The winter transfer window broke spending records, with 1.57 billion dollars (around 1.46 billion euros) injected into the market in January 2023, amounts never before reached in football according to figures from Fifa published Thursday, February 9. Boosted by investments from English clubs and in particular from Chelsea, which have been particularly spendthrift in recent weeks, the transfer window has exceeded its pre-Covid standards over the winter period, with spending $230 million higher than the previous record, which dated from January 2018. Football’s world body noted in a statement that English clubs alone accounted for 57.3% of total global spending in January, at $898.6 million ($835 million). approximately EUR million). Fifa has not presented a club-by-club report, but the fabulous recruitments of Chelsea for more than 300 million euros estimated this winter (Mykhailo Mudryk, Enzo Fernandez, Benoît Badiashile, Noni Madueke…) have necessarily inflated the England figures. France is the second biggest spender nation, with 131.9 million dollars (122.5 M EUR) invested.