Up On The Deal: Premier League Clubs End Transfer Window In Collective Profit For First Time Ever

Chris Wright

1st, February 2017

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A relatively dull month of trading ensured that the Premier League ended a transfer window in profit for the first time ever.

According to Deloitte, the Premier League clubs combined spent a six-year high of £215million in January 2017.

On deadline day, the big money was spent on Manolo Gabbiadini (who joined Southampton from Napoli in a £14million deal) and Robbie Brady (Norwich to Burnley for £13million).

Elsewhere, Swansea signed Jordan Ayew from Aston Villa with Neil Taylor and £5million going the other way, while Crystal Palace brought in Mamadou Sakho on loan from Liverpool for the princely sum of £2million.

However, the £20million fee Watford managed to secure for Odion Ighalo ensured that the window closed with the Premier League around £40million in the black.

That may well rise too, as the Chinese Super League’s transfer deadline isn’t until 28th February, potentially leaving the door – or window, if you like – open for more expensive departures.

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