The January Transfer deadline has ended and Clubs scrambled to finish some last minute deals to reinforce their squads.
As usual, the majority of the transfer business was from the Premier League on Deadline day but shockingly the league didn’t flex its financial muscles to the extent that it usually does, with the total spending standing at only £50 Million on the 31st of January. Compared to last year when Clubs spent 150 Million pounds on Deadline day alone. Nevertheless, we still saw some interesting Transfers that could be key for the remainder of the Season.
The English Transfer Window is officially CLOSED! 🚫
Which team has done the best business this month? pic.twitter.com/Rmcc5dO8yh
— Football Super Tips (@FootySuperTips) January 31, 2019
Newcastle United break Transfer record, Sign Miguel Almiron for £20 Million
🎥 Miguel Almirón – who joined Newcastle United from @ATLUTD yesterday – admits he can't wait to play in front of the Toon Army.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) February 1, 2019
Newcastle United have broken their Transfer Record after 14 long years when they signed Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron for £20 Million. Almiron is a playmaker and the Paraguay International has featured in MLS team of the Season for the past 2 years. The 24-year-old broke Newcastle’s Transfer record after the Club paid £20 Million which trumped the £16 Million Newcastle paid for Michael Owen 14 years back.
Arsenal Sign Denis Suarez on Loan, option to buy in the Summer
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) February 1, 2019
Barcelona’s Denis Suarez has signed for Arsenal on a Loan deal for the rest of the Season with an option to buy in the Summer. The 25-Year-Old Spaniard has played under Unai Emery at Sevilla and though he is relatively an untested talent, he has bags of potential and is versatile in Midfield. Arsenal were in the market for a Winger with links to Barcelona’s Malcom and Inter’s Perisic, but in the end, only one Transfer went across the line.
Youri Tielmans signs for Leicester on Loan, Silva goes the other way.
"I'm really excited to get going" 💪#BienvenueYouri
— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 31, 2019
Belgian International Youri Tielmans has moved to Leicester City on Loan with Adrien Silva heading the other way. Tielmans was and still is one of the most exciting midfield prospects in Europe and will be a great addition to the foxes. Leicester have reportedly beaten Arsenal, West Ham United and Newcastle United to land Tielmans.
Michy Batshuayi moves to Crystal Palace, amid links to Everton, Real Betis and West Ham
— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 1, 2019
Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi moved to Crystal Palace after being linked to Everton on a permanent deal while Chelsea had agreed to Loan deals with Real Betis and West Ham. Spurs were apparently in the mix for his Transfer as well, Batshuayi spent the first half of the Season at Valencia and was particularly good for Borussia Dortmund on a 6-month Loan last Season. The Striker scored Chelsea’s Title winning goal of the 2016-17 Season and will add some genuine Goal threat to this Crystal Palace team.
Peter Crouch to Burnley till the end of the Season while Sam Vokes moved the other way to Stoke City on a three and a half Year deal.
Wolves have signed Jonny Castro Otto for 15 Million pounds on a permanent deal from Atletico Madrid. Jonny was very impressive with Wolves over the last 6 months.
Out of favour, Liverpool Winger Lazar Markovic moved to Fulham on a free transfer.
18-year-old Croatian Midfielder Ante Palaversa transferred from Hajduk Split to Manchester City in a deal worth €7 million. The player has immediately been loaned back to Split.