These five markets accounted for 82% or USD 2.3 billion of the total spend (USD 2.8 billion) realised by the 26 countries that saw their transfer window close on 1 September 2014.
The report – The Big 5: Transfer Window Analysis Summer 2014 – is available in English and provides unique insights into this summer’s transfer window including key trends and comparisons with previous transfer windows. The topics include:
New record highs in transfer spending and number of transfers – England and Spain driving the market
Types of transfer – a steady increase in the number of loans
Intermediary involvement – increase in intermediary involvement and commissions
Transfer streams – spending within the Big 5 countries
Average fee per player – based on the country engaging the player and his age
England – average fee per player; a steady growth over the last four years
The report is available for download at www.fifatms.com.
Note to editors: A preview of the report is available for free download, while the full report is available for purchase via www.fifatms.com.
About FIFA TMS:
FIFA TMS was founded in 2007, with its international transfer matching system becoming mandatory for international transfers of all professional male eleven-a-side players in October 2010 to make sure that football authorities have more details available to them on each and every international transfer – in turn increasing the credibility of the entire transfer system and the integrity of the game.
Unique insights are presented in a number of FIFA TMS reports, such as the Global Transfer Market Report 2014, Market Insights Reports, as well as the “Big 5” Transfer Window Analysis Reports.