ᑕ❶ᑐ Transfer deadline: Premier League clubs break spending records in January window

England’s transfer record was broken on deadline day as Premier League clubs spent €2.8bn in the 2022-23 season as the unprecedented January transfer window came to an end.

Chelsea have a €121m (€107m) deal for Benfica Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandes In January, the club raised its expenses to a record level – 815 million euros.

More than €275m was spent on deadline day alone before the window closed for English clubs at 23:00 GMT on Tuesday.

Daily spending was up 83% from the previous January record of 150 million euros set in 2018.

And, unprecedented peak-season spending in the summer and winter windows was secured after a while In September, the record was broken with 1.9 billion eurosthe final amount is more than double the previous record of 1.4 billion euros in 2017.

The record 2018 winter spending spree by Premier League clubs of €430m was also broken ahead of Tuesday’s deadline day, with the figure set to rise by 90% in 2023 and almost surpassing the previous January window (€295m), according to financials. , will increase three times. service company Deloitte.

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The Premier League’s financial dominance in Europe has reached its highest ever reported rate, as spending by top-flight English clubs accounted for 79% of the total of Europe’s ‘big five’ football leagues. 255 million euros (225 million euros).

Indeed, Chelsea spent more in January than all clubs in the Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 combined.

Spending among English Football League clubs has risen to 25 million euros, up from 20 million euros in the previous winter window.

Tim Bridge, senior partner at Deloitte’s Sports Business Group, said: “This season’s record spending by Premier League clubs surpasses anything we’ve seen before.

“Premier League clubs outspent almost four of Europe’s other ‘big five’ leagues this transfer window, allowing them to retain key players while attracting top talent from abroad.

“However, while investing in squad size and quality is necessary to maintain competitive advantage, there will always be a fine balance between prioritizing success on the pitch and maintaining financial sustainability. »

What transactions were closed on the deadline?

Transfer deadline: Premier League clubs break spending records in January window

From Chelsea Fernandez’s late capture grabbed the headlines on deadline day as the Blues broke the English transfer record – previously paid €100 million by Manchester City for Jack Grealish in 2021 to replace the 22-year-old world cup winner.

Elsewhere, Tottenham announced that he had signed the back Pedro Porro Sporting Lisbon on loan until the end of the season for €45m (€40m) – while the defenders Matt Doherty (permanent) and Jed Spence (loan) were cleared to leave.

Premier League leaders Arsenal It was strengthened by the purchase of 12 million euros Italian midfielder Jorginho Chelsea, when fourth Manchester United Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer is on loan from “Bayern”.

Southampton The Ghanaian ended the window with a late move, sealing a record €22m deal for the winger. Kamaldin Suleyman as well as the signing of Nigerian striker Paul Onuachu.

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Bournemouth The Ukrainian central defender has signed Ilya Zabarny €24m and Ivory Coast midfielder Hamed Traore on an initial loan deal before a €20m move in the summer.

forward side Nottingham Forest He was also busy signing a Brazilian defender from Atletico Madrid Felipe and Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for an undisclosed fee, while Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Keylor Navas is on loan.

City of Leicester the defender signed Harry Sutar Signed up to €20 million with add-ons from Stoke City and crystal palace the French youngster signed an international contract Naouirou Ahmada From Stuttgart for €11 million (€9.7 million).

The surprise saw a high-profile move to the Premier League Manchester City back Joao Cancelo Joined Bayern Munich on loan for the rest of the season with a €70m (€61.5m) option to join permanently in the summer.

What were the biggest transfers in the January window?

Transfer deadline: Premier League clubs break spending records in January window

Chelsea’s deal for Fernandez was a fitting end to another amazing window. In another notable spending spree, the Blues have agreed an €89 million deal with Shakhtar Donetsk for the 22-year-old Ukrainian forward. Mykhailo Mudryk in early January.

On top of the deadline day signing for Jorginho, Arsenal signed a contract with the Belgian striker Leandro Trossard €21m plus add-ons from Brighton, too Jacob Kiwior Serie A representative Spezia for 20 million euros (17.6 million euros).

Elsewhere, liverpool signed a deal worth €40-50 million (€35.4-44.3 million) to sign the Dutch striker. Cody Gakpo23, from the Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.

And Newcastle United A 21-year signature Anthony Gordon He could be worth 45 million euros from Everton.

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A lot of money was also spent among the teams in the current bottom half of the league Leeds United signed a contract with the French striker George Rutter20, from Hoffenheim for a club record €40m (€36m).

Bournemouth The Burkina Faso winger has also signed a contract Dango Ouattara Lorient and Leicester paid 17 million euros for the defender Victor Christiansen

15 million euros after the sale Danny Ing for West Ham, Aston Villa Signed a contract with the Colombian teenager striker John Duran Chicago Fire for 18 million euros.

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It has been an unusual pair of transfer windows for Chelsea since last May, when they sold the club to a consortium led by US investor Todd Boehly for €4.25 billion.

That was even before an exorbitant fee was finally agreed with Benfica for Fernandez at the deadline.

It is the latest bold statement of intent in the early days of Chelsea’s new era under Boehly, which has seen more than €550 million spent on new signings.

In January alone, their spending exceeded €300m for Mudric, Malo Gusto (€30.7m), Benoît Badiaşile (€35m), Noni Madueke (€30.7m), Andrey Santos (€18m) and eight new signings . David Datro to Fofana (8-10 million euros), all added to permanent offers.

Meanwhile, talented 23-year-old Portuguese forward Joao Felix has joined Stamford Bridge on loan from Atletico Madrid for €11 million ($9.7 million).

It comes after a summer in which they spent a record €270m in the Premier League – the second biggest summer spender in the world in 2019 behind Real Madrid (€292m).

In general, Chelsea accounted for 37% of the total amount spent by Premier League clubs in January.

Transfer deadline: Premier League clubs break spending records in January window

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Despite all the money spent, not everyone got what they wanted.

Moroccan striker By Hakim Ziyech proposed deadline for moving Chelsea for PSG the player collapsed as he waited in Paris as the documents to complete the transfer were not submitted in time.

Arsenal There was an offer of 60 million euros that was rejected by Brighton in search of middle ground Musa Caicedodespite the midfielder confirming his desire to leave the club in an open letter on his Instagram page. It came after the Gunners were beaten to a signing Wise by Chelsea.

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English midfielder Conor Gallagher Despite interest from Premier League wrestlers, he decided to stay at Stamford Bridge Everton.

Indeed, the 19th-placed Toffees did nothing on deadline day despite former Burnley boss Sean Dyche being appointed as the club’s new manager on Monday.

So, after all the hype, who do you think is the best big-money signing in the 2022-23 January transfer window? Let us know what you think below.

Transfer deadline: Premier League clubs break spending records in January window

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