[Frontpage] Transfer Spending by Club

There’s only so much time Real Madrid are prepared to spend in the shadow of FC Barcelona. Allowing Barcelona win La Liga last year will have hurt Madrid, but seeing them brush away opposition in the Champions League seems to have spurred Real Madrid on to a greater desire to regain their place at the top of European football. There’s only one shortcut to the pinnacle of soccer and that’s money. Real have acted like they are personally affronted by the behaviour of recent upstarts like Chelsea and Manchester City, splashing out over €250m Euros on players in 2009/10.

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