The awaited January transfer window is upon us, presenting clubs with the chance to bolster their squad for the competition ahead.
But we must understand that teams nowadays have their spending monitored and must comply with rules that factor in their outlays over a certain time period.
Kieran Maguire, a lecturer in football finance at the University of Liverpool, has dissected the possibilities of Premier League outfits in the coming transfer window.
He told the Daily Mail : “Spurs net transfer spend since 2010 is between a quarter and a half of the other Big Six clubs and it is the most successful club in terms of keeping its wages low as a proportion of income the club generates.
“Spurs have had a business model rather than a trophy winning model.”
The likes of Manchester City and Chelsea have regularly invested which means they could not spend the type of sums Tottenham can.
Newcastle, now the world’s richest club, have got several eyes on them this month as they look to fight off the threat of relegation.
The Magpies and their new boss Eddie Howe could spend north of £100m if he wanted to bolster his squad.
Their wealth stems from their recent takeover backed by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund
Maguire claimed: “The way the numbers work out Newcastle could spend a lot of money on transfers and stay within the FFP limit. They are mixing it with the big boys now.”
How every Premier League club can spend in January within FFP rules
- Everton – -£35
- Aston Villa – £5m
- Southampton – £37m
- Watford – £60m
- Crystal Palace – £66m
- Wolves – £70m
- West Ham – £71m
- Leicester City – £79m
- Man City – £84m
- Brighton – £85m
- Brentford – £88m
- Norwich City – £92m
- Leeds – £99m
- Newcastle – £166m
- Burnley – £171m
- Arsenal – £201m
- Chelsea – £241m
- Man Utd – £243m
- Liverpool – £273m
- Tottenham – £400m