Premier League January Transfer Window Roundup & Analysis

Premier League January Transfer Window Roundup & Analysis

The January transfer window is now closed, Sky Sports News are reporting a total spend of £127.8m by Premier League clubs. This is more than double the 2012 January transfer window but around half of the spend from 2011 – although that was largely due to Chelsea and Liverpool spending over £100m between them!

The graph below shows the total incoming and outgoing players for each club, QPR were the busiest club with 11 players out and 6 players in.  Freeing up wages is a vital task for Premier League clubs and you’ll notice that most clubs had more players going out than coming in.  Liverpool bought two players but those players were mainly paid for by freeing up space in the wage bill, Joe Cole being the biggest earner to leave Liverpool in January.  West Brom and Manchester City did not bring any players in but both clubs let 5 players leave.  Manchester United also seemed to loan a lot of players out too (as reported by the Telegraph). Only five teams had a higher amount of players transferred in than out (Fulham, Newcastle, Reading, West Ham & Wigan).

EPL January Transfer window 2013 in's and outs

Sky Sports News’s reported spend was in fact a gross spend of £127.8m for all Premier League Clubs in the January transfer window.  As always, the media likes to hype up the spend, even if the net spend is far less.

The proportions are in the Pie Chart below. Newcastle have been reported to be the big spenders with 18% of the total and £22.4m spent, closely followed by QPR & Liverpool (as mentioned above only gross spending was reported by Sky Sports News and sales were not included).

Premier League Team Spending January 2013 Transfer Window

The table below shows the total net spend for each club as well as the number of players being bought and sold in January 2013.  Newcastle United, Queens Park Rangers and Liverpool were the big spenders, accounting for half of the total transfer window spend.

Note: Click on the columns below to sort the data in ascending and descending order.

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This does not show the income from saving the wage bill for loaning players out or cancelling their contract / free transfer.  Football clubs work like any business, if they can remove some of the outgoings, they have more room to spend on incomings.  For example if a player was on £100,000 per week on a 3 year contract but was a free transfer he would be more expensive (£15,6m) than a player who cost £2m on £50,000 per week over the course of the contracts (£9.8m).

January 2013 Transfer window Premier League Transfer list – Club by Club

[toggle_simple title=”Arsenal” width=”450px”]

INS: Nacho Monreal from Malaga.

OUTS: Marouane Chamakh (West Ham, loan), Johan Djourou (Hannover, loan), Emmanuel Frimpong (Fulham, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Aston Villa” width=”450px”]

INS: Yacouba Sylla (Clermont, undisclosed), Simon Dawkins (Tottenham, loan)

OUTS: Alan Hutton (Real Mallorca, free), Stephen Warnock (Leeds United, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Chelsea” width=”450px”]

INS: Demba Ba (Newcastle United, £7.5m), Wallace (Fluminese, £5m. Arrives in summer)

OUTS: Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool, £12m), Lucas Piazon (Malaga, loan), Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers, loan), Billy Clifford, Sam Walker (both Colchester United, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Everton” width=”450px”]

INS: John Stones (Barnsley, undisclosed)

OUTS: Ross Barkley (Leeds, loan), Magaye Gueye (Brest, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Fulham” width=”450px”]

INS: Chris David (FC Twente, Undisclosed), Emmanuel Frimpong (Arsenal, loan), Urby Emanuelson (AC Milan), Stanislav Manolev (PSV Eindhoven, loan), Eyong Enoh (Ajax, undisclosed)

OUTS: Stephen Kelly (Reading, undisclosed), David Stockdale (Hull City, loan), Richard Peniket (AFC Telford, loan), Chris Baird (West Brom, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Liverpool” width=”450px”]

INS: Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea, £12m), Philippe Coutinho (Inter Milan £8.5m)

OUTS: Joe Cole (West Ham United, free), Michael Ngoo (Hearts, loan), Adam Morgan (Rotherham, loan), Nuri Sahin (Borussia Dortmund, loan terminated), Danny Wilson (Hearts, loan), Alexander Doni (Botafogo, free).

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[toggle_simple title=”Manchester City” width=”450px”]

INS: None

OUTS: Alex Nimely (Crystal Palace, loan), Omar Elabdellaoui (Eintracht Braunschweiger, loan), Jeremy Helen (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Luca Scapuzzi (Varese, loan), Mario Balotelli (AC Milan, £22m)

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[toggle_simple title=”Manchester United” width=”450px”]

INS: Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, £10m rising to £15m), Dean Santangelo (Augsburg II, undisclosed)

OUTS: Angelo Henriquez (Wigan Athletic, loan), Bebe (Rio Ave, loan), Josh King (Blackburn Rovers, £1m), Robbie Brady (Hull City, £2m), Scott Wootton (Peterborough, loan), Davide Petrucci (Peterborough, loan), Federico Macheda (Stuttgart, loan), Luke McCullough (Cheltenham Town, loan), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Newcastle United” width=”450px”]

INS: Mathieu Debuchy (Lille, £5.5m), Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (Montpellier, £6.5m), Yoan Gouffran (Bordeaux, £2.8m), Massadio Haidara (Nancy, £1.4m) Moussa Sissoko (Toulouse, £1.8m), Kevin Mbabu (Servette, undisclosed).

