Breaking the £1bn mark: Premier League January 2016 transfers in full
Heading into the final day of the transfer window, the biggest surprise had been the lack of activity for both Manchester clubs. But while the red half of Manchester is playing a holding game, Manchester City chose to be bold and decisive by announcing they had signed Pep Guardiola as manager for next season.
City will automatically be favorites for the league title next season, while the right transfers this summer could put them in serious contention for the Champions League as well.
As a result of tying up Guardiola’s deal as manager, City were quiet in the transfer window this January, but there was plenty of action elsewhere in the Premier League.
Here is a look at the 'Ins' and 'Outs' for all 20 Premier League clubs for this transfer window:
The Premier League new boys have made some interesting additions to their squad, with ex-Arsenal man Benik Afobe arguably the pick of the bunch. The 22-year-old scored 23 goals in 48 games for Wolves over the last two seasons, and already has two from his opening three games up top for the Cherries.
Juan Iturbe (Roma) Loan
Benik Afobe (Wolves) $15m
Lewis Grabban (Norwich City) $10.5m
Marius Adamonis (FK Atlantas) Loan
Rhoys Wiggins (Sheffield Wednesday) $300,000
Yann Kermorgant (Reading) Undisclosed
Baily Cargill (Coventry) Loan
Just the one addition for title hopefuls Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger bringing in Egyptian defensive midfielder Mohamed Elneny to strengthen his side in the middle of the park. French defender Mathieu Debuchy and striker Yaya Sanogo have left the Emirates on loan for the rest of the season.
Mohamed Elneny (FC Basel) $7.5m
Gedion Zelalem (Rangers) Loan
Glen Kamara (Southend United) Loan
Mathieu Debuchy (Bordeaux) Loan
Yaya Sanogo (Charlton) Loan
A bit of a flush out for the Premier League strugglers with former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos leaving the club along with the likes of Jose Angel Crespo, Ilori and Joe Cole.
Callum Robinson (Preston North End) Loan
Jed Steer (Huddersfield Town) Loan
Joe Cole (Coventry City) Free
Joe Bennett (Sheffield Wednesday) Loan
Jose Angel Crespo (Rayo Vallecano) Loan
Tiago Ilori (Liverpool) recalled from loan
Philippe Senderos Released
The large majority of Chelsea fans will be enormously excited by the prospect of striker Alexandre Pato, who has arrived at Stamford Bridge from Corinthians on a six-month loan. The Brazilian remains a risk however, with the 26-year-old blighted by injury over the past few years. Ramires' departure for $30 million was the biggest January deal involving a Premier League club.
Alexandre Pato (Corinthians) Loan
Matt Miazga (New York Red Bulls) Undisclosed
Ramires (Jiangsu Suning) $30m
Wallace (Gremio) Loan
Papy Djilobodji (Werder Bremen) Loan
Marco van Ginkel (PSV) Loan
It’s a return to the Premier League for Togolese hitman Emmanuel Adebayor, with Alan Pardew taking a chance on the former Tottenham man. The striker has been without a club since leaving White Hart Lane in September of last year but has real experience at the very highest level.
Emmanuel Adebayor (Unattached)
Jake Gray (Huddersfield Town) Loan
Jack Hunt (Sheffield Wednesday) Undisclosed
Jerome Binnom-Williams (Leyton Orient) Loan
The Toffees have brought in Senegalese striker Oumar Niasse from Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow for $20 million, the second most expensive player bought by a Premier League club this January. The 25-year-old scored 13 goals last season for Lokomotiv, and will surely be backup to Romelu Lukaku up top for his new club.
Oumar Niasse (Lokomotiv Moscow) $20m
Matty Foulds (Bury) Undisclosed
Shani Tarashaj (GC Zurich) $5m
Shani Tarashaj (GC Zurich) Loan
Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town) Loan
Steven Naismith (Norwich City) $12.75m
Aiden McGeady (Sheffield Wednesday) Loan
Conor McAleny (Wigan) Loan
The Premier League leaders have brought in three and sent out four. Flying winger Demarai Gray already seems a bargain at $5.5 million, while utility man Daniel Amartey will be a useful option for Claudio Ranieri, with the Ghanaian international able to play both in defense and midfield.
Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) $5.5m
Daniel Amartey (FC Copenhagen) $9m
Daniel Iversen (Esbjerg) Undisclosed
Joe Davis (Fleetwood Town) Loan
Simonas Stankevicius (Zalgiris) Undisclosed
Alie Sesay (Barnet) Undisclosed
Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim) Loan
Jak McCourt (Barnsley) Undisclosed
Tom Lawrence (Cardiff) Loan
Ritchie De Laet (Middlesbrough) Loan
Yohan Benalouane (Fiorentina) Loan
The Reds' injury woes have prompted Jurgen Klopp to bring in reinforcements at the back. Both Tiago Ilori and Kevin Stewart have been recalled from their respective loans to provide Liverpool with more strength in depth, with Steven Caulker also arriving on loan from Championship side QPR.
Marko Grujic (Red Star Belgrade) $7.65m
Kevin Stewart (Swindon Town) recalled from loan
Tiago Ilori (Aston Villa) recalled from loan
Steven Caulker (QPR) Loan
Marko Grujic (Red Star Belgrade) Loan
Allan Rodrigues de Souza (Sint-Truiden) Loan
Very little in the way of movement at City with Manuel Pellegrini opting to keep faith in his already tremendous squad in what will be the Chilean's last transfer window as manager, with Pep Guardiola now confirmed to be taking the reins at the end of the season.
Shay Facey (Rotherham United) Loan
Ian Lawlor (Bury) Loan
Patrick Roberts (Celtic) Loan
Like their neighbors City, Manchester United had a pretty quiet January. Young attacker Januzaj has returned to Old Trafford after having his loan canceled.
Adnan Januzaj (Borussia Dortmund) Loan canceled
Ben Pearson (Preston North End) Undisclosed
Dean Henderson (Stockport County) Loan
Kieran O'Hara (Morecambe) Loan
Liam Grimshaw (Preston North End) Undisclosed
Nick Powell (Hull City) Loan
Newcastle were big spenders last month, with Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend and Senegalese winger Henri Saivet's arrival taking their transfer bill to almost $44 million. Meanwhile, Ivorian striker Seydou Doumbia looks to be an astute loan addition considering his pace, power and eye for goal.
Henri Saivet (Bordeaux) $7.5m
Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City) $18m
Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur) $18m
Seydou Doumbia (Roma) Loan
Gael Bigirimana (Coventry City) Loan
Shane Ferguson (Millwall) Undisclosed
Mike Williamson (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Undisclosed
Lubo Satka (York) Loan
Florian Thauvin (Marseille) Loan
It was a busy month of spending for the Canaries with eight new additions arriving at Carrow Road. Steven Naismith was an immediate hit, scoring on his first appearance for the club in the dramatic 5-4 loss to Liverpool, with Ivo Pinto and Timm Klose coming in to bulk up the defense.
Matt Jarvis (West Ham United) $3.75m
Ivo Pinto (Dinamo Zagreb) Undisclosed
Ben Godfrey (York City) Undisclosed
Timm Klose (Wolfsburg) Undisclosed
Steven Naismith (Everton) $2.75m
Harry Toffolo (Peterborough United) Loan
Patrick Bamford (Chelsea) Loan
James Maddison (Coventry) Undisclosed
Elliott Bennett (Blackburn Rovers) Undisclosed
Lewis Grabban (AFC Bournemouth) $10.5m
Gary Hooper (Sheffield Wednesday) Undisclosed
Jamar Loza (Southend) Loan
James Maddison (Coventry) Loan
The signing of Charlie Austin for $6 million already looks to be the bargain of the transfer window, with the England man coming off the bench to score the winner for his new side against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Charlie Austin (QPR) $6m
Steven Caulker (Queens Park Rangers) Loan canceled
Sam McQueen (Southend United) Loan
Gaston Ramirez (Middlesbrough) Loan
Ryan Seager (Crewe) Loan
Jack Stephens (Coventry) Loan
Just the one bit of business for Mark Hughes, but it just happens to be the biggest in the history of the club. Stoke smashed their transfer record with the signing of Giannelli Imbula, a swashbuckling central midfielder, for $27.5 million.
