January transfer window 2016: The Premier League’s Winners and Losers


Alexandre Pato

With a crash, a bang and a bit of a whimper, the January transfer window slammed shut at 11pm on Monday.

It was one of the Premier League’s most expensive winter windows to date, with all twenty clubs shelling out a combined £175million on 51 signings to push the division’s spending for the 2015/16 season to a record-breaking £1.045billion.

That sum puts the Premier League in a league of is own; Serie A were Europe’s next biggest spenders at just over £50million and the English top flight’s total was more than the Italian league, the Bundesliga and La Liga combined.

Some clubs fared significantly better than others, however, whilst a few players got their much-anticipated big-money moves and many were unfortunately left behind.

So who wanted a PS4 but ended up with a Dreamcast? Which players bought tickets to Barcelona but ended up in Birmingham? Who was left a few cars short of a full garage? Enough of the Anne-Robinson-inspired-purposely-terrible metaphors – here’s the Premier League’s winners and losers of the 2016 January transfer window.


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