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Money talks: the big winners of the transfer window in Europe Israel today


Chelsea spent huge sums that are higher than what they spent in Spain, Germany, France and Italy together • Bayern Munich kidnapped Joao Cancelo • Atletico Madrid might save their season with Memphis Depay • France also has a big profiteer, and it's not P.S. G

It was a crazy last day, in a crazy winter transfer window that shattered all records.

With the signing of Enso Fernandez in Chelsea for 120 million euros, the English teams stopped at 815 million pounds that they paid in January for purchase players, an all-time record.

In the last day alone, 257 million pounds were paid, 107 million more than the previous record set on the last day of the transfer window in January 2018 (150 million pounds).

These numbers are the almost exclusive property of the Premier League, which financially is in a league of its own.

Chelsea alone spent nearly £300 million in this window, which is more than all the teams in the Spanish league, the Italian league, the Bundesliga and the French league combined.


The Chelsea coach gets everything he wants, and more, Photo: Getty Images

So who is the big winner of this window?


- It's hard to ignore what new chairman Ted Bohley is doing. Eight new players arrived in January for a combined sum of around £300m and it seems the best has been saved for last.

Enso Fernandez, one of the stars of Argentina's World Cup win, comes from Benfica to tidy up the center of the field.

This is a meteor that started at Defensa e Justisia, moved to River, from there to Benfica, and now Chelsea.

Only 22 years old, controlling the taps of defense and attack, Anso is capable of being the new leader of the Blues in the center of the pitch.

This season the goal remains a place in the top four, but in the future Chelsea's new and young squad should bring it back to championship fights and winning titles.


Arriving at Arsenal with experience and receipts, photo: AP


- When you bring in as many players as Chelsea did, someone has to make room.

And when someone vacates a place, you need a group to take him in.

So, roughly, Arsenal got Jorginho for a reasonable £12m.

The Italian-Brazilian brings with him a lot of experience in the center of the pitch, and something Arsenal need this season: knowledge of winning titles.

Jorginho is a European champion with Italy and also won the Champions League and Europa League with Chelsea.

As a backup to Thomas Partey he is excellent, and together with Andrew Trussard who came from Brighton and Jacob Kivier who came from Spezia, the Gunners are deepening the squad for the final and all-important stretch.


Bayern jumped at the bargain, photo: IPA

Bayern Munich -

 Joao Cancelo is one of the most versatile footballers in the world, raw material in the hands of the creator.

Pep Guardiola has used him as a plasticine in recent seasons, but a black cat moved between the two after the Portuguese remained on the bench in a cup game against Arsenal, and Cancelo was moved to the shelf.

Bayern Munich saw, got excited, and took on loan for six months a defender who can play on the right and on the left, enter the center and solve many offensive blunders that it is currently suffering from.

De Zerbi.

Brighton lands the stars of tomorrow, photo: Reuters

Brighton -

 Since the Seagulls have proven more than once that they are able to get water out of the rock of the transfer window - Mitoma, Caisedo, McAllister and many more examples - it is necessary to mark in advance who may be the next exits of the group.

Yasin Ayari is a 19-year-old Swedish midfielder who arrived from AIK for £3.5m.

Facundo Bonannotta is an 18-year-old Argentine attacking midfielder, and he was purchased for 5.3 million.

When the day comes and they become big stars, remember where it all started.

Depay at Atletico.

Like a glove, photo: Getty Images

Atlético Madrid -

 It was a very quiet window in the Spanish league.

Barcelona and Real Madrid didn't change anything, but Atlético did.

Joao Felix, who moved to Chelsea, was exchanged by Diego Simeone's team for Memphis Depay in a deal that seems to fit like a glove, and also added Matt Doherty from Tottenham to their rear.

A difficult season is going through the Colchoneros and maybe these small changes will bring her the big change she needs.

Malinowski in Marseille.

The battle for the French championship has opened?, photo: Reuters

Marseille -

 Being five points behind leaders PSG, Marseille approached the January transfer window determined and hungry.

She was much ahead of the pursuit of Ezzedine Onaghy, one of the stars of Morocco in the last World Cup, and at the very last moment she closed Vitinia, Braga's star, for 30 million euros.

In addition, Ruslan Malinovski arrived on loan from Atalanta and suddenly coach Igor Todor has a piece of the team.

The big transfers of January:


from where

Not pretty


Enso Fernandez

in issue



Mihailo Modric

Shakhtar Donetsk



Anthony Gordon




Pedro Poro

sporting Lisbon



Gkpo codes




Benoit Badiashil




Noni Madoka




  • The prices are in millions of euros.

The most interesting questions in January:


from where

Not pretty

Joao Felix

Athletico Madrid


Joao Cancelo

Manchester city

Bayern Munich

Arno Danjoma



Marcel Switzer

Bayern Munich

Manchester United

Weston McKenney


Leeds United

Watt and Horst


Manchester United

Gustavo Scarpa


Nottingham Forest

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Source: israelhayom

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