Even in the January transfer window, turnover is low. Clubs don’t look for players in this window unless there is a huge need. Most clubs are reluctant to release players mid-season. But some clubs have spent this month, bringing in some key players. Chelsea is on top of that list, the London club has already spent 200 million euros in January. Let’s take a look at what important party changes have taken place this month so far-
Leandro Trossard (Brighton to Arsenal): £21m
Arsenal are currently comfortably at the top of the table. But Mikel Arteta is not taking any risks for the remaining half of the season. He may have realized that the lack of depth in the frontline can suffer Arsenal after the injury of Gabriel Jesus. So he brought in a forward who can play almost any forward position. They did not have to spend much to buy Trossard, who is used to the Premier League.
Memphis Depay (Barcelona to Atletico Madrid): £2.6m
David Villa, Luis Suarez; Experienced forwards bought from Barcelona have always acted as lucky charms for Atlético. The former two have given the club the league title. However, no one has such expectations on Depay, his task is to restore the status of the troubled Atlético frontline after the departure of Joao Felix.
Arnaut Danjuma (Vireal to Spurs): Loan
The Viral forward was supposed to join Everton. Everything was ripe. But at the last minute, this Dutch winger, who played in the final of the Champions League last time, received an offer from Tottenham. Naturally, Danjuma dropped the thought of relegation battle for Everton, and signed the Spurs contract without delay.
Mykhailo Mudryk (Shakhtar to Chelsea): £88m
Costliest change ever (probably won’t change by the end of the month). City-rivals Arsenal’s main target was hijacked by Todd Boehly’s club Chelsea at the last minute. Chelsea has also prepared to play a friendly match in Ukraine for this transfer of 100 million euros with an add-on of 30 million. The 22-year-old winger has scored 7 goals in 12 matches in the Ukrainian league this season.
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid to Chelsea): Loan
Chelsea will pay a fee of around 13 million euros to bring Felix on a six-month loan. Even if the Portuguese, who received a three-match ban after seeing a red card in the first match, plays the rest of the season, Chelsea will spend almost a million euros per match (including wages) behind him.
Cody Gakpo (PSV to Liverpool): £35m
What Liverpool need most in January is a new midfielder or two. Unsuccessful in that pursuit, the club brought in Cody Gakpo, who caught the eye of PSV and the Netherlands, in early January. If the Allreds can save the season with this emerging forward!
Weghorst (Burnley to United): Loan
After the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, it became necessary for United to bring in another striker. After unsuccessfully trying to sign Cody Gakpo, the club have finally brought in Burnley striker Weghorst. This tall center forward may be seen on the field as a replacement for Rashford and Martial.
Sommer (Monchengladbach to Bayern Munich): £7m
Bayern had to bring in another goalkeeper to save the season after Manuel Neuer broke his leg while skiing over the winter break. The 34-year-old Sommer has proved his mettle for Gladbach as well as the national team. As a reward, he is getting a golden opportunity to win the league.
Other important Transfers-
Jorginho (Chelsea to Arsenal) : £15m
João Cancelo ( Manchester City to Bayern Munich) : Loan
Danny Ings (Aston Villa to West Ham): £12m
Alex Moreno (Real Betis to Aston Villa): £12.4m
Daley Blind (Ajax to Bayern Munich): Free
Benoît Badiashile (Monaco to Chelsea): £33m