As the Premier League riches have soared Cheap Liverpool Soccer Team Uniform , so has transfer spending by most clubs. Tottenham and Newcastle are exceptions.After 14 years, Newcastle has finally broken its transfer record again. Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron joined from Atlanta United for a reported fee of more than 20 million pounds ($26 million) on Thursday as the January transfer window closed.Not even at his stingiest has Newcastle owner Mike Ashley failed to sign a single player across a Premier League season.Tottenham, which is owned by British businessman Joe Lewis, achieved that feat by making no additions on Thursday. In doing so, Tottenham became the first team to fail to sign a player in the season’s two transfer windows since the system was introduced 16 years ago.The cost of the new, delayed stadium is hampering manager Mauricio Pochettino’s ambitions in the transfer market. It is not always obvious on the pitch. Tottenham is only seven points behind leader Liverpool and two behind the most expensively-assembled squad of all time: Manchester City. Tottenham will also contest the upcoming round of 16 in the Champions League.But with striker Harry Kane out injured until March, Tottenham had been linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea. Instead the Belgium forward will spend the second half of the season on loan at Crystal Palace to help the south London club’s survival hopes and give some assistance still to Chelsea’s ambitions.Batshuayi’s goals could have a key say on how the top four ends up, with Palace still to play Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham. Chelsea last week signed Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus, but Liverpool and United made no additions over the last month.There was a signing in north London on Thursday. Denis Suarez joined Arsenal on loan from Barcelona until the end of the season www.thetopsoccer.com/club-team-kit/manchester-city , reuniting the versatile Spain midfielder with manager Unai Emery after working together at Sevilla in the 2014-15 season.But deadline day passed without any blockbuster deals. A closer look at the January transfer window across Europe:ENGLANDSince buying Newcastle in 2007, Ashley has refused to sanction a transfer costing in excess of the 16 million pounds the club paid Real Madrid for England striker Michael Owen in 2005 amid fan protests.That Ashley finally relented to sign Almiron underlines Newcastle’s belief in one of the star players in Major League Soccer. Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez targeted Almiron a year ago, before the playmaker helped lead Atlanta to the MLS Cup and was runner-up for the league’s MVP award after scoring 13 goals and assisting 13 more.“I appreciate he has had to wait longer than he would have liked,” Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley said of Benitez. “I would like to thank Rafa for his patience in waiting for a player he has coveted for so long.”The fee is a record for an MLS player and represents good business for Atlanta, which had to move Almiron on after signing South American player of year Pity Martinez. MLS only allows three designated players to have a salary above the cap, and the signing of Pity gave them four — the others being Josef Martinez and Ezequiel Barco.Almiron began his career at Cerro Porteno in Paraguay and also played for Club Atletico Lanus in Argentina before moving to Atlanta, where he was a two-time MLS Best XI selection, a two-time MLS All-Star and the 2017 Newcomer of the Year.Wolverhampton Wanderers completed the permanent signing of Jonny Otto from Atletico Madrid, with the left back having been on loan at the promoted team this season. Wolves has reportedly paid a club-record 18 million pounds ($24 million) for Otto, who was recently called up by Spain.Manchester City signed 18-year-old midfielder Ante Palaversa from Hajduk Split and allowed him to immediately rejoin the Croatian side on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season.GERMANYFrustrated by lack of opportunities in the Premier League, the best of England’s young talent is turning to the Bundesliga for a chance to shine. Three more this week followed in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho Cheap Manchester United Soccer Team Uniform , who joined Borussia Dortmund as a 17-year-old from Manchester City in 2017.Arsenal let the 18-year-old midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe join Leipzig and Augsburg signed 20-year-old defender Reece Oxford from West Ham, with both deals on Thursday loans until the end of the season. Schalke signed 18-year-old winger Rabbi Matondo from Man City.Eintracht Frankfurt was the busiest among the Bundesliga’s 18 clubs on Thursday with three new signings, all defenders. Frankfurt, fifth and pushing for Champions League qualification, signed Almamy Toure from French struggler Monaco, Martin Hinteregger from league rival Augsburg and Brazilian defender Tuta from Sao Paulo.Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa turned down a move to Hannover to join Turkish side Besiktas on loan to the end of the season.FRANCEDeadline-day ended in frustration for Paris Saint-Germain with the failure to sign midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Premier League club Everton.PSG coach Thomas Tuchel was keen to strengthen his midfield with two players, because Marco Verratti is recovering from an ankle injury and Adrien Rabiot’s sidelined because of an ongoing transfer wrangle. But PSG signed only Argentina midfielder Leandro Paredes from Zenit St. Petersburg on TuesdayMonaco was busy, sending Belgium midfielder Youri Tielemans on loan to Leicester until the end of the season with Adrien Silva going in the opposite direction, also on loan.SPAINReal Madrid is yet to make a major signing since losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus last year, despite sitting third in the Spanish league. The 19-year-old winger Brahim Diaz, who failed to get enough first-team opportunities with Manchester City www.thetopsoccer.com/club-team-kit/marseilles , was the only January recruit.Barcelona brought in promising Netherlands midfielder Frenkie De Jong, although the 21-year-old midfielder won’t start playing for the Catalan club until next season as part of the transfer deal with Ajax that could cost 86 million euros ($99 million). The Spanish leaders did bring in defender Jeison Murillo and striker Kevin-Prince Boateng to join the squad immediately.Second-place Atletico Madrid’s only major signing was bringing Alvaro Morata in on loan from Chelsea to bolster its attacking options. Rafa Benitez never won the Premier League in his six years with Liverpool but he has done his old team a huge favor in its bid to end a 29-year wait for English soccer’s biggest prize.Newcastle, the injury-hit and relegation-threatened team now managed by Benitez, pulled off one of the surprise results of the season by coming from behind to beat Manchester City 2-1 on Tuesday.City squandered a lead for the third time this season — this one at St. James’ Park arrived after just 24 seconds through Sergio Aguero — and the champions have lost their sheen of impregnability as they bid to retain the league title for the first time.They stayed four points behind Liverpool, which can extend its lead to seven by beating Leicester at Anfield on Wednesday. There are just 14 matches for both teams after that.“When you are behind you have to win games, and we couldn’t do that,” said Guardiola, who remarked before the game that one slip-up would leave City’s title hopes “almost over.”It was a disappointing night for Manchester all around.Manchester United’s interim manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, was looking to become the first coach to win his first seven matches in charge of a Premier League team and continue his perfect start to managerial life at his former club.That’s one record he won’t be holding after Burnley — a team fighting relegation like Newcastle — surprisingly drew 2-2 at Old Trafford, with United scoring goals in the 87th minute through Paul Pogba’s penalty and the second minute of injury time through Victor Lindelof to salvage a draw.Still Cheap Real Madrid Soccer Team Uniform , the way United kept fighting and scored late goals will be viewed as a positive by United’s hierarchy as it weighs up whether to give Solskjaer the job on a full-time basis.“The comeback was brilliant,” said Solskjaer, who was seeking a record-extending ninth straight win in all competitions to open his interim tenure. “The players have been asked about how they would react if they went 1-0 or 2-0 down, so I felt the comeback was fantastic.”United fell two points behind fifth-place Arsenal, which beat Cardiff 2-1, and fourth-place Chelsea, which plays away to Bournemouth on Wednesday, in the race for the four Champions League qualification spots.SALA TRIBUTESIt was Cardiff’s first game since the disappearance of its new striker, Emilano Sala, and it was an emotional occasion for the Welsh club at Emirates Stadium as tributes were paid to the Argentine player.Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and his staff wore daffodils — a national emblem for Wales — and the yellow flowers were handed out to both Cardiff and Arsenal fans before the game. The away fans held up a large banner reading: “We never saw you play and never saw you score, but Emiliano our beautiful Bluebird we will love you forever more.”There was a minute of silent reflection for Sala and David Ibbotson www.thetopsoccer.com/club-team-kit/tottenham-hotspur , the pilot of the small passenger plane that was carrying the Argentine striker to Cardiff from his former French team, Nantes, when it disappeared over the English Channel last week.Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both scored in the second half, with Nathaniel Mendez-Laing pulling a goal back in injury time for Cardiff.ARNAUTOVIC INJUREDMarko Arnautovic left the stadium on crutches and wearing a protective boot after an unhappy return to the West Ham team.The Austria forward missed West Ham’s last two games after he was tempted to accept a lucrative offer from a Chinese club. On Friday, he said he was staying at West Ham and signed a new contract the following day, saying he couldn’t wait to get back playing for the London club.He was recalled three days later but played only 77 minutes in West Ham’s 3-0 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers before going off with a right leg injury. Mexico striker Raul Jimenez scored two of Wolves’ goals as they climbed to seventh place.FULHAM HOPES BOOSTEDFulham boosted hopes of avoiding relegation by coming from two goals down after 17 minutes to beat Brighton 4-2. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored two of the goals for next-to-last Fulham, which is five points from safety.Huddersfield looks doomed, though, after a 1-0 home to loss to Everton that marked a disappointing start to his tenure for new coach Jan Siewert.
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