Big Spenders at West Ham? Just Slack Journalism

Alan Curbishley had recently called for the media to report a more balanced view, but the Hammers continue to be put under a barrage of accusations of inflating transfer prices and hiking up wage demands.

The league table is revealing, particularly for Niall Quinn who recently spoke out against the spending policies of Portsmouth and West Ham United. Interestingly, Sunderland have spent significantly more money than both clubs.

Sven Goran Eriksson continues to spend money like it is going out of fashion and perennial big spenders Tottenham Hotspur have kept the money flowing out of White Hart Lane with yet more aquisitions.

The league table in full (figures are in Euros):

1) Tottenham Hotspur -61.575.000
2) Manchester United -54.650.000
3) Manchester City -51.150.000
4) Sunderland -40.950.000
5) Liverpool -33.300.000
6) Portsmouth -30.900.000
7) Fulham -22.000.000
8) Chelsea -21.000.000
9) Newcastle United -20.800.000
10) Middlesbrough -13.750.000
11) Everton -12.000.000
12) Derby County -10.275.000
13) Birmingham City -8.800.000
14) West Ham United -7.000.000
15) Aston Villa -6.100.000
16) Blackburn Rovers -5.525.000
17) Bolton Wanderers -5.234.000
18) Reading FC -1.300.000
19) Wigan Athletic +425.000
20) Arsenal +14.175.000

(Source:http://www.transfermarkt.de)