Transfer Window: How Much Did Premier League Teams Spend?

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba at KCOM Stadium, Hull, England, August 27. Pogba was the most expensive player of the 2016 summer transfer window. Mark Runnacles/Getty

Spending in the English Premier League passed £1 billion ($1.32 billion) in the summer transfer window for the first time in history.

In the 2016 window that closed Wednesday at 11 p.m., Premier League clubs spent £1.165 billion ($1.545 billion) on new players, according to figures from accounting firm Deloitte.

The BBC reported that more than £155 million ($205.6 million) was spent on the final day of the transfer window.

The most expensive purchase, naturally, was Paul Pogba who moved from Juventus to Manchester United for a world-record fee of £89 million ($118 million).

John Stones, who cost Manchester City £47.5 million ($63 million) from Everton, was second on the list, followed by Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi, both of whom went to Arsenal.

In the first summer transfer window, 2003-04, Premier League clubs spent £215 million ($284.9 million).