Wilfried Bony could be Manchester City’s most expensive January transfer window signing ever

first_imgYet that doesn’t mean big deals shouldn’t be expected this month. In the last two seasons over £100m has been spent in January. Furthermore, two of the 10 biggest January deals came last season (Nemanja Matic was a £22m buy for Chelsea, who sold Juan Mata to Manchester United for £39.4m), even after what was then the biggest summer window of all time. Queens Park Rangers Share Top 5 January buys Manchester City are understood to be on the verge of signing Ivorian striker Wilfried Bony from Swansea City, but may need to break their January transfer window record in order to seal the deal.Bony will reportedly cost the reigning Premier League champions upwards of £30m, even though he is soon to jet off on international duty for the Ivory Coast at the Africa Cup of Nations for at least three weeks. January spending over past 10 years Sunderland Newcastle United Top 5 January buys Villa are unlikely to return to the high-spending approach that defined Lerner’s early years at the club, yet as the lowest scorers in the league so far this season, they may well be on the lookout for increased firepower up front. Just so long as it comes at a cheaper cost than Darren Bent. Top 5 January buys Arsenal Manager Gus Poyet will surely want to improve the players at his disposal ahead of what looks to be another battle with relegation. Yet the club has often struggled to find value in this window. Over £40m has been spent yet few players, with the exception of record January signing Stephane Sessegnon, have made a prolonged impact. Since the January window of 2011, when Aston Villa made Darren Bent the club’s record purchase, American owner Randy Lerner has reined in the spending at Villa Park. Leicester City HOW MUCH IN £MILLION HAS BEEN SPENT IN THE LAST 12 YEARS? Swansea are the only Premier League club to have never spent more than £1m in the January window. Yet that hasn’t prevented them from finding exceptional value during the month. Ashley Williams and Nathan Dyer, players who have made 265 and 200 appearances respectively were signed for £528,000 each. Your Premier league team Click on your Premier League football team below for a round-up of their spending in the January transfer window Find my team Show Comments ▼ Joe Hall José Antonio Reyes (2004) £17,600,000 Andrey Arshavin (2009)£14,520,000 – Theo Walcott (2006)£9,240,000 Nacho Monreal (2013)£8,800,000 Emmanuel Adebayor (2006)£8,800,000 Wilfried Bony could be Manchester City’s most expensive January transfer window signing ever Matthew Upson (2007) £11,090,000 Dean Ashton (2006)£9,580,000 Savio Nsereko (2009)£7,480,000 Luís Boa Morte (2007)£5,980,000 Calum Davenport (2007)£3,700,000 January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys Manchester United Wednesday 7 January 2015 10:36 am TOP 5 SPENDING CLUBS IN JANUARY Everton Andy Carroll (2011) £36,080,000 Luis Suárez (2011)£23,320,000 Daniel Sturridge (2013)£13,200,000 Martin Skrtel (2008)£8,800,000 Coutinho (2013)£8,800,000 Despite their reputation for spending big on new recruits, only once before have City spent more than £30m on a single player during the January transfer window; in 2011 Edin Dzeko arrived at the club for a fee of £32.56m.But will breaking or equalling a club transfer record on Bony represent good value for City? Manuel Pellegrini’s current options in forward areas include Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic – all of whom have scored more regularly in the Premier League since Bony’s arrival at the beginning of last season. The Magpies’ third-biggest January under the notoriously thrifty Mike Ashley actually came in the January transfer window (2012/2013) when then-manager Alan Pardew was allowed to spend around £20m to fix a severely depleted squad. With Newcastle currently sitting comfortable in mid-table, Pardew’s replacement is unlikely to be permitted such a big kitty this year. Fans will arguably be more concerned with holding onto Moussa Sissoko than any potential additions this January. In their entire history, Burnley have spent £45m on transfers. Chelsea spent more than that on Fernando Torres in January 2011. So don’t expect too many explosive deals to emerge from Turf Moor this