Transfer Analysis

Premier League clubs are constantly buying and selling players in an attempt to improve their fortunes, or respond to the challenges that they face. But what kinds of approaches are different teams taking? Who is consistently doing the best business, and how? And do you have to spend big in order to succeed in the English top flight?

The ten factors that drive transfer fees in football

What really drives how much a player is worth in the transfer market?

Why Diego Costa could be the most important signing this summer

Have Chelsea bagged the most important transfer of the summer?

The myth of the ‘British Premium’

New analysis shows that Premier League clubs do not pay more for “British” talent

Which Premier League clubs are most addicted to buying and selling players?

Is it possible to compete in the Premier League without regularly trading players?

Which part of the transfer market has your club been shopping in?

Is the Premier League really full of big spenders? Can clubs succeed without paying top prices?

Is exploiting the loan market a sustainable transfer strategy?

Do clubs need to spend large sums on transfer fees to succeed?

Shooting stars: Which Premier League clubs spend most on their attack?

Half a billion pounds spent on new strikers since 2011 – but who has made the best buys?

How can clubs make the most of the January transfer window?

What is the best way to take advantage of the January sales?

Players cannot ‘justify a price tag’

Ben Harrison argues that fans should pay less attention to the size of transfer fees