All European Leagues had their transfer window closed on January 31st and had over 600 deals completed. The Guardian further estimates that the total value of the transfer window went over £620 million. Newcastle, Juventus and Barcelona were the biggest spenders this time with Newcastle passing the £80 million mark.
Top clubs like Juventus, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich don’t usually make their big signings in this transfer window, but once in a while, they do add reinforcements. For instance, Manchester City and FC Barcelona added a few more players to their squad while Real Madrid had zero transfers.
So, which new players can we expect? Are they going to increase the winning odds of their new teams? Starting with Barcelona, the team will most likely have its odds raised by top live betting sites after signing Ferran Torres early on in the transfer window from Manchester City. The two other additions that make Barcelona’s forward lethal are Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng from Arsenal and Adama Traore from Wolves.
Juventus splashed the most money on a player this window by having a £62.5 million deal for 21-year old Dusan Vlahovic. The youngster has 17 goals to his name and will switch allegiance from Fiorentina to Juventus. The team also signed Federico Gatti from Frosinone to boost its defence.
When it comes to the Premier League, players’ agents seemed to have had a busy window. Newcastle didn’t hesitate to get midfielder Bruno Guimarães from Lyon, forward Chris Wood from Burnley, defender Dan Burn from Brighton and defender Kieran Trippier from Atletico Madrid. All this cost the team a total of £82.8 million.
Some of the other Premier League teams that made top bids this transfer window include Liverpool, Aston Villa, Everton, Tottenham and Wolves. The Reds signed Luis Diaz from FC Porto at a cost of £33.3m, Villa welcomed defender Lucas Digne from Everton with a £23m deal and Everton added Vitalii Mykolenko from Dynamo Kyiv to its squad for £17.6 million.
The Bundesliga was rather dull with only a few signings most of them being from Wolfsburg. The team added forward Jonas Wild, winger Jakub Kaminski and winger Kevin Paredes to its squad for a total of £24.2m.
Just like the Bundesliga, the Ligue 1 wasn’t so active and only had a few noteworthy transfers. Some of the new players we expect to see in this French League include Romain Faivre, Vanderson, Jens Cajuste and Edon Zhegrova.
Here are the top transfers for the different leagues:
Luis Diaz (FC Porto to Liverpool) -£33.3m
Bruno Guimarães (Lyon to Newcastle United) -£33.3m
Chris Wood (Burnley to Newcastle United) -£25m
Lucas Digne (Everton to Aston Villa) – £23m
Vitalii Mykolenko (Dynamo Kyiv to Everton) – £17.6m
Rodrigo Bentancur (Juventus to Tottenham Hotspur) -£15.9m
Julián Álvarez (River Plate to Manchester City) -£15m
Hwang Hee-Chan (RB Leipzig to Wolves) -£14m
Dan Burn (Brighton to Newcastle United) -£12.5m
Wout Weghorst (Wolfsburg to Burnely) -£12m
Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid to Newcastle United) -£12m
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur to Everton) -Free
Donny Van De Beek (Manchester United to Everton) -Loan
Matt Targett (Aston Villa to Newcastle United) -Loan
Dejan Kulusevski (Juventus to Tottenham Hotspur) -Loan
Phillipe Coutinho (Barcelona to Aston Villa) -Loan
Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina to Juventus) -£62.5m
Jérémie Boga (Sassuolo to Atalanta) -£18.5m
Jonathan Ikoné (Lille to Fiorentina) -£13m
Arthur Cabral (Basel to Fiorentina) -£11.6m
Federico Gatti (Frosinone to Juventus) -£7m
Stefano Sensi (Inter to Sampdoria) -Loan
Robin Gosens (Atalanta to Inter) -Loan
Sérgio Oliveira (FC Porto to Roma) -Loan
Ferran Torres (Manchester City to Barcelona) -£46.3m
Jesús Corona (FC Porto to Sevilla) -£2.9m
Reinildo Mandava (Lille to Atletico Madrid) -£2.5m
Daniel Wass (Valencia to Atletico Madrid) -£2.1m
Pierre-Emerick Aubamayeng (Arsenal to Barcelona) -Free
Adama Traoré (Wolves to Barcelona) -Loan
Anthony Martial (Manchester United to Sevilla) -Loan
Rafinha (PSG to Real Sociedad) -Loan
Sergio Rico (PSG to Mallorca) -Loan
Romain Faivre (Brest to Lyon) -£12.5m
Vanderson (Gremio to Monaco) -£9.3m
Jens Cajuste (FC Midtjylland to Reims) -£8.3m
Billal Brahimi (Angers to Nice) -£5.8m
Ibrahima Koné (Sarpsborg to Lorient) -£3.3m
Sead Kolasinac (Arsenal to Marseille) -Free
Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur to Lyon) -Loan
Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas to Augsburg) -£14.8m
Jonas Wind (FC Copenhagen to Wolfsburg) -£10m
Jakub Kaminski (Lech Poznan to Wolfsburg) -£9m
Marvin Friedrich (Union Berlin to Borussia Mönchengladbach) -£5m
Sardar Azmoun (Zenit to Bayern Leverkusen) -Undisclosed fee