month. After winning promotion last season, the club decided to keep things low-key in the transfer market, limiting spending to under £10m. After a tricky opening spell, the club have now pulled themselves to within sight of an unlikely survival. Could the Clarets go for broke in January? In the last three seasons, City have spent just £2.9m in the January window. After making big purchases every summer, the club has rarely looked in need of reinforcements come the midpoint in the season. The Premier League holders’ most expensive January actually came back in 2009, when £45m was spent on players such as Craig Bellamy, Wayne Bridge and Shay Given. The calibre of City’s transfer targets have improved a bit since. January spending over past 10 years January spending over past 10 years Fernando Torres (2011) £51,480,000 David Luiz (2011)£23,760,000 Nemanja Matic (2014)£22,000,000 Nicolas Anelka (2008)£15,840,000 Mohamed Salah (2014)£14,520,000 The biggest January spenders in Premier League history, Chelsea have spent a massive £271.54m since 2003. Some of those signings have been undoubted successes; David Luiz, Nemanja Matic, Branislav Ivanovic, and some high-profile failures; Scott Parker, Mohamed Salah and, of course, Fernando Torres. Chelsea usually spend biggest in January when they’ve not been at their best in the half of the season leading up to it. The Blues could do with another striker in the summer to replace the aging Drogba, but for now Jose Mourinho’s squad looks pretty well-stocked all over. Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years Edin Dzeko (2011) £32,560,000 Nigel de Jong (2009)£15,840,000 Craig Bellamy (2009)£13,640,000 Wayne Bridge (2009)£11,440,000 Robbie Fowler (2003)£8,620,000 Crystal Palace James Beattie (2009) £3,520,000 Jack Butland (2013)£3,340,000 Asmir Begovic (2010)£3,300,000 Brek Shea (2013)£2,640,000 Matthew Etherington (2009)£2,640,000 January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years Tottenham Hotspur January spending over past 10 years January spending over past 10 years Luke Moore (2008) £3,300,000 Liam Ridgewell (2012)£2,110,000 Richard Chaplow (2005)£1,980,000 Nigel Quashie (2006)£1,580,000 Geoff Horsfield (2004)£1,320,000 Manchester City The Toffees smashed their transfer record in the summer with the £31m purchase of Romelu Lukaku. Yet both the player and the team have failed to progress as expected this season – Everton are currently positioned in the bottom half of the league. Chairman Bill Kenwright has been reticent to spend in January in the past, and may prove even more unwilling to do so after their biggest-ever outlay in the summer. West Ham have spent a chunky £53.6m in the 12 January windows so far, although a large portion of that came in 2007 when then-owner Eggert Magnusson released £24.7m for new recruits in an ultimately successful bid to stave off relegation. Having already spent around £30m this summer, and with the team comfortably in the upper echelons of the table, a repeat of that is unlikely this January. whatsapp Top 5 January buys Wayne Hennessey (2014) £3,210,000 Joe Ledley (2014)£3,080,000 Jason Puncheon (2014)£1,940,000 Scott Dann (2014)£1,610,000 Paul Ifill (2007)£990,000 Shane Long (2014) £7,480,000 Nikica Jelavic (2014)£6,860,000 Jimmy Bullard (2009)£4,660,000 Robbie Brady (2013)£2,200,000 Kamil Zayatte (2009)£2,200,000 All data courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk Now 12 years old, the January transfer window has evolved into one of the most important months in the football calendar, and the source of frenzied excitement for fans. Approximately £1.3bn has been spent in January windows by Premier League clubs since Fifa legislation shut off teams from buying new players from September to January and February to June. When once clubs could add new recruits at any stage during the season, they must now wait for their month-long Black Friday every January when players once again become available. January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys Top 5 January buys Steve Howard (2008) £1,980,000 Chris Wood (2013)£1,080,000 Wes Morgan (2012)£990,000 Ben Marshall (2012)£968,000 Danny Drinkwater (2012)£792,000 center_img Christopher Samba (2013) £13,200,000 Loïc Rémy (2013)£9,240,000 Bobby Zamora (2012)£5,100,000 