Everyone is talking about Paris Saint-Germain because it is not a small thing when you bring Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos, and Achraf Hakimi in one transfer window. But the Saints function objectively in the world for themselves, because in Prince's Park they don't know what it means when you don't have the money.
Others have to take care of costs, minuses, and interest, and it is not easy to strengthen the team in such conditions. Except in the case of Leipzig, the "plastic club" became the king of transfer periods under Ralf Rangnick It doesn't matter that Rangnick went to Moscow's Lokomotiv.
They have already learned their job in eastern Germany. They learned with Naby Keita( Leipzig brought him from Salzburg for 29,750,000 euros, sold him to Liverpool for 60,000,000), Timo Werner (arrived from Stugart for 22,200,000, went to Chelsea for 53,000,000), and now they have continued in the same manner.
This summer, Dayot Upamecano was sold to Bayern for 42,500,000 euros, Ibrahim Konate to Liverpool for 40,000,000, and Hannes Wolf to Borussia Monchengladbach for 9,500,000. All together, therefore, 92,000,000 euros. And let's not forget that this amount does not include 25,000,000 euros, as much as they paid for coach Julian Nagelsman.
Even without compensation from Nagelsmann this summer, no one has earned as much as Leipzig. Inter is second with an income of 82,050,000,000 euros, Salzburg has 61,850,000, Udinese 61,000,000 and Stuttgart 38,750,000. And Leipzig did not put that money in the pocket but invested it.
Exactly 91,620,000 euros. Again, most in the world.
Andre Silva came from Eintracht for 23,000,000 euros, Joško Gvardiol will only now arrive from Dinamo for 18,800,000, and Angelino was bought from Manchester City for 18,000,000.
Furthermore, Mohamed Simakan came from Strasbourg as a replacement for Upamecano for 15,000,000, the right-back of Monaco, Benjamin Henrichs, was paid the same, and 18-year-old Caden Clark from the New York branch of Red Bull for a modest 1,820,000.
Brian Brobbey, one of the most talented players in Europe, arrived from Ajax as a free agent. Anyway, again the world list: Leipzig therefore spent 91,620,000 euros, Paris Saint-Germain 76,000,000, Milan 58,100,000, Leicester 50,000,000, and Shakhtar 47,000,000.
There will of course be a change, but having in mind the circumstances in which Leipzig works, they must be congratulated. Let's not forget that Dominik Szoboszlai arrived in the winter, and Konrad Leimer did not play last season due to injuries.
And they will be great reinforcements. It will not be easy to win the title next to Bayern, but the new coach Jesse Marsch really must not complain.