The other major leagues: € 711M to cover holes

first_imgPremier League: 199 millionManchester United has been the great agitator of a fairly decaffeinated winter market in the Premier in which just 200 million euros have been spent. Ighalo arrived on loan from China a few minutes after the market closed and Bruno Fernandes, for 55 million fixed plus 25 in variables, has been the most bulky signing. For its part, Tottenham, who wanted to strengthen himself to satisfy his new coach, has been the one who has moved the most from the greats. This winter market has something exceptional. The clubs that have spent more money in each of the major European leagues, except for the Spanish one, are clubs that are not even in Champions positions in their respective countries: United (England), Hertha (Germany), Naples (Italy) and Monaco (France). Moreover, of the four, only the Red Devils are in conflict for European positions, the others are in the middle of the table. The conclusion is that none of these teams did their homework well in summer and expect to find an escape route in January to redirect the season. This is usually the most common reading of this winter window, designed to solve the shortcomings of each team in the middle of the course.In total, 711 million euros are spent by the four major leagues (not counting the Spanish), among which stands out Series A, which was the most invested: 213.Series A: 213 millionSeries A has been the protagonist of this winter market with a total investment of almost 210 million euros. It’s been a long time since January was so exciting in Bel Paese, and the Milanese clubs covered the covers: Ibrahimovic arrived as a free agent and has already changed his face to Milan, while Eriksen at Inter cost him 20 million and is one of the most prestigious additions in recent years. The arrival of Bergwijn for 30 million and that of Gedson Fernandes for 15 have underpinned a team that has to try to replace the deficiencies left by Harry Kane’s injury, despite the fact that he has not finally achieved a ‘9’ of guarantees. Arsenal, meanwhile, was finally made with the services of Pablo Marí through a transfer with purchase option.Bundesliga: 177.95 millionThe Bundesliga went to the winter market with the checkbook in hand. The 18 German clubs invested a total of 177.95 million in signings, yes, this time the most spent was the modest Berlin Hertha. Those in the capital invested 78 kilos in Piatek (it was the most expensive for 27 million), Tousart, Cunha and Ascacíbar, all thanks to the investments of the Tennor group this past summer. Juve was done with the services of Kulusevski (it will cost 40 million), which will remain in Parma until June, Gattuso’s Naples, under reconstruction after its deep crisis, invested more than 60 million (Lobotka, Demme, Politano …) and Fiorentina was also revolutionized. Commisso demonstrated its strength with six signings (including Cutrone and Duncan), which will cost almost 70 million between transfers and purchase obligations. Roma will speak more Spanish with Carles Pérez and Villar, while Lazio remained without signing, trying unsuccessfully to incorporate Giroud in extremis. The most media operation was the signing of Haaland, a jewel of Salzburg that arrived in Dortmund for 20 kilos and ended up causing the march of Alcácer to Villarreal. 20 million also cost Leipzig services with Dani Olmo, who finally left Dinamo to take the next step in his career. Todibo (Schalke), Dabbur (Hoffenheim) and Odriozola (Bayern) were the players who left LaLiga to try their luck in a Bundesliga which already has eleven Spaniards. Can closed the market leaving Juve to join Dortmund, thus closing a template that goes through the salad bowl.Ligue 1: 120 millionLLigue 1 gave the closing in the winter market with a negative balance of income and expenses. French clubs have disbursed 120 million euros, and have received only 76 million. It has been one of the markets with less movements in recent years, something unusual in the Gallic country.The star signing has been that of Bruno Guimaraes. The medium has reached € 20 million from Athletico Paranaense. The biggest sale has been that of Lucas Tousart, which has been transferred to the Hertha in Berlin for € 25 million, but will remain on loan at Lyon until the end of the season. Ligue 1 will feature a World champion, since N’Zonzi was ceded yesterday to Rennes at the last minute. Rubén Pardo, also a few minutes after the market closed, signed for Girondins.last_img read more