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The Premier League clubs spent £ 180m during the January transfer window, the first time the figure has fallen since 2012, according to Deloitte football finance experts. Almost a third of total spending was counted for the £ 55m disbursement of Chelsea by Christian Pulisic of Borussia Dortmund.

The last year's transfer window saw top-level clubs disbursed at 430 million pounds, with large money movements, including Virgil van Dijk at £ 75m and Aymeric Laporte for £ 50m. However, most of the major operations this January saw players leaving the Premier League League, with Brahim Diaz moving Manchester City to Real Madrid for 15.5 million pounds, Mousa Dembélé relocated to Guangzhou R & F of Tottenham for 11 million pounds and Schalke lost 9.6 million pounds Rabbi Matondo from Manchester City.

Tim Bridge, director of the Sports Business Group of Deloitte, said: "When we approach a decisive phase of the season, the transfer of January of Premier League clubs has been relatively silent compared to what we have seen in previous years ".

The January expense was 225 million pounds in 2011, but it fell to £ 60 million the following year. It doubled the following year and remained constant at 130 million pounds in 2014 and 2015, before jumping to £ 175 million, £ 215 million and £ 430 million during the last three seasons. The transfer bill of $ 180 million means gross total cost of Premier League clubs in the 2018-19 season, estimated to be 1,400 million pounds sterling, the second highest season that was recorded after the record expense of £ 1.9bn in 2017-18.

Other Deloitte's results included the Big Six call, which represented 43% of January's expense, lower than last January when this figure was 62%.

In the same way, those in the sixth part of the table spent 20 million, compared to 70 million in the same period last season. Championship clubs spent 60 million pounds in the window, more than double the total of 30 million euros last year, added Deloitte.


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