The 10 most expensive transfers of January window

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski 20 Jan 2022 23:25 CET 4 min read
Barcelona forward Ferran Torres

We're now coming up on the final week of the January transfer window and although we have only seen a few major signings between Europe's biggest clubs, more are sure to come in the days ahead.

Whether it be Spanish giants looking for new strikers, Premier League clubs with more money than sense hoovering up the transfer listed players, or smart sides picking up the stars of tomorrow, money is certainly being spent.

So what are the 10 most expensive signings of the January transfer window so far and who is spending the most amount of money?

The 10 most expensive signings of the January window

PlayerSelling clubBuying club Fee
Ferran TorresMan CityBarcelona €55m
Lucas Digne Everton Aston Villa €30m
Chris WoodsBurnley Newcastle €30m
Vitaliy MykolenkoDynamo Kiev Everton €23.5m
Ricardo PepiFC Dallas Augsburg €17m
Kieran Trippier Atletico Newcastle €15m
Jonathan Ikone Lille Fiorentina €14m
Nathan Patterson Rangers Everton €14m
David Neres AjaxShahktar €12m
Vanderson Gremio Monaco €11m

At the top of the list we have none other than Ferran Torres, who recently made the move from Manchester City to Barcelona for no less than €55 million. Even though the Spanish giants weren't quite sure how they would be able to register their new star with the Spanish football authorities.

In second place, we have Lucas Digne, who made the move from Everton to Aston Villa for a sizeable sum of around €30 million after making it clear that he no longer wanted to play for the Merseyside club.

Alongside Digne in second place is new Newcastle striker Chris Woods, who became a €30m striker seemingly overnight when the Premier League side realised how desperate they were for a new striker and bought out the Burnley forward's release clause.

In fourth place we have a relatively unknown quality in the form of left-back Vitaliy Mykolenko, who made the move from Dynamo Kiev to Everton. The 22-year-old defender is widely regarded as a long-term replacement to Digne.

Following Mykolenko in fourth place is an exciting young talent in the form of Ricardo Pepi, who has made the relatively unexpected move from FC Dallas to Augsburg. The Bundesliga outfit have paid just under €17m for a forward that was heavily linked with moves to Barcelona and Juventus.

We then return to Newcaslte and the Premier League for sixth place, with the Georgie club's signing of Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier for no less than €15m.

Jonathan Ikone’s €14m move from Lille to Fiorentina is joint seventh at the moment alongside another Everton signing in the form of Rangers full-back Nathan Patterson.

In ninth place we have Brazilian winger David Neres, who made the move from Ajax to Shkahtar Donetsk for €12m. Vanderson’s €11m move from Gremio to Monaco is tenth.