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SBD Global/September 2, 2014/Finance

Bundesliga Clubs Spend $366M On New Players During Summer Transfer Period

Bayern Munich spent an estimated $13M to acquire Xabi Alonso from Real Madrid.
Bundesliga clubs have spent €278.9M ($366M) on 176 players during the summer transfer period ahead of the '14-15 season, according to the DPA. This summer's spending spree "is not far off the league record, which was set ahead of the '12-13 season." In the summer of '12, the clubs spent €287M on new players. The 18 Bundesliga clubs "also let 168 players go this summer," for which they generated €200.6M ($263M). Borussia Dortmund "was the league's top spender," investing €53.2M ($69.9M) in new players. On Sunday, the club acquired Japanese player Shinji Kagawa from ManU for €8M ($10.5M). Defending league champion Bayern Munich spent €50.1M ($66M) on new players, while at the same time generating €53.4M ($70M) through player sales (DPA, 9/1).
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