Friday's soccer TV has the start of the 2017-18 Premier League season and a willingness to once again consider the big picture. For the Premier League, that's spending a whole lot of the revenue they're generating in large part through TV rights deals all over the world.
What this is building is the expectation up and down the league that the Premier League's club have no choice to spend. It's a scenario where a conservative financial approach equals not doing enough. So what happens when other European clubs have the same willingness to spend, maybe even on Premier League players just before the start of the season?
The Premier League isn't the only place in European soccer making lots of money. Barcelona has plenty to spend and they'd like to use some of their Neymar money to disrupt Liverpool. The Liverpool Echo's James Pearce has Philippe Coutinho asking for Liverpool to transfer him to Barcelona with Liverpool refusing. The transfer fee is reportedly already over $116m.
FC Yahoo's Leander Schaerlaeckens tries to work out what Premier League teams get for their money. For The Guardian's Jonathan Wilson, just looking at what teams are spending on fullbacks tells the story. The NY Times' Rory Smith has the London affect on English soccer investment.
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