Premier League clubs spent a January transfer deadline-day record £150m on Wednesday to take their overall outlay for the month to £430m, according to analysis by Deloitte’s Sports Business Group.
The most expensive move on the final day of the winter transfer window came early in the day, when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenalfrom Borussia Dortmund for a club record £56m.
Elsewhere, Tottenham signed Lucas Moura for £23m, and Olivier Giroudand Andre Ayew made £18m moves – to Chelsea and Swansea respectively – as deadline-day spending passed the record set in 2011.
Announcements continued to trickle in long after the 23:00 GMT deadline, with Eliaquim Mangala’s loan move from Manchester City to Everton made public at 00:53 on Thursday.
The top-flight clubs had already made this a record January transfer window, beating another record set in 2011 by £205m.
Then, Chelsea completed a £50m move for Liverpool’s Fernando Torres, and the Reds recruited £22.7m Ajax striker Luis Suarez and paid Newcastle £35m for Andy Carroll to take the deadline-day spend to £135m.
Seven years on, three other strikers made the headlines, with Aubameyang’s move reliant on Dortmund taking Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi on loan, and the Blues replacing him with Arsenal’s Giroud.