EPL deadline day review podcast

As the calendar turns to September, it means that the busiest day of the year is now behind us. That’s right we survived Deadline Day, as the Premier League passed the one billion pound mark in money spent, nearly tripling its total spending in just 10 years. To put that into perspective, the next biggest spender for the entire summer period was the Serie A with 580 million, while the Bundesliga clubs spent 480 million, with La Liga barely reaching the 400 million mark. The English Championship outspending Ligue 1 is just the cherry on top of it all! But how did the big clubs in England’s top division do? We’re not quite going to delve into a winners and losers type of deal here, there are plenty of other sites doing that. Lamenting, albeit in typically excellent Sid Lowe fashion on how Spain is pawning its second-tier talent off on English teams flush with cash, is also not our style. We will simply talk numbers and fit in terms of the major moves, as well as discuss some of the many loan deals in to and from England. To give you a little teaser, here is a summary of what happened on Deadline Day:

Liverpool stood pat, and chose not to bring in a new left back to replace the disappointing Alberto Moreno, while Everton were involved in a race to sign a certain French start of the Euros. Manchester United had already gotten their shopping done earlier with four huge names in Mkhitaryan, Ibrahimovic, Bailly and Pogba. Their crosstown rivals, Man. City offloaded a few players on loan on deadline day (you’ll just have to listen to find out whom!), while Tottenham, Arsenal, Leicester all added a key piece or two to their championship puzzles. Chelsea brought back a familiar face from Paris and one from Fiorentina to bolster its defense. Here is the podcast in its entirety, with special guest Kaustabh Pandey


Written by vanbasten99
About Abel Meszaros Abel started out watching and playing soccer in Hungary, before falling in love with the Bundesliga in the mid - 90s (thanks to Kicker and Sat1's Ran). Abel is faithful to BVB, but also endlessly fascinated by the emergence of new teams and talents from Germany. His first English love was the Liverpool teams of Macca and Robbie Fowler, but these days he just roots for the underdogs. He loves to talk/read/write/think about soccer! Otherwise, you can find him working in publishing, teaching ESL, and/or drinking craft beer - not necessarily at the same time, or in that order. Abel tweets at @VanbastenESL and at @BundesPL

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