam Ben Yedder, Abdou Diallo, Gelson Martins and Kasper Dolberg – with Gunner Jeff Reine-Adelaide switching from Angers to Lyon.
Arsenal signed William Saliba from Saint-Etienne but loaned the defender back on a season-long bargain, while Jean-Kevin Augustin, Mauro Icardi, Alban Lafont and Tiemoue Bakayoko signed temporary deals clubs.
But while PSG retained Neymar, Ligue 1 lost a number of headline players, such as Tanguy Ndombele Premier League-bound Nicolas Pepe, Youri Tielemans, Giovani Lo Celso, Ismaila Sarr and Allan Saint-Maximin.
Other leaving stars comprised Adrien Rabiot Nabil Fekir, Ferland Mendy, Mario Balotelli, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Moussa Diaby.
Italian sides appreciated a decade-long interval of excellence from the late 1980s in Europe and Spanish sides have dominated for some 15 years – until Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs created history last year.

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