Best Premier League January signings
Halfway through a season is never the greatest time for clubs to sign players. Clubs hope plans made in the summer are going as expected. Summer transfers have come good, league placing is as expected, or better, and there are no player injuries. However teams plans may not always go as predicted, so the January transfer window gives some options to them.
As we are going to list below, some transfer gems can be found which can make a big difference in clubs league chances by the end of the season. Be that winning the league, getting a European place or evading relegation. If you are interested in having a wager on any of those click here to find online bookmakers. Now lets run through previous great January transfer players.
Vidic signed for Manchester United on the 5th January 2006 for a reported fee of around £7 million from Spartak Moscow. Partnering Rio Ferdinand, they formed one of Europe's best defensive partnerships during their time together. His Manchester United trophy haul reads:- 5 Premier League titles, 3 League cups, as well as the 2008 Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
In a dramatic final day of the winter transfer window in 2011, Suarez signed for Liverpool for £23 million. Liverpool left it late to sign the Uruguayan as Fernando Torres was sold to Chelsea earlier that day. Suarez took the Premier League by storm becoming one of the best ever strikers to play for Liverpool, scoring 69 goals in 110 league appearances for the Reds.
While only a loan deal, West Ham's signing of Lingard made a massive impact after his arrival in January 2021. The 29-year-old rediscovered his form and produced 9 goals and 4 assists in 16 appearances for the Hammers. West Ham ended the season in 6th place rewarding them a place in the Europa League.
Fulham signed Clint from the New England Revolution for £2 million in January 2007. This made Dempsey the most expensive American in the Premier League, and joined fellow US internationals Brian McBride and Carlos Bocanegra at Craven Cottage. Dempsey grabbed his first goal for Fulham on 5th May, scoring the only goal of a 1–0 home win over Liverpool. Dempsey's goal saved Fulham from relegation and effectively guaranteeing their Premier League place the next season.
But Dempsey's exploits didn't end there. March 2010, Dempsey came off the bench against Juventus in their second-leg Europa League tie and scored the winner with a fantastic chip. Fulham won the game 4–1, winning the tie 5-4 on aggregate, putting them through to the last eight of the competition.