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Study: Which Premier League sides have spent the most on intra-division signings

Premier League intra-division signings: Southampton have raked in the cash from fellow top-flight clubs over the years
Premier League intra-division signings: Southampton have raked in the cash from fellow top-flight clubs over the years

BettingOdds.com have conducted a study into the spending habits of every Premier League side, past and present, to discover how much has been spent on inner-division transfers during the leagues 28 year history. 

The study is broken up into the following categories for both the Premier League since it’s inaugural season in 1992/93 as well as specific data for the past five years:

  • Premier League sides who have spent the most on intra-division players
  • Premier League sides who have earned the most from intra-division player sales
  • Premier League sides who have made the most expensive transactions between each other
  • Premier League sides who have spent the most per purchase from intra-division rivals
  • Profit/Loss each Premier League club has made from intra-division rivals

Furthermore, only transfers that have included a fee have been analysed in the study, so loans and free signings have not been included in any averages. 

Premier League (1992 - Present)

Premier League sides who have spent the most on intra-division players (Inc. Top 5 most expensive signings per side)

Manchester United - £663.45m (1. Harry Maguire, £78.3m from Leicester City 2. Romelu Lukaku, £76.2m from Everton 3. Aaron Wan-Bissaka, £49.5m from Crystal Palace 4. Juan Mata, £40.3m from Chelsea 5. Nemanja Matic, £40.2m from Chelsea)

Liverpool - £536.8m (1. Virgil Van Dijk, £76.2m from Southampton 2. Christian Benteke, £41.9m from Aston Villa 3. Sadio Mane, £37.1m from Southampton 4. Andy Carroll, £36.9m from Newcastle United 5. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, £34.2m from Arsenal)

Manchester City - £524.8m (1. Riyad Mahrez, £61m from Leicester City 2. Raheem Sterling, £57.3m from Liverpool 3. John Stones, £50m from Everton 4. Kyle Walker, £47.4m from Tottenham 5. Wilfried Bony, £29.1m from Swansea City)

Chelsea - £428.5m (1. Fernando Torres, £52.7m from Liverpool 2. Ben Chilwell, £45.1m from Leicester City 3. Danny Drinkwater, £34.1m from Leicester City 4. N’Golo Kante, £32.2 from Leicester City 5. Shaun Wright-Phillips, £28.4m from Manchester City)

Everton - £362.47m (1. Gylfi Sigurdsson, £44.5m from Swansea City 2. Richarlison, £35.3m from Watford 3. Romelu Lukaku, £31.8m from Chelsea 4. Alex Iwobi, £27.4m from Arsenal 5. Yannick Bolasie, £26m from Crystal Palace) 

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Tottenham Hotspur - £330.04m (1. David Bentley, £19.8m from Blackburn 2. Moussa Dembele, £17.1m from Fulham 3. Matt Doherty, £15.1m from Wolves 4. Robbie Keane, £15m from Liverpool 5. Pierre-Emile Hojberg, £14.9 million from Southampton)

Aston Villa  - £293.69m (1. Tyrone Mings, £20.1m from Bournemouth 2. Darren Bent, £19.4m from Sunderland 3. Emiliano Martinez, £15.7m from Arsenal 4. Douglas Luiz, £15.1m from Manchester City 5. Matt Targett, £14m from Southampton)

West Ham United - £187.4m (1. Andre Ayew, £21.7m from Swansea City 2. Marko Arnautovic, £20.1m from Stoke City 3. Andy Carroll, £15.8m from Liverpool 4. Kieron Dyer, £10.8m from Newcastle United 5. Robert Snodgrass, £10.8m from Hull City)

Newcastle United - £185.37m (1. Alan Shearer, £18.9m from Blackburn 2. Jonjo Shelvey, £14.4m from Swansea City 3. Andros Townsend, £14.1m from Tottenham 4. Damien Duff, £14m from Chelsea 5. Jonathan Woodgate, £12.2m from Leeds United)

Sunderland - £172.75m (1. Michael Turner, £12.2m from Hull City 2. Adam Johnson, £11.4m from Manchester City 3. Jack Rodwell, £11.3m from Manchester City 4. Darren Bent, £10.6m from Tottenham 5. Fabio Borini, £9.6m from Liverpool)

Premier League sides who have earned the most from intra-division player sales (Inc. Top 5 most expensive sales)

Liverpool - £482.41m (1. Raheem Sterling, £57.3m to Manchester City 2. Fernando Torres, £52.7m to Chelsea 3. Christian Benteke, £28.1m to Crystal Palace 4. Mamadou Sakho, £25.4m to Crystal Palace 5. Danny Ings, £20m to Southampton)

Tottenham Hotspur - £413.73m (1. Kyle Walker, £47.4m to Manchester City 2. Dimitar Berbatov, £34.2m to Manchester United 3. Michael Carrick, £24.5m to Manchester United 4. Robbie Keane, £21.6m to Liverpool 5. Kevin Wimmer, £17.5m to Stoke City)

Southampton - £403.17m (1. Virgil Van Dijk, £76.2m to Liverpool 2. Sadio Mane, £37.1m to Liverpool 3. Luke Shaw, £33.8m to Manchester United 4. Morgan Schneiderlin, £31.5m to Manchester United 5. Adam Lallana, £27.9m to Liverpool)

Everton - £386.43m (1. Romelu Lukaku, £76.2m to Manchester United, 2. John Stones, £50m to Manchester City 3. Wayne Rooney, £33.3m to Manchester United 4. Marouane Fellaini, £29.2m to Manchester United 5. Joleon Lescott, £24.8m to Manchester City)

