Transfer window closes: Jarrod Bowen and Odion Ighalo lead done deals on deadline day – bbc news, bbc news

Transfer window closes: Jarrod Bowen and Odion Ighalo lead done deals on deadline day – bbc news, bbc news

Odion Ighalo, Jarrod Bowen and Cedric Soares



Odion Ighalo, Jarrod Bowen and Cedric Soares were the highest profile deadline-day movers

West Ham’s late capture of Hull City forward

Jarrod Bowen for an initial £ 20 m was the only big-money move of the lowest-spending Premier League January transfer deadline day since

Premier League clubs spent £ m in the month, the second highest total ever.

But only £ m of that was spent on deadline day.

Odion Ighalo’s move from Shanghai Shenhua to Manchester United dominated headlines, but was a loan deal – like five of the 16 top-flight signings.

The £ 1.6bn spent this season, including the summer window, is the second highest behind – 25 ‘s £ 1.9bn, according to figures from Deloitte.

The deadline closed for English clubs at 25: GMT on Friday, with Scotland’s one hour later.


The previous time Premier League deadline day spending went under £ 37 m was in , when only £ m was spent. The highest spend was £ (m in

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  • The second biggest transfer on deadline day in terms of fee was Brighton signing (- year-old Chelsea defender) Tariq Lamptey

  • for a reported £ 4.5m. Arsenal signed Southampton right-back Cedric Soares on loan.

    Aston Villa brought in Swansea City striker (Borja Baston) (on a free transfer.

    Leicester brought in Wolves defender (Ryan Bennett on loan, their only January transfer.

    Sheffield United signed Dutch forward Richairo Zivkovic and Greece defender Panagiotis Retsos on loan.

    Norwich signed Coventry defender (Sam McCallum) for a reported £ 3m, while Wolves spent £ 1m on Rochdale defender (Luke Matheson – with both players rejoining their old clubs on loan.

    Manchester United recruited Southend United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop for an undisclosed fee, with the – year-old going into th eir development squad.

    Chelsea were one of three Premier League clubs to not sign anybody in January, despite winning an appeal to reduce their transfer ban. Reigning champions Manchester City and relegation battlers Bournemouth were the others.

    Tim Bridge, director in the sports business group at Deloitte, said: “Two seasons ago Premier League clubs spent a record £ m in the January transfer window. However, over the last two January windows spending patterns have returned to normal. Clubs are focused on long-term financial stability and are therefore less willing to spend in excess of pre-defined transfer budgets in pursuit of short-term success.

    ” This is further evidenced by the prominence of more agile transfer strategies, such as utilizing loan transfers often with an option to buy, as well as focusing attention towards the promotion of young talent from club academies in recent years. “

    It was also deadline day in the Football League, with Championship club Brentford paying a combined fee of at least £ 3m for Oxford U nited duo Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu.

    Hull City paid £ 1.5m for – year-old Motherwell forward James Scott.

    Scottish title chasers Rangers signed Genk midfielder Ianis Hagi and Hibernian striker (Florian Kamberi) – – both on loan.

    The transfer deadline also took place in Europe’s top leagues. Barcelona bought Braga forward Francisco Trincao

    (for £) m and Palmeiras midfielder Matheus Fernandes Siqueira for £ 5.9m – although neither player joins them until the summer.

    All of Europe’s top five leagues spent more this January than last year. Serie A clubs spent £ m, Bundesliga sides paid £ m, La Liga teams purchased players for £ (m and Ligue 1 sides spent £ 180 m.

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