Newcastle were the biggest spenders during the winter transfer window, with all Premier League clubs spending a total of £186.4 million in January, according to The
The Magpies brought Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Henri Saivet to St. James’ Park, spending a total of £28.5m on those three players, while also landing Seydou Doumbia on loan from Italian giants AS Roma.
Two other clubs topped the £20m spending limit and that were Watford and Norwich, with both spending £26.1m.
The Hornets bought Abdoulaye Doucoure from Rennes for £8m and Adalberto Penaranda for a similar sum, while also getting Mario Suarez, Nordin Amrabat and Costel Pantilimon. The Canaries spend big on Timm Klose and Steven Naismith, and also landed the likes of Ivo Pinto, Matt Jarvis and Patrick Bamford (on loan).
Four teams cracked the £10m limit: Stoke City, Sunderland, Bournemouth and Everton. The Potters made just one move on the transfer market, but it was the biggest one of all, bringing in Giannelli Imbula for a record £18.3m fee from Portuguese giants FC Porto.
Sunderland and Bournemouth spend £17.3m and £16.8m respectively, trying to strengthen their squads in order to avoid relegation and missing out on big money from the new TV-deal that kicks in next season.
Everton gave away £16.5m on two new players, most notably bringing in Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse from Lokomotiv Moscow on a £13.5m deal.
The Premier League’s biggest clubs were extremely quite during January, with Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham spending a total of £14m. The Blues even made a £21.5m profit by selling Ramires and only bringing in Matt Miazga.
Still, Premier League clubs spend a total of £186.4 million this month, with nine clubs being ranked in the top ten in Europe. Only AS Roma sneaked into it, spending £12m on the transfer market.
Window shut. Watford alone in 2015-16 spent more, net, than Arsenal, Spurs, Villa, Saints, Swans, Norwich COMBINED. pic.twitter.com/6JxwCG46Hm
— sportingintelligence (@sportingintel) 1 februari 2016