Chelsea and Premier League broke the winter market with millions Half time
The best Leagues in Europe opted to spend little money on transfers during the winter market, except the Premier League who had an expense of more than €700 millionBeing the Chelsea the club that wasted money to add reinforcements in all positions.
While in LaLiga the Real Madrid and Barcelona did not incorporate players -although for the culés the signing of Julian Araujo sounds, but it has not been confirmed-, in England the most important clubs did make movements of millions of euros. All in a winter market where teams from all the top leagues of the Old Continent they did not spend on transfers.
How much did the Premier clubs spend on transfers?
The Premier League has been the only league in the world that has spent millions on new players. The most outstanding was that of the midfielder Enzo Fernández who will arrive at Chelsea from Benfica for 120 million euros. In total, the clubs of the Premier they spent 763.11 million eurosaccording to figures from transfer markt.
Not all English clubs spent on players, there were teams that their economy did not even allow them to seek a loan. That is why the case of Chelsea, which is the team that has spent the most in all of Europe with 328.5 million euros in eight signings which also include, among others, the Ukrainian Mykhaylo Mudrykto Nigerian Noni Madueke and the loan from Joao Félix that has cost them around 11 million euros.
Arsenal and Liverpool have decided to pay more than 42 million euros each by players in an elite race for the League title. But others like him Everton or Crystal Palace did not spend in players.
Germany, Italy and Spain, austere
Other top leagues They haven’t even spent 100 million on new players. In this case, cases such as those of The league of Spain and the A series from Italy who have more than 10 teams that have not spent money in hiring.
This does not mean that many of the clubs have not spent on transfers, their spending has been minimal because They bet on loans or free footballers. In some cases like the Real Madrid They flatly announced since December that they would not sign anyone in this transfer market.
An example of how in Serie A they also looked for free players is the case of Salernitana, who signed goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa free after not renewing with América.
In the case of Spain, few clubs wanted to buy the federative rights of a soccer player, here again the name of a Mexican stands out as an example, since César Montes with Espanyol was one of the few signings in which millions of euros were involved.
In the Bundesliga, spending amounted to 68.27 million euros the most expensive signing being that of the goalkeeper jonas omlin which according to Transfermarkt cost the Borussia Monchengladbach about 9 million euros.
Only Ligue 1 in recent days decided to incorporate playersespecially Marseille with the signing of Vitinha for 32 million eurosthe team that spent the most on new players.
H2 Economic political context
After the World Cup in Qatar, the clubs have been reserved when it comes to spending on new players. It seems that the political landscape, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and global economic problemshas influenced the directives that have analyzed in detail whether it is necessary to spend a lot for footballers.
Spending on transfers by league in millions of euros
- Premier League | 763.11
- Bundesliga | 68,275
- LaLiga | 25.38
- Serie A | 28.42
- Ligue 1 | 127.2