How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers in the winter window? We crunch the numbers…
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Premier League clubs splashed out around £780.1m on 52 permanent signings for disclosed fees in the January transfer window – but how much did your team spend?
Total spending more than doubled last winter’s total and brought the total to £675m in net spending after teams recouped around £105.3m from player sales.
Chelsea signed the most expensive recruit during the window, with Enzo Fernandez cost a new British transfer record of £106.8m, followed by a new team-mate Mykhailo Mudrik (£88.5 million from Shakhtar Donetsk). Anthony Gordon (£45 million to Everton from Newcastle), Cody Gakpo (£45 million to Liverpool from PSV), George Rutter (£35.5m to Leeds from Hoffenheim) and Benoit Badiashile (£35 million to Chelsea from Monaco) were also among the most expensive additions.
Chelsea blew away every rival at least five times with their £323.3m talent pool, including Fernandes, Mudric, Badiasile, Noni Madueke (£29 million), I want some (£26.3 million), Andrei Santos (£18 million), David Fofana (£10 million) and Joao Felix (£9.7m loan fee).
Southampton, Arsenal, Bournemouth, Newcastle, Leeds and Liverpool were the next biggest spenders – all splashing out between £45m and £61m, while Leicester led the chase group with £32.5m, followed by Wolves (£31.6 million), Aston Villa (£28.1 million), Nottingham Forest (£16 million), West 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 group of five thrifty teams who refrained from spending a dime on uncovered fees.
Everton topped the table for funds received during the window after cashing in £45m from the sale of Gordon to Newcastlewhile Brighton made £27m from the sale Leandro Trosar to Arsenal.
Aston Villa (£15 million), Chelsea (£12 million) and West Ham (£3.3m) were the only other clubs to receive funds for disclosed fees.
Here’s where it matters: What were the net costs after factoring in inputs and outputs?
Not surprisingly, Chelsea topped the chart with their net spend of £311.3m, followed by Southampton (£60.9m) Arsenal (£59 million), Bournemouth (£54.5 million), Newcastle (£48.3 million), Leeds (£46.5m) and Liverpool (£45 million).
A significant difference in spending separates the leading seven clubs, with Leicester in eighth place with £32.5m, followed by Wolves (£31.6 million) and Nottingham Forest (£16 million).
Only two clubs recorded a profit from their winter business, with Everton registering a best drooling surplus of £45m and Brighton a profit of £23.5m.
In terms of revenue, Chelsea compiled 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 signed 15 players on loan, with Manchester United making up three and Brentford, Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest and Tottenham each provides two players on short-term deals.
Everton were the only club not to sign a single player.
In terms of costs, West Ham landed six players on permanent league deals while Everton sanctioned five departures.
Brighton sent nine players out on loan while Arsenal (eight), Southampton, Wolves, Brentford (all seven), Nottingham Forest and Manchester City (both sixes) also thinned their ranks with a series of short-term departures.