Barça, biggest winter spenders followed by Liverpool and City

WINTER TRANSFER MARKET

Barça, biggest winter spenders followed by Liverpool and City

The Catalan club were the biggest spenders this transfer window with an outlay of 172 million euro in a market once again dominated by the Premier League.

No other club spent as much money in the global winter transfer window this year as FC Barcelona. A total of 131.8 million euros was invested on the acquisitions of Coutinho and Yerry Mina with the figure not taking into account the variables associated with the Brazilian's move from Liverpool.

Winter market | Most expensive players

1 Coutinho Barcelona 120,0
2 Van Dijk Liverpool 78,8
3 Diego Costa Atlético 66,0
4 Laporte Man. City 65,0
5 Aubameyang Dortmund 63,8
6 Bakambu B. Gouan 40,0
7 Íñigo Martínez Athletic 32,0
8 Lucas Moura PSG 28,4
9 Ayew Swansea 22,8
10 Walcott Everton 22,5
11 Tosun Everton 22,0
12 Carrillo Southampton 22,0

Figures expressed in millions of euro.

Source: Transfermarkt.

FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - January 28, 2018. Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho.

Liverpool themselves were the second biggest spenders with the acquisition of former Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk for 78.8 million euros constituting the bulk of their winter outlay. Manchester City complete the big spenders' podium with €71.5 M  invested on Athletic Bilbao player Laporte costing Guardiola €65 M.

Winter transfer window | Investment per club

1 Barcelona SPA 131,8
2 Liverpool ENG 78,8
3 Man. City ENG 71,5
4 Atlético SPA 66,0
5 Arsenal ENG 65,8
6 Chelsea ENG 53,9
7 Everton ENG 44,5
8 Beijing Gouan CHN 40,0
9 Athletic SPA 32,0
10 Tottenham ENG 28,4
11 Dortmund GER 26,0
12 Swansea ENG 22,8

Figures quoted in millions  €.

1: Chinese Super League market remains open thnrough to Feb 28

Source: Transfermarkt.

11 clubs spent more than Serie A combined

"Just" 24.6 million euro changed hand in Serie A deals with struggling Sassuolo the league's top spenders with an outlay of 8.5 million euros and ten European sides and one CSL outfit alone spent more than the outlay of Serie A combined: LaLiga (Barcelona, Atlético and Athletic), Premier League (Liverpool, City, Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham) along Bundesliga side Dortmund and Chinese team Beijing Sinobo Gouan.

Winter market | Investment per league

1 Premier League England 452,95
2 LaLiga Santander Spain 276,70
3 Bundesliga Germany 72,70
4 Chinese Super League China 60,75
5 Ligue 1 France 56,80
6 Liga argentina Argentina 44,87
7 MLS USA 28,46
8 Serie A Italy 24,59
9 Brasileirao Brazil 23,93
10 Championship England 23,80
11 Jupiler Pro League Belgium 18,25
12 Liga NOS Portugal 17,95

Figures expressed in millions of euro.

1: Chinese Super League market remains open thnrough to Feb 28

Source: Transfermarkt.

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