Chelsea - £350m (1. Juan Mata, £40.3m to Manchester United 2. Nemanja Matic, £40.2m to Manchester United 3. Romelu Lukaku, £31.8m to Everton 4. Nathan Ake, £20.5m to Bournemouth 5. Damien Duff, £14m to Newcastle United)

Arsenal - £298.01m (1. Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, £34.2m to Liverpool 2. Robin Van Persie, £27.6m to Manchester United 3. Alex Iwobi,  £27.4m to Everton 4. Emmanuel Adebayor, £26.1m to Manchester City 5. Samir Nasri, £24.8m to Manchester City) 

Newcastle United - £297.76m (1. Andy Carroll, £36.9m to Liverpool 2. Ayoze Perez, £30.1m to Leicester City 3. Aleksandar Mitrovic, £22.2m to Fulham 4. Mathieu Debuchy, £13.5m to Arsenal 5. James Milner, £13.5m to Aston Villa)

Leicester City - £281.78m (1. Harry Maguire, £78.3m to Manchester United 2. Riyad Mahrez, £61m to Manchester City 3. Ben Chilwell, £45.2m to Chelsea 4. Danny Drinkwater, £34.1m to Chelsea 5. N’Golo Kante, £32.2m to Chelsea)

Aston Villa - £232.45m (1. Christian Benteke, £41.9m to Liverpool 2. Stewart Downing, £20.5m to Liverpool 3. James Milner, £19.8m to Manchester City 4. Dwight Yorke, £17.3m to Manchester United 5. Ashley Young, £16.2m to Manchester United)

West Ham United - £226.38m (1. Rio Ferdinand, £23.4m to Leeds United 2. Andre Ayew, £20.5m to Swansea City 3. Frank Lampard, £14.4m to Chelsea 4. Craig Bellamy, £14m to Manchester City 5. Grady Diangana £12.2m to West Brom)

Premier League sides who have made the most expensive transactions between each other

Liverpool & Southampton - £204.9m
Everton & Manchester United - £175.3m
Chelsea & Leicester City - £118.4m
Chelsea & Manchester United - £101.8m
Everton & Manchester City - £101m
Leicester City & Manchester City - £87.3m
Aston Villa & Liverpool - £85.7m
Chelsea & Liverpool - £84.7m
Arsenal & Everton - £83.2m
Leicester City & Manchester United - £79.4m

Premier League sides who have spent the most per purchase from intra-division rivals

Manchester United - £24.6m
Manchester City - £16.9m
Liverpool - £14.7m
Chelsea - £14.3m
Bournemouth - £10.6m
Everton - £10.4m
Sheffield United - £10m
Arsenal - £9.2m
Huddersfield Town - £8.2m
Stoke City - £7.2m

Profit/Loss each Premier League club has made from intra-division rivals

Leicester City - +£191.8m
Southampton - +£170.5m
Tottenham Hotspur - +£84m
Swansea City - +£78.1m
Arsenal - +£72.2m
Burnley - +£31m
Wolves - +£23.8m
Newcastle United - +£12.5m
Aston Villa - +£7.7m
Chelsea - +£6.7m
Liverpool - +£6.5m
Hull City - +£6.2m
Brighton - +£4.4m
Stoke City - -£0.2m
Watford - -£0.9m
West Ham United - -£3.2m
Huddersfield Town -£3.3m
Norwich - -£9.1m
Sheffield United - -£10m
Middlesbrough - -£10.9m
Sunderland - -£12.3m
Leeds - -£15.9m
Crystal Palace - -£22.9m
Fulham - -£28.6m
West Brom - -£59.4m
Bournemouth - -£64.5m
Everton - -£72m
Manchester City - -£140.7m
Manchester United - -240.7m

Last Five Years (2015 - Present)

Premier League sides who have spent the most on intra-division players:

Manchester United - £275.7m
Everton - £226.5m
Manchester City - £226.1m
Liverpool - £205.3m
Chelsea - £121.4m
Crystal Palace - £107.5m
Bournemouth - £84.8m
West Brom - £76.9m
Leicester City - £71.4m
West Ham - £60.9m

Intra Signings

Premier League sides who have earned the most from intra-division player sales

Leicester City - £263.2m
Southampton - £223.2m
Liverpool - £211.8m
Everton - £154.1m
Tottenham Hotspur - £140.6m
Chelsea - £128.1m
Swansea City - £115m
Arsenal - £92.6m
Manchester City - £85.4m
Crystal Palace - £84.6m

Premier League sides who have made the most expensive transactions between each other

Liverpool & Southampton - £149.2m
Chelsea & Leicester City - £111.5m
Everton & Manchester United - £96.9m
Leicester City & Manchester City - £85.9m
Manchester United & Leicester City - £78.3m

Everton & Manchester City - £58.6m
Manchester City & Liverpool - £57.3m
Everton & Swansea City - £57.1m
Crystal Palace & Liverpool - £53.5m
Manchester United & Crystal Palace - £49.5m

Premier League sides who have spent the most per purchase from intra-division rivals

Manchester United - £55.1m
Manchester City - £45.2m
Liverpool - £41.1m
Chelsea - £30.4m
Everton - £22.7m
Leicester City - £17.9m
Fulham - £16.4m
Leeds - £15.9m
West Ham  - £15.2m
Stoke City - £14.7m

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