As we all on TTT know, Paul and Graeme have done some fantastic work in their investigations into the Transfer Price Index ©. It is their method of normalising transfer prices over every season of the Premier League into ‘modern day money’.
For example, in the 1996/97 season, Alan Shearer moved from Blackburn to Newcastle United for a world record fee of £15m. Fast Forward twenty one years, and that £15m will sign you Wesley Hoedt (or half a Moussa Sissoko). Mind boggling. In 2016/17 money, Alan Shearer would have cost £77.7m.
Paul and Graeme have discussed and dissected this in far greater detail than I ever could, but one question keeps popping up on the pages of TTT: how have Premier League transfer prices fared compared with the rest of Europe?
It’s an itch that finally had to be scratched, so, with many thanks to Paul and Graeme for their help and guidance, I decided to take a look at the numbers for the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue Un and the rest of Europe.
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