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Paul Merson grades every club's January transfer window business

Paul Merson grades every club's January transfer window business”

Top premiership clubs have splashed the cash in the January transfer window, desperate to qualify for the top four, which guarantees entry into the lucrative Champions League.

January is supposedly never the ideal time to buy players in terms of planning yet Premier League clubs spent a record £430 million in the winter transfer window that closed Wednesday night, according to Deloitte's Sports Business Group, exceeding the previous record set in 2011 by a staggering 91%.

Unfortunately for Tottenham, an honest to God game of football got in the way of their Deadline Day shenanigans (they beat Manchester United 2-0) but they still managed to bring in Lucas Moura from Paris St-Germain for £23 - which is to PSG what 20p is to you or me.

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"While another record-breaking season catches the eye, Premier League clubs' expenditure continues to be well within their means in the context of revenue generated". Belgian forward Batshuayi, 24, arrived in Dortmund as a direct replacement for Aubameyang, to complete the three-way puzzle.

Probably the most innovative transfer deal of the window when Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger swapped their players to achieve their purposes.

"The trouble for Liverpool and the rest of the league must be that the money being paid both in transfer fees and wages by the Manchester clubs", Aldridge said, as quoted by the Irish Independent.

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Swansea signed Andre Ayew from West Ham, reuniting him with his brother Jordan, West Ham then snapped up Jordan Hugill from Preston North End for £10m. Slimani has struggled to live up to his £30m price tag as Leicester's most expensive signing, with 13 goals in 46 appearances since his arrival in 2016. Announcements continued to trickle in long after the 23:00 GMT deadline, with Eliaquim Mangala's loan move from Manchester City to Everton made public at 00:53 on Thursday.

Earlier in the window, Liverpool signed Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m - a world record for a defender.

In addition, Nacho Monreal is still expected to be a key part of Arsenal's nigh future and will, therefore, remain as one of the best winter businesses done by the Gunners in living memory.

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