Seven English clubs feature in UEFA's top net transfer spenders

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Premier League sides feature heavily in the list which documents who has spent the most on players without recouping their outlay

Football clubs spend huge amounts of money to bring players in to their squads while trying to recoup those funds by transferring talent to different clubs.

However, some clubs end up spending more money than they bring back in as they pursue success.

Who actually spends the most? UEFA's annual Club Licensing Benchmarking Report, which takes into account figures through to the end of the 2018 financial year, has all the details...

 

  1. Bournemouth | €23m (£20m/$26m)
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    #20 Bournemouth | €23m (£20m/$26m)

     
  2. Fiorentina | €24m (£21m/$27m)
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    #19 Fiorentina | €24m (£21m/$27m)

       
  3. Hamburg | €25m (£21m/$28m)

    #18 Hamburg | €25m (£21m/$28m)

      
  4. Juventus | €26m (£22m/$29m)
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    #17 Juventus | €26m (£22m/$29m)

       
  5. Zenit St Petersburg | €29m (£25m/$32m)
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    #16 Zenit St Petersburg | €29m (£25m/$32m)

      
  6. Real Madrid | €32m (£27m/$36m)
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    #15 Real Madrid | €32m (£27m/$36m)

          
  7. Atletico Madrid | €32m (£27m/$36m)
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    #14 Atletico Madrid | €32m (£27m/$36m)

        
  8. Wolfsburg | €34m (£29m/$38m)
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    #13 Wolfsburg | €34m (£29m/$38m)

        
  9. Marseille | €37m (£32m/$41m)
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    #12 Marseille | €37m (£32m/$41m)

      
  10. Inter | €37m (£32m/$41m)
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    #11 Inter | €37m (£32m/$41m)

      
  11. Stoke City | €38m (£33m/$42m)
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    #10 Stoke City | €38m (£33m/$42m)

        
  12. Newcastle United | €43m (£37m/$48m)

    #9 Newcastle United | €43m (£37m/$48m)

      
  13. Napoli | €45m (£38m/$50m)
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    #8 Napoli | €45m (£38m/$50m)

     
  14. Watford | €48m (£41m/$53m)
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    #7 Watford | €48m (£41m/$53m)

     
  15. Rubin Kazan | €53m (£45m/$59m)
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    #6 Rubin Kazan | €53m (£45m/$59m)

       
  16. Crystal Palace | €53m (£45m/$59m)
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    #5 Crystal Palace | €53m (£45m/$59m)

       
  17. Milan | €73m (£62m/$81m)
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    #4 Milan | €73m (£62m/$81m)

     
  18. Bayern Munich | €79m (£68m/$88m)
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    #3 Bayern Munich | €79m (£68m/$88m)

        
  19. Manchester City | €107m (£91m/$119m)
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    #2 Manchester City | €107m (£91m/$119m)

       
  20. Manchester United | €134m (£115m/$149m)
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    #1 Manchester United | €134m (£115m/$149m)