Yes another transfer discussion but widened a bit to include the PL.
Many people have commented on the PL and how quiet the transfer market is. The Daily Mirror have a decent list of them all.
You just glance down the list and it is noticeable only Chelsea have really spent big. We may think QPR have for example and the wages would be higher but look at the loans and frees.
All together there has been 60 deals of which 20 are free transfers and 3 are loans. With so many undisclosed fees (would ban those totally) then no cost deals have been a third of the total moves. It is clear a lot of clubs are being careful. Reading for example despite a large amount of extra TV money have spent so little.
With less than two weeks to go before the season starts and just over 4 weeks until the window closes will this stay the same. Are we going to see a sudden flurry of large deals, are clubs keeping their power dry.
Or is the market basically dead (note Man City, Man U, Liverpool have done very little work in the market) or is it sleeping and waiting for transfer chains to be completed ? This is exactly the same question we ask ourselves at Villa and we will know soon enough.