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The transfer window has been in full flow throughout the summer, with more players in and out than most people can catch up with.

But you look at some of the signings that have happened in recent days, and you have to ask yourself, are clubs just spending money for spendings sake, to keep their fans content that they are bringing in players?

But are clubs bringing in the wrong players, and just spending there cash needlessly? 

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This past week alone, we have seen some big money signings by clubs. Pedro going to Chelsea, Thauvin go to Newcastle, Otamendi to City and many more.

But with all of this money flying about and players moving teams and countries, you just need to take a second to look at the amount of money that is being passed around clubs.

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The deals for Thauvin, Otamendi and Pedro alone stand at a combined amount of nearly £70 million.

£70 million for three players. That is a ridiculous amount. People may look at that sum and go, that's not much in football, and that's the problem. Clubs are now in a position where their gross income can be in the high hundreds of millions.

That is more money than most people will earn in a hundred lifetimes. Has club football now go to a point where money is basically just an object that has no continued worth? 

The worst thing about all of this money flying about from team to team is not actually the amount being spent. Its who that money is being spent on.

As I said in this day an age, money is passed round clubs like sweets in a store, but in not too rare occasions, too much is being spent on the wrong players for the clubs.

Is Pedro truly needed at Chelsea. A team who already have Hazard, Cuadrado, Moses, Willian and quite a few more players who can play in wide positions. Does he bring anything new to the team?

Maybe I'm wrong, and Pedro is exactly what is needed at Chelsea and can give them the boot they need to get back into gear after an unexpected start to the season and maybe he can justify the £21.4 million fee.

But some clubs do just spend amounts that don't need to be spent on certain players. The biggest example is a transfer that took place this past few weeks. Steve McClaren splashed out £13 million for winger Florian Thauvin.

A fee, which for me is not justified. Thauvin has made 115 appearances for clubs in his career, scoring only 23 goals. That for me is not enough goals for an attacking winger. Not only that, but last season L'Equipe named Thauvin in their worst XI of the year.

So why would you spend £14 million on a player who had just bee named one of the worst wingers in Ligue 1? Anyone who thinks McClaren is no longer the ''wolly-in-the-brolly'' has some denial issues. 

Overall,  you can see millions upon million being flung around day by day, and people just look at some transfers as if they are the best of the season. But nowadays, people need to start looking at how much is being spend in the beautiful game and more importantly on who.

Clubs now how more money than some small nations, and they don't spend it too wisely. One of the most important parts of a club used to be the youth and scouting systems.

Where you would develop your next team, and bring in only a few players every year, but they would be the right players that would fit your teams needs.

People say that the ''Class of 92'' will never be repeated again, and they are right, because nowadays clubs don't produce to the level of player that they used to, they just spend their way out of the issues on the pitch.

Everyone would love to see the next Beckham or Giggs or Scholes come through the ranks of United, but the days are now gone where youth is given a chance in bulk like it was with the ''Class of 92''. 

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