The amount is double the total paid by French clubs last year during the same transfer period, an increase of 121.1 percent compared to January 2023.
It is also the first time since 2017 that another country has surpassed… English clubswhich spent 170 million euros in the “Winter Mercato”.
In general, the English Premier League was more conservative after a wave of acquisitions, especially under the leadership of Chelsea, whose ownership was transferred to a consortium led by American Todd Buhle, one of the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball club.
In the other direction, it happened Brazil The largest amount of transfer fees, at around 233 million euros.
4,716,000 deals were recorded globally for a total amount of 1.35 billion euros, 8.2 percent less than in January 2023, which nevertheless represents the second highest total in history for a winter transfer window.
Among female players, a new record was broken by spending 1.94 million euros in January 2024, an increase of 165.5 percent compared to last year.