How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers during the winter window? We crunch the numbers…
In total, Premier League clubs spent just £84.2m in January on deals with disclosed fees, with the biggest deal – Amad Diallo’s £37m move from Atalanta to Manchester United – being agreed in the last window.
The diminished tally represents a vast fall from the £230m last January and a slump of £381m from the record high of £430m in January 2018.
Only 12 permanent deals were completed in the month, with Aston Villa’s signing of Morgan Sanson from Marseille for £15.5m representing the biggest new deal of this window.
Financially, Diallo’s New Year’s Day done deal was the most expensive of the window, however West Ham signed off a £26m outlay to turn their loan of Said Benrahma from Brentford into a permanent move.
Who spent the money?
There were only six signings made during the window for transfer fees, topped by Manchester United winger Diallo at £37.2m from Serie A club Atalanta.
As expected, West Ham converted Benrahma’s temporary move into a permanent deal at a cost of £26m after a bit-part start to his career at the London Stadium.
Aston Villa snapped up 26-year-old Marseille midfielder Sanson for a fee that could rise to £15.5m, while Brighton made a £4.5m Deadline Day move for Moises Caicedo.
Liverpool secured the signature of Preston centre-back Davies for £1.6m, while Arsenal bolstered the youth rank by drafting in Herta Berlin 19-year-old centre-back Omar Rekik.
Incoming loan deals
Many of the headline signings were drafted on temporary deals. West Ham snapped up Jesse Lingard, while Arsenal swooped for Martin Odegaard to compete with fellow youngster Emile Smith Rowe – while the Gunners also loaned Brighton stopper Mat Ryan as back-up for Bernd Leno.
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