£476.2 million. That's how much the above XI cost in cumulative transfer fees. The entire 18-man squad? £681.2 million. The entire Premier League — all 20 teams — spent £630 million on transfer fees in the summer of 2013. That's how quickly the landscape of the transfer market has changed.
Last summer, total transfer spending in the Premier League passed £1 billion in a summer for the first time, crossing that threshold during deadline day. This season, Premier League clubs easily spent over £900 million before August and look likely to shatter that record.
Four individual records have been set by players this year. Ederson is the Premier League's most expensive goalkeeper ever, and the second-priciest in history behind Gianluigi Buffon. Benjamin Mendy is the world's most expensive defender, and Kyle Walker is the most expensive right back in history. And while Romelu Lukaku's fee might not touch the ones paid for big superstar attackers on the continent, it's the largest fee ever in a transfer between two English clubs.
Incredibly, there's probably a player in the all-expensive starting XI who won't even make the bench by the time the window closes. There are three weeks left, and everyone has plenty of money left to spend. Even with all the money spent so far, there's hundreds of millions yet to come.
Most expensive XI
GK: Ederson, Manchester City - £34.9m
LB: Benjamin Mendy, Manchester City - £52m
CB: Victor Lindelöf, Manchester United - £31m
CB: Antonio Rüdiger, Chelsea - £29m
RB: Kyle Walker, Manchester City - £50m
CM: Tiemoue Bakayoko, Chelsea - £39.7m
CM: Nemanja Matic, Manchester United - £40m
LW: Bernardo Silva, Manchester City - £43.6m
RW: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool - £36.9m
ST: Alvaro Morata, Chelsea - £58m
ST: Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United - £75m
GK: Jordan Pickford, Everton - £25m
CB: Michael Keane, Everton - £25m
RB: Danilo, Manchester City - £26.5m
AM: Davy Klaassen, Everton - £23.7m
LW: Marko Arnautovic, West Ham - £20m
ST: Kelechi Iheanacho, Leicester City - £25m
ST: Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal - £46m
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