The winter transfer window is always one of the most exciting times of the year for a football fan as the majority of the clubs get sucked into the frenzy of spending money before the final phase of the season. This year wasn’t much rather the Premier League clubs spent 419.5m almost double the previous winter record of £225m set in 2011. The deadline day itself saw over £150m being spent by the top flight clubs in England. the biggest transfers chain involved Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi who all found new clubs on the final day.
Here we look at the money spent by each of the 20 clubs in the English Premier League.
Arsenal – £61.8m
Arsene Wenger would have pleased with the business his club did in January, They lost their star man Alexis Sanchez but brought in able replacements in the form of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Some fringe players were sent out on loan or sold in order to reduce the wage bill.
INs – Konstantinos Mavropoulos, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Outs – Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott, Olivier Giroud, Francis Coquelin, Krystian Bielik, Mathieu Debuchy, Stephy Mavididi, Tafari Moor, Ben Sheaf and Marcus McGuane.
AFC Bournemouth – 0
Not much happened for Bournemouth in the January transfer window, the only incoming was the return of Lewis Grabban from a loan spell at Sunderland. However, quite a few players left the club on loan or on a permanent basis.
Ins – None
Outs – Aaron Ramsdale, Connor Mahoney, Lewis Grabban, Ryan Allsop and Benik Afobe
Brighton and Hove Albion – £14.1m
Brighton enjoyed a fairly successful January transfer window as they brought in Leonardo Ulloa from Leicester City on loan and even broke their club record to bring in Jurgen Locadia from PSV Eindhoven for £14m.
Ins – Warren O’Hara, Leonardo Ulloa and Jurgen Locadia
Outs – Jamie Murphy and Ben Hall
Burnley – £1.5m
Not much happened for Burnley in January, which is a good thing for the club as they managed to keep hold of all their important players and even managed to snap Aaron Lennon from Everton for quite a cheap price
Ins – Georges-Kevin N’Koudou and Aaron Lenon
Outs – Jimmy Dunne, Luke Hendrie and Tom Anderson
Chelsea – £57.6m
With half the season gone and Chelsea look in desperate need of reinforcements. Antonio Conte tried his best to bring in superstars but even with three new signing, he would have been disappointed not to get a marquee player.
Ins – Ross Barkley, Olivier Giroud and Emerson Palmieri
Outs – Diego Costa, Ike Ugbo, Kennedy, Jake Clarke-Salter, Charly Musonda, Michy Batshuayi, Kasey Palmer and Todd Kane.
Crystal Palace – £9m
Palace definitely needed new players in the winter transfer window and Roy Hodgson managed to bring in 3 new players. However, these 3 players will just add to the squad depth rather than a massive impact on the remaining season.
Ins – Jaroslaw Jach, Erdal Rakip and Alexander Sorloth
Outs – Noor Husin, Keshi Anderson, Sullay Kaikai and Freddie Lapado
Everton – £47m
A very busy transfer window for Everton and their manager Sam Allardyce as they brough in quality players like Theo Walcott and Mangala but also did allow a lot of fringe and squad players to leave the club in order to get more playing time.
Ins – Cenk Tosun, Eliaquim Mangala and Theo Walcott
Outs – Gethin Jones, Ross Barkley, Kevin Mirallas, Harry Charsley, Aaron Lennon, Boris Mathis, Sandro Ramirez, Louis Gray, Ademola Lookman and Mo Besic.
Huddersfield Town – £11.12m
Huddersfield fans won’t be convinced that the signings made in January are going to help survive the relegation battle. In an ideal situation, they would have loved to bring in 4-5 players who could add to the squad but instead will have to do with just 2.
Ins – Alex Pritchard and Terence Kongolo
Outs – Jack Payne and Joe Lolley
Leicester City – £26.4m
What a deadline day it was for Leicester City and their fans as they almost lost their star man Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City, who were hell-bent on getting him last month. In the end, they managed to finally get the signing of Portugal mid-fielder Adrien Silva over the line and even added the promising Fousseni Diabate.
Ins – Adrien Silva and Fousseni Diabate
Outs – Raul Uche, Leonardo Ulloa, Ahmed Musa, Andy King and Islam Slimani.
Liverpool – £75.25m
Liverpool were the biggest spenders in the January transfer window but they did manage to plug a massive hole in their defensive line by finally sealing the signing of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton. However, the fans will not be too pleased with this window as they allowed their Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho to move to Barcelona for £145m.
