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

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 02 / 14

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 €2...

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