The 5 Most Spending Clubs in Winter 2023, Chelsea Has Run Out of Big Funds!
Usually not many clubs sell or buy players in the winter transfer market. Most prefer to wait for summer. However, things are different in the English Premier League (EPL).
The Transfermarkt page lists the 250 clubs with the biggest spending around the world in the winter of 2023. Crazy, as many as 10 of the top 11 lists are occupied by British clubs. One of them is Olympique Marseille, which ranks eighth.
The average club in the Premier League does have enough finances to spend big. Here are the most extravagant clubs in the winter of 2023.
1. Chelsea (Rp 5.3 trillion)
Helsea never stops being the talk of the media. The club from London spent like crazy during the 2023 winter transfer market. The club spent up to 329.5 million euros or the equivalent of Rp. 5.3 trillion.
With these funds, Graham Potter managed to bring in 2 defenders, 2 midfielders and 4 attackers. One of them is Joao Felix, a striker who was loaned from Atletico Madrid for 11 million euros or the equivalent of Rp. 180 billion.
Enzo Fernandez is the most expensive recruit from Benfica worth 121 million euros (Rp. 1.9 trillion). Mykhaylo Mudryk is also not cheap, namely 70 million euros (Rp. 1.1 trillion). Other new players are Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke, Malo Gusto, Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana.
2. Southampton (Rp 1 trillion)
A mediocre club like Southampton is also quite wasteful. They shelled out big in the summer of 2022, but the results were insignificant. The club nicknamed The Saints is still in the relegation zone of the 2022/2023 EPL standings.
Not giving up, Southampton returned to spending a number of players on the occasion of the winter of 2023. Kamaldeen Sulemana, Paul Onuachu, Carlos Alcaraz, Mislav Orsic and James Bree officially joined. The total funds spent amounted to 63.25 million euros or around IDR 1 trillion.
3. Arsenal (Rp 988 billion)
Arsenal is the strongest candidate to win the 2022/2023 Premier League. The reason is, the Gunners have not shifted at the top of the standings with the acquisition of 50 points. However, Mikel Arteta feels the need to add new players to face the remaining tougher season.
The Gunners poured out 60.3 million euros or around IDR 988 billion to hook three new players to the Emirates Stadium. Jakub Kiwior was recruited from Spezia Calcio, Leandro Trossard was recruited from Brighton & Hove Albion, and Jorginho was recruited from Chelsea.
Trossard was brought in to replace the injured Reiss Nelson and Gabriel Jesus. The performance of the Belgian striker has been very sharp this season. Jakub Kiwior and Jorginho also have good track records.
4. Bournemouth (Rp 915 billion)
Another bottom-of-the-table club, Bournemouth, is no less extravagant in the winter of 2023. There are 4 players on permanent contracts and 2 players on loan from the Italian Serie A club. The total cost disbursed was 56.2 million euros or around IDR 915 billion.
The biggest costs were incurred to buy Ilya Zabarnyi (22.7 million euros or around IDR 371 billion) and Dango Ouattara (22.5 million euros or around IDR 368 billion). The rest was to get Antoine Semenyo’s signature and borrow Matias Vina. Meanwhile, Darren Randolph was recruited for free.
5. Newcastle United (Rp. 804 billion)
Newcastle United continues to increase the strength of its squad by bringing in qualified players. Spending large amounts is not a problem for the richest club in the world. Anthony Gordon was redeemed for 45.6 million euros (Rp. 746 billion) from Everton this winter.
The club also brought in Harrison Ashby worth 3.4 million euros (Rp 55 billion) and Garang Kuol worth 350 thousand euros (Rp 5.7 billion). The Magpies spent a total of 49.35 million euros (Rp. 804 billion). They are fifth as the world’s top-spending club in the winter of 2023.
Winter is considered less than ideal because transfers are made mid-season. However, the five clubs had the courage to spend big to recruit coveted players.
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