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Barcelona spend little on key signings in busy transfer window

Barcelona spend little on key signings in busy transfer window

Barcelona were busy in the January transfer window, signing Kevin-Prince Boateng, Jean-Clair Todibo and Jeison Murillo.

The first thing the Catalan side did in the transfer window was bring in Colombian defender Murillo from Valencia on a loan deal and they tied that deal down in mid-December, seeing him arrive before the winter break to begin training with his new team-mates.

His arrival was quickly followed by an exit as Paulinho’s permanent move to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande was confirmed, giving Barca a transfer fee of no less than €42m.

Munir El Haddadi was then sold to Sevilla after citing a desire to gain regular first team football, before Denis Suarez joined Premier League side Arsenal in a loan move this week.

Exits done then meant arrivals could continue and Barca quickly advanced talks with French side Toulouse over the signing of Jean-Clair Todibo.

Originally the move was agreed for the summer, but a deadline day dash saw the youngster arrive and sign this month.

The signing of Boateng shocked many but seemed to delight Barca fans, who were keen to see a back up arrive for Luis Suarez.

And, finally, Frenkie De Jong’s deal to Barca from Ajax, which will take place this coming summer – was finalized.

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