Hughton says Brighton’s spending is ‘consequence’ of being in Premier League

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most read in Premier League Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion “And I think it’s got to the stage now where even a club like ourselves, or maybe one a little bit more established in the Premier League – I suppose West Ham are one example – the figures are not such a surprise, it’s just a consequence of where we are now.“And if you want to stay in the Premier League, you’ve got to be prepared to spend.”The worry with having so much money to spend is that you may end up overpaying for players who are not really needed. Jahanbakhsh became Brighton’s club-record signing earlier this summer gameday cracker Everton fell victims to this last summer, with the likes of Sandro Ramirez, Davy Klaassen and Gylfi Sigurdsson all failing to make an impact at Goodison Park after being brought in, but Hughton believes he has completed the correct business over the last few months.“We’ve strengthened the squad, which is something we wanted to do,” he continued.“But we’ve also lost some good people and influential players in the changing room that served this club very well.“But that’s normal when you do what we did last season, and you want to try and improve the squad. And that is what we think we have done.” predicted ALTERED BIG PRESENTS UP TOP SORRY Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Hughton’s Brighton visit Watford on the opening weekend of the season Chris Hughton has defended Brighton’s summer spending by explaining it’s what you must do to survive in the Premier League.Hughton has overseen 10 new arrivals at the Amex this summer, with fees paid for six of those signings – including a club-record to bring Alireza Jahanbakhsh, the Iran winger, to England. latest How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings 2 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade smart causal silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won changes Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Having survived in the top flight relatively comfortably last season – Brighton ended the campaign seven points clear of the bottom three – Hughton has moved to improve the areas of his squad that were noticeably struggling to adapt to Premier League football.This has involved bringing new attacking players to the south coast, with the Seagulls netting less than a goal a game last term, and Percy Tau, the South Africa forward, and Romania striker Florin Andone have joined Brighton alongside Jahanbakhsh.The money spent by Brighton is another sign of the Premier League’s financial strength, but Hughton has explained having to splash the cash is just a consequence of being in England’s top flight.Speaking to talkSPORT, Hughton said: “We’ve probably broken the club’s transfer record on six or seven occasions over the last couple of seasons, but it’s just a consequence of where we are at the moment.“We are not the only ones doing it. revealed What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas last_img

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