La Liga giants spend £250m MORE than Premier League clubs this summer as Barcelona, Atletico and Real Madrid splash big – The Sun

LA LIGA giants have already spent a staggering £250million MORE than Premier League clubs this summer as Barcelona, Atletico and Real Madrid splash the big bucks.

Spanish top-flight clubs have combined to spend a whopping £745m already on the likes of Eden Hazard and Joao Felix.

Former Chelsea man Hazard cost Los Blancos £150m, including add-ons, while Atleti forked out £112m on Manchester United target Felix.

Elsewhere, new Barcelona star Frenkie De Jong cost £75m all-in-all, Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic was bought for £52m and Eder Militao was a £45m buy for the Galacticos.

Meanwhile, the Premier League has spent "just" £490m, with new Manchester City midfielder Rodri the most-expensive mover at £63m.

SPURS SPEND SHOCK

Shock spenders Spurs have proven they can open the cheque-book – handing over a club-record £55m to land ex-Lyon ace Tanguy Ndombele.

Man Utd spent £50m in bolstering their defensive ranks, with the purchase of former Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Mateo Kovacic (£40m from Real to Chelsea) and Raul Jiminez (£30m from Benfica to Wolves) made their loan moves permanent to crack the top five Prem deals this summer so far.

How the Big Five's spending compares

La Liga – £745m

Premier League – £490m

Serie A – £478m

Bundesliga – £465m

Ligue 1 – £153m

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While the Prem may be £255m off Spain's pace when it comes to spending, both Serie A and the Bundesliga are only just behind English clubs in terms of spending.

The Italian top-flight has forked out £478m – just £12m shy of England – with Napoli's £30m move for Konstantinos Manolas their biggest expenditure.

Meanwhile, German clubs are only a further £13m behind on a £465m outlay so far this summer – with Bayern Munich's move for Lucas Hernandez in a £68m move the top buy.


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