Serie A challenges Premier League in summer spending
Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Serie A has been instrumental in the Italian league outspending the other major Euro leagues this summer.
Serie A champions Juventus are currently the biggest spenders in the European football transfer market with the 117 million euro purchase of Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid still the highest profile move of the 2018/19 summer window.
As is the tradition, it's the English domestic league that once again has seen the highest sums of money being exchanged to secure players with a current outlay of 935.8 million euro (at the time of writing) with Liverpool, West Ham United and Manchester United leading the way in big spending sides. The Premier League this season closes early with the window closing on August 9 following an agreement by member sides to close the window on the eve of the new season.
Both the German Bundesliga and Ligue 1 (France) are seeing quieter than usual windows with the German champions yet to spend a euro in the market. The French figures are inflated as this is the summer the deal for Mbappe's move from AS Monaco to PSG is formally made a transfer deal as opposed to a loan.