Wednesday 12 December 2018

Transfer window in numbers

Press Association Sport takes a statistical look at the transfer window and deadline day.

Alexis Sanchez is Manchester United's new number seven
Alexis Sanchez is Manchester United's new number seven

By Tom White, Press Association Sport Data Journalist

£56million – new Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the highest-priced of those deals, and a club record.

3 – Aubameyang’s move sparked a three-pronged striker shuffle, with Arsenal selling Olivier Giroud to Chelsea who shipped Michy Batshuayi to Aubameyang’s former club Borussia Dortmund on loan.

£450m – reported fees spent by Premier League clubs in the January window as a whole – double the previous record for a winter window.

£75m – Liverpool’s signing of Virgil van Dijk was the first and most expensive of the month.

7 – shirt worn by both Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan after their swap deal between Manchester United and Arsenal.

4 – Stoke and Watford made the most signings in the Premier League this month.

1 – every club made at least one signing, with Manchester United and Tottenham contenting themselves with a solitary addition apiece – Sanchez and Lucas Moura respectively.

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