THE worst clubs in terms of net spending have been revealed.
And the list is unsurprisingly dominated by English sides, who make up NINE of the top 10.
Boffins at the CIES Football Observatory have been crunching stats to find the worst net spend offenders since the 2018/19 season.
They looked at the amount spent on incomings and the amount received for outgoings across the 100 most active teams of the last five years.
Incredibly, a quarter of those sides are made up from English clubs – and just two of those, Watford and Norwich, boast a positive net spend.
Chelsea are by far the worst offenders after Todd Boehly’s incredible splurge in the last two windows.
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They boast a total net spend of -£665million, despite having positive net spends in two of the past five years.
Man Utd aren’t far behind in second place with -£595m, having never recorded a positive net spend in the same time period.
And Arsenal, who are in the same boat, are third with -£483m.
The list continues with more English clubs including Tottenham, West Ham and Newcastle.
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Aston Villa and Wolves then precede the one non-English side in the top 10, Juventus – who are currently in financial dire straights.
And the group is rounded off by struggling Liverpool.
Down the other end of the table, it is a different story.
Watford are the only English side to sneak into the 20 clubs with the most positive net spends, taking 17th place.
But top of the pile are Benfica, who boast an incredible profit of £329m after selling stars including Enzo Fernandez, Darwin Nunez and Ruben Dias to Premier League sides.
In second place are Lille on £274m, and Ajax are third with £259m.
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