Revealed! Newcastle United BREAK January transfer window spending records set by Chelsea and Liverpool

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Newcastle United signed five new players in January as they battle to retain their Premier League status.

Newcastle United have become the biggest January spenders in Premier League history, splashing out just under £90million on five new players.

The new Saudi Arabian-backed ownership’s first signing of the month was England and Atletico Madrid full-back Kieran Trippier for £12m.

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Chris Wood swapped Burnley for Newcastle when they activated his £25m release clause, successfully filling the void left by the injured Callum Wilson.

Brazilian midfielder Bruno Guimaraes joined Eddie Howe’s side for a deal in the region of £33.5m, a move that’s been classed as a real statement signing by the Toon faithful.

The Magpies bolstered their defence on deadline day with two new recruits in Aston Villa full-back Matt Targett on loan, and Blyth-born Dan Burn for £13m.

With Newcastle having smashed the ceiling for January business, NewcastleWorld looks at the previous top five January splurges:

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Chelsea - £75m in 2011

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Chelsea spent a whopping £75m 11 years ago – all on deadline day – when they brought in David Luiz and Fernando Torres.

Torres’ £50m move to West London is regarded as one of the most high-profile January transfers of all time – a deal that famously led Liverpool to replacing the Spaniard with Newcastle’s Andy Carroll for a stunning £35m fee.

The striker was followed through the door by the Brazilian Luiz, who, unlike Torres, had a solid spell at the Blues before joining Paris Saint-Germain three years later.

Liverpool - £75m in 2018

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Not wanting to be outdone by Chelsea, of course, Liverpool spent £75m of their own in 2018.

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But unlike Chelsea, it was money well spent, as they brought in Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton for a club-record fee.

Van Dijk has led the Reds to Champions League and Premier League glory, and is regarded by many as one of the best defenders in the world.

Manchester City - £61m in 2018

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It wouldn’t be a Premier League big spenders list without Manchester City, would it?

Four years ago, City forked out £57m for long-term target Aymeric Laporte, along with £4m for Jack Harrison – now at Leeds United – from New York City.

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Laporte came in to strengthen Pep Guardiola’s men’s backline and remains a key cog in the City set up to date, appearing 94 times in the top-flight for them.

Arsenal - £57.8m in 2018

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Also in 2018, Arsenal forked out just shy of £60m on two players in January.

They spent £56m on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund, a player who’s fired in 68 Premier League goals for the Gunners.

Aubameyang, of course, left the Emirates on deadline day to join Barcelona after falling out with Mikel Arteta.

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The other £1.8m was spent on Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, who currently plays for German side Stuttgart.

Chelsea - £55m in 2019

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Just before they were banned from signing players for two transfer windows, Chelsea brought in USA international Christian Pulisic.

The jury is still out on whether it was money well spent, with the winger regularly struggling with injury, but Pulisic has scored 16 and assisted six so far in his career at Stamford Bridge.

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