English Premier League: Latest rumours ahead of the January transfer window

Manchester United v Brentford, 2 May 2022 (22)

As we reach the busiest period of the English Premier League, the halfway point of the 2022/23 season is upon us. And with that comes the January transfer window, where squad adjustments can be made by signing and selling players. Join us as we preview the latest EPL transfer rumours.

Manchester United transfer rumours

The Red Devils have found form under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag this season, but the biggest obstacle is to remain consistent during the remainder of the 2022/23 EPL campaign. As Ronaldo will likely leave the club, finding a replacement striker will be a key focus moving forward.

A final farewell to Ronaldo

The biggest story from inside the Manchester United locker room is how and when the expected departure of Cristiano Ronaldo will commence.

With the recent dramas and Ronaldo’s early exit from the pitch during United’s win over Tottenham, the likelihood of CR7 leaving in January is probable. The upcoming transfer window was never going to be an investment strategy, considering the record outgoings of last summer; however, if the highest-paid player (Ronaldo) exits, it would leave a chunk of cash available for a new signing.

January isn’t the best time to make huge signings, and if Ronaldo does bid farewell at the beginning of 2023, United may have to scout the loan market to find a short-term solution in the final third. They’ll undoubtedly need a long-term goalscorer because there’s no chance of Ronaldo being around next season. Currently, there is an abundance of potential names that could replace CR7:

  • Jonathon David (Lille)
  • Victor Osimhen (Napoli)
  • Moussa Dembele (Lyon)
  • Ivan Toney (Brentford)
  • Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)
  • Cody Gakpo (PSV)
  • Rafael Leao (AC Milan)

Liverpool transfer rumours

Despite their current Champions League success, Liverpool has struggled to find consistency in their domestic outings this term. Recent back-to-back defeats against basement dwellers Leeds United and Nottingham Forest is a cause for concern, so we’re likely to witness some heavy investment during the January transfer window.

Reviving their campaign could be difficult, but the issues need addressing. The Reds may be an EPL side to fade at the bookies with sportsbook bonus codes, as mounting injuries have plagued Jurgen Klopp’s men this season.

A betting man would bank on Liverpool’s continued to struggle at a domestic level, but their issues in midfield could be solved if they secure Frank De Jong. The midfielder is notably unsettled at Barcelona, and according to recent ESPN reports, Liverpool is leading the transfer race for a potential move in January.

Spurs eye several players as potential January signings

Although Antonio Conte and co. are currently third in the Premier League table, inconsistency has loomed above the North London club. The good news is the managing director of Tottenham, Fabio Paratici has been given the green light to make ‘multiple’ signings during the January transfer window.

James Maddison has been rumoured to be one of Spurs’ targets for the January window, and he’d unquestionably deliver a creativeness in midfield that the team has often lacked. Elsewhere, Tottenham could look for a world-class defender as the criticism of Davison Sanchez and Emerson Royal continue.

Arsenal January transfer rumours

Success for Arsenal during the 2022/23 term has arrived in bunches, but a lack of squad depth is why many critics believe the Gunners won’t hold onto their positive results for the remainder of the season.

Sitting on top of the Premier League is great but remaining in that position is where the difficulty levels rise. January could be a crucial moment for Mikel Arteta because Arsenal’s technical director has given the Gunners boss the go-ahead for one signing in January.

Following the failure to sign Wolves’ Pedro Neto and Aston Villa’s Douglas Luiz this past summer, we expect Arteta to continue targeting a winger or midfielder for his one-time chance in January. This, however, shouldn’t be a difficult task for Arteta, who completely overhauled

Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans has been a target for Arsenal, as the Belgian midfielder is one of the best in this position outside the top six clubs.