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Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
Feb 6, 2014

Prem clubs outspend European rivals

Premier League clubs spent more in the January transfer window than their French, German, Italian and Spanish counterparts did between them.

Smith: Winter window on borrowed time?

The 20 members of England’s top flight had a net spend of 150 million euros, whereas the other four major leagues’ balance only amounted to 140 million euros, according to the Soccerex transfer review.

France’s Ligue 1 clubs spent 53 million euros, Italy’s Serie A sides 42 million euros, Germany’s Bundesliga members 33 million euros and net outgoings in Spain’s La Liga only accounted for 12 million euros.

Chelsea paid the most in transfer fees in Europe, although their 52.8 million euro outlay on Nemanja Matic, Mohamed Salah and Kurt Zouma still left them in profit after they sold Kevin De Bruyne and Juan Mata.

Manchester United’s 45 million euro purchase of Mata put them second and meant that, without selling anyone, their overall outlay was the highest. Mata was by far the biggest signing anywhere in Europe in January, costing 20 million euros more than any other.

There were four English clubs among the nine biggest spenders in Europe with Hull City, who brought in strikers Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic, in eighth and Fulham, who recruited Kostas Mitroglu, ninth.

Chelsea, who recouped 62 million euros, also brought in the most money, followed by Newcastle, who sold Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain, and Benfica, who allowed Matic to return to Stamford Bridge.

However, Serie A clubs recruited the most players, many of them on loan, with relegation-threatened Sassuolo, with 12 additions, the busiest, followed by Parma, who have 11 new faces.

Over the last two transfer windows, Real Madrid are Europe’s biggest spenders with an outlay of 182.5 million euros, followed by Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Napoli and Roma.

Many of Europe’s leading clubs -- including Champions League winners Bayern Munich, plus Barcelona, Real Madrid, Arsenal, AC Milan, Juventus, Manchester City and Liverpool -- did not spend any money on transfer fees in January.

City, Bayern and Barcelona have not bought in the last three winter windows, illustrating that they prefer to do their business in the summer transfer market.

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