S$1.36 billion in 2 years !
Since the end of last season, the English big teams have spent more than $1.36 BILLION on players's wages and contracts. It has become quit sustainable and hard to find a balance. The transfer activity in England doesn't obviously recognize or take in consideration any specific pattern to help maintain a good financial balance in whatever club.
Manchester city .. kings of spending !
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has taken a swipe, in enormous occasions, at the Manchester City's board over their big money spending that turns out to be "flops".
It's clear and obvious that Manchester City biggest signings in the last seasons have been worth their big money; De Bryune, Sterling and Aguero have been very influential and decisive for the team. BUT does each player's personal performance could hide the fact that city is actually going, despite some HUGE signing, on a very long trophyless trip ?
Spending to win !
If we look at the ultimate goal of spending HUGE money it's easy to jump to a conclusion that it doesn't really matter how each member of a football squad perform as long as the WHOLE team end up winning a major trophy at the end of the year. So looking at stats that shows how good a player has been through out the whole season won't serve for anything as long as the trophy cabinet of the team is still the same.
Do we really need to panic ?
The answer is NO. And let me explain, dear readers, why it's perfectly normal for the Premier league to go crazy and spend money here and there The premier league now have without competition the richest groups of clubs in all mojor competition worldwide. The club themselves are owned by the most successful billionaires from all around the world. The Premier league is by far the most watched league in the world. It has the most followers on every social media platform and let's not talk about tv rights. A fun fact : the Premier league bottom of the table team has more tv incomes than la liga's champions REAL MADRID. The clubs are actually able to afford what they are paying and are actually committing less if their revenues to players wages and that's a FACT.
LONG STORY SHORT there are good and bad signings in every league and every era and it is impossible to compare the value of players in the late 80s and 90s with the value of players now where everything has changed and the economic balance indeed knew some changes over the years.