Djibril Cissé (2012)£4,400,000 Nedum Onuoha (2012)£4,140,000 James Beattie (2005) £7,920,000 Nikica Jelavic (2012)£5,810,000 Tim Howard (2007)£3,700,000 John Stones (2013)£3,080,000 Lee Carsley (2003)£2,510,000 Top 5 January buys Tags: January transfer window Manchester City Chelsea Not often tempted into a big January shop, the Baggies have spent just £12m in the window since it opened – less than they spent this summer alone. New boss Tony Pulis may want to change that as he looks to lift West Brom away from relegation trouble. The former Stoke manager has spent over £27m in January windows at Stoke and Crystal Palace. January spending over past 10 years Top 5 January buys January spending over past 10 years Not a fan of the January window, Arsene Wenger has often been more reluctant to spend as much as his contemporaries in the period. Since the window came into existence, seven clubs have spent more in January than the Gunners. Perhaps it’s no wonder Wenger is cautious in the market at this time of year. His two biggest January window signings – Jose Antonio Reyes and Andrey Arshavin – enjoyed patchy Arsenal careers at best. Arsenal have already spent around £90m this season – their biggest transfer outlay ever – but as they still look in need of reinforcements at the base of midfield and in defence, Wenger may feel the need to increase that total during the window. Aston Villa Top 5 January buys The Saints’ biggest January outlay came in the first ever window in 2003, when £5.28m was forked out on Danny Higginbotham and David Prutton. The club has not topped that since, but may be tempted into bringing extra bodies into a stretched squad that may find it hard to maintain the form from the first half of the season in the new year. Top 5 January buys Danny Fox (2010) £1,850,000 Leon Cort (2010)£1,580,000 Charlie Austin (2011)£1,230,000 Andy Gray (2006)£968,000 Ade Akinbiyi (2007)£968,000 January spending over past 10 years To further explore how City and every other Premier League club has spent their cash in the January transfer window, use our interactive below. Top 5 January buys whatsapp Two years ago QPR spent £22.44m in a desperate bid to secure survival in the Premier League. It didn’t work, and cost the club dearly after relegation to the Championship. Will chairman Tony Fernandes be so cavalier this January? He will likely be given a number of targets from manager Harry Redknapp, who has spent over £100m in January windows since they were introduced in 2003. Jonathan Woodgate (2003) £11,880,000 Papiss Demba Cissé (2012)£10,560,000 Jean-Alain Boumsong (2005)£9,940,000 Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa (2013)£7,040,000 Mathieu Debuchy (2013)£5,460,000 January spending over past 10 years Juan Mata (2014) £39,360,000 Louis Saha (2004)£15,400,000 Wilfried Zaha (2013)£10,340,000 Nemanja Vidic (2006)£9,240,000 Patrice Evra (2006)£7,040,000 Last season’s runners up spent a gargantuan £133m in the summer, yet have regressed since. The market nous of Brendan Rodgers and the club’s “transfer committee” has been criticised, with many of the new signings such as Dejan Lovren and Mario Balotelli having failed to improve the first team. The question this January is to what extent Rodgers and co will be entrusted to spend further in January in order to fix the team’s ailments. Top 5 January buys David Prutton (2003) £3,300,000 Vegard Forren (2013)£3,080,000 Nigel Quashie (2005)£2,770,000 Grzegorz Rasiak (2006)£2,640,000 Danny Higginbotham (2003)£1,980,000 Since the club was taken over by Sheikh Mansour in 2008, City have spent more than anyone else in the January window having splashed out £91.34m on midseason recruits in that time. In fact, only Chelsea have spent more in the January window since it was introduced into English football in 2003.Yet City’s January business has often been limited to adding one or two fresh pairs of legs to their squad rather than building a new squad of Galacticos. When you have the resources to do that every summer, there’s little need to repeat the trick in the winter.City have only spent transfer fees on seven players in January since they’ve had Mansour’s millions to play with. Four of those came in January when Craig Bellamy, Shay Given, Wayne Bridge and Nigel De Jong arrived at the Etihad