Transfer news: Premier League clubs not spending in the January 2024 window

Transfer news: Premier League clubs not spending in the January 2024 window

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Chelsea’s signing of 22-year-old Enzo Fernandez in January 2023 for £107million broke the British transfer record – previously the £100m Manchester City paid for Jack Grealish in 2021.

Is the Premier League overspending?

The last three windows – January 2023 and the summers of 2022 and 2023 – have a new Premier League record, with players being sold for £100m and Chelsea dominating the headlines.

But with a week to go until the deadline on Thursday 1 February, only 11 players have been signed by Premier League clubs, with the transfer fee looming. £45.4m.

Of the fees disclosed, flight clubs spend the least £352.2mbefore adding, by this stage last year, it is seven days to go.

High-flying clubs could spend up to £815m in last season’s January window. That includes Chelsea’s £107m deal for Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez, from Benfica.

More than £275m was spent on the final day alone, while, according to financial firm Deloitte, the total amount of money spent by Premier League clubs last January was 90% more than the previous fifth record of $430m, set in 2018.

The January window followed two summer windows that were damaged, where $2.3bn was spent in 2023 over the $1.9bn spent in July and August 2022.

Is Premier League money worth it?

No club would want to risk a 10-point deduction as Everton are appealing for a previous breach in their account until 2021-2022.

BBC Sport’s Alex Howell says Chelsea, who have spent £1bn since Clearlake took over the club in May 2022, are more likely to sell in this window than buy to improve the books.

While Newcastle, despite becoming one of the richest clubs in the world through their sponsors Saudi Public Investment Fund, lost £73m in the 2022-2323 season and players such as Kieran Trippier, Callum Wilson and Miguel Almiron have been linked with a move. Tyneside this month.

The Premier League is underway in January

Sheffield United started on 5 January with the loan signing of Villarreal’s Chilean player Ben Brereton Diaz.

Tottenham moved early to complete two of the most eye-catching signings on the screen so far, bringing in 21-year-old Romanian defender Radu Dragusin from Italian side Genoa for £25m and German midfielder Timo Werner on loan from RB Leipzig until the end of the competition. weather – the 27-year-old movement includes a way to be permanent in the summer.

All of them Burnley and Brentford they brought in a player on loan from the Premier League, Ivory Coast striker David Datro Fofana is switching from Chelsea to Turf Moor and Tottenham’s Spanish defender Sergio Reguilon has completed a short spell at Manchester United to join the Bees’ left side. behind Rico Henry.

Reading vice-captain Tom Holmes, 23, made the jump from League One to Luton Town for an undisclosed fee, although the defender has returned to the Royals on loan.

Brightonmeanwhile, they signed two youngsters – the Romanian winger Adrian Mazilu, 18, completed his move to FCV Farul after agreeing to a contract last summer, although he joined Vitesse Arnhem on loan, while the 19-year-old Argentinian winger/back. Valentin Barco arrived at the Amex Stadium from Boca Juniors on a four-and-a-half-year deal for £7.8m.

Aston Villa signed Serbian defender Kosta Nedeljkovic from Red Star Belgrade for an undisclosed fee, but the 18-year-old will remain with Red Star until the end of the season.

Manchester City have signed Argentine Under-17 midfielder Claudio Echeverri from River Plate in the same deal, and Sheffield United have brought in Republic of Ireland Under-21 defender Sam Curtis from St Patrick’s Athletic.

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