MANCHESTER UNITED overpaid by more than £100million on new transfers – more than any other Premier League side.
It is a complete contrast to last summer when the Red Devils were the most savvy operators, saving nearly £60m on their new signings.
But this time around it is rivals Manchester City who have been most shrewd, saving just over £90m despite big buys including Erling Haaland and Kalvin Phillips.
Haaland, who has scored 10 goals in six Prem games, is already proving to be one of the best signings of the summer.
And given he has a value of £135m but cost City just £51m, he is also one of the biggest bargains.
By contrast, United overpaid by £54m on Antony alone, since the winger has a value of just £31.5m on Transfermarkt yet arrived for £85.5m.
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According to OLBG using data collected from Transfermarkt, United's total overspend was an eye-watering £102,620,00, with Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez also arriving for fees beyond their value.
Ajax proved tough negotiators and managed to wrangle £55m out of United for Martinez, whose true value is closer to £29m, while United overspent by £34m on Casemiro.
That spend dwarfs Chelsea as the next highest on £69,740,000, and West Ham who are third after ovepaying by £39,610,000.
The Blues splashed £62m on Marc Cucurella from Brighton but it is claimed the defender is only worth £25m, while Carney Chukwuemeka was also signed for £15m more than he is worth.
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Only three teams underpaid on transfers this summer – a big change compared to last year when eight teams managed to make savings with their additions.
Aston Villa's big underspending came on defender Diego Carlos and Leonardo Dendoncker, who arrived for a combined saving of around £22m.
Fulham also made a small saving of £4m after signing 11 players in the transfer window.
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