Ranking Premier League's top 6 based on their January transfers
The January transfer window is finally closed. The Premier League clubs have spent a lot of money in January as a number of high-profile deals went through. Some of the top Premier League clubs broke their transfer records. It was one of the busiest winter transfer windows of all-time.
We have witnessed one of the biggest swap deals in football history. According to an analysis by Deloitte's Sports Business Group, Premier League clubs spent a January transfer deadline-day record £150m on Wednesday to take their overall outlay for the month to £430 million.
On that note, let’s rank the top Premier League clubs based on their January transfer business.
Barcelona signed Coutinho for an initial fee of £106 million that could reach £142 million with bonuses. The Brazilian has agreed to a five-and-a-half-year deal worth £12.1 million a season.
Earlier in the window, Liverpool sealed a world record £75 million deal for Southampton defender Virgil Van Dijk. It shattered Liverpool’s previous club record transfer and van Dijk became the costliest defender in the world.
The 26-year-old Holland international was one of the best defenders in Premier League and signed a contract worth £180,000-a-week until 2023. Though it strengthened Liverpool’s defence, the departure of Coutinho has left a big hole in their attack.
Also, Daniel Sturridge left the club to join West Bromwich Albion on a loan deal until the end of the season and it leaves Liverpool with only Roberto Firmino and Danny Ings as their recognized strikers.