Sheffield United fans have criticised their club for not splashing the cash this summer after the team gained promotion to the Premier League. But the Blades aren’t the only team that’s carefully spending this window.
Relegation rivals struggles & spending
Everton have struggled for quite a while in the Premier League, ever since Carlo Ancelotti left the club back in the 20/21 campaign. Despite narrowly avoiding relegation from the Premier League in the past two seasons, fans expected the club to make significant moves in the summer transfer market to prevent a repeat.
Surprisingly, Everton has only spent approximately £13m on new players, the lowest among all Premier League clubs. This spending is even less than Sheffield United and even Luton Town.
While limited spending is acceptable if the current squad performs well, the current state of the Toffees squad is far from Premier League quality. A recent 4-0 defeat to Aston Villa highlighted the team’s inferiority. Sean Dyche has recently criticised his own players for being “soft”. The club clearly has huge issues to address.
United have spent approximately more money on players Nottingham Forest, Fulham, Crystal Palace, Luton Town and of course Everton this summer. Transfermarkt states that the Blades have parted ways with around £36.7m and there could be another marquee signing on the way with latest reports suggesting Sheffield United will soon finalise an £18m deal for Aston Villa’s Cameron Archer.
And when you factor in the overall balance of profits and losses, you’d expect Brighton and West Ham to be massively in the green. But Wolves, Fulham and Everton are also in profit. Meanwhile, United’s balance is in the red despite selling Sander Berge and Iliman Ndiaye this summer.