Football Transfer Window January 2018
It’s that time of year again, transfer time! From January 1st to the 31st, the transfer action is on and going strong in all the top leagues in England (premier Legue), Spain (La Liga), Germany (Bundesliga), France (Ligue 1) and Italy (Serie A).
The mad scrabble is heating up as we wind down to through the final days of January, but the heat will really be on once we hit the final day. (Portugal’s Primeira Liga has a few additional days after that).
With the first ever transfer of striker Willie Groves for over £ 100 happening in 1893; we see the eventual change in the sport until eight years later the legalisation of professionalism was legislated. By 1928, we finally hit the five figure transfers, with the transfer of David Jack to Arsenal for £ 10890.
Diego Maradona is not just remembered for his soccer skills, but for being transferred twice and setting world breaking record fees each time. He transferred in 1982 for £ 3 million and 1984 for £5 million.
The top record for the most expensive transfer to date goes to Neymar, who in August 2017 was transferred from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for € 222 million! The action is just heating up, so when you need a break from trying to guess the next transfer why not try real money pokies online, to relax and have fun.
Here are some of the big transfer spends announced so far:
Jurgen Locadia – £ 14 million – from PSV Eindhoven to Brighton on the 19th of January
Adam Forshaw – £ 4.5 million – from Middlesbrough to Leeds on the 18th of January
Theo Walcott – £ 20+ million – from Arsenal to Everton on the 17th of January
Francis Coquelin – £ 12 million = from Arsenal to Valencia on the 11th of January
Lee Evans – £ 750,000 – from Wolves to Sheffield United on the 10th of January
Philippe Coutinho – £ 142 million – from Liverpool to Barcelona on the 8th of January
Ross Barkley – £ 15 million – from Everton to Chelsea on the 5th of January
Cenk Tosun – £ 27 million – from Besiktas to Everton on the 5th of January
There are of course a large number of other transfers with undisclosed figures or of players on loan.
Arsenal has so far transferred in two players, Konstantinos Mavropanos from PAS Giannina at an undisclosed amount and Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Man UTD who was a swap. They have also transferred out five players, two on loan, two for an undisclosed amount and one was swapped.
Liverpool has also transferred in tow players, Virgil van Dijk from South Hampton also an undisclosed amount and Ryan Kent from Freiburg on loan. They have transferred out 6 players, 4 who are on loan and two who are for an undisclosed amount.
Manchester United has only transferred in two players, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from Leeds, who is a loan recall and Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal who was a swap. They have only transferred out 3 players, two are on loan and one was a swap.
But as we said, these final few days of January might show some surprising transfer and maybe another record breaking deal?