Premier League clubs spend over £1bn despite coronavirus pandemic

Premier League clubs made light of the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic by spending over £1billion in this summer’s transfer window to once more showcase the league’s financial might. CEBR economist Sam Miley and Football Index co-founder Mike Botham speak. With matchday income down due to the lack of spectators, clubs across Europe cut their cloth accordingly – but Arsenal and Manchester United’s respective deadline-day moves for Thomas Partey and Alex Telles capped off a typical English summer of spending.