Premier League clubs spend a record $829m in January transfer window

Hope Soto
February 4, 2018

The Premier League's figures reveal the overall net spend was £147.6m in January and includes all transfer fees committed by its clubs.

Aubameyang, 28, signed a contract with the Gunners until 2021, becoming Arsenal's second big-name signing of the transfer window after Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined from Manchester United.

Out of the 20 top-flight teams, 14 clubs voted in favour of Deadline Day commencing early, and the English Football League could soon follow suit.

His arrival will boost Arsene Wenger's forward options after the departure of Alexis Sanchez to United in a swap deal with Mkhitaryan but raises questions about Alexandre Lacazette's future with the Gunners.

The Gabon global will be reunited at the Emirates Stadium with former Dortmund teammate Mkhitaryan - a tweet on Arsenal's Twitter account pictured the two players together with the message "Friends reunited".

"Perhaps it was not the best way for me to have decided, but everyone knows that Auba is insane", Aubameyang said.

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Brazil's Lucas Moved From PSG. Manchester City had been heavily linked with Sanchez, but switched their attention to a move for Leicester's Riyad Mahrez, which they walked away from on deadline day, 24 hours after paying £57m to make defender Aymeric Laporte their club record signing.

Swansea signed Andre Ayew from West Ham, reuniting him with his brother Jordan, West Ham then snapped up Jordan Hugill from Preston North End for £10m.

Newcastle sealed a similar season-long loan move for Islam Slimani, the Leicester striker.

"Such is the level of competition for a coveted top-four position in the Premier League, as well as ongoing European battles, that top clubs have been willing to break with more traditional summer investment strategies to steal a march on their rivals mid-season, with several club transfer records being broken in this window", added Jones. Though his price (the most expensive defender of all time) was discussed at lengths, for Liverpool, it was all about the abilities that Van Dijk will bring to the table.

£56million - new Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's signature cost a club record and was the highest on deadline day.

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