January 2014 Winter Transfer Season in Numbers

Football Transfers - British Pounds - IllustrationThe winter transfer window is now behind us. Here are some related numbers that we gathered from around the web.

January 2014 Spending by Ligue:

Premier League: £130m
Ligue 1: £52m
Serie A: £39m
Bundesliga: £26m

Top 10 Transfer Fees Paid:

1. Juan Mata - Chelsea -> Man Utd - £37.1m
2. Nemanja Matic - Benfica -> Chelsea - £22m
3. Yohan Cabayea - Newcastle -> PSG - £22m
4. Jose Salomon Rondon - Rubin -> Zenit - £16m
5. Kevin de Bruyne - Chelsea -> Wolfsburg - £15m
6. Kostas Mitroglou - Olympiacos -> Fulham - £13.5m
7. Kurt Zouma - Saint Etiene -> Chelsea - £13m
8. Mohamed Salah - Basel -> Chelsea - £11.5m
9. Leandro Damiao - Internacional (BRA) -> Santos - £11.5m
10. Lacina Traore - Anzhi -> Monaco - £8.8m

The highest spending club was Chelsea FC who spent £45.5m. Chelsea actually came out with a profit in the end, as they earned £54.1m from player sales.

The highest net-spending club was Manchester United who spent £37.1m, while earning £1.5m.

In combination with summer transfers, English Premier League clubs have spent a total of £760m this season, which is a new record. The increased spending is a result of increased revenues from new broadcast agreements.

The current winter transfer window spending record was set in 2011, when a total of £225 was spent on new player signings. The Jan 2011 window included the transfers of Fernando Torres (£51.5m), Andy Carroll (£36m), Edin Dzeko (£32.5), David Luiz (£26.5m) and Luis Suarez (£23.5).