Here’s where West Ham United now rank for net transfer spend in the last five years and it’s more than Liverpool.

West Ham boss David Moyes and Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp are undoubtedly two of the most frustrated managers in the summer transfer window thus far.

The Hammers and Liverpool have made additions. But departures of several key players and leaders means both clubs have weaker squads with two weeks left of the window.

Moyes and Klopp are said to be on the verge of adding another player to their respective ranks this week -from the same club.

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West Ham are reportedly on the verge of signing defender Konstantinos Mavropanos while Liverpool are allegedly close to bringing in his Stuttgart teammate Wataru Endo.

More are undoubtedly needed at both clubs.

Debate has raged over transfer spending this summer against the backdrop of Chelsea continuing their relentless spree which is edging closer to the £1bn mark.

Liverpool have been directly impacted by that in the last week of course, missing out to the Blues for both Moises Caicedo and Romeo Lavia.

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Where West Ham now rank for net transfer spend in the last five years and it’s more than Liverpool

Klopp has been very outspoken on the spending of rival Premier League clubs in recent years. And some Liverpool fans have also been critical of the club’s owners FSG for a lack of spending compared to other elite clubs in the transfer market.

And it’s easy to see why.

Because here’s where West Ham now rank for net transfer spend in the last five years and it’s more than Liverpool.

West Ham have the eighth biggest net spend in the Premier League over the last five years of more than £192m. That’s nearly £30m more than 10th-placed Liverpool’s £165m over the same period.

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West Ham are also not a million miles off the spending of mega rich Man City who are seventh with a net outlay of £273m in that time.

A combination of big money purchases and a lack of big money sales means Man United are top with over £600m spent net.

Arsenal are second with £580m spent – £105m of which is coming West Ham’s way following the transfer of Declan Rice.

Chelsea, due to a glut of big money sales in that period, are third with a net spend of £561m.

Perhaps unsurprisingly Brighton are the only current Premier League club operating at a profit when it comes to transfers – to the tune of around £100m.

You can see the full list in the post below.


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