CIES: Football transfer inflation has reached 116% in the past 10 years, and the Premier League has had a great impact

February 21 According to a recent report released by CIES, in the winter transfer period of the 2022/23 season
The total spending of the teams in the transfer market reached 9 billion euros, the second highest in history. Only the 9.7 billion euros in the winter window of the 2019/20 season spent more than this window.

According to statistics, in the past 10 years, the inflation value of football transfers has reached 116%, even if some conditions are excluded, the inflation value has reached 90%, which proves that the payment amount for player transfers is constantly increasing
, a player who spent €1m in 2013/14 now costs over €2m to bring in.

The report conducted a survey of football in the past 10 years, and pointed out the impact of the Premier League on the rising transfer prices. The transfer expenditure of the league in the winter window of the 2022/23 season accounted for 40.2% of the global transfer value, compared with 2013.
From the 2014 season to the 2019/20 season, the average proportion of the league is 25.4%, which also reflects the influence of the Premier League from the side.
The Premier League also appears to be “rich and powerful” when paying transfer fees. Their inflation rate is as high as 12.6%, which is much higher than the average inflation rate of 8% in other leagues.

In terms of player positions, the highest inflation rates are defensive midfielders (12.5%), wide players (11.1%), and the inflation rate of young players is 12.8%.