Leicester in bottom three – for net transfers

Leicester City coins (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)
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Spending this transfer window in the Premier League will reach £1 billion. But Leicester are third from lowest on the net table. Let’s investigate.

The season begins with Leicester City travelling to Old Trafford on August 10. But the transfer window ends earlier than usual, August 9. Incomings and outgoings are thick and fast in the Premier League. Liverpool have spent £167.9m so far. With West Ham second, following a spree of £89.5m. Leicester shelling out the sixth most, as of now, at £58m.

Net amounts for spending and accumulation have also been worked out by www.sportingintelligence.com. This table sees Liverpool, West Ham and Arsenal in the top three positions. With the Reds – more concerned with purchase than sale – almost twice the net outcome of their closest spending rivals, the Hammers.

Because the Foxes have spent large – in comparison with five of the big six keeping their wallets more tightly sealed – supporters of the Midlands club can be satisfied. Selling Riyad Mahrez will either fund more movements or even future development of the new training ground. Though his occasional magic is difficult to replicate.

While City have a balance of -£2.3m, placing them eighteenth for net transfers, the four additions impressed Marc Albrighton:

"“Jonny (Evans) and Madders have been here quite a while now and have settled in great. It seems like they have been here a while, they are confident lads. They have mixed well. Ricardo (Pereira) and (Danny) Wardy have joined up recently. Hopefully, they can do the same and have a good season.” – Marc Albrighton (Via: Leicester Mercury)"

To be honest the table is misleading when seen as a whole total. It is best to analyse the raw data as we formerly mentioned. Not that it is deceiving; yet breaking down the two important categories gives us more insight. These figures will be different soon, of course.

If Sky Sports is to be believed, Harry Maguire and Kasper Schmeichel will be the subjects of huge bids. They mention Chelsea and Manchester United as the interested contingent, respectively.

However, at the time of writing – Sunday evening – the table is accurate. Let’s hope Leicester City do not sell any other starters, especially with manager and chairman adamant star players will remain at the King Power.

Hot. Schmeichel, Maguire STAYING!. light

Claude Puel said he believes new addition James Maddison is: “one of most exciting young talents in English football.” Yet ESPN stated Leicester City chief Puel: “favours development over big signings.” Another accomplished centre-back seems the most important position to improve, regardless of Maguire staying – if implementing a defensive three, as I see it.