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e billion and counting, transfer deadline day is here and Premier League clubs have already broken all known spending records for the summer. Setting new records for single deals, like Paul Pogba's 89 million move from Juventus to Man United, the biggest signing yet.>> I'm back.>> But today is all about Joe Hart's season-long loan to Torino, after failing to win new manager Pep Guardiola's approval.
Reuters Adam Reed says the Premier League's splurge benefits from its five billion pound TV deal.>> Well, you've got to imagine it has played some sort of part. I mean, there's always a premium put on English players in particular. We've seen a British record for a defender in this transfer, when John Stones going to Manchester City.
Manchester City, again, the biggest spenders of the transfer went to outspending their city rivals despite Manchester United spending. A world record fee on Paul Pogba, bringing him back to the club where they let him go for almost nothing. And they've had to pay nearly 19 million pounds to bring him back to the club.
But it may well be money well spent. We're now looking at a ten figure transfer window this summer, over a billion pounds spent. That's over 130 million pounds up from the previous transfer window, and that's just in England alone. So you've got to imagine that the TV money has played a rather large part in all of this.
>> With some players still unsure of their future, one thing they can be certain is that at the end of the day, all bets are off.