PSG Has Accounted For 70% Of Ligue 1 Transfer Money Spent This Summer
Ligue 1 Paris St. Germain has accounted for 70% of the transfer money that has been spent by league clubs this summer, according to SPORTUNE.fr. If the club is boosting the football economy in France, "it is the only one able to do so." When counting the transfer deal for Brazilian player Lucas Moura who will be joining the club in January, PSG has spent €140M ($171.9M) of the €196 ($240.7M) that has been spent by Ligue 1 this summer. When looking at the transfers more closely, PSG paid €82M for Thiago Silva and his countryman Lucas Moura, plus €21M for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, €26M for Lavezzi and €11M for Veratti. The next closest clubs in Ligue 1 are Lille who has spent €12.8M and defending champions Montpellier €12.5M (SPORTUNE.fr, 8/16).