- Daniel Sturridge (West Bromwich Albion-loan):
The English striker has been struggling with injuries for quite long and has struggled to capitalize on the chances given to him. West Bromwich Albion desperately need to score consistently and that is why the inclusion of Sturridge can prove very vital in their bid to escape relegation this season.
- Ross Barkley (Everton to Chelsea):
This move almost happened last summer but due to Barkley’s uncertainty over the move, it was stalled. Barkley has struggled with injuries but is now back to full fitness and has a lot to prove. Chelsea need someone dynamic like Barkley in the midfield and it is interesting to see how this works out both for the player and the club.
- Lucas Moura (PSG to Spurs):
The Brazilian has been frustrated with his gametime at PSG but has been able to do nothing about it. With the addition of Mbappe and Neymar, Moura has struggled big time to get any gametime and it was about time he moved away. Spurs needed more firepower to bolster their attack and it only made sense signing him for £25m.
- Olivier Giroud (Arsenal to Chelsea):
The French striker was benched more than often this season and given his efficient record, he deserved to played more. Chelsea have been struggling to get the best out of Morata and they needed a strong backup. Giroud can be a very good signing for the Blues considering his abilities in front of the goal.
- Theo Walcott (Arsenal to Everton):
It was getting quite agonizing for Walcott with the Gunners as he wanted to play more considering the World Cup this year. Unfortunately, that wasn’t going to happen at Arsenal for him and in a last gasp deal, it was finalized that Walcott’s long spell with the Gunners came to an end as the Toffees signed him for a fee of £20m.
- Virgil Van Djik (Southampton to Liverpool):
Both clubs have again been involved in a transfer and this one was quite imminent. Van Djik was pretty close to join one of Manchester City or Liverpool last summer but it didn’t materialize. Following Coutiho’s departure, Liverpool splashed £75m for the Dutch defender to bolster their defense as the Reds seek to finish in the top four this season.
- Aymeric Laporte (Athletic Bilbao to Manchester City):
The young Frenchman was touted for a move away from a long time. City were linked a few times with the Bilbao defender but it is this winter transfer window that the move actually took place. Laporte brings a new dimension to City’s defense and also adds more depth to their squad which is something Pep Guardiola would really like to have considering the Champions League is back this month.
- Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal):
Following Alexis Sanchez’s departure, Arsene Wenger needed to make a big signing and it is the Gabonese they looked up to. Aubameyang has been amongst the goals consistently but was growing frustrated at Dortmund due to the lack of trophies. It is probably a win-win for both the player and Arsenal that the move happened and we shall see how it turns out.
- Alexis Sanchez/Henrik Mkhitaryan (Manchester United to Arsenal/Arsenal to Manchester United):
It is one of the best player swapping deals that has taken place in the Premier League. Mkhitaryan was struggling at United with his lack of form while Sanchez has been annoyed with Arsenal from the start of the season. Sanchez was very close to join City but United made an impressive move and convinced Sanchez but it was Mkhitaryan who went the other way. Arsenal’s free flowing attacking style would definitely suit the Armenian and Sanchez is more suited to United’s game style. This deal looks perfect for both the clubs and players involved and we need to see what an impact it has on the season now on.
- Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool to Barcelona):
This transfer was imminent especially after what happened last summer. Coutinho wanted to join Barcelona but he thoroughly stayed professional with the Reds. Barcelona signed Ousmane Dembele in the summer and came for Coutinho’s signature. This window it was almost impossible for Liverpool to make Coutinho stay longer and a deal worth £142m was agreed seeing the Brazilian leave Anfield, which is probably the best transfer of January 2018.