2022 WINTER TRANSFER WINDOW: PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS SPEND RECORD £302M

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Premier League clubs completed the second-highest spending January in history – with a total of £302m spent – as Tottenham made the biggest moves on deadline day.

A total of 12 Premier League transfers on deadline day took spending to the highest total since 2018’s £430m as clubs appear to have recovered from the effects Covid had on finances.

The total expenditure was £218.7m higher than last winter’s total and produced a £143.2m net spend after teams recouped around £159.7 on player sales.

Premier League clubs’ net spending of £180m is the highest since the January transfer window was introduced in 2003.

Liverpool signed the most expensive recruit during the window, with Luis Diaz costing £49m while Newcastle emerged as the window’s most spendthrift club with a £93m spree.

Everton came closest to matching the Magpies with their £56m while Liverpool were the third-biggest spenders with £49m, followed by Aston Villa (£27m), Tottenham (£20m), Manchester City (£14.2m), Brighton (£14m) and Burnley (£12m).

Crystal Palace (£10m), Wolves (£4.5m) and Watford (£3.5m) were among a band of three frugal teams spending £10m or less. However, nine teams refrained from spending a penny.

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