Barcelona wins the hunting king. They won those who did not have money –
Winter transfer window in the top European leagues has officially closed. The giants held their cards close and waited for the storm to unfold after the season ends. Surprisingly, it was those who theoretically don’t have the money for reinforcements, like Barcelona, who emerged as the unexpected winners. The window was notably quiet compared to previous years, with a significantly lower total spending in the Premier League compared to last year.
This may be attributed to UEFA regulations forcing clubs to limit their expenses. Also, the managerial stability in the Premier League meant fewer panic buys. In Paris, there were few notable movements, with the most remarkable transfers being the moves of Hugo Lloris and Luis Suarez to the United States, the return of Jordan Henderson to Europe, and Eric Dier and Bryan Zaragoza joining Bayern Munich. Despite financial troubles, FC Barcelona made the most expensive January transfer by signing Vitor Roque for a reported fee of 40 million euros, with additional variables.
The 18-year-old Brazilian immediately made an impact by securing a 1-0 victory over Osasuna. The article concludes with the anticipation of further madness in the summer transfer window, with the likelihood of intense competition for players like Kylian Mbappe.