Now 55 January signings including 7 confirmed Premier League transfers
There have been 55 players signed by English league clubs so far, including seven confirmed incoming Premier League transfers.
The BBC Sport website updates with each new deal and now in the eighth day of the January window, Cenk Tosun and Ross Barkley’s moves have brought the amount spent by Premier League clubs up to around the £150m mark.
The January transfer window closes in England at 11pm on Wednesday 31 January, the same as France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
So including what remains of today, there are 24 shopping days remaining until the window closes.
However, before this January window opened, Rafa Benitez said he hoped to have all of his signings completed by Monday 15 January, or failing that, Saturday 20 January at the very latest.
The weekend though saw the Newcastle boss confirm that he still hadn’t even been told how much money, if any, he would have to spend this month.
Looking at the Premier League transfers so far, the good news is that none of the clubs below Newcastle are yet to strengthen.
Although Huddersfield who are two points and two places higher, have moved quickly to bring in Dutch international defender Terence Kongolo on loan until the end of the season. He made his debut on Saturday and played the full 90 minutes as Huddersfield won at Bolton in the FA Cup.
Brighton are only one point and place above Newcastle at the minute but their signing Viktor Gyokeres is one for the future, the 19 year old going into Chris Hughton’s Under 23 squad rather than first team one.
Confirmed Premier League transfers so far in January as listed by BBC Sport:
1 January 2018
Viktor Gyokeres [IF Brommapojkarna – Brighton] Undisclosed
Adrien Silva [Sporting Lisbon – Leicester] £22m
Virgil van Dijk [Southampton – Liverpool] £75m
Terence Kongolo [Monaco – Huddersfield] Loan
Konstantinos Mavropanos [PAS Giannina – Arsenal] Undisclosed
Ross Barkley [Everton – Chelsea] £15m
Cenk Tosun [Besiktas – Everton] £27m
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