The overall balance of Czech football clubs remained in the black following the transfer window results
MOSCOW, September 15 – Clubs of the Russian Premier League (RPL) managed to keep the overall balance of the league in the black following the transfer window, according to the Transfermarkt portal.
The summer transfer period ended in Russia on September 14. In total, Russian clubs earned 124 million euros for it, spending almost 98.3 million. Thus, the total income of league clubs was just over 25.7 million euros. RPL clubs remained in the black at the end of the summer transfer window for the first time since the summer of 2018.
The best balance was at St. Petersburg Zenit – 35.12 million euros. The club spent the most on purchasing players – 25.09 million – and made only two sales, but they covered all expenses several times. Zenit received 200 thousand euros from the Moscow Torpedo for midfielder Daniil Shamkin and another 60 million from the Saudi Al-Hihal for the transfer of the Brazilian Malcom.
Also in the black at the end of the window were Dynamo Moscow (7.6 million), Lokomotiv (3.05 million) and CSKA (1.7 million), Sochi (3.05 million), Nizhny Novgorod. (1.03 million) and Rostov (100 thousand euros). The rest of the league’s clubs have a negative balance.
Moscow’s Spartak was in the red more than others. The Red and Whites became the second most expensive spenders in the summer transfer window, having bought four newcomers for a total of 24 million euros, but they themselves sold players for only 4.5 million. Thus, Spartak’s balance sheet at the end of the period became minus 19, 5 million. Together with the “red-whites”, the top three most wasteful clubs were Kazan “Rubin” (minus 6.81 million) and “Orenburg” (minus 3.4 million).