The Italian league is back on track trying to do everything possible to fill the gap with the top European leagues.
Although football pundits firmly believe that other leagues are more exciting and interesting than Serie A, this story may not be entirely true. In the 90’s, the Italian league was indubitably the best in the world, the ideal competition for football stars. Nowadays, it is still interesting due to the various competitive teams that are trying to dethrone Juventus every year. After a period of economic crisis, the clubs of the ‘Bel Paese are definitely back on track.
According to the data referred to the transfer balance 2018-19 released by ‘transfermarkt’, the clubs of the Premier League are still pouring billions on the transfer market but the Italian sides are not ashamed to do the same.
In the 2018-19 transfer window, the Premier League spent €1.42 billion but Serie A follow closely having ‘squandered’ €1.14b.
The Italian league is, therefore, in the second spot of this particular ranking. La Liga, instead, is in the third position (€799 million). It’s interesting to highlight that the third European league that spent the most is the French Ligue1 (€460m) ahead of Bundesliga (€456m).
The most important thing to analyze, though, is the final balance of these leagues given by the difference between expenses and profits. The final figures are below:
- Premier League: -€995 million;
- Serie A: -€310m;
- La Liga: -€57m;
- Ligue1: +€346m;
- Bundesliga: -9m.