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Premier League Bucks Recession: Andrei Arshavin Signs

by | 3rd, February 2009

THE  January transfer window slammed shut yesterday. You might think, given the wintry economic climate, that it was a fairly quiet month for transfer activity hell no!

Andrei Ashavin. Our scoop !

Quite the opposite: Premier League clubs spent a whopping £178m last month, more than in any previous window. The previous record was last season’s mark of £146m.

When the January transfer window was first introduced in 2003, clubs spent a meagre £35m on players.

The two biggest spending clubs were newly rich Man City (approx £52m) and Tottenham (approx £44m). The record figure is slightly misleading when you consider that none of the Prem’s big four Man

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