The abysmal difference in transfer spending between the promoted LaLiga and the Premier League

A market yes, another market too. History repeats itself, over and over again, which seems to have no end. That is none other than the great debate, or, at least, one of the most important that takes place when the blind is raised and the window for transfers in the world of football opens: the great difference in investment and spending by newly promoted LaLiga and the Premier League.

So, It is no news that, in this regard, the distances between one competition and another are, at least, capital letters. On this occasion, those in charge of endorsing such a comparison in England are none other than Leeds United, West Bromwich and Fulham. By contrast, in Spain are Huesca, Cádiz and Elche. For this, it will be necessary to take into account all types of transfers that have been made to date since the opening of the market. That is, transfers, compulsory purchases after assignments, loans with a price …

Starting with the “big shot”, in the Premier League, among the three newly promoted from the Championship, they have spent a whopping 121,200,000 euros. A figure that seems practically unattainable for any LaLiga team outside the Top-3 of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid. Instead, those already mentioned above in Spain they don't even reach 15 million.

Leeds de Bielsa, in the lead, touching “the 70s”

In this case, the team that leads the classification is none other than Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United, a club that returned to the top competition in English football 16 years later. Thus, the occasion well deserved a strong investment in the transfer market to achieve permanence. Hence his 68.2 million euros spent during this window. Among them, the 30 'kilos' of Rodrigo Moreno, the 17'7 of the mandatory purchase on Hélder Costa (it was on loan from the Wolves), the 13 of the German central Robin Koch or the 6'5 of the goalkeeper Illan Meslier. In addition, this is a global figure that could be increased, and greatly. All this if the signing of Rodrigo De Paul, the Argentine footballer who would arrive from Udinese for about 40 million, ends up closing.

It is followed by another history of English football such as Fulham. For its part, 28'2 million are the invested up to this moment. All of them destined for up to five different footballers. Two of them, yes, after going on loan during the campaign back to the Premier, such as Anthony Knockaert (11'7 from Brighton) and Harrison Reed (6'5 to Southampton). In addition to the expenses in others such as Kenny Tete, transferred for 3.2 million from Olympique de Lyon. Ola Aina, loaned by Torino in exchange for 2.5 'kilos'. And another 2.1 million for Mario Lemina (Southampton) and Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic).

Finally, the second classified last season in the Championship, the West Bromwich Albion. In your case, they have been 24'8 the millions spent. The vast majority were for the services of two footballers. On the one hand, Grady Diangana, English winger from West Ham for 13.5 (he was already on loan the previous season). And, on the other, Matheus Pereira, a Brazilian who arrives from Sporting de Portugal for 9'1 million.

The Spanish promoted do not reach 15 'kilos'

In LaLiga, the newly promoted from LaLiga Smartbank have barely been able to pay out a total of 13,000,000 euros. That is to say, a difference of 108'2 million, nothing more and nothing less, with respect to those of the Premier League. In this case, It is Cádiz who is at the top of the list with 9.4 million spent. However, practically all of them invested by having to carry out the purchase obligation for their promotion over players who were assigned (Álvaro Giménez, 'Choco' Lozano, Iván Alejo, Jorge Pombo or Filip Malbasic).

Behind, the brand new champion of the silver category of Spanish football, the Huesca. They are 3.1 million what, for now, the Huesca team has been able to spend on its return to First Division. These destined to the reinforcements of Borja García from Girona and Dimitrios Siovas from Leganés. While the classification closes a Elche that, diminished by being the last to know in which category he would play the 2020-21 course, It has only invested 500 thousand euros. These were for the transfer of Tete Morente from Málaga, in addition to the arrivals of Juan Sánchez Miño and Jeison Lucemí as free agents.

A mere reflection of the distances that may exist between one league and another. And it is that in the Premier League, with this transfer market, they have shown to have surpassed or, at least, carried the pandemic crisis much better than in LaLiga, where you can count on almost the fingers of one hand the Spanish teams that have exceeded 10 million in this transfer window.