Most money spent by top European leagues in January

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With the January transfer window shut across the top five leagues in Europe, now we can compare where most of the money was spent.

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In the list below you can see the Premier League dominated spending once again, but France’s top-flight is in second place after they spent big on the likes of Julian Draxler, Dimitri Payet and Memphis Depay.

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The window in the Bundesliga and Serie A were pretty non eventful, while England’s second-tier comes in fifth place and ahead of Spain’s La Liga which spent just $17.7 million on transfers throughout the entire month. The fact that the Championship is just behind the likes of the Bundesliga in Serie A in terms of its spending power shows just how many big teams are down there and the impact PL money is having in the lower tiers as parachute payments increase the level of play in the second-tier.

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With plenty of big name players heading to the Chinese Super League, plenty of European leagues have made money in this window as net spends have been minimal.

Take a look at the total money spent in each league below. Surprising?

Premier League – $275.6 million

Ligue 1 – $163 million

Bundesliga – $107.4 million

Serie A – $102.3 million

Championship – $101 million

La Liga – $17.7 million