Premier League Transfer Deals in January Window

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Premier League has been active in January with some mouthwatering transfer deals from the clubs.

However, the transfer window had been active since the start of 2021 as the teams looked to strengthen in order to fight for the title.

Anyways, let’s have a look at how the Top Seven clubs fared in the January Transfer window.

Manchester United – winners of the January Transfer window in the Premier League

Amad Diallo was bought by the Red Devils from Atalanta for a disclosed fee of £37 million. However, the youngster featured just four matches in his two years at the Italian club’s senior side.

Additionally, the 18-year-old winger even scored a brace in the 6-3 win against Liverpool U-23 playing for Manchester United U-23s.

Jesse Lingard left on loan by joining West Ham United from the club. Unfortunately, the 28-year-old attacking midfielder scored just 18 goals in 133 appearances for the English heavyweights.

However, they have also let many players to leave like Facundo Pellistri to Alaves, James Garner to Nottingham Forest, and Tahith Chong to Club Brugge.

Arsenal – heating up the Premier League in January

The Gunners announced the signing of Martin Odegaard on loan from Spanish Giants, Real Madrid CF.

Odegaard has featured in just eight matches for Los Blancos senior team and hasn’t scored any goal for them. However, Mat Ryan had also joined the club on loan from Brighton. Additionally, he would be eager to create an impact in the defensive department of the London club.

However, the biggest news is the transfer of Mesut Ozil to Turkish giants Fenerbahce. He had scored 33 goals in 184 appearances for the Gunners.

Surprisingly, he opted to leave London following some months without getting enough playing time under the current coach, Mikel Arteta.

Other players moving out are Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Joe Willock, Ainsley-Maitland Niles, William Saliba, Sead Kolasinac, and Matt Macey.

Chelsea – Kings in Loaning players

After spending almost €250 million in the last transfer window, Chelsea weren’t interested in spending more money. However, notable departures are that of Fikayo Tomori (to AC Milan) and Danny Drinkwater (to Kasimpasa).

In addition to this, departures like Charlie Brown (to MK Dons) and Lucas Piazon (to Braga) are hoping for more playing time.

Leicester City – less active in the January window

Leicester City announced the departure of Islam Slimani to French heavyweights Lyon. However, the 32-year-old striker scored eight goals in just 36 appearances for the Foxes.

Also, some players that moved out on loan include Matty James (Coventry City) and Filip Benkovic ( to Leuven).

Liverpool – performing fine in the January Transfer Window

Liverpool allowed Takumi Minamino to move on loan to Southampton till the end of the 2020-21 season. Although, there are departures including Adam Lewis (Plymouth Argyle) and Liam Millar (Charlton Athletic).

However, the Reds also brought in some reinforcements like Ben Davies (from Preston North End) and Ozan Kabak (from Schalke).

Manchester City – no need now for more players

Filip Stevanovic is set to arrive from Partizan Belgrade for a reported fee of around £6m for the Citizens. However, there hasn’t been any confirmation yet.

He is currently loaned back to his former club where he had scored ten goals in 46 appearances.

Additionally, Thomas Scott (Port Vale) and Nathanael Ogbeta (Shrewsbury Town) have moved out for an undisclosed fee from Manchester City.

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