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Will history repeat itself? Barça's love affair with the January transfer market

Published:2/01/2024 - 16:14h

Updated:2/01/2024 - 16:14h

FC Barcelona has recently had to resort to the winter market on more than one occasion to correct several deficiencies in the team, investing, in a recent period, no less than 300 million euros in signings in January

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It arrives the winter and the FC Barcelona, faithful to a tradition that has established in the last years, seems to be in position to make more than an incorporation in this recently inaugurated wintry market. The Barcelona club already has oficializado the addition of Vitor Roque like reinforcement, and if it attains to resolve the complicated task to place the accounts, is very likely that try fichar to a midfield player or a pivote, marking a formula 'to the Davids'.

This tendency follows a recent tradition of the Barcelona team, that in the last 25 years has made no less than 21 incorporations in the different wintry markets. Although it did not make incorporations in winter between 2011 and 2018, from this year and until the actuality, invested the estratosférica quantity of 350 million euros in signings during the wintry windows. However, voucher recalcar that the majority of these incorporations have been in shape of cession.

Coutinho, Ferran and Roque, the high wintry more expensive of the Barça

In this sense, possibly the traspaso wintry more stood out was the one of Philippe Coutinho, the one who arrived in January (campaign 2017/2018) by the figure of 160 million euros, turning into the most expensive signing in the history of the FC Barcelona to date. Nevertheless, frankly, it has not been one of the most hit signings in the history of the club, so much to economic level like sportive.

Another of the costliest incorporations of the Barcelona cast in this sense was the one of Ferran Torres, the one who arrived pertinent of the Manchester City by 55 million euros in the period 2021/2022. East was one of the wintry markets more ambitious of the Catalan picture regarding acquisitions, since, further of the costs, in this occasion bet by three incorporations: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traoré and Dani Alves.

In this season, the club already has spent a total of 30 M€ (60 if they add the 30 additional stipulated in varied) by 'Tigrinho'. A figure that contrasts with the scarce of three million euros spent the past summer. It exists the hope that they can arrive more reinforcements to treat of enderezar a staff that has been mermada by several injuries, and these reinforcements probably will arrive in shape of cession.

Like this they have been the last wintry incorporations of the FC Barcelona:

  • 2017/2018: Philippe Coutinho (160 M€) and Yerry Mina (12,4 M€).
  • 2018/2019: Emerson Royal (12 M€) - Jeison Murillo (Cession 1,2 M€) - Kevin Prince Boateng (Cession 1,0 M€) and Jean-Clair Todibo (1,0 M€).
  • 2019/2020: Martin Braithwaite (18 M€) and Matheus Fernandes (7 M€).
  • 2020/2021: Óscar Mingueza (risen of the Barça Atlétic).
  • 2021/2022: Ferran Torres (55 M€) - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (free) - Adama Traoré (loan) and Dani Alves (free).
  • 2022/2023: Without incorporations.
  • 2023/2024: Vitor Roque (30 M€)

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