(Football news) With the January transfer window done and dusted, it has brought plenty of drama and eyebrow raising transfers. Let us take a look what the various teams did in this unusual window :
In : Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur
Out: Dele Alli, Tanguy Ndombele, Bryan Gil, Giovani Lo Ceslo, Dilan Markanday
Tottenham’s transfer window has been all over the place as they missed out on a lot of their first choice targets but ultimately ended up with two very young and talented players, who might excel in Conte’s playing style. One thing coming into the window was certain that Spurs will try to offload a lot of players to cut the massive wage bill that they are paying. The most significant exit happened on deadline day as Tottenham fan favorite Dele Alli joined Everton on an initial loan deal with a view to make it permanent.
In : Chris Wood, Bruno Guimarães, Dan Burn, Kieran Trippier, Matt Target
Out : Rosaire Longelo, Joe White, Freddie Woodman, Matt Bondswell, Elliot Anderson
Newcastle United expected a fairly busy January transfer window and that's exactly what they got. Given the Magpies' league position and the completion of their £305m Saudi-led takeover back in October, Newcastle were going to try and add reinforcements and they have done just that. Although there might be some frustration that Newcastle didn't end up signing another attacker after a proposed deal to sign Hugo Ekiteke from Reims collapsed but all in all Howe will be very pleased with the business they've managed to complete this window. The certain signing of Bruno Guimaraes will certainly act as a catalyst in what has been a lackluster season from the magpies
In: Donny Van De Beek, Dele Alli, Vitaliy Mykolenko, Nathan Patterson, Anwar El Ghazi
Out : Lucas Digne, Ellis Simms
Everton had a mixed transfer window as three players were bought when Rafa Benitez was the manager and two more players were bought on loan after Frank Lampard’s consultation. Frank Lampard bought in two quality players in Alli and Van de Beek and they will not only give them options but also provide the much needed balance they need from midfield. This season Everton are having an abysmal campaign battling relegation, so quality players like Allan, Calvert Lewin, Richarlison need to combine well and strike a partnership with these new players.
In: Lucas Digne, Philippe Coutinho, Callum Chambers, Robin Olsen
Out: Axel Tuanzebe, Wesley, Keinan Davis, Anwar EL Ghazi, Matt Targett, Louie Barry, Caleb Chukwuemeka
It's been a solid January transfer window for Aston Villa with four first-team recruits signed to help bolster Steven Gerrard's squad from now until May. The only thing that the Villa supporters may regret is the fact they didn't sign an out-and-out replacement for the injured Nakamba, with Villa walking away from pursuits to bring in Rodrigo Bentancur and Yves Bissouma, the former joining Tottenham for an initial £17.1million. Coutinho has been a massive coup for Steven Gerrard’s side as he will indirectly try to replace Jack Grealish in the team.
In: Luis Diaz
Out: Nathaniel Phillips, Neco Williams
The Anfield club managed to add to that all-star attack this summer through the arrival of Luis Diaz from FC Porto. Liverpool managed to hijack Tottenham's attempts to sign the Colombian attacker who has 14 goals in 18 Portuguese top-flight games this season. There are long-term benefits to this deal, with Roberto Firmino's time at Anfield appearing to come to an end in the next year or two, while Mo Salah's contract situation has not been resolved yet. Luis Diaz can have the same impact that Diego Jota has over the last two years in the club.
In: Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Dani Alaves
Out: Inaki Pena, Yusuf Demir, Philippe Coutinho
Barcelona started off the transfer window in a positive manner when they purchased Ferran Torres from Man City but eventually lost their way in the market especially when players refused to leave and clear the wage bill. The whole window revolved around the Dembele transfer but ultimately the club couldn’t find a solution for him as not many clubs were interested in taking on his massive wage. The Barca board were desperate for a striker after the sudden retirement of Aguero on the final day and they got their man in Aubameyang.
In: Dennis Zakaria, Dusan Vlahovic
Out: Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur, Aaron Ramsey
Juventus have probably had the best transfer window as they have signed two very promising youngsters who will certainly help their squad as well as their season a lot. Juve needed a striker and in Vlahovic they’ve got one of the best strikers in Europe. Only Robert Lewandowski has scored more goals in the top five leagues than Vlahovic, and with Juve struggling to score goals this season, Max Allegri needs Vlahovic’s goals now more than ever. In Zakaria, Juve have bought a midfielder the club haven’t had since the days of Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba. The Swiss international possesses dynamism, technique and can go box-to-box, will surely benefit the team moving forward.