Premier League clubs completed the second-biggest January spend in history, with a total of £295m spent, as Tottenham made the biggest moves on deadline day.
A total of 12 Premier League transfers on deadline day took spending to the highest total since 2018’s £430m as clubs appear to have recovered from the effects Covid had on finances.
Premier League clubs only spent £70m in January 2021 and less than £10m on deadline day.
Twelve months later, Spurs signed two players from Juventus for at least £24m, I sold the England midfielder delete there to Frank Lampard’s Everton for a fee of up to £40m and loaned out three players.
Newcastle signed two defenders from the Premier League, while Manchester City and Burnley recruited strikers for more than £10m.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang he left Arsenal for Barcelona for free, while Juventus loaned him out aaron ramsey Scottish champion Rangers.
More than half of the money spent by Premier League clubs (£150m) came from the bottom five clubs: Everton, Norwich, Newcastle, Watford and Burnley. Last year, the bottom five spent a total of £5m.
Dan Jones, Partner and Head of Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “This transfer window indicates that financial pressures from Covid on Premier League clubs are easing, with spending returning firmly to pre-pandemic levels. and certainly among the highest we have.” I have never seen in January.
“The Premier League continues to lead the way globally, retaining its status as the world’s largest domestic football league in financial terms, once again supported by full stadiums and securing strong overseas broadcast deals.”
Europe’s other four major leagues combined spent €380m (£317m), just £2m more than the Premier League and EFL combined.
Net spending by Premier League clubs (the cost of purchases minus sales) of £180m is the highest since the January transfer window was introduced in 2003.
What happened on the day of the deadline?
Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur joins Spurs for £15.9m (which could increase by £5m) and Antonio Conte’s side have paid a £8.3m loan fee for Swedish winger Dejan Kulusevski with a £29.2m purchase option.
Record signings Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Bryan Gil (Valencia) and Giovani lo Celso (Villarreal) have temporarily left.
Newcastle signed Brighton give burn for £13m and Matt Targett from Aston Villa on loan to end an impressive month of recruiting.
Manchester City signed in charge of River Plate Julian Alvarez for 14.1 million pounds, although he will return on loan to the Argentine club until the summer.
Burnley signed up front Wout Weghorst from Wolfsburg for £12 million.
Your partner from Holland Donny van de Beek he became Lampard’s first signing as Everton boss, completing a loan move from Manchester United, and Alli became his first permanent signing on an initial free transfer.
Crystal Palace signed two forwards – Jean-Philippe Mateta, who had been on loan from Mainz for £9m and Luke Plange, who is returning on loan to former club Derby for £1m.
Brighton signed in charge of Royale Union Saint-Gilloise Deniz Undav for a reported £6m, but loaned him out to the Belgian club.
Brentford made the first signing of the day by signing the Denmark midfielder cristian eriksen in a free transfer.
Bournemouth Championship promotion hunters They were very busy with five signings. They signed Norwich midfielder Todd Cantwell, Liverpool defender Nat Phillips and Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman on loan, plus strikers Kieffer Moore and Siriki Dembele for undisclosed fees.
Other Premier League players who moved to the second division on loan included Tino Anjorin (Chelsea to Huddersfield), Jed Steer (Aston Villa to Luton) and Charlie Goode (Brentford to Sheffield United).
What happened in the rest of January?
Liverpool made the biggest transfer of the window in England on the eve of the deadline, with Porto’s Colombian winger luis diaz they joined in a deal worth €45m (£37.5m), with a further €15m (£12.5m) in potential bonuses.
Newcastle had already closed a deal for Lyon’s Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes for £35m with £6.6m in add-ons, the Burnley forward chris madera for 25 million pounds sterling and right-back for Atlético de Madrid and England kieran trippier for £12 million.
There were four other Premier League signings worth £10m or more.
Aston Villa signed left-back from Everton Lucas Worthy for £25m, while Everton bought two defenders for a combined £27m – Rangers’ nathan patterson and Dynamo Kiev Vitaly Mykolenko.
Wolves signed the RB Leipzig striker on loan Hwang Hee-chan permanent for 14 million pounds sterling.
The biggest signing in Europe came when Juventus signed the striker from Fiorentina Dusan Vlahovic – which had been targeted by several Premier League teams – for an initial £58m.
Villa signed to Barcelona Felipe Coutinho on loan, while Adama Traore (Wolves to Barcelona), antonio martial (Manchester United to Seville) and love diallo (Manchester United to Rangers) all left the Premier League on temporary deals.