Stadium for a combined £48.84m. Robbie Keane (2009) £14,700,000 Jermain Defoe (2009)£14,430,000 Wilson Palacios (2009)£13,200,000 Alan Hutton (2008)£11,440,000 Jonathan Woodgate (2008)£9,500,000 Transfer Window History Since the departure of Tony Pulis and the arrival of Mark Hughes in the summer of 2013, Stoke’s transfer spending has become far more restrained than in their first few seasons in the Premier League. Don’t expect that to change much this month. The Potters have spent just £8.84m since Hughes has been in the dugout and have not traditionally been tempted into shopping sprees in January. Their biggest winter window signing came in their first season in the Premier League when James Beattie was bought for £3.52m. January spending over past 10 years Swansea Top 5 January buys Stéphane Sessègnon (2011) £6,160,000 Andy Reid (2008)£5,280,000 Danny Graham (2013)£5,100,000 Alfred N’Diaye (2013)£4,140,000 Mart Poom (2003)£3,300,000 Tottenham have been the Premier League’s third-biggest spenders in January since the window first opened in 2003, having splashed out £123.81m in that time (£52m more than North London rivals Arsenal). Spurs’ most costly January came in 2009 – Harry Redknapp’s first season at the club – when £45m was spent on Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Wilson Palacios and Pascal Chimbonda. January spending over past 10 years More money was spent last summer than in any previous transfer window, as Premier League clubs splashed almost £1bn on new players ahead of the current season. Never before has so much been spent across a full season, never mind a single window. With more time to plot, plan and purchase during the summer, it should be no surprise that on average only 19 per cent of transfers take place during the January window. Southampton January spending over past 10 years United spent £170m this summer – more than any English club has ever spent in a single window. That followed United’s biggest January ever, when they made Juan Mata the second-biggest January signing in Premier League history with a £39m fee. After all that, they surely can’t be expecting to buy more players this month, can they? According to recent share prospectus issued by the Glazers, they may be planning to do just that. January spending over past 10 years After winning promotion last season, Leicester’s Thai owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha said he wanted the Foxes to be a top five club within five years and was prepared to spend £180m to get there. Nigel Pearson will be hoping for an advance on some of that cash this January, with his side cut adrift at the foot of the table. Leicester spent just £12.24m to reinforce their squad in the summer. Top 5 January buys Liverpool Hull have only spent three full seasons in the Premier League since 2003, yet have spent more in the January window (£31.3m to be precise) than some of clubs who have been in the top tier every season. In fact, of clubs not involved in European competition, only Southampton have spent more than Hull since they won promotion in 2013. Yet despite the £64.37m spent, the Tigers are currently only teetering above the relegation zone. Stoke City Top 5 January buys Palace obliterated their January spending record last season, forking out £9.84m having only once before spent more than £1m in the window after years of dipping into and skirting around administration. New manager Alan Pardew will undoubtedly want a repeat this year, with Palace currently languishing in the relegation zone. Yet as the South London club have already spent around £2m to poach Pardew from Newcastle, he may not find he has too much to play with. January spending over past 10 years West Brom January Transfer Window Top 5 January buys West Ham United Burnley Top 5 January buys Luke Moore (2011) £880,000 David Cotterill (2010)£594,000 Ashley Williams (2008)£528,000 Nathan Dyer (2009)£528,000 Darryl Duffy (2007)£264,000 Hull City January spending over past 10 years The Facts and Figures More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Darren Bent (2011) £18,920,000 Ashley Young (2007)£11,620,000 Jean II Makoun (2011)£5,460,000 Emile Heskey (2009)£3,260,000 Eric Djemba-Djemba (2005)£2,240,000 last_img

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