The fact that the European transfer window doesn’t officially open until July, 1 is the kind of formality that only provides an obstacle to the greenest of sides, it seems.
Two weeks in advance of the date and already the Premier League spend-o-meter has almost reached the £100 million mark, with a raft of England’s elite dipping into their pockets at these early, early stages.
Looking at the transfers that are already completed or close enough to deem a club’s money as being “spent” in that particular case, here we consider just who the biggest splashers of cash are in England’s top flight so far.
Only face-value transfer fees are considered, with wages bearing no relevance.
An asterisk(*) denotes an approximate fee for the player mentioned.