January isn’t always the biggest month for spending, but this window has bucked the trend somewhat.
Over £730million had been spent by clubs in Europe’s big five leagues by midday on Deadline Day- with nearly 400 deals completed.
While there hasn’t been an Aymeric Laporte, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Virgil van Dijk break the £50million, there has been a host of big deals.
But surprisingly so, you might not have even heard of some of the names on the list.
Juventus has shrewdly kept their big transfer business inside of Serie A, while Hertha Berlin’s recruitment has seen them take two places in the biggest 10 transfers list.
However, as expected, Manchester United’s pursuit of Bruno Fernandes is top of the shop after finally getting the deal over the line following a month-long saga.
But what were the most expensive transfers of the window? Here’s the definitive list – included league-by-league listings…
Europe’s big five leagues Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon to Man Utd), £46.5m Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis to Tottenham), £30m Dejan Kulusevski (Atalanta to Juventus), £30m Reinier Jesus (Flamengo to Real Madrid), £25.6m Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven to Tottenham), £25m Krzysztof Piatek (AC Milan to Hertha Berlin), £22.8m Sander Berge (Genk to Sheffield United), £22m Stanislav Lobotka (Celta Vigo to Napoli), £21.5m Lucas Tousart (Lyon to Hertha Berlin), £20.3m Paco Alcacer (Borussia Dortmund to Villarreal), £19.4m
Bruno Fernandes is the most expensive January transfer of the window
Premier League incomings Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon to Man Utd), £46.5m Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis to Tottenham), £30m Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven to Tottenham), £25m Sander Berge (Genk to Sheffield United), £22m Daniel Podence (Olympiakos to Wolves), £17m Josh Brownhill (Bristol City to Burnley), £9m Mbwana Samatta (Genk to Aston Villa), £8.5m Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg to…