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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-04/premier-league-s-scudamore-says-spending-increases-on-players-inevitable-.html

$160 Million English Soccer Transfer Inevitable, Premier League Chief Says
- Feb 4, 2011 4:40 PM GMT
Premier League Chief Executive Officer Richard Scudamore defended record spending by teams in England’s top division and said it is “inevitable” that a player will be bought for 100 million pounds ($161 million).
Chelsea and Liverpool bought four players for more than 130 million pounds in a single day to take the league’s total outlay in the midseason recruitment period to 225 million pounds, seven times the figure it was a year earlier.
The London team broke the U.K. transfer record by paying Liverpool a reported 50 million pounds for Fernando Torres. The Reds used that income to make Newcastle’s Andy Carroll the most expensive English player of all time and paid Ajax as much as 26 million euros ($35 million) for forward Luis Suarez.
“Can I see it happening in the future?” Scudamore said when asked if he thought a 100-million-pound player trade was possible. “It’s inevitable...../
‘Spending Money’
“I don’t know how we get out of the recession without spending money,” he said at the Premier League’s headquarters in London.
:lol:

Obscene amounts are becoming so commonplace they are losing their shock value.

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