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Transfer market farce shows how far English football has fallen
Once again, the transfer window closed down any naïve opinions that the English Premier League remains the best in the world.
Yesterday’s farces, failures, missed deadlines and endless countdowns were the latest reminders that cash isn’t a guarantee of quality.
In the end, pedigree cannot be bought, writes Neil Humphreys.
If it could, then Kim Kardashian would have as many Oscars as Meryl Streep and English clubs would have as many Champions League trophies as the Spaniards.
But they don’t. Instead, they continue to confuse shopping sprees with substance.
Kevin de Bruyne is being hailed as the transfer window’s biggest signing, with Manchester City shelling out a colossal £58 million for the wolf from Wolfsburg.
But the German didn’t join to savour a year-round rainy season. Nor did he sign in deference to City’s storied history, because they haven’t got one.
Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 2.
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