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West Ham mid-table in 'net spend' chart

Filed: Friday, 7th August 2015
By: Staff Writer

West Ham are currently mid-table in a list of their Premier League peers' net spending so far this summer.

The Hammers may have outspent the likes of established Premier League clubs such as Aston Villa and Everton so far this summer, however they are lagging some distance behind the likes of Newcastle United and Crystal Palace.

When considering the clubs who finished 10th or lower in the Premier League last season - plus the three promoted clubs Bournemouth, Norwich and Watford - West Ham appear sixth in a 'total net spend' table.

According to all available statistics, the Hammers have made a net spend of 17.5million so far this summer following the acquisition of Angelo Ogbonna, Dimitri Payet, Pedro Obiang (23m in total) and the sale of Stewart Downing (5.5m).

And whilst that (currently) beats the spending of five clubs, a further five - including two of the three promoted sides - have invested considerably more in their playing squads so far this summer.

The following table was compiled by KUMB member OllyWHU6.

Premier League net spends, summer 2015/16

1. Newcastle

In: Mbembe 8.5m; Wijnaldum 14.5m; Mitrovic 13m; Toney 0.3m.
Out: No fees received
Net Spend: 36.3m

2. Watford

In: Capoue 6m; Behrami 3m; Holebas 2m; Vydra 6m; Berghuis 4.5m; Prodl 0; Arlauskis 0; Britos 4m; Jurado 4m; Nyom 4m.
Outs: Bond 0.25m; McGugan 0.5m.
Net Spend: 33m

3. Crystal Palace

In: Cabaye 13m; Bamford - loan; Wickham 9m; McCarthy 3.5m.
Out: No fees received.
Net Spend: 25.5m

Crystal Palace spent 13m on bringing Yohan Cabaye back to the Premier League

4. Leicester

In: Huth 3m; Okazaki 7.5m; Fuchs - free; Benalouane 6m; Kante 6m.
Out: Wood 2m.
Net Spend: 20.5m

5. Bournemouth

In: Mings 8m; Gradel 7.5m; Tomlin 3m; Distin 0; Boruc 0; Federici 0; Atsu - loan; Costa - loan; King - tribunal.
Out: No fees received.
Net Spend: 18.5m + tribunal fee.

6. West Ham Utd

In: Ogbonna 8m; Payet 10.5m; Obiang 4.5m; Randolph - free; Jenkinson - loan; Lanzini - loan.
Outs: Downing 5.5m.
Net Spend: 17.5m

7. Norwich City

In: Dorrans 3m; Mulumbu 0; Wisom - loan; Brady 7m; Kean - loan.
Out: No fees received.
Net Spend: 10m

8. West Brom

In: McLean 1.5m; Lambert 3m; Chester 8m.
Out: Dorrans 2.5m.
Net Spend: 10m

9. Sunderland

In: Lens 8.5m; Kaboul 3m; Matthews 2m; Coates 2m; M-Vila - loan.
Out: Wickham 9m.
Net Spend: 6.5m

10. Everton

In: Deulofeu 4.25m; Cleverly - free; Henen 0.2m.
Out: Long 0.5m.
Net Spend: 4m

11. Aston Villa

In: Sinclair 2.5m; Gestede 6m; Veretout 7m; Richards - free; Amavi 7m; Gueye 9m; Bunn - free; Ayew 10m; Crespo 0.5m.
Out: Benteke 32.5m; Delph 8m; Weimann 2.75m.
Net Spend: 1.25m.

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