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Man Utd underpaid by £60m during transfer window while Arsenal overpaid by £50m

Manchester United were the winners of the transfer window, while Arsenal were the losers, according to new research.

Neither side was afraid to splash the cash this summer, with both clubs bringing in plenty of new talent.

United spent around £133million, signing the likes of Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane, Tom Heaton and a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.

Arsenal lamped out over £150million on Nuno Tavares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ben White, Martin Odegaard and Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The Gunners have received criticism from pundits for such a significant outlay – and new research from TicketGum.com reveals just how much the club overpaid in the market.

TicketGum.com found that Arsenal overpaid by £49.7million for their quintet of new stars, with the collective value of the five players coming in at £107.1million.

They're followed by Manchester City, who overspent by £41.5million for the dynamic Jack Grealish – their only signing of the window.

Indeed, according to the research, City's deal to sign Grealish was the worst value of the summer, eclipsing Arsenal duo White and Ramsdale and Leeds United winger Daniel James.

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At the other end of the spectrum, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has arguably had one of the best value-for-money transfer windows of all-time.

The total market value of Ronaldo, Varane and Sancho is currently £193.5million but United managed to sign the trio for a snip at an impressive £133.7 million.

That means the Red Devils underpaid by a colossal £59.8million for their new signings – representing the best value for money in the entire Premier League.

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United are one of just eight top-flight clubs adjudged to have underpaid for the players they brought in, with Brighton and Watford next best with figures of £7.5million and £7.2million respectively.

TicketGum.com came to this conclusion by using reputable media sources to identify transfer fees paid by Premier League clubs this summer.

They then compared these figures with the market value of each player, as determined by transfermarkt.com, to find out the winners and losers of the window.

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