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Is Premier League spending out of hand?

Manchester City have paid big money for more players this summer (©GettyImages)
Manchester City have paid big money for more players this summer (©GettyImages).

The summer transfer window so far has not disappointed, with plenty of money being splashed by Premier League clubs.

With over £250m being spent already, is the record £500m spent in the 2008 summer window going to be broken?

With players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Cesc Fabregas rumoured to be coming to Premier League clubs, it is almost certain that a lot more money is to be spent.

It also seems that clubs are more prepared to spend the cash on young players; Cardiff paid £7.5m for 20-year-old Andreas Cornelius.

Smaller clubs, like Southampton, have been spending big as well. Victor Wanyama cost them £12.5m from SPL champions Celtic.

If the rapid rate of spending continues, the £500m spent in 2008 is going to be obliterated. Football seems to be becoming less about creating talent and more about who has the most money.

It's not just in the Premier League; clubs like PSG and Real Madrid have spent over £100m between them. AS Monaco have bought their way to the French Ligue 1 and now want to buy a place in the Champions League. 

They say money doesn't buy success, try telling Manchester City that. Four years ago they were a mid-table side, but rich owners have made turned them into a Champions League club. Money may not necessarily buy success, but now it seems, for success you need money. 

It is absurd that clubs must spend over £10m to get an average Premier League striker. The FA should act now before football turns into a money game. Arguably, it is already too late.

 

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