Here are the top five highest-spending clubs in the January transfer window 2022. Few teams broke the bank to add strength and depth to their rosters. The January 2022 transfer window closed on January 31, 2022, after some frantic activity by the clubs. It provided the best opportunity for respective football teams to bolster their squads in preparation for the new season. Some high-profile moves resulted in hefty transfer fees. Newcastle was the biggest spender, flexing its financial muscles under the club’s new Saudi-led ownership, while Everton was the only top-five side to significantly strengthen. As with transfer windows, some clubs were very active while others were not, and we look at five of the highest-spending clubs here.
Top 5 highest spending clubs in 2022 winter transfer window
1. Newcastle United- 7 Players for 102.1 million Euros(€)
Newcastle United’s new Saudi-rich owners wasted no time in making a transfer window splash, bringing in seven players for a total net spend of €102.1 million. Faced with relegation, the club decided to bring in players such as Kieran Tripper and Chris Wood, as well as break the club record fee to sign Bruno Guimaraes from Lyon. The updated list of Newcastle player transactions during the January 2022 transfer window, as well as the updated squad list, can be found below.
Newcastle January Transfer Window 2022
|7 Jan 2022||Kieran Trippier||Defender||31||Atletico Madrid||$16.2 million transfer + add-ons|
2.5-year contract + option
|13 Jan 2022||Chris Wood||Striker||30||Burnley||$33 million transfer|
|30 Jan 2022||Bruno Guimaraes||Midfielder||24||Lyon||$44 million transfer|
|31, Jan 2022||Matt Targett||Defender||26||Aston Villa||6-month Loan|
|31, Jan 2022||Dan Burn||Defender||29||Brighton||$16.9 million|
2. Juventus- 5 Players for 97.7 million Euros(€)
Juventus are struggling in Serie A this season and made a move to improve their fortunes by signing five players, including Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina for a whopping €81.6 million. Denis Zakaria and Federico Gatti were two other notable players signed by the Turin giants.
Juventus January Transfer Window 2022
|28 Jan 2022||Dusan Vlahovic||Forward||22||Fiorentina||£62.5m|
|31 Jan 2022||Federico Gatti||Defender||23||Frosinone||£7m|
|31 Jan 2022||Denis Zakaria||Midfielder||24||Borussia Mönchengladbach||£4.2m|
3. Barcelona- 3 Players for 55 million Euros(€)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stated that he joined Barcelona to help them return to the Champions League and win the prestigious title. The 32-year-old has had a successful career in Europe, but he has yet to win the elite European title. Barcelona is struggling financially due to mounting debt, but they have still managed to bring in Adama Traore on loan from Wolves while spending €55 million to sign Ferran Torres from Manchester City. Barcelona, on the other hand, has made headlines by signing him for a record fee of £46.3 million on January 3, 2022.
4. Liverpool- 2 Players for 45 million Euros(€)
Liverpool was not expected to be in the transfer market, but they spent a lot of money to sign Luis Diaz from Porto after it was revealed that he had agreed to terms with their rivals, Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool strengthened their squad in the January transfer window 2022 by signing Porto star Luis Diaz on January 30, 2022, for £33.3 million. It’ll be fascinating to see how the winger adjusts to life in the Premier League.
5. Everton- 6 Players for 37.5 million Euros(€)
Everton is the second-longest continuously serving club in English top-flight football and is ranked third all-time in terms of points. Everton was another Premier League team that had struggled this season and needed to make additions to their squad to climb the table. In addition, they signed six players, the most notable of which were Dele Alli on a free transfer and Donny van de Beek on a loan transfer. Everton was one of the 32 UEFA clubs with the highest enterprise value in 2021. Its midpoint enterprise value was 455 million euros in the same year. They also hired a new manager, Frank Lampard, who signed a two-year contract to replace Rafa Benitez.
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