There were plenty of transfers in the world of football this winter. Some usual suspects were handed the contract, while some unexpected names have made the list. In this article, we discuss 10 more big transfers this January across the top 5 football leagues in Europe.
Christian Eriksen will play football once again, and what wonderful news that is. Brentford completed the signing of Eriksen on a six-month contract with an option to extend until June 2023. He wanted to play football again and Brentford signed him up. It is undeniably the best news of this transfer window. Eriksen has been a superb Premier League player in the past with 51 goals and 62 assists in 226 games so far. Hope we get to see the best of him this time around as well.
Another addition to the Everton ranks in this transfer window is Dele Alli from Tottenham Hotspurs on a free transfer. His current market value stands at € 25m. He has been playing in the Premier League for six seasons now and we all know what he can do when he is at his best. Like Donny, Ali hasn’t gotten as many starts as he would have liked this season. So, the recruit of two highly talented relatively young players for a reasonable cost is a very impressive start to Lampard’s reign as the Everton Boss.
Giovani Lo Celso
Giovani Lo Celso left Tottenham to join Villarreal on loan on the deadline day. Lo Celso has put up some impressive performances for Spurs and Argentina and looks like a certain Unai Emery was also impressed. Emery was key for Lo Celso to turn down the OL move and join Villarreal.
Coutinho has moved from FC Barcelona to Aston Villa on a loan spell with an option to buy for £33m in the summer. Coutinho ran out of favors at Barcelona with an indifferent season. His previous seasons in the Spanish Club had a similar narrative. The Brazilian left-winger was doing exceptionally at Liverpool in the Premier League before joining the Culers. Hopefully, the loan spell will resuscitate his career.
Kieran Trippier is back in the Premier League with Newcastle United. He moved from Atletico Madrid for a sum of €15m. The English right-back hopes to help his side avoid relegation as they sit in the 18th position – 3 points clear from the bottom-placed Burnley.
Lucas Digne, aged 28, moved from Everton to Aston Villa for a sum of €30m. The French national made 127 appearances for Everton playing as a defender (mostly left-back). Digne is known for his attacking exploits with passes along with stout defensive skills and hence is a very good addition to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
Tottenham has signed Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus as the clubs agreed on an 18-month loan for the player. Kulusevski also agreed to personal terms with Spurs reuniting the Swedish footballer with Fabio Paratici. He’ll sign a potential five-year contract in case the mandatory buy clause will be triggered later on.
Sevilla signed Anthony Martial from Man United on a straight loan for the remainder of the season with a €6/7m total package to Man Utd, with no buying option. Martial was approached by several EPL clubs, but he was convinced by the Sevilla Management. Martial blew hot and cold during his spell in Manchester and he would like to rectify that in Spain.
Barcelona signed Ferran Torres in a €55 million deal from Manchester City on a contract till June 2027. It made him the most expensive Spanish signing in the club history of Barca. Torres has caught the eyes of fans and experts all over the world with his qualities and knack for scoring goals. He was dissatisfied with the game time at Manchester. So, the move made a lot of sense for both parties as Barca would like him to contribute in the final third as much as possible.
Julian Alvarez joined Manchester City from River Plate for €17m plus €1.5m add ons, bonuses, and taxes. However, Álvarez will remain with River Plate at least until the summer. The contract has been signed, sealed, and delivered until 2027. Considering the talents of the 22-year-old Argentine forward, many are considering his signing as a steal.
This is surely not the biggest winter transfer we have witnessed over the years, but there are certainly plenty of players on the list that can make a great impact on their clubs.