Premier League winter transfers have always been tricky. Chelsea has splashed a lot of money in winter transfers but clubs like Manchester United and Arsenal are wary of the risk they face. This series covers the top 50 expensive Premier League winter transfers and how they have fared.
10 | David Luiz | Chelsea | 25 M€
David Luiz had won FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and played in 143 games for Chelsea. He had then moved to PSG pocketing almost 100% profit for the Blues.
9 | Nemanja Matic | Chelsea | 25 M€
Nemanja Matic has been a key figure to win the League Cup and the Premier League for Chelsea on his return. He is still the key figure as Chelsea’s defensive midfielder.
8 | Rio Ferdinand | Leeds United | 26 M€
This was a British transfer record then. He was an integral part of the team which reached semi finals of Champions League and became their Captain. Due to Leeds’ financial crisis he moved to Manchester United on a 77% profit.
7 | Luis Suárez | Liverpool | 26.5 M€
One of the finest signings as he went on to score 82 goals over 4 seasons, won League Cup for the reds, won European Golden Shoe and Premier League Player of the season and also earning a 200% profit for the Reds on his transfer to Barcelona.
6 | Juan Cuadrado | Chelsea | 31 M€
Huge disappointment as the Columbian just couldn’t make his mark at Chelsea. He is now loaned out to Juventus. Very slim are his chances of returning and shining at Stamford Bridge.
5 | Wilfried Bony | Manchester City | 32.3 M€
Proved his mastery at Swansea, he was signed on big ticket to Etihad Stadium. He has so far scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for the City. His returns are not as good as Edin Dzeko.
4 | Edin Dzeko | Manchester City | 37 M€
He had won 2 Premier League titles, a FA cup, a Community shield and a League Cup for City. He had scored 72 goals in just 189 appearances. However, he was never on the spotlight as he finally moved out on a 70% loss.
3 | Andy Carroll | Liverpool | 41 M€
With just 11 goals in 58 games over 3 seasons, his transfer fee can’t ever be justified. That too after his sales at a loss of 57%. Reds didn’t get the sort of return they would expect from this impulse purchase.
2 | Juan Mata | Manchester United | 44.73 M€
He was Manchester United’s joint 2nd highest scorer with Robin Van Persie in 2014-15 season and is still an integral part of their team. It might not be the case if José Mourinho takes over at Old Trafford.
1 | Fernando Torres | Chelsea | 58.5 M€
A terrifying goalscorer brought to Stamford Bridge to turn into a mocking piece. However, he had scored 45 goals in 172 games and won FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League in the same period. His sale is almost at 100% loss.