Giannelli Imbula (Porto) $27.5m
Eddy Lecygne (Doncaster Rovers) Loan
Steve Sidwell (Brighton & Hove Albion) Loan
Sam Allardyce has brought in Bayern Munich defender Jan Kirchhoff to bolster his struggling defense while former Hull striker Dame N'Doye will be looking to impress on loan from Turkish side Trabzonspor.
Jan Kirchhoff (Bayern Munich) $1.125m
Dame N'Doye (Trabzonspor) Loan
Steve Harper (Unattached) Free
Lamine Kone (Lorient) Undisclosed
Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux) Undisclosed
Liam Bridcutt (Leeds United) Loan
Will Buckley (Birmingham City) Loan
Christian Mavrias (Fortuna Dusseldorf) Loan
Costel Pantilimon (Watford) Undisclosed
Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) Loan
Sebastian Coates (Sporting) Loan
Steven Fletcher (Marseille) Loan
Jordi Gomez (Blackburn) Loan
With Bafetimbi Gomis' goals drying up, new boss Francesco Guidolin has brought in Italian striker Alberto Paloschi to help his side's struggling attack. The Swans are the second lowest scorers in the league this season with 22 and are still sitting precariously above the relegation zone despite a recent upturn in form.
Ryan Blair (Falkirk) Undisclosed
Alberto Paloschi (Chievo) $12m
Leroy Fer (QPR) Loan
Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) $18m
Franck Tabanou (Saint Etienne) Loan
Gerhard Tremmel (Werder Bremen) Loan
Eder (Lille) Loan
Daniel Alfei (Mansfield Town) Loan
Ryan Hedges (Stevenage) Loan
Top four challengers Spurs sanctioned the sale of fringe player Andros Townsend for $18 million but refrained from bringing in new recruits of real note.
Shilow Tracey (Ebbsfleet United) Undisclosed
Shaq Coulthirst (Peterborough United) Undisclosed
Andros Townsend (Newcastle United) $18m
Alex Pritchard (West Brom) Loan
The signing of Spanish international Mario Suarez was a real coup for Quique Flores and his side. The 28-year-old played under Flores while at Atletico Madrid and made 179 appearances for the club, winning the 2011/12 Europa League and the 2013/14 La Liga title.
Mario Suarez (Fiorentina) Undisclosed
Nordin Amrabat (Malaga) $9m
Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland) Undisclosed
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Rennes) $12m
Adalberto Peñaranda (Udinese) Undisclosed
Alessandro Diamanti (Atalanta) Loan
Connor Smith Released
Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham City) $2.25m
Giedrius Arlauskis (Espanyol) Loan
Adalberto Peñaranda (Granada) Loan
Abdoulaye Doucoure (Granada) Loan
West Bromwich Albion
Tony Pulis has brought in Brazilian enforcer Sandro from QPR to bulk up his midfield. Former Manchester United keeper Anders Lindegaard, meanwhile, has been sent out on loan to Preston.
Sandro (QPR) Loan
Alex Pritchard (Tottenham) Loan
Anders Lindegaard (Preston North End) Loan
Adil Nabi (Peterborough United) Unidsclosed
West Ham United
The loan signing of Nigerian striker Emmanuel Emenike is an interesting one. The 28-year-old was the top scorer at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and remains a powerful talent despite a hit-and-miss career played out largely in Turkey and Russia.
Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce) Loan
Sam Byram (Leeds United) Undisclosed
Matt Jarvis (Norwich City) $3.75m
Stephen Hendrie (Southend United) Loan
Elliot Lee (Colchester United) Undisclosed
Lewis Page (Cambridge United) Loan
Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic) Loan
Mauro Zarate (Fiorentina) $2.4m
While some Premier League bosses limited themselves to small deals and general housekeeping, there was certainly some exciting business completed. Stoke broke their transfer record, Norwich and Newcastle brought in a host of players to aid with what looks to be a relegation battle, and Chelsea have themselves a potential world beater - if they can keep him injury free.