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Hammers in middle of spend table

The full cost of every Premier League squad has been revealed and the Hammers are slap bang in the middle of the table!

There has been a huge amount of money spent in the top-flight in recent years and that is reflected in the cost of squads such as Manchester City’s and Manchester United’s, who sit in the top two positions, having spent £810.8m and £628.1m respectively.

The Hammers, by comparison, are in 11th, with £218.5m spent, per The Daily Mirror.

Amazingly, David Moyes’ side have spent less than Aston Villa, who have lavished £229m on their squad.

The remainder of the top 10, after the top two, goes Chelsea (£577m), Arsenal (£454.8m), Liverpool (£454m), Everton (£388m), Spurs (£385m), Leicester (£317m) and Wolves (£241m).

While the Hammers did crack the £200m mark, Newcastle (£198.1m), Southampton (£170.5m), Brighton (£159m), Crystal Palace (£149m), Sheffield United (£120.7m) and Leeds (120.3m) all failed to do so.

And the bottom three of West Brom (£97.7m), Fulham (£94.3m) and Burnley (£82.6m) all remained below even £100m.

It remains to be seen whether the big spenders will remain at the top of the table or if they will be shocked by the shrewder investors this season.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.