Leeds United's £200m all-time Premier League net-spend compared to West Ham, Wolves & more

The Premier League will enter its 30th season when the 2021/22 campaign gets underway next month, and excitement is starting to build following the conclusion of an enthralling Euro 2020 competition.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 11:48 am
Leeds United's £200m all-time Premier League net-spend compared to West Ham, Wolves & more

Over the past three decades, billions of pounds have been spent and raked in with world class talents being bought and sold in the English top tier.

While finances in football are noticeably tighter amid the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of Premier League sides have continued to plough on with their spending, leading to three sides now sitting above the £1 billion mark for their total net-spend in the Premier League.

Ahead of the new season, we've rounded up the 40 highest net-spenders in the history of the Premier League, and ranked their total estimated sum accordingly.

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Total estimated Premier League net spend: £16m. Most expensive signing: Matteo Sereni from Sampdoria - £5.6 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Two.

On top of that, we've looked into every side's most expensive Premier League signing, and how many seasons they've spent in the division since the inaugural 1992/93 season.

This is where Leeds United rank among the biggest net-spenders in Premier League history:

Total estimated Premier League net spend: £22 million. Most expensive signing: Greg Halford from Oxford United - £2.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Three.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £25 million. Most expensive signing: Gilles de Bild from PSV - £3 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Eight.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £ 25 million. Most expensive signing: Jason Euell from Wimbledon - £4.75 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Eight.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £28 million. Most expensive signing: Robert Earnshaw from Norwich City - £3.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Seven.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £32 million. Most expensive signing: Christopher Samba from Anzhi Makhachkala - £12.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Seven.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £42 million. Most expensive signing: Emile Heskey from Birmingham City - £5.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Eight.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £56 million. Most expensive signing: David Dunn from Blackburn Rovers - £5.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Seven.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £59 million. Most expensive signing: Ryan Mason from Spurs - £13 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Five.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £65 million. Most expensive signing: Johan Elmander - £8.2 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 13.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £66 million. Most expensive signing: Steven Naismith from Everton - £9.1 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Nine.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £74 million. Most expensive signing: Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough - £15 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Seven.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £79 million. Most expensive signing: Andre Ayew from West Ham United - £18 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Seven.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £88 million. Most expensive signing: Andy Cole from Manchester United - £8 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 18.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £80 million. Most expensive signing: Terence Kongolo from Monaco - £17.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Two.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £89 million. Most expensive signing: Gary Medel from Sevilla - £11million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Two.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £105m. Most expensive signing: Oliver Burke from RB Leipzig - £15 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 13.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £116 million. Most expensive signing: Neal Maupay from Brentford - £20 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Four.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £126m. Most expensive signing: Alfonso Alves from Heerenveen - £12.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 14.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £127 million. Most expensive signing: Rhian Brewster from Liverpool - £23.5 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Five.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £151 million. Most expensive signing: Jannick Vestergaard from Borussia Monchengladbach £22 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 22.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £152 million. Most expensive signing: Jefferson Lerma - £25 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Five.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £174 million. Most expensive signing: Ismaila Sarr from Rennes - £30 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Seven.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £191 million. Most expensive signing: Fabio Silva from Porto - £35 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Eight.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £200 million. Most expensive signing: Rodrigo from Valencia - £27 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 13.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £214 million. Most expensive signing: Christian Benteke from Liverpool - £27 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 12.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £220 million. Most expensive signing: Gianelli Imbula from Porto - £18.3 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: Ten.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £234 million. Most expensive signing: Didier Ndong from Lorient - £13.6 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 15.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £262 million. Most expensive signing: Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa from Marseille - £30 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 15.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £280 million. Most expensive signing: Youri Tielemans from Monaco - £40 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 15.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £308 million. Most expensive signing: Sebastien Haller from Frankfurt - £45 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 26.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £313m. Most expensive signing: Joelinton from Hoffenheim - £40 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 26.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £319 million. Most expensive signing: Giovani Lo Celso from Real Betis - £55.3 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 29.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £464 million. Most expensive signing: Emi Buendia - £33 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 26.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £489.5 million. Most expensive signing: Richarlison from Watford - £50 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 29.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £604 million. Most expensive signing: Nicolas Pepe from Lille - £72 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 29.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £1.05 billion. Most expensive signing: Paul Pogba from Juventus - £89.3 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 29.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £1.12 billion. Most expensive signing: Virgil van Dijk from Southampton - £75 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 29.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £1.31 billion. Most expensive signing: Kai Havertz from Bayer Leverkusen - £72 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 29.
Total estimated Premier League net spend: £1.55 billion. Most expensive signing: Rodri from Atletico Madrid - £63.6 million. Number of seasons in the Premier League: 24.