LONDON: Even though many Premier managers profess to hate the January transfer window the total January spend was a record £130m compared with £120m last January (across all the league).
However the vast majority of that spending was by two clubs: Chelsea and Manchester United. Two of last summer’s biggest spenders – Manchester City and Tottenham – spent nothing at all.
The total transfer spending of Premier League clubs in summer and winter windows to £760m, topping £700m for the first time, according to Deloitte. The previous highest total for the two windows was £670m in season 2008-09.
Five most expensive players:
Juan Mata, Chelsea to Manchester Utd, £37.1m
Nemanja Matic, Benfica to Chelsea, £21m
Kurt Zouma, Saint-Eienne to Chelsea, £12m (loaned back for the rest of the season)
Konstantinos Mitroglou, Olympiacos to Fulham, £12m
Mohamed Salah, Basel to Chelsea, £11m
Manchester Utd £37.1m
Crystal Palace £12m