The winter transfer window is always an odd one, as there are almost always more buyers than sellers, so it can be difficult to find available players.
However, there are still deals that must be made and some clubs see value in good players being dropped from other teams. Quality players who want to leave their current club because of a lack of game time or at odds with the club’s management will have the perfect chance to land it.
Also targeted over the winter are players whose contracts run out this summer or next season, and clubs looking to cash in before losing them for nothing.
Here is a ranking of the best transfers completed this winter, updated as more official deals become available.
The best signings in the January 2022 transfer window
All transfer values via Transfermarkt.us
11. Ricardo Pepi
- Are from: FC Dallas
- Arrive: Augsburg
- Transfer fee: 18 million dollars
There’s a lot of risk in paying close to $20 million for a teenager who hasn’t proven himself on the European stage, but if it pays off, Pepi could be not only a huge asset to the club but also a huge asset. is a profit on the transfer market. Given his looks during USMNT’s early days, Pepi’s arrival in the Bundesliga looks like a solid buy.
10. Donny van de Beek
- Are from: Manchester United
- Arrive: Everton
- Transfer fee: 6-month loan ($750,000 loan fee)
After more than a year of rolling around on the Manchester United bench, the Dutchman finally has a chance to prove himself in the Premier League. Frank Lampard’s arrival at Everton has seen the Toffees complete a fantastic deal with very little risk. It will take some time for van de Beek to shake off the possibility of rust, but if he can do so in time, Everton could have a midfielder of Champions League caliber for the relegation battle.
9. Ferran Torres
- Are from: City of Manchester
- Arrive: Barcelona
- Transfer fee: 60 million dollars
There is no doubt that Ferran Torres is a top talent in Europe, and at just 21 years old, he is one of the talents of the Team of the Year. Given Barcelona’s financial situation, the exorbitant fee raised some eyebrows. He makes this list as a top talent despite the hefty price tag. He should link well with Memphis Depay.
8. Kieran Trippier
- Are from: Atlético Madrid
- Arrive: Newcastle United Football Club
- Transfer fee: 20 million dollars
Trippier was playing well at Atletico Madrid, a player who started regularly in good form, but he was turned over by Newcastle for money so Atletico really had no choice but to sell. Newcastle have made some low-impact deals, but this one makes them a solid defender without really breaking the bank. At 31 and Champions League quality, it would be a heavy loss if the club were relegated, but Trippier would be a good addition to hopefully avert that outcome.
7. Anthony Martial
- Are from: Manchester United
- Arrive: Seville
- Transfer fee: 6 month loan (no option)
Martial stuck with orders at Manchester United, and made enough noise to earn a move to Spain in six months. Sevilla are very active in strengthening their squad to push for the title, right on Real Madrid’s heels, and they’ve got a good player on the cheap – Martial has negotiated a pay cut to make it easier for the club. business.
6. Jeremie Boga
- Are from: Sassuolo
- Arrive: Atalanta
- Transfer fee: Loan ($24 million purchase obligation)
Direct replacement for Robin Gosens, who moved to Inter Milan, Boga has a big footprint in Atalanta. The left winger impressed at the Africa Cup of Nations before Ivory Coast was knocked out, and hopes to bring that form back to Italy. Atalanta has demonstrated a talented eye in recent years, so the next hope is the 25-year-old.
⌛️ Il conto alla rovescia è finito! 😅 @BogaJeremie è un nuovo giocatore dell’Atalanta! 🤩 Boulevard, Jérémie! 👋🏾🇨🇮
– Atalanta BC (@Atalanta_BC) January 24, 2022
5. Lucas Digne
- Are from: Everton
- Arrive: Aston Villa
- Transfer fee: $33 million
Losing to Everton is Aston Villa’s benefit. Rafa Benitez was not present at Everton, but his departure with Digne cost him a priceless piece. Digne has been one of the most underrated players in the Premier League for years, and Steven Gerrard’s January looks a lot brighter with Digne. A great bit of business to get a quality player below value thanks to a dilemma.
4. Robin Gosens
- Are from: Atalanta
- Arrive: Inter Milan
- Transfer fee: Loan ($30 million in conditional obligation to buy)
Atalanta did as well to keep the Gosens as they did, so the deal can be seen as a win-win: Atalanta benefited from a very good player that outperformed expectations, and Inter picked it up. a Champions League talent for a substantial administrative cost.
Gosens, a 27-year-old German, would fit in at left-back in Simone Inzaghi’s formula. He will split time with Ivan Perisic, 32, or someone will switch to the right to replace Matteo Darmian. The latter seems more beneficial if one can convert without difficulty.
– Inter (@Inter) January 28, 2022
3. Dusan Vlahovic
- Are from: Fiorentina
- Arrive: Juventus
- Transfer fee: 90 million dollars
Forget money, Vlahovic has a chance to become one of the best strikers in the world, and he is exactly what Juventus need.
While it has been a disappointing season for the Old Lady, Vlahovic offers a lot of hope. The club struggled heavily in front of goal, and Paulo Dybala failed to meet his needs. If Vlahovic can replicate his scoring form even partially at Fiorentina, it will be a home game, and will go a long way towards helping Juve return as championship contenders. Serie A opponents.
December: Vlahovic equals Ronaldo’s 33 Serie A goals in a calendar year.
January: Vlahovic takes Ronaldo’s number 7 at Juventus.
Just seems fair pic.twitter.com/MkMNDIllbi
– ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 28, 2022
2. Bruno Guimaraes
- Are from: Lyon
- Arrive: Newcastle
- Transfer fee: $44 million
The deal has been hailed by many as one of the best deals of the transfer window, and rightfully so. The Lyon player has been one of the best creative forces in Europe over the past few years, and at this price, Newcastle have completed a coup. It is understandable that when the deal was first announced there was a flurry of activity from other clubs in hopes of a steal, but Newcastle won that day.
While the club appear to have overspended on the $34 million acquisition of striker Chris Wood, this one is quite the opposite. If Newcastle continue, the Guimaraes will be a big reason why.
🔥 Bruno Guimaraes is one of only three players in Europe’s top 5 leagues (10+ starts) to average 1.5+ tackles, 1.5+ dribbles, 1.5+ passes main passes and 1.5+ fouls won per game this season
💪 He does it all pic.twitter.com/iTwRBU9PCR
– WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) January 26, 2022
1. Philippe Coutinho
- Are from: Barcelona
- Arrive: Aston Villa
- Transfer fee: Loan ($44 million purchase option)
If you had told anyone four years ago that Philippe Coutinho would play for Aston Villa following a $44 million transfer, few would have believed such a scenario could have happened.
However, this is the Brazilian, linked with former Liverpool team-mate Steven Gerrard. He is an outstanding talent despite the difficulties at Barcelona, and Villa will greatly benefit from his skill and creativity. By far, windows’ best deal so far.