Premier League clubs were understandably cautious in the January transfer window which ended on the normal stipulated 1st February, deadline date.
Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp, undoubtedly needed a suitable central back to solve his back line issues, having lost most of his defenders to major injuries.
However, Klopp who was initially interested in signing world class Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano, but couldn't meet up with the German club's high demands rather adjusted his budgets to £1.6m to lure Ben Davis from championship side Preston.
Additionally, Arsenal did more selling than signings this summer, offloading the likes of Mesut Ozil to Fernabache, Sead Kolasinac and Shokdran Mustafi to Schalke, Maitland Niles and Willock also went on loan.
Martin Ordegard on loan from Real Madrid and Goalie Maty Ryan was the clubs only signing.
I believe this was done to raise fund for the club's management.
Unlike previous January signings, this year recorded the least expenses on transfers as just £7million was spent on deadline day in the premier league.
There were a total of 24 Premier League transfers, 48 % fewer than the average for the past 3 years January transfers.
Records of expenditure on players from non English clubs also fell to just £45 million from an average of £165 million in the previous two January transfer summer windows.
Compared to £230million spent last year, a total of just £70 million was spent in the premier league during the transfer window, a record which slumped to two thirds in the past nine years.
This generally bring to the conclusion that the Corona Virus struck heavily on various teams all over the world, due to the inability of fans to watch fixtures live from the stadium due to the Pandemic, leaving stadiums emptied. It also hit broadcast revenues, creating a major negative impact on clubs’ plans on raising finance.
Getting fans back to the stadium is a needed deed to be done in other to bring clubs back to football business and eventually react positively on the commercial market.
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