The first team promoted to the Premier League to spend over 100 million
The Play-Off final match between Aston Villa and Fulham was one of the most lucrative of the whole of the season. The winner would receive €180 million and it was Fulham, with just a single goal, who won the money and the right to be in the Premier League.
Tom Cairney scored the goal in the 23 minutes at Wembley Stadium, a lead that they had to fight tooth and nail to preserve for the rest of the game especially after the dismissal of Denis Odoi.
The final score decided where all that money went as Fulham prepared for life in the Premier League again, but it was almos all spent in the summer transfer market. Fulham brought in 12 new players, the majority of which happened at the last minute.
The most expensive of which was Zambo Anguissa, who arrived from Marseille for a fee of €30 million. The next most expensive was Jean Michael Seri, who arrived for 27 million.
Aleksandar Mitrovic was another costly signing, with the Serbian forward costing around 18 million. After him was Alfie Mawson costing 15 million, Joe Bryan costing 6 million, Fabri costing 5.4 million and Maxime Le Marchand for 3.6 million.
The 'Cottagers' have also used the loan system to their advantage, bringing in former Atletico Madrid player Vietto as well as Tim Fosu-Mensah, Andre Schurrle, Calum Chambers and Sergio Rico.
In total, the London club spent 116 million of the 180 million that they earned for gaining promotion to the Premier League, and have made sure they have an extremely competitive squad.