September 1st, 2011
10:54 AM GMT
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As the final day of the summer transfer market came to a frantic close late Wednesday, European football’s aristocracy again demonstrated its apparent immunity to the economic gloom affecting everyone else.

The continent’s wealthiest leagues, in England, Spain, Italy and Germany, spent almost $1.8 billion on acquiring new talent.

The English Premier League led the way, parting with $665 million. The most expensive deal being Sergio Aguero’s $62-million move to Manchester City from Atletico Madrid. FULL POST

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