Deloitte calculated the figures on Wednesday, a day after the transfer window shut in England and Wales, and they state that more money has been spend on transfer in the PL this season than any other season in the past.
Below you will find more specific information on the January 2017 transfer window, which shows the spending might of the clubs struggling in the lower reaches of the PL.
With plenty of players such as Oscar, Memphis Depay, Odion Ighalo and Dimitri Payet sold overseas for big money, PL clubs decided to spend wisely in January and bring in plenty of loan deals and trim their squads. The impact of the Chinese Super League is also clear for all to see as Oscar and Ighalo brought in over $90 million in transfer fees on their own.
Very intriguing. Let’s see if this trend continues.
Premier League clubs spent $271 million to buy new players in the January window, recording a net transfer profit of $50 million compared with a net spend of $126 million last year
Total expenditure in this January’s transfer window second-highest ever
Premier League clubs set new record for transfer expenditure in a single season
Premier League clubs record net receipts for the first time ever in a transfer window
Clubs currently in the bottom six of the league accounted for 50% of total expenditure, with clubs currently in the bottom half of the table spending $183.2 million (67% of total expenditure)
Deadline day expenditure by Premier League clubs totaled $75.8 million, representing the highest deadline day spend since 2011 and the second-highest ever.
Out: Oscar (Shanghai SIPG), John Mikel Obi (Tianjin TEDA), Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough), Dion Conroy (Swindon Town), Marco Van Ginkel (PSV Eindhoven, loan), Jay Dasilva (Charlton, loan), Isaiah Brown (Huddersfield Town, loan), Fankaty Dabo (Swindon Town, loan), Charlie Colkett (Swindon Town, loan), Fikayo Tomori (Brighton & Hove Albion, loan), Mukhtar Ali (Vitesse Arnhem, loan)
Out: Tom Carroll (Swansea City), Anton Walkes (Atlanta United, loan), Ryan Loft (Stevenage, loan), Shayon Harrison (Yeovil Town, loan), Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage, loan), Luke Amos (Southend United, loan).
Odion Ighalo, who last season bagged 15 goals in helping Watford to a 13th-place finish in their first season back in the Premier League, got his (reportedly $250,000 per week) on Tuesday, as the 27-year-old Nigerian striker signed for Chinese Super League side Changchun Yatai in a deal that nets the Hornets a cool $25-million transfer fee. Win-win.
Ighalo’s second season in the PL has been a massive disappointment, it should be said, as he’s scored just one goal in 18 appearances (14 starts) this season. Troy Deeney and Etienne Capoue lead the way (five goals each) for a side that currently sits 14th in the PL table, eight points clear of relegation, four points off ninth place, with one of the five worst goal differentials in the league.
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Watford reportedly agree $25 million fee with Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai for striker Odion Ighalo. Nigerian forward out of favor this season at Vicarage Road
Reports state Southampton have agreed a $17 million fee with Napoli for forward Manolo Gabbiadini. Pro Soccer Talk understands he has flown to England for a medical. Saints are also reportedly in talks to sign Nice’s goalkeeper Mouez Hassen and Spartak Moscow’s German defender Serdar Tasci on loan
Branislav Ivanovic is set to leave Chelsea for Zenit St Petersburg, with West Brom denying any interest in the Serbian defender. Ivanovic will sign in the next 24 hours on a free transfer
Asmir Begovic‘s move to Bournemouth stalling as Chelsea search for replacement. Antonio Conte revealed they need to find a second-choice goalkeeper before he can move with a move for Craig Gordon breaking down and now Tim Krul is an option
Ronald Koeman confirmed that Burnley defender Michael Keane is on their list of candidates but they don’t expect anything to happen
Leicester City forward Leonardo Ulloa has been linked with a move to Sunderland but Claudio Ranieri said he’s unavailable through injury and he doesn’t want him to leave. Ulloa has since said in a Tweet that he will not play for Leicester again – FULL STORY
Sky Sports claim Hull have agreed a $3.75 million fee for Watford midfielder Adlene Guedioura. The Algerian international is in talks with the Tigers
It is widely reported that Crystal Palace have inquired about Brentford’s Scott Hogan. The striker had been on West Ham’s radar until this week
Arsenal’s right back Carl Jenkinson could leave on a permanent deal with Arsene Wenger stating a deal with Crystal Palace is lined up but Jenkinson hasn’t agreed terms
Hull sign Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia on loan until the end of the season
Could things crank up a few notches in the Premier League as some clubs, especially those in the relegation battle, panic buy?
Let’s wait and see…
With that in mind, think of the list below as a tracker for the players most likely to be on the move in the coming days. Most of these players are rumored to be close to moves and many are said to be unhappy with their current situation and want to move on.
The likelihood of most of the players below moving to, from or around the Premier League is very high.
And man, you could make a pretty decent XI from these guys below if you really wanted to go out and splash the cash in the final days of January…