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Russian Economic Crisis Drives Transfer Market Spending To 14-Year Low

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 04 / 15

Russian Premier League clubs’ transfer spending in this year’s winter window hit a 14-year low. The Premier League's 16 clubs spent only €6M on transfers between them, the lowest figure for a winter transfer campaign since '01 and a drastic decline from €39M spent in the winter...

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