Football is back, and so is my transfer dashboard
August 13, 2019
The football transfer window is closed and the 2019-20 season is underway, so I have updated my football transfer dashboard.
As Qlik can pull data from multiple sources, I have scraped data back for the last 11 years and collated in one place. So what are the highlights now we have the latest data?
Before I answer this, I must caveat that all undisclosed transfers show as zero value so there is room for error.
The biggest NET spenders this window is Manchester United, Arsenal and then Aston Villa
There are a few clubs that have had negative net spend, however Chelsea have had the biggest NET Spend due to their transfer ban.
In terms of players, Pepe, Maguire and Rodri were the most expensive players coming into the premiership, but Hazards transfer to Real Madrid eclipsed all these deals.
The biggest upturns in trend of NET spend are newly promoted Aston Villa with a huge increase, however Newcastle United have also had a rise in Net Spend with multiple players coming in.
Looking historically though, Newcastle United and Tottenham are tied on 9 profitable transfer windows out of 22 in the 11 years.
But does spend equal success.
For Manchester City, yes it does, however looking at Liverpool’s spend over the last 11 years, they have spent less than Aston Villa, Tottenham and West Ham.
Although my dashboard only shows domestic trophies, Liverpool have managed to turn this lower spend into success in Europe and I certainly wouldn’t bet against them for more silverware this year.