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Big-money moves 'back on the table'.

Byline: AARON REID

SUPER agent Alan Redmond has claimed that the Premier League will see a return to big-money moves this summer and believes the top English clubs are ahead of their European rivals in terms of spending power.

The English transfer market has understandably been much quieter in the last 18 months given the financial implications of the global pandemic with only two clubs (Manchester City and Chelsea) spending more than PS100m on transfers last summer, a stark contrast to the previous summer when eight clubs spent that.

Roc Nation's head of football Redmond believes the England top-flight will see a return to pre-pandemic levels of spending this summer with deals like Jadon Sancho to Manchester United or Harry Kane to City much more possible now.

Redmond also believes that top sides in Germany, Italy and Spain won't be able to match the Premier League sides in the market.

"After two windows of fear and uncertainty, this will be the first real recovery window," he said.

"I think some clubs will spend a surprisingly high amount of money and within the UK, there are signs that we will get back towards some normality.

"In England, the Premier League is very well insulated by the TV and broadcast money.

"In Europe, they've got to the top of the mountain but are not sure when they will be over the other side.

"I've spoken with some very big clubs in Spain and Germany, and they are only looking at loans."

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Title Annotation:Sport
Author:AARON REID
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 19, 2021
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