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Transfer Window Round Up – January 2023

Power of the Premier League

Once again, the financial clout of English football has blown the other European leagues out of the water. Premier League clubs spent in excess of £800m in January, with Chelsea alone spending more than every club in the other top European leagues put together.

It’s not a fact that everybody finds comfortable to accept, but what it does mean is that the English game is home to players of a higher quality than anywhere else on the planet, and we can offer you great hospitality packages to see the world’s top footballers in action.

Chelsea

Let’s have a look at the transfer highlights from the clubs we work with… starting of course with Chelsea, whose spending spree was on an almost unimaginable scale. The marquee signing for the West London club was Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who joined from Benfica for a staggering £106.8m – a record fee paid by an English club. Fernandez is a World Cup winner of course, which adds an inevitable premium to his market value, but it’s still a mind-blowing sum of money for a player who has only recently turned 22, and has played fewer than 20 competitive matches in Europe.

Aside from Fernandez, Chelsea spent £88.5m on another 22 year old – Ukrainian Footballer of the Year Mykhailo Mudryk, from Shakhtar Donetsk. A speedy winger, with a handful of international caps, Mudryk is expected to add some potency to Chelsea’s attack, which has struggled so far this season. Other notable new arrivals at Stamford Bridge are French defender Benoit Badiashile, who joined from Monaco, and Joao Felix, who arrived on loan from Atletico Madrid, and was sent off on his debut against Fulham.

Arsenal

Across London, Arsenal benefited from Chelsea’s transfer incomings by snapping up Blues midfielder Jorginho. The experienced Italian international will add some depth to Mikel Arteta’s squad as they continue to push for their first Premier League title since 2004. Jorginho joins fellow new boy Leandro Trossard at the Gunners, following his arrival from Brighton for £27m. But the North London club missed out on their main target, Moises Caicedo, also from Brighton. This is a deal which is more than likely to be revisited in the summer. Arteta’s squad was further bolstered by the Polish defender Jakub Kiwior from Italian side Spezia.

Manchester City

Manchester City signed young Argentine midfielder Maximo Perrone, but the big transfer news at the Etihad was the departure of Joao Cancelo on loan to Bayern Munich. On the other side of Manchester, Eric ten Hag added three players to his squad – Dutch centre forward Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley, goalkeeper Jack Butland on loan from Crystal Palace, and Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich. Austrian midfielder Sabitzer arrived on deadline day as cover for Christian Eriksen who is set for a spell on the sidelines due to injury. He’s an experienced international player, with a good pedigree in European knockout football, which might be useful as United prepare to face Barcelona in the Europa League.

Best of the Rest

Tottenham also managed to add a couple of loan players to their ranks – Pedro Porro from Sporting Lisbon, and Arnaut Danjuma from Villarreal. Danjuma seemed set for a move to Everton, but that fell through when Frank Lampard was sacked. New manager Sean Dyche didn’t manage to get any signings across the line, much to the dissatisfaction of Everton fans, who also watched on as Anthony Gordon joined Newcastle for £45m. Another target of Everton was Danny Ings, who elected to leave Aston Villa for West Ham for £15m. Villa picked up youngster Jhon Duran from Chicago Fire, and marauding full back Alex Moreno from Real Betis in a £13m deal.

In the Championship, resurgent West Bromwich Albion – who are now creeping up on the top 6 in the table – picked up Nathaniel Chalobah from Fulham, an experienced addition to the squad as they push up the table. The second half of the season is well underway, with much to fight for at the top and bottom of the Premier League. We’ve got an array of fantastic packages at the top stadiums across England, which you can have a look at here or give us a call on 01454 201210.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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