The most austere transfer market in Spain since 2012

The scarce movement in the transfer market derived from the COVID crisis that has caused teams to have little money available in cash and fear of getting into debt in economic turmoil, has caused that Spanish clubs are experiencing their most austere summer in eight years.

Spending on transfers

2020 353.4
2019 1,331.77
2018 929.42
2017 617.58
2016 502.94
2015 588.8
2014 504.69
2013 428.3
2012 150.15

First Division teams have only spent 353.4 million euros, according to the specialized website Transfermarkt. A figure that seems not to increase significantly despite the fact that there are two weeks left until the market closes. Not much less to reach the spending record of the summer window of 2019 (€ 1,029.86 M). Since only with what it cost João Félix (126), Griezmann (120) and Hazard (115) the level of investment of the 20 teams of LaLiga Santander in this market is exceeded. Gone are the years, the years of economic spending to bring in several stars thanks to money from television, season tickets, ticket offices, merchandising, sponsorships …

For now, the most expensive purchase has been Pjanic's. Barcelona has paid 60 million to Juventus for him, although the Italians signed Arthur for 72. Almost a barter. The Catalans are the ones who have spent the most money in the entire Spanish championship: 103 million. Of the 20 teams, up to six have not spent a single euro: Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Athletic, Betis and Alavés.

But this is not only the summer with the least spending since 2012, when 150.15 million euros were disbursed, it is also, logically, the market that has been entering the least through sales since then. 373 million are collected for the 192.69 of 2012.