January Transfer Window Review

by JAKOB JENSEN

The January Transfer Window is a make or break for every club in Europe. Either you can sign a few players to have the depth for your club or don’t sign anyone and risk not making any investments towards players. January 30, 2018, is the last day to sign any players across Europe. So far the English Premier League have spent over 250 millions dollars, while the next closest league, Ligue 1, has only spent just under 85 million dollars.

Big money spenders in the Prem are Arsenal, Man City, Man United, and Liverpool. Each of these teams have spent over 30 million on one player, Arsenal spent 56 millions dollars on a striker by the name of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,  while Liverpool spent 72 million on defender Virgil Van Dijk. Other big spenders was Man United spending 40 million plus trading a player for Alexis Sanchez, and Man City paid a buy out clause for Aymeric Laporte which was 56 million. Other clubs were smart and went with a loan deal plus a buy out clause; for example, West Ham signed Joao Mario on loan for six months but have an option to buy him for 30 million and the end of the season.