Ins – Virgil van Dijk and Tony Gallagher
Outs – Corey Whelan, Philippe Coutinho, Cameron Brannagan, Ryan Kent, Marko Grujic, Matty Virtue, Daniel Sturridge, Lloyd Jones, Jon Flanagan, Harry Wilson, Ovie Ejaria and Lazar Markovic.
Manchester City – £64.35m
Manchester City and Pep Guardiola would have disappointed to have missed out on both Alexis Sanchez and Riyad Mahrez as both the deals were overpriced from even City’s standards. However, like every window, they did break one of their transfer records by bringing in Aymeric Laporte from Athletico Bilbao.
Ins – Aymeric Laporte and Jack Harrison
Outs – Shay Facey, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, Kean Bryan, Marlos Moreno, Chidi Nwakali, Ashley Smith-Brown, Jacob Davenport, Jack Harrison, Charlie Oliver and Eliaquim Mangala.
Manchester United – 0
Manchester United needed to make a big name signing in the January transfer window and they did just that and with smartness, as they brought in Chile star man Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a swap deal that included Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. The Chilean will give them a serious push in the final stages of the season.
Ins – Alexis Sanchez
Outs – Demetri Mitchell, James Wilson, Axel Tuanzebe, Matty Willock, Charlie Scott and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Newcastle United – £1.80m
A very disappointing transfer window if you’re a Newcastle fan. With the clubs ownership status still very much in limbo, Rafa Benitez hardly had any funds needed to bring in new players. However, the deadline day signing of Islam Slimani, should provide some relief to all those related to the club.
Ins – Kenedy, Islam Slimani and Martin Dubravka
Outs – Adam Armstrong, Ivan Toney, Kyle Cameron, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Henri Saivet and Freddie Woodman.
Southampton – £19.80m
The Van Djik saga that dominated the summer transfer window was brought to an early in January and the fans should be pleased with the fact that they got a very good return on him. The club was looking to invest the money from the deal into reinforcements but could manage to bring in Monaco striker Guido Carrillo, who will need to hit the ground running as soon as possible.
Ins – Guido Carrillo
Outs – Virgil van Dijk, Marcus Barnes and Ryan Seager
Stoke City – £20.52m
Another club that is in the thick of relegation battle this season, they needed to bring a striker who could get them the goals but couldn’t. However, they did manage to bring a couple of new players, who will add significant strength on the bench.
Ins – Moussa Niakate, Moritz Bauer, Kostas Stafylidis and Badou Ndiaye
Outs – Josh Tymon and Julien Ngoy
Swansea – £20.52m
Swansea had a disastrous first half of the season but 2 consecutive wins against Liverpool and Arsenal have restored the belief of the players. The club even managed to bring in a couple of utility players, who will definitely add more steel to their squad as they look to survive the relegation drop.
Ins – Andre Ayew, Andy King and Jack Withers
Outs – Adam King, Joe Rodon, Roque Mesa and Oli McBurnie
Tottenham – £25.56m
A very quiet transfer window for Tottenham, as they managed to keep hold of their main players and send out some fringe players on loan. However, they managed to seal the deal to bring Lucas Moura to London from PSG on deadline day. He will be a quality back-up for either of the front three.
Ins – Lucas Moura
Outs – Marcus Edwards, Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, Luke Amos and Anton Walkes
Watford – £8.91m
Watford were fairly unsettled as manager Marco Silva was sacked to bring in Javi Gracia. The new manager did manage to add 3 new players to the squad, not bad for a manager who has recently taken up the job. Garcia will be waiting for the summer window to fully restock his squad.
Ins – Gerard Deulofeu, Dodi Lukebakio and Didier Ndong
Outs – Alek Jakubiak, Michael Folivi, Charlie Rowan, Brice Dja Djedje, Isaac Success and Costel Pantilimon.
West Bromwich Albion – £4.95m
A couple of really smart pieces of business by the Baggies in the January transfer window. They managed to keep hold of in-demand defender Jonny Evans and even managed to persuade Daniel Sturridge to join them for the next 6 months.
Ins – Ahmed Hegazi, Daniel Sturridge and Ali Gabr
Outs – Kane Wilson, Shaun Donnellan, Tyler Roberts and Jack Fitzwater
West Ham United – £10.26m
An injury crisis in the month of December and January prompted David Moyes to make a couple of signings before the transfer shut close. There will be big expectations from former Inter Milan player Joao Mario, who joins the club on loan hoping to take the club further forward under the manager tenure of former Manchester United manager.
Ins – João Mário and Jordan Hugill
Outs – Diafra Sakho, Andre Ayew, Reece Oxford, Reece Burke and Moses Makasi