Date: 2nd February 2017 at 1:01am
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With the closure of the January transfer window on Tuesday evening, the Premier League confirmed yesterday that the 20 top flight clubs made a net profit of £4million across the month.

With the January window seeing naturally inflated prices, business is always smaller than the summer window but it’s certainly not any less hectic as deals get done at the last minute and we were again into double figures for deals that were announced after the 11pm deadline owing to the right paperwork getting through that enabled them to have a short extension to complete the full deals.

The total spend across the month came to £236.7million but with total sales coming to £240.7million, it means clubs split a net profit of £4million.

The figures of course included transfer fees committed in January but that won’t swap hands until the summer as loan deals become permanent additions, and it does exclude contingency fees and other bonuses built into deals.

2010/11 was the last time the £200million mark was broken for spending during a January window when clubs parted with roughly £209.3million. But the previous highest sales figure came to only £132million – also back in 2010/11.

This means that since 2009/10 this January was the first January ever where the Premier League as a whole turned a profit.

Season
Spend
Sales
Net Spend
2009/10
£35,959,939
£28,922,913
£7,037,026
2010/11
£209,290,543
£132,004,123
£77,286,420
2011/12
£67,403,948
£42,925,047
£24,478,901
2012/13
£123,393,426
£50,893,400
£72,500,026
2013/14
£128,774,398
£101,869,000
£26,905,398
2014/15
£118,190,978
£81,746,451
£36,444,527
2015/16
£177,502,227
£68,628,436
£108,873,791
2016/17
£236,681,957
£240,662,102
£-3,980,145,04



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