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2 Feb, 2016 12:35

Breaking the £1bn mark: Premier League January 2016 transfers in full

Breaking the £1bn mark: Premier League January 2016 transfers in full

Welcome to RT's guide to the Premier League's January 2016 transfer window, with all the comings and goings plus deadline day drama. English clubs’ January spending saw them break the £1 billion (US$1.43 billion) mark for transfers in the 2015/2016 season.

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:

AFC Bournemouth

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

Aston Villa

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

Crystal Palace

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

Leicester City

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

Manchester City

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

Manchester Utd

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 United

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

Norwich City

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

Stoke City

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

Swansea City

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

Tottenham Hotspur

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.