Serie A marks lowest January transfer market spending in almost 20 years

SALERNO, ITALY - JANUARY 06: A view of the Serie A ball on the pitch before the Serie A match between US Salernitana and Venezia FC at Stadio Arechi on January 06, 2022 in Salerno, Italy. US Salernitana team count 9 positive players due to the Sars Cov19 Omicron variant expansion. Local ASL blocked the team so US Salernitana will lose for 0-3 the match. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

The final numbers from the January transfer period are in and spending in Serie A was way down last month.

A report from Deloitte stated Italy’s top flight reported the steepest year-on-year decline in gross transfer spend, falling 84% from €185 million in January 2022 to €30 million in January 2023, the lowest spend by the league since 2006.

On the opposite end, the Premier League unsurprisingly outspent the rest of Europe’s “big five” leagues by a considerable margin. According to their report, the league spent €930 million last month—a record winter transfer window period.

As for the rest of Europe, spending totaled €125 million in Ligue 1, €70 million in the Bundesliga while La Liga spent €30 million.