5 most expensive transfers in the 2022 January transfer window so far

Ferran Torres moved to Barcelona from Man City in January 2022
Ferran Torres moved to Barcelona from Man City in January 2022 / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

The 2022 winter transfer window is currently underway, with some clubs already taking advantage of the window to make some much needed signings in order to strengthen their squads. Here, we take a look at five of the most expensive transfers that have taken place in January so far.

1. Ferran Torres (Manchester City to Barcelona) - €55m

Ferran Torres
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That Barcelona managed to sign Ferran Torres came as a surprise to many considering that they are in debt, though it must be noted that in the Spaniard they have got a player who has all the makings to take them to the next level in the future.

Still only 21-years-old, Torres is capable of playing as a striker, a false nine and on the wings and has performed decently for both Manchester City and Spain when given an opportunity.

2. Lucas Digne (Everton to Aston Villa) - €30m

Lucas Digne
Aston Villa v Manchester United - Premier League / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

That Lucas Digne decided to leave Everton for Aston Villa, goes to show just how much his relationship with Rafael Benitez had broken down and their loss is Villa's gain.

Steven Gerrard's side to be honest got a steal by paying €30million for the Frenchman, considering that he is one of the best left-back's in the Premier League and has put in consistent performances ever since he moved to England in 2018.

3. Chris Wood (Burnley to Newcastle United) - €30m

Chris Wood
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Newcastle United's new owners promised signings in January and while not many would have Chris Wood on top of their wishlist, their is no doubt that the 30-year-old will put in a shift and score some important goals for them.

The striker netted 53 goals in 165 appearances for Burnley and the fans will hope that he can help them avoid relegation this season.

4. Vitaliy Mykolenko (Dynamo Kiev to Everton) - €23.5m

Vitaliy Mykolenko
Hull City v Everton: The Emirates FA Cup Third Round / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

A product of the Dynamo Kiev youth academy, Vitaliy Mykolenko is considered as one of the best young players in Ukraine and his form for his club saw Everton sign him for a fee in the region of €23.5m.

The 22-year-old despite being young is a serial winner in Ukraine and he will look to carry that same attitude at Everton - who are currently struggling after a bright start to the 2021/22 season.

5. Ricardo Pepi (FC Dallas to FC Augsburg) - €16.4m

Ricardo Pepi
TSG Hoffenheim v FC Augsburg - Bundesliga / Alex Grimm/GettyImages

Named the 2021 MLS Young Player of the Year, Ricardo Pepi is widely considered to be one of the best young talents in the United States of America and had a breakthrough season last year.

His performances saw FC Augsburg shell out €16.4m for his services, thereby making him the most expensive player in their history and they will be hoping that the 19-year-old can live up to his potential and become a star for them in the near future.