How much have Premier League clubs spent on transfers over the winter period? We’re crunching the numbers…
This article will be updated as deals are confirmed and processed.
Premier League clubs spent around £780.1 million on 52 permanent signings for disclosed fees during the January transfer window – but how much did your team spend?
Total spend more than doubled from last winter’s total, generating a net spend of £675m after teams recouped around £105.3m in player sales.
Chelsea signed the most expensive recruit during the window, with Enzo Fernandez costing a new British transfer record fee of £106.8 million, followed by a new team-mate Mykhailo Mudryk (£88.5 million from Shaktar Donetsk). Anthony Gordon (£45 million to Everton from Newcastle), Cody Gakpo (£45 million to Liverpool from PSV), Georginio Ruther (£35.5 million to To lead from Hoffenheim) and Benoit Badiashile (£35 million to Chelsea from Monaco) were also among the most expensive additions.
Chelsea destroyed every rival at least fivefold with their £323.3 million spree on talent, including Fernandez, Mudryk, Badiashile, Noni Madueke (£29 million), Malo Gusto (£26.3m), Andre Santos (£18 million), David Fofana (£10 million) and Joao Felix (£9.7m borrowing costs).
Southampton, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Leeds and Liverpool were the next biggest spenders – all between £45 million and £61 million, while Leicester led the chasing pack with £32.5 million, followed by Wolves (£31.6m), Aston Villa (£28.1 million), Nottingham Forest (£16 million), Western Ham (£15 million), Fulham (£8 million), Manchester City (£8 million) and Brighton (£3.5 million).
Brentford, Crystal Palace, Everton, Manchester United and Tottenham formed a band of five frugal teams that refrained from spending a penny on disclosed fees.
Everton topped the table for funds received during the window after cashing in £45m from Gordon’s sale to Newcastlewhile Brighton earned £27 million from the sale Leandro Trossard until Arsenal.
Aston Villa (£15 million), Chelsea (£12 million) and Western Ham (£3.3 million) were the only other clubs to receive money for disclosed fees.
Here’s the thing: What was the net spend after factoring inbound and outbound expenses?
Not surprising, Chelsea topped the list with their £311.3m net spend, followed by Southampton (£60.9m) Arsenal (£59 million), Bournemouth (£54.5 million), Newcastle (£48.3 million), To lead (£46.5 million), and Liverpool (£45 million).
A significant spending gap separates the seven leading clubs by Leicester in eighth place with £32.5 million, followed by Wolves (£31.6m) and Nottingham Forest (£16 million).
Only two clubs made a profit from their winter job, with Everton registering a £45 million surplus in the league and Brighton generate a profit of £23.5 million.
In terms of income, Chelsea fielded a league-high seven permanent signings, while Wolves and Southampton secured five, and Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Leicester all made four permanent acquisitions.
In total, Premier League clubs have loaned 15 players Manchester United drafting three and Brentford, Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham each securing two players for short-term deals.
Everton were the only club not to sign a single player.
As for expenses, Western Ham a league-high six players fired on permanent deals while Everton five departures sanctioned.
Brighton sent nine players on loan while Arsenal (eight), Southampton, Wolves, Brentford (all seven), Nottingham Forest and Manchester City (both six) also narrowed their ranks with a series of short departures.