The newly promoted clubs in the upcoming season's Premier League have all spent a lot of money in order to maintain their position in England's top division, yet a flurry of signings is not always ideal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have possibly had one of the best summers that a promoted side has ever had, attracting big names, mainly from Portugal due to the links that the club has with Jorge Mendes, one of the most well-known football agents in the world. Such signings include that of the experienced Joao Moutinho, the evergreen Rui Patricio and several players who were on loan at the club last season, such as Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini. Apart from these players, the squad already has numerous players of excellent quality, mainly the young Ruben Neves, who has been tipped to become one of the best players in the continent.
Fulham have also opted to spend big in the transfer market, with some incredible signings. Whilst they might not have bought in large numbers like Wolves, they have brought in three players that are of higher class. The outstanding coup of getting Jean Michael Seri and Maxime Le Marchand in a double deal will surely aid the club in their road to survival, with the former being linked to several top sides during the transfer window. Apart from these two players, the club has also managed to get Fabri from Besiktas, who will surely bring in some experience to the squad.
Cardiff City have opted to bring in quality players from the lower leagues of English football rather than spending more on players from abroad. Their two marquee signings are the rapid Josh Murphy from Norwich City and the clinical Bobby Reid from Bristol City. Both of these players will bring a different attacking outlet to the Welsh side as they will be hoping to secure a place in next season's Premier League.
Although buying lots of players has aided teams in the past, it has also hindered plenty as well. Queens Park Rangers come to mind after their spending spree late on in the 2012-13 season, just a season after they were promoted. That team suffered a miserable season and ended up going down to the Championship. The club did not learn from its mistakes and once they were promoted again the season after, they bought in large numbers once again and ended up going straight back down.
Spending sprees do not always mean good things for a club, especially one that has just been promoted with a set of players that are united together. The question is, how will the teams fare in one of the world's top leagues?