OUTS: Demba Ba (Chelsea, £7m), Conor Newton (St. Mirren, loan), Paul Dummett (St Mirren, loan), Xisco (released)

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[toggle_simple title=”Norwich City” width=”450px]

INS: Luciano Becchio (Leeds, swap), Kei Kamara (Sporting Kansas City, loan)

OUTS: Elliott Ward (Nottingham Forest, loan), Jacob Butterfield (Crystal Palace, loan), Declan Rudd (Preston North End, loan), Simon Lappin (released), Steve Morison (Leeds, swap)

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[toggle_simple title=”Queens Park Rangers” width=”450px”]

INS: Loïc Remy (Marseille, undisclosed), Tal Ben Haim (unattached), Yun Suk-Young (Chunnam Dragons, undisclosed), Chris Samba (Anzhi Makhachkala) £12.5m, Jermaine Jenas (Tottenham, undisclosed), Andros Townsend (Tottenham, loan)

OUTS: Alejandro Faurlín (Palermo, loan), Ryan Nelsen (Toronto FC, retired), Djibril Cisse (Al Gharafa, loan), Tom Hitchcock (Bristol Rovers, loan) , Kieron Dyer (released), Michael Harriman (Wycombe, loan), Anton Ferdinand (Bursaspor, loan), Rob Hulse (Millwall, loan), Frankie Sutherland (Portsmouth, loan), Michael Doughty (St Johnstone, loan), Jordan Gibbons (Inverness CT, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Reading” width=”450px”]

INS: Daniel Carrico (Sporting Lisbon, £600,000), Hope Akpan (Crawley, undisclosed), Stephen Kelly (Fulham, undisclosed), Michael Hector (Aldershot Town, undisclosed), Jake Taylor (Cheltenham Town, undisclosed), Nick Blackman (Sheffield United, undisclosed)

OUTS: Dominic Samuel (Colchester, loan), Gozie Ugwu (Plymouth Argyle, loan), Michael Hector (Cheltenham, free), Curtis Obeng (York, free)

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[toggle_simple title=”Southampton” width=”450px”]

INS: Vegard Forren (Molde, £4.2m)

OUTS: Sam Hoskins (Stevenage, loan), Ryan Dickson (Bradford, loan), Danny Seaborne (Bournemouth, loan), Jonathan Forte (Sheffield United, loan), Steve de Ridder (Bolton, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Stoke City” width=”450px”]

INS: Jack Butland (Birmingham, £4m), Brek Shea (FC Dallas, undisclosed)

OUTS: Maurice Edu (Bursaspor, loan), Danny Higginbotham (Sheffield United, loan), Michael Tonge (Leeds United, undisclosed), Ryan Brunt (Bristol Rovers, undisclosed), Jack Butland (Birmingham, loan), Rory Delap (Barnsley, loan), Matthew Upson (Brighton, undisclosed)

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[toggle_simple title=”Sunderland” width=”450px”]

INS: Alfred N’Diaye (Bursaspor, £3m), Kader Mangane (Al-Hilal, loan), Danny Graham (Sunderland, £5m)

OUTS: David Meyler (Hull, £1.5m), Frazier Campbell (Cardiff, £650,000), Jonny Maddison (Crawley Town, loan), Blair Adams (Coventry City, undisclosed), Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull, loan), Louis Saha (released), Wayne Bridge (Brighton, free)

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[toggle_simple title=”Swansea City” width=”450px”]

INS: Roland Lamah (Osasuna, loan)

OUTS: Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town, undisclosed), Jamie Proctor (Crawley Town, undisclosed), Leroy Lita (Sheffield Wednesday, loan), Jazz Richards (Crystal Palace, loan), Curtis Obeng (York City, loan), Danny Graham (Sunderland, £5m)

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[toggle_simple title=”Tottenham Hotspur” width=”450px”]

INS: Ezekiel Fryers (Standard Liege, £3m), Lewis Holtby (Schalke, £1.5m)

OUTS: Carlo Cudicini (LA Galaxy, free), Iago Falque (Almeria, loan), Heurelho Gomes (Hoffenheim, loan), Alex Pritchard, Peterborough, loan), Andros Townsend (QPR, loan), Jermaine Jenas (QPR, undisclosed)

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[toggle_simple title=”West Bromwich Albion” width=”450px”]

INS: None

OUTS: Chris Wood (Leicester, £1.5m rising to £2m), Gonzalo Jara (Nottingham Forest, loan), Sam Mantom (Walsall, undisclosed), Craig Dawson (Bolton, loan), Yassine El Ghanassy (Gent, undisclosed)

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[toggle_simple title=”West Ham United” width=”450px”]

INS: Emanuel Pogatetz (Wolfsburg, loan), Marouane Chamakh (Arsenal, loan), Joe Cole (Liverpool, free), Sean Maguire (Waterford United, undisclosed), Wellington Paulista (Cruzeiro, loan).

OUTS: Alou Diarra (Rennes, loan)

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[toggle_simple title=”Wigan Athletic” width=”450px”]

INS: Roger Espinoza (Sporting Kansas City, free), Angelo Henriquez (Manchester United, loan), Joel Robles (Atletico Madrid, loan), Paul Scharner (Hamburg, loan)

OUTS: Mauro Boselli (Palermo, loan) Rob Kiernan, (Brentford, loan)

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Data Sources: Telegraph, Sky Sports News (TV Channel)