Deadline day: EPL clubs not finished after $2 billion outlay
A wild summer transfer window is coming to an end on Thursday with English Premier League clubs still very active in the market despite already spending more than $2 billion on new players. Already on deadline day, Brazil winger Antony has joined Manchester United from Ajax for $95 million to take the club's own spending in this window to nearly $240 million. The Premier League is back to pre-pandemic levels of spending — and some — on the back of its huge global broadcasting broadcasting deals worth about 10 billion pounds ($11.8 billion) over three seasons. The Premier League's record for spending in a single season — covering both summer and winter transfers windows — stands at 1.86 billion pounds ($2.18 billion) in 2017-18. That figure should be comfortably surpassed in this transfer window alone.wftv.com
Deadline day: EPL clubs still active after $2 billion outlay
A wild summer transfer window was about to close with Manchester United and Manchester City completing deadline-day signings and other Premier League clubs still active in the market despite England’s top flight already spending more than $2 billion on new players.
Sweden beats Slovakia 1-0, closes in on last 16 at Euro 2020
APTOPIX Russia Sweden Slovakia Euro 2020 Soccer Sweden's Emil Forsberg celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group E match between Sweden and Slovakia, at the Saint Petersburg stadium, in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 18, 2021. (Anatoly Maltsev, Pool via AP) (Anatoly Maltsev)ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — (AP) — It always felt like a set piece would settle a tough-to-watch European Championship match between Sweden and Slovakia, and Emil Forsberg duly delivered. The Sweden midfielder converted a 77th-minute penalty Friday to give his team a 1-0 victory at Saint Petersburg Stadium, putting the Swedes on the brink of the knockout stage. Sweden has four points in Group E, and that could be enough to advance to the round of 16. ___More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports___Steve Douglas is at https://twitter.com/sdouglas80Copyright 2021 The Associated Press.wftv.com