The English Premier League transfer window officially closed on February 1st and was far from what we have been used to in the past.
Not really a transfer window to hold our breath in due to some amazing offers but this was undoubtedly and directly a ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both transfer windows, last summer’s summer and this year’s winter, were burdened with lower spending compared to previous windows, and this is due to the financial constraints that clubs had to deal with in the market.
This was the lowest amount Premier League clubs have spent in any of the last five winter windows in a January transfer window. The amount of £ 465.20m for 2018 was still the highest in recent years.
Last year, EPL teams spent £ 232.96 million this time, according to Sky Sports. In consecutive winter windows, Manchester United has made the most expensive acquisitions.
Last season, Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes was arguably the best signing in five years for £ 68m. That year the Red Devils acquired Amad Diallo from Atalanta for £ 37 million.
Which Premier League team sent the most players out the doors at their respective club?
The team that sent the most players through the exit doors was Arsenal with 11 players either sold, loaned, or released.
With them, the majority of EPL clubs parted ways with nine or fewer outfielders, proving the point was to save money and not spend money in that window.
This is said to be the second of many transfer windows hit by the pandemic, with the nudge effect expected to have a lasting impact on the market.
This is not to say that no big deals are being made for wanted players like Erling Braut Haaland and Kylian Mbappe – rather the clubs may have to sell their top selections below their transfer value.
Here are the completed transfers for the winter window …