The view from England

Money for nothing

January 26, 2012
By Norman Hubbard
'Money,' sang Barrett Strong in one of Motown's first hits, 'that's what I want'. While it could seem the Premier League's anthem, the division's relationship with pounds and pence is a little more complicated. Their greed is almost taken for granted but while most clubs have never been wealthier, many have rarely been in more debt. The more they spend, the more secretive they try and become about it. Transfer fees are often undisclosed and even lengths of contracts can be glossed over.

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