How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers during the winter window? We calculate the numbers…
Premier League clubs spent an estimated £302.9million on 30 permanent signings on disclosed fees during the January transfer window – but how much did your team spend?
Total spend was £218.7m higher than last winter’s total and resulted in a net spend of £143.2m after teams recouped around £159.7 from sales of players.
liverpool made the most expensive rookie during the window, with Luis Diaz costing £49million from Portwhile Bruno Guimaraes (£40 million to Newcastle from Lyons), Dele Alli (£40 million to Everton from Tottenham), Lucas Digne (£25m to AstonVilla from Everton), Chris Wood (£25m to Newcastle from Burnley) and Rodrigo Bentancur (£20 million to Tottenham from Juventus) were also among the costliest additions.
Newcastle became the biggest-spending club in the window with a £93m talent spree including Guimaraes, Wood, Kieran Trippier (£15 million) and Dan Burn (£13 million).
Everton came closest to matching the Magpies with their £56m spend splashed on Alli and Nathan Patterson (£16m), while rivals liverpool were the third biggest spenders at £49m, followed by AstonVilla (£27 million), Tottenham (£20 million), Manchester City (£14.2 million), Brighton (£14 million) and Burnley (£12 million).
crystal palace (£10 million)Wolves (£4.5 million) and watford (£3.5m) were part of a group of three frugal teams spending £10m or less. However, nine teams refrained from spending a penny.
Manchester City topped the chart of funds received during the window after taking in £55.2million from the sale of Ferran Torres at Barcelona, while Tottenham collected 40 million pounds sterling, Everton and Burnley the two replenished the club’s coffers with £25million from the sale of Digne and Wood, respectively, and Brighton recouped £14.5million from the sale of Burn and Ryan Longman at City of Hull.
The remaining 15 teams did not save a penny from the sale of players for the disclosed fees.
This is where it counts: what was the final net expense after taking into account inflows and outflows?
Without surprise, Newcastle were the highest spending club with their net spend of £93million, followed by liverpool (£49 million), Everton (£31m) and AstonVilla (£27m).
A significant spending gap separates the top four, with crystal palace in fifth on £10m, followed by wolves (£4.5 million) and watford (£3.2m).
Four clubs recorded profits on their winter activity with Manchester City registering a surplus of £41 million, followed by Tottenham (£20 million), Burnley (£13 million) and Brighton (£500,000).
In terms of revenue, Newcastle and watford drafted four permanent signings, a league high, as the relegation fighters seek to ensure their survival this term, while AstonVilla, Everton and wolves all made three permanent acquisitions.
Brighton and crystal palace both drafted two players on long-term deals, while Arsenal, Brentford, Burnley, chelsea, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham have all signed a new recruit – with Christian Erikson join the Bees on an initial six-month contract.
In total, Premier League clubs have only signed eight players on loan, with AstonVilla tear off Philippe Coutinho and goalkeeper Robin Olsonwhile Everton secured the services of Anouar El Ghazi and Donny van de Beek.
In terms of outputs, Manchester City offloaded five players, a league high, with Arsenal and Brighton both penalizing four departures.
14 players remain, a league high AstonVilla on loan, while Arsenal (12), Norwich, wolves (both new) and Manchester United (eight) were also busy whittling down their ranks with short-term departures.