AS Saint-Etienne : The 10 most expensive recruits of this transfer window in Ligue 1 | ASSE News

January 31, 2022 at 10:55 PM by Nicolas Toison

Romain Faivre is the most expensive recruit of the winter in Ligue 1.

After a final rush on Monday January 31, the transfer market closes, in France. Whether in terms of recruitment or loans, many teams have been very active at the start of the year. This is the case for ASSE, OM, OL and even ASM. The latter two are among the clubs that have invested the most in this winter transfer window. Other teams, such as PSG, made very little noise. What are the 10 most expensive recruits of this transfer period?

OL, LOSC and ASM, significant recruitment in the transfer window

After a very light market last winter, due to the complicated economic context of the time, Ligue 1 clubs were more generous at the start of 2022. Regulars can be found in this top 10, such as Olympique Lyonnais, who offered the services of Romain Faivre, against 15 million euros plus a percentage on a possible capital gain. AS Monaco is another club that has stood out this winter, recruiting Brazilian right-back Vanderson, against 11 million euros.

PSG, conspicuously absent from the top 10, OM and ASSE are recruiting at low cost

If OM and AS Saint-Etienne have distinguished themselves with low-cost transfers, PSG, which has accustomed us to a few follies in previous winters, did not stand out this time. Forced as he was to watch over his expenses, after an expensive summer market, at the capital club. Many of these recruits will discover the French championship for the first time. Jens Cadjusted, recruited by Reims, from the Danish championship, for 10 million euros, is the perfect example.

The 10 most expensive recruits of the transfer window in Ligue 1

Romain Faivre, from Stade Brestois to OL = €15m
Vanderson, from Grêmio to AS Monaco = 11 M€
Jens Cadjust, from FC Midtjylland to Stade de Reims = €10m
Edon Zhegrova, from FC Basel to LOSC = 7 M€
Bilal Brahimi, from SCO Angers to OGC Nice = 7 M€
Patrick Berg, from FK Bodø/Glimt to RC Lens = €4.5m
Abdu Conté, from Moreirense to ESTAC = €2.7m
Ismaël Doucouré, from Valenciennes to RC Strasbourg = 1.5 M€
Tanguy N’Dombélé, from Tottenham to OL = €1.42 million (paying loan)
Samuel Gigo, from Spartak Moscow to OM = €0.5m

Compensation paid on transfers excluding possible bonuses on each of them