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United, City dominate EPL transfer spending

Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney (right), challenges Leicester City’s German defender Robert Huth (left), during the FA Community Shield football match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London on Aug 7. (AFP)
Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney (right), challenges Leicester City’s German defender Robert Huth (left), during the FA Community Shield football match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London on Aug 7. (AFP)

LONDON, Aug 11, (RTRS): After the recent signings of Paul Pogba and John Stones, Manchester United and Manchester City’s summer transfer spending accounts for almost half of the total outlay by Premier League clubs, according to a recent study by Spreadex.com.

The Manchester clubs’ combined 322 million pound ($417.41 million) expenditure made up over 40 per cent of the league’s total 794 million pound summer spending since May. United paid a world record fee of 89 million pounds to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford from Juventus on Tuesday, while City signed England defender Stones from Everton for 47.5 million pounds later that day.

The Manchester rivals have also spent big on the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Nolito, Leroy Sane (all City), Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly (both United), and both clubs have a summer net transfer spend of over 40 per cent of their annual turnover.

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