Despite closing its transfer window early, the Premier League collectively out-spent the other major European leagues by at least £300m.
The deadline was moved from 31 August to the day before the Premier League season starts after a vote by clubs.
That figure could still be reduced if players are sold to overseas clubs and Bridge continued: "It leaves you thinking 'where does it go in the next three weeks?'". It's over, the market is closed.
Warnock has strengthened in all areas as Cardiff return to the top flight for the first time since the 2013-14 season - their solitary season in the Premier League.
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Six clubs did not sign anybody on Thursday.
For the first summer since 2009, aggregate spending among Premier League clubs fell year-on-year. Despite having their own well-formulated attacks, Mourinho's side often found themselves on the back foot and defending for long bouts of the game.Throughout the seasons, we have become used to an overtly attacking Manchester United side with a strong line of defence.
To cap it all, they announced that Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until he is 35.
The rest of Europe would in fact have to spend five times more than they now have, combined, to spend as much as the three Premier League sides. That was 72% of all money spent by English top-flight clubs - last year's figure was 54%. Ukraine worldwide Andriy Yarmolenko is a huge talent while Issa Diop, a giant defender from Toulouse, appears tailor-made for the Premier League.
Why was this summer not as busy as previous years?
It seemed very weird the transfer window closing yesterday.
Newcastle have again made a profit from player trading thanks to the sales of Mitrovic and Mikel Merino, with Benitez expressing his concern for the Magpies' prospects this season after a 4-0 friendly thrashing by Braga earlier this month.
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