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Why did Premier League teams spend less money on transfers this summer?

[ad_1] For all the talk of financial might, this summer's transfer window saw the Premier League's collective net spend fall by more than 25%.Whether you use Transfermarkt figures (showing a drop of 24%, from €1.019 billion to €774 million) or the numbers put out by Deloitte (a fall of 26.4%, from £850m to £625m), it's pretty clear that 2019 saw a sharp U-turn in spending compared to years past. In
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Solskjaer Q&A On playing style, transfers, catching Man City and Liverpool, player futures, more

[ad_1] PERTH, Australia -- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is the man charged with turning around Manchester United's fortunes.Two weeks into his first preseason as manager -- and less than a month before the Premier League campaign kicks off against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Aug. 11 -- Solskjaer spoke to ESPN in a roundtable setting, which also included The Times, The Telegragh, The Sun, The Mail and The Mirror, at the
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Big 12 commish — All transfers should sit one year

[ad_1] ORLANDO, Fla. -- Amid growing discussion about the transfer portal, waiver process and debates over whether all transfers should gain immediate eligibility at their new schools, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Tuesday he believes all student-athletes who want to transfer should sit out one year, with no exceptions.Bowlsby spoke on a commissioner's panel with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and ACC commissioner John Swofford at the annual National Association
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McGee and Schlabach talkin’ Tua, Trevor and transfers

[ad_1] 9:15 AM ETRyan McGeeCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com 2-time Sports Emmy winner 2010, 2014 NMPA Writer of the Year Mark SchlabachCloseESPN Senior WriterSenior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of GeorgiaMark Schlabach, in the midst of covering a golf tournament for ESPN, answers a phone call Ryan McGee, who is in the midst of covering a
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Inside Jalen Hurts’ unprecedented spring at Oklahoma

[ad_1] NORMAN, Okla. -- At a powerhouse such as Oklahoma, a newcomer assuming an immediate leadership role is virtually unprecedented.Baker Mayfield sat out a season in Norman before the Sooners took on his brash personality en route to their insurgent run to the College Football Playoff. Kyler Murray quietly waited behind Mayfield for two years before he was handed the keys to the locker room.Although those quarterbacks won the Heisman
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Barcelona sign Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for €75m joins in summer

[ad_1] Barcelona have signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax in a deal worth an initial €75 million, plus a further €11m in variables.The midfielder will join the squad at the end of the season and has signed a five-year contract.De Jong had been a target for a number of top clubs across Europe such as Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Bayern Munich.What you've all been waiting for... pic.twitter.com/gDE1mujMLF— FC Barcelona
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Arsenal head of recruitment Sven Mislintat to leave next month

[ad_1] Gab Marcotti cites lucrative contracts and a sense of confusion at the club as reasons Arsenal are unlikely to sign new players in January. Arsenal have confirmed that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave next month. Last week, a source told ESPN FC that the 46-year-old would leave the Emirates Stadium after a series of disagreements over the Gunners' organisational structure and transfer strategy. In a statement, Arsenal
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Martial close to new Manchester United deal after breakthrough – sources

[ad_1] ESPN FC's Craig Burley recaps all eight results from Saturday's Premier League action. Zlatan Ibrahimovic opens up to ESPN FC about Paul Pogba's revitalization since Jose Mourinho's departure and likens it to his disagreements with Pep Guardiola at Barcelona. Anthony Martial is moving closer to a new deal at Manchester United, sources have told ESPN FC. Protracted talks that have lasted more than a year are nearing a conclusion
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LIVE Transfer Talk: Tottenham turn to West Ham’s Andy Carroll amid injury crisis

[ad_1] Harry Winks scored with the final kick of the game to lead Tottenham past Fulham after losing Dele Alli to injury late on. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is open again. Transfer Talk has been scouring the world's media and setting our correspondents loose to see who could be heading to/out of your club this month. Carroll a surprise target for Spurs With help from former Tottenham