Transfer Market Inflation: Why is It Happening?

By Will Shuhda
Reading Time: 6 minutes

If you paid even moderate attention to the transfer window this season, you know that something was up.  This transfer window hosted the 3 most expensive transfers ever (Neymar to PSG for £198M, Kylian Mbappe to PSG for £166M, and Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona for £97), and the all-time most expensive transfer for a defender (Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City for £52M).  Excluding undisclosed fees, the total amount spent on transfers this window by FIFA licensed teams was a record setting £1.77 billion.  As more transfer fees are released, we might see this number amount to possibly £2 billion.

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