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It’s over!

The transfer window has now closed.

Premier League spendingAnd it’s a well-known fact that Premier League spending has smashed the record amount of money spent by Premier League clubs in a transfer window, which previously stood at £870 million, with spending going past the £1 billion mark this summer.

But is the fact that clubs are spending so much money on players a good thing because of its excitement and big name transfers? or is it actually hindering the clubs who can’t afford to pay the extortionate transfer fees.

Let’s face it, we all love a big-name, big-money transfer saga. Without the big money deals the transfer window would be fairly boring and they’d be no reason to stay up until 12 on transfer deadline day!

Huge money transfers definitely add more excitement to the Premier League and makes you want to watch the players even more knowing that they have cost your club such a heavy fee.

Paul Pogba returning to Manchester United it the pinnacle of such deals. Having left for Juventus on a free transfer only to return to Old Trafford for a world record transfer fee definitely makes the league more exciting, and with the likes of John Stones moving to Manchester City for a staggering £50 million plus add-ons is borderline ridiculous! but again adds that attraction to the Premier League because people are desperate to see how such players fair.

However, there is a down side to teams paying mega-bucks for players. It means teams can up the price. A prime example of this hindering Premier League clubs is Steve Bruce leaving Hull City. The now former Hull manager left the club he guided to promotion after he failed to receive the financial backing from the club’s chairman after being priced out of moves for his transfer targets.

Sunderland are another example of not being able to afford their targets, despite have a renowned manager like David Moyes in charge, the  have struggled to strengthen their squad for the forthcoming campaign with days to go.

Though some clubs may struggle to get their ideal transfer targets, from a fans perspective, a transfer window full of huge money deals is the perfect ingredient for an exciting Premier League and with this season’s spending breaking records left-right and centre, the 2016/17 season looks like it’s going to be another roller coaster.

Post written by Jonathan Roberts
Blog: missingstudsfootball.wordpress.com, Twitter: @missingstuds

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