Premier League transfers: Man Utd top spending breakdown after Deadline Day, Arsenal complete clear-out

Man Utd, West Ham, Aston Villa, Brighton, Liverpool and Arsenal only clubs to splash cash on signings for disclosed fees; Hammers almost balance books for £26m Said Benrama deal after selling Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £22.2m; Gunners offload 11 players; Baggies turn to loans


How much did Premier League clubs spend on transfers during the winter window? We crunch the numbers...

In total, Premier League clubs spent just £84.2m in January on deals with disclosed fees, with the biggest deal - Amad Diallo's £37m move from Atalanta to Manchester United - being agreed in the last window.

The diminished tally represents a vast fall from the £230m last January and a slump of £381m from the record high of £430m in January 2018.

Only 12 permanent deals were completed in the month, with Aston Villa's signing of Morgan Sanson from Marseille for £15.5m representing the biggest new deal of this window.

Financially, Diallo's New Year's Day done deal was the most expensive of the window, however West Ham signed off a £26m outlay to turn their loan of Said Benrahma from Brentford into a permanent move.

Who spent the money?

There were only six signings made during the window for transfer fees, topped by Manchester United winger Diallo at £37.2m from Serie A club Atalanta.

As expected, West Ham converted Benrahma's temporary move into a permanent deal at a cost of £26m after a bit-part start to his career at the London Stadium.

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Aston Villa snapped up 26-year-old Marseille midfielder Sanson for a fee that could rise to £15.5m, while Brighton made a £4.5m Deadline Day move for Moises Caicedo.

Liverpool secured the signature of Preston centre-back Davies for £1.6m, while Arsenal bolstered the youth rank by drafting in Herta Berlin 19-year-old centre-back Omar Rekik.

Incoming loan deals

Many of the headline signings were drafted on temporary deals. West Ham snapped up Jesse Lingard, while Arsenal swooped for Martin Odegaard to compete with fellow youngster Emile Smith Rowe - while the Gunners also loaned Brighton stopper Mat Ryan as back-up for Bernd Leno.

Baggies bolster ranks with loans

West Brom drafted a league-topping three players on loan deals during the January window: Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Okay Yokuslu (Celta Vigo) and Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray).

Wolves signed Real Sociedad forward Willian Jose to cover injured striker Raul Jimenez, while Crystal Palace and West Brom also bolstered their attack by drafting Jean-Philippe Mateta (Mainz) and Mbaye Diagne (Galatasaray), respectively.

Image: Fulham also utilised the loan market by signing Bordeaux forward Josh Maja

A Deadline Day surprise saw Southampton completing a short-term deal for Liverpool forward Takumi Minamino, with Jurgen Klopp's side snapping up Schalke centre-back Ozan Kabak, while Gunners duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Wilock joined West Brom and Newcastle, respectively.

Who was sold?

The subdued market also affected outgoing deals, with just 34 players leaving clubs on permanent deals, of which only 14 were for undisclosed fees.

West Ham sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax for a window-topping £22.2m - less than half the £45m they paid Eintracht Frankfurt for him only 18 months ago.

Meanwhile, Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen completed a double-raid for Premier League talent by signing Leicester winger Demarai Gray (£2m) and Manchester United midfielder Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£1.8m).

Net spend

Total transfers

In terms of total incomings, West Brom were busiest with five additions, followed by Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham with three per club, and 10 clubs made one signing apiece: Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Manchester United, Newcastle, Southampton and Wolves.

Gunner shake it up?

The Gunners were busiest in the market for ins and outs, shipping out four players on a permanent basis and another seven on short-term deals.

For outgoings, Arsenal were busiest with 11 shipped out on loan or permanent deals, followed by Tottenham (10 outgoings), Everton, Leicester, Manchester United and Wolves (nine each) - while eight left Manchester City and seven departed Aston Villa, Brighton, Fulham and West Ham during the window.

All the incoming deals

All the outgoing deals

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